Complete Definition of "trim"

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English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-trim.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪm|-ɪm

Etymology
Old English trymman

Transitive verb
rfc-trverb|Transitive verb
en-verb

  1. to reduce slightly; to cut; especially, to remove excess

#:Place the screen material in the frame, secure it in place, and trim the edges.
#:The company trimmed jobs for the second time this year.

  1. to decorate or adorn; especially, to decorate a Christmas tree

#:They traditionally trim the tree on Christmas Eve.

  1. nautical To modify the angle of a vessel to the water by shifting cargo or ballast; to adjust for sailing; to assume, or cause a vessel to assume, a certain position, or trim, in the water. (FM 55-501).

#* 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson|Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island|Treasure Island
#*: The captain made us trim the boat, and we got her to lie a little more evenly.

  1. nautical To modify the angle of a vessel's sails relative to the wind, especially to set the sails to the most advantageous angle.

Translations
trans-top|to reduce slightly
Finnish: leikata, trimmata
German: stutzen
French: tailler
trans-bottom

trans-top|to decorate
Finnish: koristella
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trans-top|to modify the angle of a ship relative to the water
Finnish: tasapainottaa
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trans-top|to adjust sails
Finnish: säätää, trimmata
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Noun
en-noun

  1. (uncountable) decoration; especially, decoration placed along edges or borders

#:Paint the house white with blue trim.

  1. (countable) a haircut, especially a moderate one to touch up an existing style

#:I went to the hairdresser for a trim and came back nearly bald.

  1. slang: (mildly vulgar) getting laid; engaging in sexual intercourse
  2. (uncountable} the manner in which something is equipped or adorned; especially, of a car

#:The car comes in three different trims.

  1. nautical The fore-and-aft angle of the vessel to the water, with reference to the cargo and ballast; the manner in which a vessel floats on the water, whether on an even keel or down by the head or stern
  2. nautical The arrangement of the sails with reference to the wind.

Translations
trans-top|a moderate haircut
Finnish: tasoitus, trimmaus
trans-bottom

trans-top|the manner in sthg is equipped
Finnish: varustelutaso, viimeistely
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trans-top|the manner in which a vessel floats
Finnish: tasapaino
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trans-top|arrangement of sails relative to the wind
Finnish: trimmi
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Adjective
trim

  1. slender, thin, or physically fit

#:He had a trim, athletic figure.

Adverb
trim

  1. nautical In good order, properly managed or maintained.
  2. nautical With sails well trimmed.

#: The vessel sailed trimly out of harbour.


Albanian

Noun
trim m

  1. man
  2. hero

Category:Albanian nouns

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