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English adjective: trim

1. trim thin and fit


SamplesThe spare figure of a marathon runner.
A body kept trim by exercise.


Synonymsspare


Similarlean, thin


Antonymsfat

2. trim of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder


SamplesEven the barn was shipshape.
A trim little sailboat.


Synonymsshipshape, well-kept


Similartidy


Antonymsuntidy

3. trim neat and smart in appearance


SamplesA clean-cut and well-bred young man.
The trig corporal in his jaunty cap.
A trim beard.


Synonymsclean-cut, trig


Similartidy


Antonymsuntidy

4. trim severely simple in line or design


SamplesA neat tailored suit.
Tailored curtains.


Synonymstailored


Similarplain


Antonymsfancy


English noun: trim

1. trim (state) a state of arrangement or appearance


SamplesIn good trim.


Synonymstrimness


Broader (hypernym)neatness, spruceness

2. trim (artifact) a decoration or adornment on a garment


SamplesThe trimming on a hat.
The trim on a shirt.


Synonymspassementerie, trimming


Broader (hypernym)adornment


Narrower (hyponym)braid, braiding, gold braid, miniver, rickrack, ricrac

3. trim attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation


Broader (hypernym)attitude

4. trim (act) cutting down to the desired size or shape


Synonymsclipping, trimming


Broader (hypernym)cut, cutting, cutting off


Narrower (hyponym)pruning


English verb: trim

1. trim (contact) remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size


SamplesPare one's fingernails.
Trim the photograph.
Trim lumber.


Synonymspare


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut


Narrower (hyponym)dress

2. trim (creation) decorate, as with ornaments


SamplesTrim the christmas tree.
Trim a shop window.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

3. trim (change) cut down on; make a reduction in


SamplesReduce your daily fat intake.
The employer wants to cut back health benefits.


Synonymsbring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim back, trim down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)decrease, lessen, minify


Narrower (hyponym)deflate, detract, downsize, inflate, knock off, quench, retrench, shave, shorten, slash, spill, subtract, take away, thin, thin out


Verb groupcut

4. trim (stative) balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces


SamplesTrim an airplane.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)balance, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize


Verb grouptrim

5. trim (stative) be in equilibrium during a flight


SamplesThe airplane trimmed.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)be


Verb grouptrim

6. trim (creation) decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods


ExamplesThe chefs trim the vegetables


Synonymsdress, garnish


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament


Verb groupdress, dress, dress out

7. trim (contact) cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of


SamplesDress the plants in the garden.


ExamplesThey trim the trees


Synonymsclip, crop, cut back, dress, lop, prune, snip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)thin out


Narrower (hyponym)disbud, pinch, poll, pollard, shear, top

8. trim (contact) cut closely


SamplesTrim my beard.


ExamplesThey trim their hair


Synonymsshave


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut


Narrower (hyponym)fleece, shear

9. trim (change) adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjust, correct, set


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