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English noun: fin

1. fin (quantity) the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one

Synonyms5, cinque, five, fivesome, Little Phoebe, pentad, Phoebe, quint, quintet, quintuplet, V

Broader (hypernym)digit, figure

2. fin (artifact) one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile

Synonymstail fin, tailfin

Broader (hypernym)decoration, ornament, ornamentation

Part meronymauto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar

3. fin (artifact) one of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain

Synonymslouver, louvre

Broader (hypernym)slat, spline

Part meronymjalousie

4. fin (artifact) a shoe for swimming; the paddle-like front is an aid in swimming (especially underwater)


Broader (hypernym)shoe

5. fin (artifact) a stabilizer on a ship that resembles the fin of a fish

Broader (hypernym)stabiliser, stabilizer

Narrower (hyponym)vane

Part meronymship

6. fin (animal) organ of locomotion and balance in fishes and some other aquatic animals

Broader (hypernym)appendage, extremity, member

Narrower (hyponym)caudal fin, dorsal fin, pectoral fin, pelvic fin, tail fin, ventral fin

Part holonymray

Part meronymfish

English verb: fin

1. fin (possession) equip (a car) with fins

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)equip, fit, fit out, outfit

2. fin (motion) propel oneself through the water in a finning motion

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)swim

Domain categoryaquatics, water sport

3. fin (motion) show the fins above the water while swimming

SamplesThe sharks were finning near the surface.

Synonymsbreak water

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)swim

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