English adjective: fine
|1.||fine being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition|
|Samples||An all-right movie.|
The passengers were shaken up but are all right.
Is everything all right?.
Things are okay.
Dinner and the movies had been fine.
Another minute I'd have been fine.
|Synonyms||all right, hunky-dory, o.k., ok, okay|
|2.||fine minutely precise especially in differences in meaning|
|Samples||A fine distinction.|
|3.||fine thin in thickness or diameter|
|Samples||A fine film of oil.|
Read the fine print.
|4.||fine characterized by elegance or refinement or accomplishment|
Looking fine in her Easter suit.
A fine gentleman.
Fine china and crystal.
A fine violinist.
The fine hand of a master.
|5.||fine of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles|
|Samples||Wood with a fine grain.|
Fine powdery snow.
Batiste is a cotton fabric with a fine weave.
Covered with a fine film of dust.
|Similar||close, close-grained, dustlike, fine-grained, fine-grained, floury, nongranular, powdered, powdery, pulverised, pulverized, small, small-grained, superfine, tight|
|6.||fine free from impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity|
|Samples||Gold 21 carats fine.|
English noun: fine
|1.||fine (possession) money extracted as a penalty|
|Narrower (hyponym)||library fine|
English adverb: fine
|1.||fine an expression of agreement normally occurring at the beginning of a sentence|
|Synonyms||all right, alright, OK, very well|
|2.||fine in a delicate manner|
|Samples||Finely shaped features.|
Her fine drawn body.
|Synonyms||delicately, exquisitely, finely|
English verb: fine
|1.||fine (social) issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty|
|Samples||I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street.|
Move your car or else you will be ticketed!.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|