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English adjective: fine

1. fine being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition

SamplesAn all-right movie.
The passengers were shaken up but are all right.
Is everything all right?.
Everything's fine.
Things are okay.
Dinner and the movies had been fine.
Another minute I'd have been fine.

Synonymsall right, hunky-dory, o.k., ok, okay


Domain usagecolloquialism


2. fine minutely precise especially in differences in meaning

SamplesA fine distinction.



3. fine thin in thickness or diameter

SamplesA fine film of oil.
Fine hairs.
Read the fine print.



4. fine characterized by elegance or refinement or accomplishment

SamplesFine wine.
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

SamplesWood with a fine grain.
Fine powdery snow.
Fine rain.
Batiste is a cotton fabric with a fine weave.
Covered with a fine film of dust.

Similarclose, close-grained, dustlike, fine-grained, fine-grained, floury, nongranular, powdered, powdery, pulverised, pulverized, small, small-grained, superfine, tight

See alsosmooth


Antonymscoarse, harsh

6. fine free from impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity

SamplesGold 21 carats fine.


Domain categorymetallurgy


English noun: fine

1. fine (possession) money extracted as a penalty

Synonymsamercement, mulct

Broader (hypernym)penalty

Narrower (hyponym)library fine

English adverb: fine

1. fine an expression of agreement normally occurring at the beginning of a sentence

Synonymsall right, alright, OK, very well

2. fine in a delicate manner

SamplesFinely shaped features.
Her fine drawn body.

Synonymsdelicately, exquisitely, finely

English verb: fine

1. fine (social) issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty

SamplesI was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street.
Move your car or else you will be ticketed!.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)book

Narrower (hyponym)amerce

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