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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


Similarsatisfactory


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsunsatisfactory

2. fine minutely precise especially in differences in meaning


SamplesA fine distinction.


Similarprecise


Antonymsimprecise

3. fine thin in thickness or diameter


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


Similarthin


Antonymsthick

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.


Similarelegant


Antonymsinelegant

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


Attributetexture


Antonymscoarse, harsh

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


SamplesGold 21 carats fine.


Similarpure


Domain categorymetallurgy


Antonymsimpure


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!.


Synonymsticket


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)book


Narrower (hyponym)amerce









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