fine


fine
fine
fine1 [fīn]
adj.
finer, finest [ME fin < OFr < ML finus, for L finis, an end, limit: see FINISH]
1. Obs. finished; perfected
2. superior in quality; better than average; excellent; very good [a fine sample]
3. of exceptional character or ability [a fine teacher]
4. with no impurities; refined
5. containing a specified proportion of pure metal: said usually of gold or silver
6. in good health; very well
7. clear and bright: said of the weather
8.
a) not heavy or gross
b) not coarse; in very small particles [fine sand]
9.
a) very thin or slender [fine thread]
b) very small [fine print]
10. sharp; keen [a knife with a fine edge]
11.
a) discriminating; subtle [fine distinctions]
b) involving precise accuracy [a fine adjustment]
12. of delicate or subtle composition or character [fine lace]
13. Now Rare attractive; handsome [a fine child]
14. trained and developed physically to the maximum extent: said of athletes, horses, etc.
15.
a) elegant
b) too elegant; showy [fine writing]
adv.
finer, finest
1. FINELY
2. Informal very well; all right
vt., vi.
fined, fining
to make or become fine or finer
fine2 [fīn]
n.
[ME < OFr fin < L finis: see FINISH]
1. a finish; end; conclusion: obs. except in IN FINE (see phrase below)
2. a sum of money paid to settle a matter; esp., a sum required to be paid as punishment or penalty for an offense
vt.
fined, fining
to require the payment of a fine from
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in fine
1. in conclusion
2. in brief
fine3 [fē′nā]
n.
[It < L finis: see FINISH]
Musical Direction the end: a note marking the close of a repetition

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