Definition of Fine

1. Noun. Money extracted as a penalty.

Exact synonyms: Amercement, Mulct
Generic synonyms: Penalty
Specialized synonyms: Library Fine
Derivative terms: Amerce, Mulct

2. Verb. Issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty. "Move your car or else you will be ticketed!"
Exact synonyms: Ticket
Generic synonyms: Book
Specialized synonyms: Amerce
Derivative terms: Ticket

3. Adjective. Being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition. "Another minute I'd have been fine"
Exact synonyms: All Right, Hunky-dory, O.k., Ok, Okay
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Satisfactory

4. Adverb. An expression of agreement normally occurring at the beginning of a sentence.
Exact synonyms: All Right, Alright, Ok, Very Well

5. Adjective. Minutely precise especially in differences in meaning. "A fine distinction"
Similar to: Precise

6. Adverb. In a delicate manner. "Her fine drawn body"
Exact synonyms: Delicately, Exquisitely, Finely
Partainyms: Delicate, Exquisite

7. Adjective. Thin in thickness or diameter. "Read the fine print"
Similar to: Thin
Derivative terms: Fineness

8. Adjective. Characterized by elegance or refinement or accomplishment. "The fine hand of a master"
Similar to: Elegant

9. Adjective. Of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles. "Covered with a fine film of dust"

10. Adjective. Free from impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity. "Gold 21 carats fine"
Category relationships: Metallurgy
Similar to: Pure

Definition of Fine

1. a. Finished; brought to perfection; refined; hence, free from impurity; excellent; superior; elegant; worthy of admiration; accomplished; beautiful.

2. v. t. To make fine; to refine; to purify, to clarify; as, to fine gold.

3. n. End; conclusion; termination; extinction.

4. v. t. To impose a pecuniary penalty upon for an offense or breach of law; to set a fine on by judgment of a court; to punish by fine; to mulct; as, the trespassers were fined ten dollars.

5. v. i. To pay a fine. See Fine, n., 3 (b).

6. v. t. & i. To finish; to cease; or to cause to cease.

7. adv. Finely; well; elegantly; fully; delicately; mincingly.

8. v. i. To become fine (in any one of various senses); as, the ale will fine; the weather fined.

Definition of Fine

1. Adjective. Of superior quality. ¹

2. Adjective. Of a particular grade of quality, usually between ''very good'' and ''very fine'', and below ''mint''. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: of weather) Sunny and not raining. ¹

4. Adjective. (informal) Being acceptable, adequate, passable, or satisfactory. ¹

5. Adjective. (informal) Good-looking, attractive. ¹

6. Adjective. Consisting of especially minute particulate; made up of particularly small pieces. ¹

7. Adjective. Particularly slender; especially thin, narrow, or of small girth. ¹

8. Adjective. Made of slender or thin filaments. ¹

9. Adjective. Subtle, delicately balanced. ¹

10. Adjective. (cricket) Behind the batsman and at a small angle to the line between the wickets. ¹

11. Adverb. ''expression of agreement'' ¹

12. Noun. Fine champagne; French brandy. ¹

13. Noun. (usually plural) something that is fine; fine particles ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) to make finer, purer, or cleaner ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive) to become finer, purer, or cleaner ¹

16. Verb. (transitive) to clarify (wine and beer) by filtration ¹

17. Noun. A payment or fee issued as punishment for breaking the law. ¹

18. Verb. (transitive) To issue a fine as punishment to (someone). ¹

19. Noun. (music) The end of a musical composition. ¹

20. Noun. (music) The location in a musical score that indicates the end of the piece, particularly when the piece ends somewhere in the middle of the score due to a section of the music being repeated. ¹

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Definition of Fine

1. of excellent quality [adj FINER, FINEST] / to subject to a fine (a monetary penalty) [v FINED, FINING, FINES]

Medical Definition of Fine

1. 1. Finished; brought to perfection; refined; hence, free from impurity; excellent; superior; elegant; worthy of admiration; accomplished; beautiful. "The gain thereof [is better] than fine gold." (Prov. Iii. 14) "A cup of wine that's brisk and fine." (Shak) "Not only the finest gentleman of his time, but one of the finest scholars." (Felton) "To soothe the sick bed of so fine a being [Keats]" (Leigh Hunt) 2. Aiming at show or effect; loaded with ornament; overdressed or overdecorated; showy. "He gratified them with occasional . . . Fine writing." (M. Arnold) 3. Nice; delicate; subtle; exquisite; artful; skillful; dexterous. "The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine!" (Pope) "The nicest and most delicate touches of satire consist in fine raillery." (Dryden) "He has as fine a hand at picking a pocket as a woman." (T. Gray) 4. Not coarse, gross, or heavy; as: Not gross; subtile; thin; tenous. "The eye standeth in the finer medium and the object in the grosser." (Bacon) Not coarse; comminuted; in small particles; as, fine sand or flour. Not thick or heavy; slender; filmy; as, a fine thread. Thin; attenuate; keen; as, a fine edge. Made of fine materials; light; delicate; as, fine linen or silk. 5. Having (such) a proportion of pure metal in its composition; as, coins nine tenths fine. 6. (Used ironically) "Ye have made a fine hand, fellows." (Shak) Fine is often compounded with participles and adjectives, modifying them adverbially; a, fine-drawn, fine-featured, fine-grained, fine-spoken, fine-spun, etc. Fine arch, to sail as close to the wind as possible. Synonym: Fine, Beautiful. When used as a word of praise, fine (being opposed to coarse) denotes no "ordinary thing of its kind." It is not as strong as beautiful, in reference to the single attribute implied in the latter term; but when we speak of a fine woman, we include a greater variety of particulars, viz, all the qualities which become a woman, breeding, sentiment, tact, etc. The term is equally comprehensive when we speak of a fine garden, landscape, horse, poem, etc.; and, though applied to a great variety of objects, the word has still a very definite sense, denoting a high degree of characteristic excellence. Origin: F. Fin, LL. Finus fine, pure, fr. L. Finire to finish; cf. Finitus, p.p, finished, completed (hence the sense accomplished, perfect) See Finish, and cf. Finite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fine

finding fault
finding of fact
finding of law
finding out
finds out
fine (current term)
fine-leaved heath
fine-structure constant
fine-tooth comb
fine-tooth combs
fine-toothed comb
fine-tuned universe

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