Definition of Thin

1. Verb. Lose thickness; become thin or thinner.

Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Antonyms: Thicken

2. Adjective. Of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section. "A thin layer of paint"

3. Adverb. Without viscosity. "The blood was flowing thin"
Exact synonyms: Thinly
Antonyms: Thickly

4. Verb. Make thin or thinner. "Thin the solution"
Generic synonyms: Bring Down, Cut, Cut Back, Cut Down, Reduce, Trim, Trim Back, Trim Down
Specialized synonyms: Draw
Antonyms: Thicken
Derivative terms: Thinner

5. Adjective. Lacking excess flesh. "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"

6. Verb. Lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture. "Cut bourbon"
Exact synonyms: Cut, Dilute, Reduce, Thin Out
Generic synonyms: Weaken
Specialized synonyms: Water Down
Derivative terms: Cutting, Dilutant, Dilution, Dilution, Thinner, Thinning

7. Adjective. Very narrow. "A thin line across the page"
Exact synonyms: Slender
Similar to: Narrow
Derivative terms: Slenderness, Thinness

8. Verb. Take off weight.
Exact synonyms: Lose Weight, Melt Off, Reduce, Slenderize, Slim, Slim Down
Specialized synonyms: Sweat Off
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Antonyms: Gain
Derivative terms: Reducing

9. Adjective. Not dense. "Trees were sparse"
Exact synonyms: Sparse
Similar to: Distributed
Derivative terms: Sparseness, Sparsity

10. Adjective. Relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous. "Thin oil"
Attributes: Body, Consistence, Consistency, Eubstance, Thickness
Similar to: Tenuous, Rare, Rarefied, Rarified
Antonyms: Thick
Derivative terms: Thinness

11. Adjective. (of sound) lacking resonance or volume. "A thin feeble cry"
Similar to: Pale
Antonyms: Full
Derivative terms: Thinness

12. Adjective. Lacking spirit or sincere effort. "A thin smile"
Similar to: Spiritless

13. Adjective. Lacking substance or significance. "A fragile claim to fame"
Exact synonyms: Flimsy, Fragile, Slight, Tenuous
Similar to: Insignificant, Unimportant
Derivative terms: Slightness, Tenuity, Thinness

Definition of Thin

1. a. Having little thickness or extent from one surface to its opposite; as, a thin plate of metal; thin paper; a thin board; a thin covering.

2. adv. Not thickly or closely; in a seattered state; as, seed sown thin.

3. v. t. To make thin (in any of the senses of the adjective).

4. v. i. To grow or become thin; -- used with some adverbs, as out, away, etc.; as, geological strata thin out, i. e., gradually diminish in thickness until they disappear.

Definition of Thin

1. Adjective. Having little thickness or extent from one surface to its opposite. ¹

2. Adjective. Very narrow in all diameters; having a cross section that is small in all directions. ¹

3. Adjective. Having little body fat or flesh; slim; slender; lean; gaunt. ¹

4. Adjective. Of low viscosity or low specific gravity, e.g., as is water compared to honey. ¹

5. Adjective. Scarce. ¹

6. Adjective. (golf) Describing a poorly played golf shot where the ball is struck by the bottom part of the club head. See fat, shank, toe. ¹

7. Noun. (philately) a loss or tearing of paper from the back of a stamp, although not sufficient to create a complete hole. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To make thin or thinner ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To become thin or thinner ¹

10. Verb. To dilute ¹

11. Verb. To remove some plants in order to improve the growth of those remaining ¹

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Definition of Thin

1. having relatively little density or thickness [adj THINNER, THINNEST] / to make thin [v THINNED, THINNING, THINS] - See also: thin

Medical Definition of Thin

1. Not thickly or closely; in a seattered state; as, seed sown thin. "Spain is thin sown of people." (Bacon) 1. Having little thickness or extent from one surface to its opposite; as, a thin plate of metal; thin paper; a thin board; a thin covering. 2. Rare; not dense or thick; applied to fluids or soft mixtures; as, thin blood; thin broth; thin air. "In the day, when the air is more thin." (Bacon) "Satan, bowing low His gray dissimulation, disappeared, Into thin air diffused." (Milton) 3. Not close; not crowded; not filling the space; not having the individuals of which the thing is composed in a close or compact state; hence, not abundant; as, the trees of a forest are thin; the corn or grass is thin. "Ferrara is very large, but extremely thin of people." (Addison) 4. Not full or well grown; wanting in plumpness. "Seven thin ears . . . Blasted with the east wind." (Gen. Xli. 6) 5. Not stout; slim; slender; lean; gaunt; as, a person becomes thin by disease. 6. Wanting in body or volume; small; feeble; not full. "Thin, hollow sounds, and lamentable screams." (Dryden) 7. Slight; small; slender; flimsy; wanting substance or depth or force; superficial; inadequate; not sufficient for a covering; as, a thin disguise. "My tale is done, for my wit is but thin." (Chaucer) Thin is used in the formation of compounds which are mostly self-explaining; as, thin-faced, thin-lipped, thin-peopled, thin-shelled, and the like. Thin section. See Section. Origin: OE. Thinne, thenne, thunne, AS. Thynne; akin to D. Dun, G. Dunn, OHG. Dunni, Icel. Thunnr, Sw. Tunn, Dan. Tynd, Gael. & Ir. Tana, W. Teneu, L. Tenuis, Gr. (in comp) stretched out, stretched, stretched out, long, Skr. Tanu thin, slender; also to AS. Enian to extend, G. Dehnen, Icel. Enja, Goth. Anjan (in comp), L. Tendere to stretch, tenere to hold, Gr. To stretch, Skr. Tan. 51 & 237. Cf. Attenuate, Dance, Tempt, Tenable, Tend to move, Tenous, Thunder, Tone. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thin

thimet oligopeptidase
thin (current term)
thin-film interference
thin-film interferences
thin-layer chromatography
thin-layer electrophoresis
thin-leaved bilberry
thin-leaved stringybark
thin-shelled mussel
thin air
thin as a rake
thin client
thin clients
thin edge of the wedge

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