Definition of Trim

1. Noun. A state of arrangement or appearance. "In good trim"

Exact synonyms: Trimness
Generic synonyms: Neatness, Spruceness

2. Verb. Remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size. "Trim lumber"
Exact synonyms: Pare
Specialized synonyms: Dress
Generic synonyms: Cut
Derivative terms: Parer, Trimmer

3. Adjective. Thin and fit. "A body kept trim by exercise"
Exact synonyms: Spare
Similar to: Lean, Thin
Derivative terms: Spareness, Trimness

4. Noun. A decoration or adornment on a garment. "The trim on a shirt"
Exact synonyms: Passementerie, Trimming
Generic synonyms: Adornment
Specialized synonyms: Braid, Braiding, Gold Braid, Miniver, Rickrack, Ricrac

5. Verb. Decorate, as with ornaments. "Trim a shop window"
Generic synonyms: Adorn, Beautify, Decorate, Embellish, Grace, Ornament
Derivative terms: Trimming

6. Adjective. Of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder. "A trim little sailboat"
Exact synonyms: Shipshape, Well-kept
Similar to: Tidy
Derivative terms: Trimness

7. Noun. Attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation.
Generic synonyms: Attitude

8. Verb. Cut down on; make a reduction in. "They will trim the duet"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
Exact synonyms: Bring Down, Cut, Cut Back, Cut Down, Reduce, Trim Back, Trim Down
Specialized synonyms: Shorten, Spill, Quench, Retrench, Slash, Thin Out, Thin, Detract, Take Away, Deflate, Inflate, Downsize, Subtract, Knock Off, Shave
Related verbs: Cut
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Lessen, Minify
Derivative terms: Cutback, Reduction, Reductive

9. Adjective. Neat and smart in appearance. "A trim beard"
Exact synonyms: Clean-cut, Trig
Similar to: Tidy
Derivative terms: Trimness

10. Noun. Cutting down to the desired size or shape.
Exact synonyms: Clipping, Trimming
Generic synonyms: Cut, Cutting, Cutting Off
Specialized synonyms: Pruning
Derivative terms: Clip

11. Verb. Balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces. "Trim an airplane"

12. Adjective. Severely simple in line or design. "Tailored curtains"
Exact synonyms: Tailored
Similar to: Plain

13. Verb. Be in equilibrium during a flight. "The airplane trimmed"
Generic synonyms: Be

14. Verb. Decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods. "The chefs trim the vegetables"
Exact synonyms: Dress, Garnish
Related verbs: Dress, Dress Out, Dress
Generic synonyms: Adorn, Beautify, Decorate, Embellish, Grace, Ornament
Derivative terms: Garnish, Garnish

15. Verb. Cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of. "They trim the trees"; "Dress the plants in the garden"
Exact synonyms: Clip, Crop, Cut Back, Dress, Lop, Prune, Snip
Generic synonyms: Thin Out
Specialized synonyms: Shear, Poll, Pollard, Pinch, Top, Disbud
Derivative terms: Clip, Clipper, Clipping, Crop, Lopper, Pruner, Pruner, Pruning, Snip, Snip, Trimmer, Trimming

16. Verb. Cut closely. "They trim their hair "; "Trim my beard"
Exact synonyms: Shave
Generic synonyms: Cut
Specialized synonyms: Fleece, Shear
Derivative terms: Trimming

17. Verb. Adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used.
Category relationships: Ship
Generic synonyms: Adjust, Correct, Set

Definition of Trim

1. v. t. To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; to make right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust.

2. v. i. To balance; to fluctuate between parties, so as to appear to favor each.

3. n. Dress; gear; ornaments.

4. a. Fitly adjusted; being in good order., or made ready for service or use; firm; compact; snug; neat; fair; as, the ship is trim, or trim built; everything about the man is trim; a person is trim when his body is well shaped and firm; his dress is trim when it fits closely to his body, and appears tight and snug; a man or a soldier is trim when he stands erect.

Definition of Trim

1. Verb. (transitive) to reduce slightly; to cut; especially, to remove excess; e.g. 'trim a hedge', 'trim a beard'. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to decorate or adorn; especially, to decorate a Christmas tree ¹

3. Verb. (transitive nautical) To modify the angle of a vessel to the water by shifting cargo or ballast; to adjust for sailing; to assume, or cause a vessel to assume, a certain position, or trim, in the water. (FM 55-501). ¹

4. Verb. (transitive nautical) To modify the angle of a vessel's sails relative to the wind, especially to set the sails to the most advantageous angle. ¹

5. Noun. decoration; especially, decoration placed along edges or borders ¹

6. Noun. a haircut, especially a moderate one to touch up an existing style ¹

7. Noun. the manner in which something is equipped or adorned; especially, of a car ¹

8. Noun. (uncountable slang mildly vulgar) sexual intercourse ¹

9. Noun. (nautical) The fore-and-aft angle of the vessel to the water, with reference to the cargo and ballast; the manner in which a vessel floats on the water, whether on an even keel or down by the head or stern ¹

10. Noun. (nautical) The arrangement of the sails with reference to the wind. ¹

11. Adjective. physically fit ¹

12. Adjective. slender, lean; as ''a trim figure'' ¹

13. Adjective. neat or smart in appearance; as ''a trim lawn'' ¹

14. Adverb. (nautical) In good order, properly managed or maintained. ¹

15. Adverb. (nautical) With sails well trimmed. ¹

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Definition of Trim

1. neat and orderly [adj TRIMMER, TRIMMEST] / to make trim by cutting [v TRIMMED, TRIMMING, TRIMS]

Medical Definition of Trim

1. 1. To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; to make right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust. "The hermit trimmed his little fire." (Goldsmith) 2. To dress; to decorate; to adorn; to invest; to embellish; as, to trim a hat. "A rotten building newly trimmed over." (Milton) "I was trimmed in Julia's gown." (Shak) 3. To make ready or right by cutting or shortening; to clip or lop; to curtail; as, to trim the hair; to trim a tree. " And trimmed the cheerful lamp." 4. To dress, as timber; to make smooth. 5. To adjust, as a ship, by arranging the cargo, or disposing the weight of persons or goods, so equally on each side of the center and at each end, that she shall sit well on the water and sail well; as, to trim a ship, or a boat. To arrange in due order for sailing; as, to trim the sails. 6. To rebuke; to reprove; also, to beat. To trim in, to fit, as a piece of timber, into other work. To trim up, to dress; to put in order. "I found her trimming up the diadem On her dead mistress." (Shak) Origin: OE. Trimen, trumen, AS. Trymian, trymman, to prepare, dispose, make strong, fr. Trum firm, strong; of uncertain origin. 1. Dress; gear; ornaments. "Seeing him just pass the window in his woodland trim." (Sir W. Scott) 2. Order; disposition; condition; as, to be in good trim. " The trim of an encounter." 3. The state of a ship or her cargo, ballast, masts, etc, by which she is well prepared for sailing. 4. The lighter woodwork in the interior of a building; especially, that used around openings, generally in the form of a molded architrave, to protect the plastering at those points. In ballast trim, that adjustment, with reference to the wind, witch is best adapted to impel the ship forward. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Trim

trilogy of fallot
trim back
trim down
trim tab
trim up
trimalleolar fracture

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