Definition of Trimming

1. Noun. The act of adding decoration. "The children had to be in bed before it was time for the trimming of the tree"

Generic synonyms: Decoration

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

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

Definition of Trimming

1. n. The act of one who trims.

Definition of Trimming

1. Noun. The act of someone who trims. ¹

2. Noun. Material that is removed by someone trimming something, as a piece of steak. ¹

3. Noun. (colloquial dated) A reprimand or chastisting. ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of trim) ¹

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Definition of Trimming

1. something added as a decoration [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trimming

trimmer arch
trimmer joist
trimming (current term)
trimming capacitor

Literary usage of Trimming

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Punches and Dies: Layout, Construction and Use by Frank Arthur Stanley (1919)
"The other class of trimming dies is employed for operating upon the contour ... The first class of trimming dies referred to above is the more commonly used ..."

2. A Treatise on Electric Law: Comprising the Law Governing All Electric by Joseph Asbury Joyce, Howard Clifford Joyce (1907)
"Cutting or trimming trees — Side of street — Ohio case. 394. Cutting or trimming trees ... Cutting or trimming trees 399. Municipal consent — Reser— Side of ..."

3. The Shoe Industry by Frederick James Allen (1922)
"Edge-trimming and heel-trimming machines were introduced about the year 1877, ... Considerable opposition was offered to the trimming machines, ..."

4. The Art of Bookbinding by Joseph William Zaehnsdorf (1880)
"If the book is to be uncut or have a gilt top, the rough edges should be taken away with a very sharp knife or shears : this process is called " trimming. ..."

5. Rural Affairs by John Jacob Thomas (1866)
"trimming- HEDG-ES. There has been some discussion, of late years, on the expense and best mode of trimming Osage Orange Hedges, and some have regarded it a ..."

6. The Garment Trades by Edna Bryner (1916)
"trimming AND ASSORTING New workers learn trimming or fitting by acting as ... Employers estimate the learning period for trimming girls at from a few weeks ..."

7. Report of the Commissioner of Corporations on the Beef Industry, March 3, 1905 by United States Bureau of Corporations (1905)
"Washing gang: 1 foreman, 1 trimming bruises on rail, 1 wiping beef, 1 putting in neck and kidney cloths, 1 scribe sawyer, 1 hoseman, 1 washing shanks, ..."

8. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"Collecting and trimming Specimens.—In these days of sedulous laboratory study comparatively little can ... In trimming use the flat end of the hammer head. ..."

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