Definition and Meanings for fine

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Fine is ranked 23,741 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of fine

adjective, comparative, superlative, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun, intransitive verb, adverb

Etymology of fine

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 from fine, a.pos oe. fin, l. finis end, also in ll., a final agreement or concord between the lord and his vassal; a sum of money paid at the end, so as to make an end of a transaction, suit, or prosecution; mulct; penalty; cf. of. fin end, settlement, f. fin end. see finish, and cf. finance from fine, n.pos of. finer, f. finir. s

Meaning of fine


as adjective, comparative, superlative

  • finished; brought to perfection; refined; hence, free from impurity; excellent; superior; elegant; worthy of admiration; accomplished; beautiful.
  • aiming at show or effect; loaded with ornament; overdressed or overdecorated; showy.
  • nice; delicate; subtle; exquisite; artful; skillful; dexterous.
  • not coarse, gross, or heavy;not gross; subtile; thin; tenous.
  • 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.
  • having (such) a proportion of pure metal in its composition; as, coins nine tenths fine.
  • (used ironically.)

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, adjective

  • to make fine; to refine; to purify, to clarify; as, to fine gold.
  • to make finer, or less coarse, as in bulk, texture, etc.; as. to fine the soil.
  • to change by fine gradations; as (naut.), to fine down a ship's lines, to diminish her lines gradually.

as noun

  • end; conclusion; termination; extinction.
  • a sum of money paid as the settlement of a claim, or by way of terminating a matter in dispute; especially, a payment of money imposed upon a party as a punishment for an offense; a mulct.
  • a final agreement concerning lands or rents between persons, as the lord and his vassal.
  • a sum of money or price paid for obtaining a benefit, favor, or privilege, as for admission to a copyhold, or for obtaining or renewing a lease.

as noun


    as transitive verb, noun

    • 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.

    as intransitive verb, noun

    • to pay a fine. see fine, n., 3 (b).

    as transitive verb, transitive verb

    • to finish; to cease; or to cause to cease.

    as adverb

    • finely; well; elegantly; fully; delicately; mincingly.
    • in a manner so that the driven ball strikes the object ball so far to one side as to be deflected but little, the object ball being driven to one side.

    as intransitive verb

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