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fine

Definitions by Oxford


[fʌɪn], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- of very high quality; very good of its kind
(e.g: this was a fine piece of film-making)

- very thin or narrow
(e.g: a fine nylon thread)

- directed or stationed behind the wicket and close to the line of flight of the ball when it is bowled.


Phrases:
- a fine line
- cut it fine
- do someone fine
- fine feathers make fine birds
- fine words butter no parsnips
- not to put too fine a point on it
- one fine day
- one's finer feelings
- one's finest hour
- the finer points of
- —'s finest

Origin:
Middle English: from Old French fin, based on Latin finire ‘to finish’ (see finish)


[fʌɪn], (Noun)

Definitions:
- very small particles found in mining, milling, etc.


Phrases:
- a fine line
- cut it fine
- do someone fine
- fine feathers make fine birds
- fine words butter no parsnips
- not to put too fine a point on it
- one fine day
- one's finer feelings
- one's finest hour
- the finer points of
- —'s finest

Origin:


[fʌɪn], (Adverb)

Definitions:
- in a satisfactory or pleasing manner; very well
(e.g: ‘And how's the job-hunting going?’ ‘Oh, fine.’)

- behind the wicket and close to the line of flight of the ball when it is bowled.


Phrases:
- a fine line
- cut it fine
- do someone fine
- fine feathers make fine birds
- fine words butter no parsnips
- not to put too fine a point on it
- one fine day
- one's finer feelings
- one's finest hour
- the finer points of
- —'s finest

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[fʌɪn], (Verb)

Definitions:
- clarify (beer or wine) by causing the precipitation of sediment during production.

- make or become thinner
(e.g: she'd certainly fined down—her face was thinner)

- (of the weather) become bright and clear.


Phrases:
- a fine line
- cut it fine
- do someone fine
- fine feathers make fine birds
- fine words butter no parsnips
- not to put too fine a point on it
- one fine day
- one's finer feelings
- one's finest hour
- the finer points of
- —'s finest

Origin:


[fʌɪn], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a sum of money exacted as a penalty by a court of law or other authority
(e.g: a parking fine)


Phrases:

Origin:
Middle English: from Old French fin ‘end, payment’, from Latin finis ‘end’ (in medieval Latin denoting a sum paid on settling a lawsuit). The original sense was ‘conclusion’ (surviving in the phrase in fine); also used in the medieval Latin sense, the word came to denote a penalty of any kind, later specifically a monetary penalty


[fʌɪn], (Verb)

Definitions:
- punish (someone) for an illegal or illicit act by making them pay a sum of money
(e.g: she was fined £1500 for driving offences)


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[fiːn], (Noun)

Definitions:
- French brandy of high quality made from distilled wine rather than from pomace.


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[ˈfiːneɪ], (Noun)

Definitions:
- (in musical directions) the place where a piece of music finishes (when this is not at the end of the score but at the end of an earlier section which is repeated at the end of the piece).


Phrases:

Origin:
Italian, from Latin finis ‘end’







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