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Definition 1: organ of locomotion and balance in fishes and some other aquatic animals - [noun denoting animal]

(fin is a kind of ...) an external body part that projects from the body

"it is important to keep the extremities warm"

(... is a kind of fin ) unpaired median fin on the backs of fishes and some other aquatic vertebrates that help to maintain balance

(... is a kind of fin ) either of a pair of fins situated just behind the head in fishes that help control the direction of movement

(... is a kind of fin ) either of a pair of fins attached to the pelvic girdle in fishes that help control the direction of movement; correspond to hind limbs of a land vertebrate

(... is a kind of fin ) the tail of fishes and some other aquatic vertebrates

(fin is a part of ...) any of the stiff bony spines in the fin of a fish

(... is part of fin) any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills

"the shark is a large fish" "in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish"

Definition 2: a stabilizer on a ship that resembles the fin of a fish - [noun denoting artifact]

(fin is a kind of ...) a device for making something stable

(... is a kind of fin ) a fin attached to the tail of an arrow, bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it

(... is part of fin) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Definition 3: one of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for fin in the sense of this definition

(fin is a kind of ...) a thin strip (wood or metal)

(... is part of fin) a shutter made of angled slats

Definition 4: a shoe for swimming; the paddle-like front is an aid in swimming (especially underwater) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for fin in the sense of this definition

(fin is a kind of ...) footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material

Definition 5: one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for fin in the sense of this definition

(fin is a kind of ...) something used to beautify

(... is part of fin) a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

"he needs a car to get to work"

Definition 6: the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for fin in the sense of this definition

(fin is a kind of ...) one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration

"0 and 1 are digits"

Definition 7: show the fins above the water while swimming - [verb of motion]

Samples where fin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sharks were finning near the surface

Synonyms for fin in the sense of this definition

(fin is a kind of ...) travel through water

"We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore" "a big fish was swimming in the tank"

Definition 8: propel oneself through the water in a finning motion - [verb of motion]

(fin is a kind of ...) travel through water

"We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore" "a big fish was swimming in the tank"

(fin belongs to category ...) sports that involve bodies of water

Definition 9: equip (a car) with fins - [verb of possession]

(fin is a kind of ...) provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

"The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"

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