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Definition 1: money extracted as a penalty - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for fine in the sense of this definition

(fine is a kind of ...) a payment required for not fulfilling a contract

(... is a kind of fine ) fine imposed by a library on books that overdue when returned

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

  • I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street
  • Move your car or else you will be ticketed!

Synonyms for fine in the sense of this definition

(fine is a kind of ...) record a charge in a police register

"The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man"

(... is a kind of fine ) punish by a fine imposed arbitrarily by the discretion of the court

Definition 3: of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • wood with a fine grain
  • fine powdery snow
  • fine rain
  • batiste is a cotton fabric with a fine weave
  • covered with a fine film of dust

(fine is similar to ...) not having granules

"clear nongranular cytoplasm"

(fine is similar to ...) of textiles

"a close weave" "smooth percale with a very tight weave"

(fine is similar to ...) dense or compact in structure or texture, as a wood composed of small-diameter cells

"close-grained birch" "fine-grained rock"

(fine is similar to ...) as fine and powdery as dust

(fine is similar to ...) resembling flour in fine powdery texture

"a floury clay"

(fine is similar to ...) of extremely fine size or texture

"superfine sugar" "a superfine file"

(fine is similar to ...) consisting of fine particles

"powdered cellulose" "powdery snow" "pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding"

(fine is similar to ...) have fine or very small constituent particles

"a small misty rain"

(means also ...) having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities

"smooth skin" "a smooth tabletop" "smooth fabric" "a smooth road" "water as smooth as a mirror"

(... are attributes of fine) the feel of a surface or a fabric

"the wall had a smooth texture"

Definition 4: an expression of agreement normally occurring at the beginning of a sentence - [adverb denoting all]

Synonyms for fine in the sense of this definition

Definition 5: in a delicate manner - [adverb denoting all]

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

  • finely shaped features
  • her fine drawn body

Synonyms for fine in the sense of this definition

Definition 6: characterized by elegance or refinement or accomplishment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • fine wine
  • looking fine in her Easter suit
  • a fine gentleman
  • fine china and crystal
  • a fine violinist
  • the fine hand of a master

(fine is similar to ...) refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style

"elegant handwriting" "an elegant dark suit" "she was elegant to her fingertips" "small churches with elegant white spires" "an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid"

Definition 7: minutely precise especially in differences in meaning - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a fine distinction

(fine is similar to ...) sharply exact or accurate or delimited

"a precise mind" "specified a precise amount" "arrived at the precise moment"

Definition 8: free from impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • gold 21 carats fine

(fine is similar to ...) free of extraneous elements of any kind

"pure air and water" "pure gold" "pure primary colors" "the violin's pure and lovely song" "pure tones" "pure oxygen"

(fine belongs to category ...) the science and technology of metals

Definition 9: being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • an all-right movie
  • the passengers were shaken up but are all right
  • is everything all right?
  • everything's fine
  • things are okay
  • dinner and the movies had been fine
  • another minute I'd have been fine

Synonyms for fine in the sense of this definition

(fine is similar to ...) giving satisfaction

"satisfactory living conditions" "his grades were satisfactory"

(fine is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 10: thin in thickness or diameter - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a fine film of oil
  • fine hairs
  • read the fine print

(fine is similar to ...) of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section

"thin wire" "a thin chiffon blouse" "a thin book" "a thin layer of paint"

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