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Definition 1: take off weight - [verb of body]

Synonyms for thin in the sense of this definition

(thin is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of thin ) lose weight by sweating

"I sweated off 3 pounds in the sauna"

Definition 2: lose thickness; become thin or thinner - [verb of change]

(thin is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

Definition 3: make thin or thinner - [verb of change]

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

  • Thin the solution

(thin is a kind of ...) cut down on; make a reduction in

"reduce your daily fat intake" "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

(... is a kind of thin ) reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die

"draw wire"

(thin causes ...) lose thickness; become thin or thinner

Definition 4: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture - [verb of change]

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

  • cut bourbon

Synonyms for thin in the sense of this definition

(thin is a kind of ...) lessen the strength of

"The fever weakened his body"

(... is a kind of thin ) make less strong or intense

"water down the mixture"

Definition 5: of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section - [adjective denoting all]

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

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

(thin is similar to ...) very thin and insubstantial

"thin paper" "light summer dresses"

(thin is similar to ...) of cloth; thin and loosely woven

"the coat has a sleazy lining"

(thin is similar to ...) long and thin; resembling a ribbon

"ribbonlike noodles"

(thin is similar to ...) thin and paperlike

"papery leaves" "wasps that make nests of papery material"

(thin is similar to ...) thin as paper

"her blouse was paper thin"

(thin is similar to ...) extremely fine or thin, as in a spectral line split into two or more components

"hyperfine structure"

(thin is similar to ...) very thin in gauge or diameter

"a tenuous thread"

(thin is similar to ...) thin in thickness or diameter

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

(thin is similar to ...) thin in diameter; resembling a thread

(thin is similar to ...) so thin as to transmit light

"a hat with a diaphanous veil" "filmy wings of a moth" "gauzy clouds of dandelion down" "gossamer cobwebs" "sheer silk stockings" "transparent chiffon" "vaporous silks"

(thin is similar to ...) flattened downward as if pressed from above or flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces

(thin is similar to ...) flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)

(thin is similar to ...) long and slender with a very small internal diameter

"a capillary tube"

(thin is similar to ...) composed of thin flat plates resembling a knife blade

"bladed arsenopyrite"

(thin is similar to ...) very thin

"wafer-thin sheets of metal"

(thin is similar to ...) having little width in proportion to the length or height

"a slender pole"

(means also ...) not wide

"a narrow bridge" "a narrow line across the page"

(means also ...) lacking excess flesh

"you can't be too rich or too thin" "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"

(... are attributes of thin) the dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width

Definition 6: relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • air is thin at high altitudes
  • a thin soup
  • skimmed milk is much thinner than whole milk
  • thin oil

(thin is similar to ...) having thin consistency

"a tenuous fluid"

(thin is similar to ...) having low density

"rare gasses" "lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air"

(... are attributes of thin) the property of holding together and retaining its shape

"wool has more body than rayon" "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake"

(... are attributes of thin) resistance to flow

Definition 7: lacking excess flesh - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • you can't be too rich or too thin
  • Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look

Synonyms for thin in the sense of this definition

(thin is similar to ...) resembling a scarecrow in being thin and ragged

"a forlorn scarecrowish figure"

(thin is similar to ...) having long slender legs

(thin is similar to ...) thin and fit

"the spare figure of a marathon runner" "a body kept trim by exercise"

(thin is similar to ...) having a small waist

(thin is similar to ...) being of delicate or slender build

"she was slender as a willow shoot is slender" "a slim girl with straight blonde hair" "watched her slight figure cross the street"

(thin is similar to ...) lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness

"the old woman's shriveled skin" "he looked shriveled and ill" "a shrunken old man" "a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws" "he did well despite his withered arm" "a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair"

(thin is similar to ...) being very thin

"a child with skinny freckled legs" "a long scrawny neck" "pale bony hands"

(thin is similar to ...) (of a woman or girl) slender and graceful like a sylph

(thin is similar to ...) thin as a twig

(thin is similar to ...) resembling a reed in being upright and slender

(thin is similar to ...) having a lean and bony physique

"a rawboned cow hand"

(thin is similar to ...) long and lean

(thin is similar to ...) tall and thin

(thin is similar to ...) characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver

(thin is similar to ...) very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

"a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys" "eyes were haggard and cavernous" "small pinched faces" "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"

(thin is similar to ...) suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin

(thin is similar to ...) thin and weak

"a wispy little fellow with small hands and feet"

(thin is similar to ...) lean and sinewy

(means also ...) 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"

(means also ...) having a build with little fat or muscle but with long limbs

(... are attributes of thin) the weight of a person's body

Definition 8: (of sound) lacking resonance or volume - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • a thin feeble cry

(thin is similar to ...) not full or rich

"high, pale, pure and lovely song"

Definition 9: without viscosity - [adverb denoting all]

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

  • the blood was flowing thin

Synonyms for thin in the sense of this definition

Definition 10: not dense - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a thin beard
  • trees were sparse

Synonyms for thin in the sense of this definition

(thin is similar to ...) spread out or scattered about or divided up

Definition 11: very narrow - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a thin line across the page

Synonyms for thin in the sense of this definition

(thin is similar to ...) not wide

"a narrow bridge" "a narrow line across the page"

Definition 12: lacking spirit or sincere effort - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a thin smile

(thin is similar to ...) lacking ardor or vigor or energy

"a spiritless reply to criticism"

Definition 13: lacking substance or significance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • slight evidence
  • a tenuous argument
  • a thin plot
  • a fragile claim to fame

Synonyms for thin in the sense of this definition

(thin is similar to ...) devoid of importance, meaning, or force

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