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Definition 1: cutting down to the desired size or shape - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for trim in the sense of this definition

(trim is a kind of ...) the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends

"the barber gave him a good cut"

(... is a kind of trim ) the act of trimming a plant

Definition 2: a decoration or adornment on a garment - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • the trimming on a hat
  • the trim on a shirt

Synonyms for trim in the sense of this definition

(trim is a kind of ...) a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness

(... is a kind of trim ) trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains

(... is a kind of trim ) trimming on ceremonial robes consisting of white or light grey fur

(... is a kind of trim ) a narrow zigzag ribbon used as trimming

Definition 3: attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation - [noun denoting linkdef]

(trim is a kind of ...) position of aircraft or spacecraft relative to a frame of reference (the horizon or direction of motion)

Definition 4: a state of arrangement or appearance - [noun denoting state]

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

  • in good trim

Synonyms for trim in the sense of this definition

(trim is a kind of ...) the state of being neat and smart and trim

Definition 5: cut down on; make a reduction in - [verb of change]

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

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

Synonyms for trim in the sense of this definition

(trim is a kind of ...) make smaller

"He decreased his staff"

(... is a kind of trim ) make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration

"He shortened his trip due to illness"

(... is a kind of trim ) take off or away

"this prefix was subtracted when the word was borrowed from French"

(... is a kind of trim ) (of a company) reduce in size or number of employees

"the company downsized its research staff"

(... is a kind of trim ) increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value

"inflate the currency"

(... is a kind of trim ) reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices

"deflate the currency"

(... is a kind of trim ) take away a part from; diminish

"His bad manners detract from his good character"

(... is a kind of trim ) make thin or thinner

"Thin the solution"

(... is a kind of trim ) make sparse

"thin out the young plants"

(... is a kind of trim ) cut drastically

"Prices were slashed"

(... is a kind of trim ) make a reduction, as in one's workforce

"The company had to retrench"

(... is a kind of trim ) reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance

(... is a kind of trim ) reduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)

(... is a kind of trim ) cut the price of

(trim has a similar meaning as ...) have a reducing effect

"This cuts into my earnings"

Definition 6: adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used - [verb of change]

(trim is a kind of ...) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

"Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

(trim belongs to category ...) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Definition 7: cut closely - [verb of contact]

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

  • trim my beard

Synonyms for trim in the sense of this definition

(trim is a kind of ...) shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of

"cut my hair"

(... is a kind of trim ) shear the wool from

"shear sheep"

Definition 8: cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of - [verb of contact]

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

  • dress the plants in the garden

Synonyms for trim in the sense of this definition

(trim is a kind of ...) make sparse

"thin out the young plants"

(... is a kind of trim ) cut with shears

"shear hedges"

(... is a kind of trim ) convert into a pollard

"pollard trees"

(... is a kind of trim ) cut the top off

"top trees and bushes"

(... is a kind of trim ) thin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers

Definition 9: remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size - [verb of contact]

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

  • pare one's fingernails
  • trim the photograph
  • trim lumber

Synonyms for trim in the sense of this definition

(trim is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

(... is a kind of trim ) cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width

Definition 10: decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for trim in the sense of this definition

(trim is a kind of ...) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

"Decorate the room for the party" "beautify yourself for the special day"

(trim has a similar meaning as ...) kill and prepare for market or consumption

"dress a turkey"

(trim has a similar meaning as ...) put a dressing on

"dress the salads"

Definition 11: decorate, as with ornaments - [verb of creation]

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

  • trim the christmas tree
  • trim a shop window

(trim is a kind of ...) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

"Decorate the room for the party" "beautify yourself for the special day"

Definition 12: be in equilibrium during a flight - [verb of stative]

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

  • The airplane trimmed

(trim is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(trim has a similar meaning as ...) balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces

"trim an airplane"

Definition 13: balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces - [verb of stative]

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

  • trim an airplane

(trim is a kind of ...) bring into balance or equilibrium

"She has to balance work and her domestic duties" "balance the two weights"

(trim has a similar meaning as ...) be in equilibrium during a flight

"The airplane trimmed"

Definition 14: severely simple in line or design - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a neat tailored suit
  • tailored curtains

Synonyms for trim in the sense of this definition

(trim is similar to ...) not elaborate or elaborated; simple

"plain food" "stuck to the plain facts" "a plain blue suit" "a plain rectangular brick building"

Definition 15: thin and fit - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

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

Synonyms for trim in the sense of this definition

(trim is similar to ...) lacking excess flesh

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

Definition 16: of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • even the barn was shipshape
  • a trim little sailboat

Synonyms for trim in the sense of this definition

(trim is similar to ...) marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits

"a tidy person" "a tidy house" "a tidy mind"

Definition 17: neat and smart in appearance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a clean-cut and well-bred young man
  • the trig corporal in his jaunty cap
  • a trim beard

Synonyms for trim in the sense of this definition

(trim is similar to ...) marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits

"a tidy person" "a tidy house" "a tidy mind"

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