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Definition of Fine


  1. Finished; brought to perfection; refined; hence, free from impurity; excellent; superior; elegant; worthy of admiration; accomplished; beautiful.
  2. Aiming at show or effect; loaded with ornament; overdressed or overdecorated; showy.
  3. Nice; delicate; subtle; exquisite; artful; skillful; dexterous.
  4. Not coarse, gross, or heavy
  5. Not gross; subtile; thin; tenous.
  6. Not coarse; comminuted; in small particles; as, fine sand or flour.
  7. Not thick or heavy; slender; filmy; as, a fine thread.
  8. Thin; attenuate; keen; as, a fine edge.
  9. Made of fine materials; light; delicate; as, fine linen or silk.
  10. Having (such) a proportion of pure metal in its composition; as, coins nine tenths fine.
  11. (Used ironically.)
  12. To make fine; to refine; to purify, to clarify; as, to fine gold.
  13. To make finer, or less coarse, as in bulk, texture, etc.; as. to fine the soil.
  14. To change by fine gradations; as (Naut.), to fine down a ship's lines, to diminish her lines gradually.
  15. End; conclusion; termination; extinction.
  16. A sum of money paid as the settlement of a claim, or by way of terminating a matter in dispute; especially, a payment of money imposed upon a party as a punishment for an offense; a mulct.
  17. A final agreement concerning lands or rents between persons, as the lord and his vassal.
  18. A sum of money or price paid for obtaining a benefit, favor, or privilege, as for admission to a copyhold, or for obtaining or renewing a lease.
  19. To impose a pecuniary penalty upon for an offense or breach of law; to set a fine on by judgment of a court; to punish by fine; to mulct; as, the trespassers were fined ten dollars.
  20. To pay a fine. See Fine, n., 3 (b).
  21. To finish; to cease; or to cause to cease.
  22. Finely; well; elegantly; fully; delicately; mincingly.
  23. In a manner so that the driven ball strikes the object ball so far to one side as to be deflected but little, the object ball being driven to one side.
  24. To become fine (in any one of various senses); as, the ale will fine; the weather fined.
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Fine Translations

fine in Afrikaans is deftig, teer, uitstekend, boete, puik, delikaat
fine in Dutch is net, mooi, schoon, fijn, fraai
fine in Finnish is kaunis
fine in German is fein, gut
fine in Italian is multa, elegante, contravvenzione
fine in Latin is exquisitus, eximius, teres, muto
fine in Portuguese is belo, excelente, formoso, multa, muito bem
fine in Spanish is fino, multa, bonito, excelente, delgado