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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.

Fine Quotations

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.
Jim Morrison

No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.
Max Beerbohm

It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. - Bill Gates
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Bill Gates

Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.
John Wooden

Sometimes I'm so tired, I look down at what I'm wearing, and if it's comfortable enough to sleep in, I don't even make it into my pajamas. I'm looking down, and I'm like, 'T-shirt and stretchy pants? Yup, that's fine. It's pajama-y, good night.'
Rebecca Romijn
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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
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