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Definition of Thin


  1. Having little thickness or extent from one surface to its opposite; as, a thin plate of metal; thin paper; a thin board; a thin covering.
  2. Rare; not dense or thick; -- applied to fluids or soft mixtures; as, thin blood; thin broth; thin air.
  3. Not close; not crowded; not filling the space; not having the individuals of which the thing is composed in a close or compact state; hence, not abundant; as, the trees of a forest are thin; the corn or grass is thin.
  4. Not full or well grown; wanting in plumpness.
  5. Not stout; slim; slender; lean; gaunt; as, a person becomes thin by disease.
  6. Wanting in body or volume; small; feeble; not full.
  7. Slight; small; slender; flimsy; wanting substance or depth or force; superficial; inadequate; not sufficient for a covering; as, a thin disguise.
  8. Not thickly or closely; in a seattered state; as, seed sown thin.
  9. To make thin (in any of the senses of the adjective).
  10. To grow or become thin; -- used with some adverbs, as out, away, etc.; as, geological strata thin out, i. e., gradually diminish in thickness until they disappear.

Thin Quotations

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely.
Pam Brown

I found there was only one way to look thin: hang out with fat people.
Rodney Dangerfield

After all those years as a woman hearing 'not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,' almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, 'I'm enough.'
Anna Quindlen

In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
Erma Bombeck
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Thin Translations

thin in Afrikaans is maer, skraal, dun
thin in Danish is tynd, mager
thin in Dutch is sprietig, schraal, mager
thin in Italian is magro
thin in Latin is macresco, exilis, infrequens, tenuis, levidensis
thin in Norwegian is tynn
thin in Portuguese is fino, delgado
thin in Spanish is escurrido
thin in Swedish is gles, tunn, gallra, mager

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