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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

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

I like looking nice, but I always put comfort over fashion. I don't find thin girls attractive; be happy and healthy. I've never had a problem with the way I look. I'd rather have lunch with my friends than go to a gym.

Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it.
Hunter S. Thompson

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

Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience. - Clarence Day
Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
Clarence Day
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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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