Meaning of FINE in English

I. noun

a pecuniary penalty exacted by an authority

paid a fine of ten dollars

Synonyms: amercement, forfeit, mulct, penalty

Related Word: damages, reparation; punishment; assessment

II. verb

Synonyms: penalize , amerce, mulct

Related Word: distrain, exact, levy, tax; confiscate, sequestrate

III. adjective


marked by subtlety of perception or discrimination

I cannot follow these fine distinctions

Synonyms: delicate, finespun, hairline, hairsplitting, nice, refined, subtle

Related Word: abstruse, esoteric, recondite; cryptic, enigmatic, obscure; minute, petty, trifling

Contrasted words: definite, explicit, express, specific; clear, lucid, perspicuous; broad, extensive, general, generic, indefinite, wide


consisting of small particles

fine sand

Synonyms: impalpable, powdery, pulverized

Related Word: light, loose, porous

Antonyms: coarse


Synonyms: excellent , capital, ||dandy, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, superior, top, top-notch

Related Word: beautiful, splendid; enjoyable, pleasant

Idioms: fine and dandy

Contrasted words: miserable, wretched; atrocious, awful, objectionable, unpleasant


Synonyms: fair 2, clarion, clear, cloudless, pleasant, rainless, sunny, sunshiny, unclouded, undarkened

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