Meaning of FINE in English

n. 25B6; adjective

fine wines : EXCELLENT, first-class, first-rate, great, exceptional, outstanding, quality, superior, splendid, magnificent, exquisite, choice, select, prime, supreme, superb, wonderful, superlative, of high quality, second to none; informal A1, top-notch, splendiferous.

a fine lady : WORTHY, admirable, praiseworthy, laudable, estimable, upright, upstanding, respectable.

the initiative is fine, but it's not enough on its own : ALL RIGHT, acceptable, suitable, good (enough), passable, satisfactory, adequate, reasonable, tolerable; informal OK.

I feel fine : IN GOOD HEALTH, well, healthy, all right, (fighting) fit, as fit as a fiddle/flea, blooming, thriving, in good shape/condition, in fine fettle; informal OK, in the pink.

a fine day : FAIR, dry, bright, clear, sunny, without a cloud in the sky, warm, balmy, summery.

a fine old house : IMPRESSIVE, imposing, striking, splendid, grand, majestic, magnificent, stately.

fine clothes : ELEGANT, stylish, expensive, smart, chic, fashionable; fancy, sumptuous, lavish, opulent; informal flashy, swanky, ritzy, plush.

a fine mind : KEEN, quick, alert, sharp, bright, brilliant, astute, clever, intelligent, perspicacious.

fine china : DELICATE, fragile, dainty.

fine hair : THIN, light, delicate, wispy, flyaway.

a fine point : SHARP, keen, acute, sharpened, razor-sharp.

fine material : SHEER, light, lightweight, thin, flimsy; diaphanous, filmy, gossamer, silky, transparent, translucent, see-through.

a fine gold chain : PURE, sterling, solid, unmixed, unblended, one hundred per cent.

fine sand : FINE-GRAINED, powdery, powdered, dusty, ground, crushed; technical comminuted; archaic pulverulent.

fine detailed work : INTRICATE, delicate, detailed, elaborate, dainty, meticulous.

a fine distinction : SUBTLE, ultra-fine, nice, hair-splitting.

people's finer feelings : ELEVATED, lofty, exalted; refined, sensitive, cultivated, cultured, civilized, sophisticated.

fine taste : DISCERNING, discriminating, refined, cultivated, cultured, critical.

poor, unsatisfactory, ill, inclement, thick, coarse.

25B6; adverb (informal) you're doing fine : WELL, all right, not badly, satisfactorily, adequately, nicely, tolerably; informal OK, good.


25B6; verb

it can be fined right down to the required shape : THIN, make/become thin, narrow, taper, attenuate.

additives for fining wine : CLARIFY, clear, purify, refine, filter.

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