Meaning of FINE in English

FINE

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a beautiful/fine/sunny morning

Outside it was a beautiful morning.

a fine balance (= hard to achieve )

Teachers need to strike a fine balance of flexibility and control.

a fine/excellent example

The house is a fine example of a medieval building.

a fine/great performance

There are fine performances by Kathy Bates and Daryl Hannah.

a fine/light mist

A fine mist began to settle on the water.

a fine/magnificent/spectacular/dazzling display (= a very good one )

The museum has a magnificent display of silver.

a fine/subtle distinction (= small )

Language enables us to make fine distinctions between similar ideas.

a fine/warm/cool etc evening

It was a fine evening, so we decide to eat outside.

a good/fine/great actor

He had a reputation as a fine actor.

a great/fine/impressive achievement (= one that deserves to be admired )

Winning the award was a great achievement.

feel fine/good/comfortable etc

I’m feeling a little better today.

Marie immediately felt guilty.

fine and dandy

We’re at our hotel, and everything is fine and dandy .

fine art

Can photography be considered fine art?

fine cotton (= thin and good quality )

For summer, fine cotton is more comfortable.

fine line

There is a fine line between superstition and religion.

fine lines

There were fine lines around her eyes.

fine print

fine rain (= very gentle rain )

A fine rain was coming down as the game started.

Fine, thanks

‘Hi, Bill, how are you?’ ‘ Fine, thanks .’

fine wine (= a good and expensive wine )

He was a lover of fine wines and good food.

fine (= thin )

Her hair is so fine, it’s difficult to style.

fine/minute/precise detail (= very exact detail )

We've been through all the arrangements for the wedding in minute detail.

fine/sunny/fair/dry

If the weather is fine, we’ll eat outside.

Water pot plants daily during spells of dry weather.

fine/thin

Use a piece of fine wire to clear the obstruction.

give sb a fine/a sentence

If you don’t pay on time, you could be given a fine of up to $1,000.

go well/smoothly/fine etc

The party went well.

Everything’s going fine at the moment.

have/get sth down to a fine art (= do something very well )

I’ve got the early morning routine down to a fine art.

heavy fines

If found guilty, they face heavy fines or even prison.

in good/fine/great form

He’s been in good form all this season.

in great/grand/fine etc style

Nadal won the match in fine style, not losing a single game.

levy a tax/charge/fine etc (on sth)

a new tax levied on all electrical goods

maximum sentence/penalty/fine etc

She faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.

sb’s finest moment (= when someone was most successful or admired )

The performance was one of the band’s finest moments.

stiff sentence/penalty/fine

calls for stiffer penalties for rapists

suit sb fine informal:

Either Monday or Tuesday would suit me fine for our meeting.

the finer points of sth (= the small details )

I’m afraid I don’t understand the finer points of the game.

the finer points of sth (= small details about the qualities or features of something )

I'm afraid I'm not interested in the finer points of cars.

turn out well/badly/fine etc

It was a difficult time, but eventually things turned out all right.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

just

Mrs Stych, in a frantic hurry, had said that he was out but that he was fine , just fine.

If one deadline is not met, the next one will do just fine .

A lock would do just fine .

A state-of-the-art copying machine or a digital printer works just fine .

Control said all that was just fine , and to stand by for instructions.

And when, on the street, guys asked how he was doing he said just fine .

However, comparable is just fine .

■ NOUN

art

Some are veritable campuses where students can learn about logarithms as well as lobs, fine arts as well a s fitness training.

I create fine art from found objects, and also work extensively in faux stone.

Virtually any publication other than a fine art title or a typographically critical one could be happily output at 1,000dpi.

He came to Teesside from Newcastle where he ran a fine art print workshop.

Modern art is directed at a public largely untutored in the fine arts amidst a rapid expansion of the means of communication.

Camp Stevens, Julian; for fine art .

collection

Investigating officers hope to seize the car, house and a fine collection of designer jewels at a hearing this spring.

Compton House, another stately home, houses a fine collection of butterflies from all over the world.

But this was by then certainly one of the finest collections of its kind, if not the finest, in existence.

The first rooms here contain very fine collections of stove tiles from the medieval period and the Renaissance.

A Tudor Doll's House takes pride of place in a fine collection of houses and period dolls.

In the original engine shed there is a fine collection of Great Western steam locomotives and there are many carriages and wagons.

Why had her twin gone to Paris, even with the inducement of modelling Roman's finest collection ?

We have one of the largest and finest collections of antique furniture in the country.

day

On fine days it woke him up in the morning.

July 10, in unimaginably neat and flourishing script, read, Fine fine day .

One fine day , this innocent tigress is suddenly tamed by a modest teacher who teaches her to read.

Le Bon Seigneur had been merciful to the Grand Duke and accorded him a fine day .

Day broke with every promise of a fine day.

It looked as though it was going to be another fine day .

For instance, when we rise up in the morning, and it is a fine day , we feel pleased.

detail

There are a few finer details to be worked out, a couple of modifications and so on, and some more costing.

These are only rough paraphrases, and we leave the finer details to the brave reader.

The species is beautifully preserved, retaining something of its original lustre, and all the fine details of its ornament.

With each passing year, geophysicists get closer to mapping the layer in fine detail .

There were twenty-five, covering the entire city in fine detail .

She reported on his' good imagination, something which shows up particularly in his drawings which always contain fine detail ,.

Studies of the finer detail show that each major zone includes several types of neurons and a great variety of nervous connections.

Technology was to transform not only the actual level of the land, but also the fine details of the wetland landscapes.

example

The finest example is that adjacent to the forum, the Forum Baths.

It was a fine example of the anesthetizing power of banality.

A fine example is the antlered hunter in the Grotte des Trois Frères.

Ephesus is one of the finest examples of these.

These are in low relief and are fine examples .

The accommodation has been exclusively designed and is a fine example of Jongert's famous joinery work.

One of the finest examples used to be de Valois' dance for the Three Comforters in Job.

It is a fine example of Bohemian Renaissance Revival.

form

The chorus is on fine form , and the orchestra plays sensitively.

Health Management Associates Inc., known as the Wal-Mart of hospital operators, appears to be in fine form .

And it was not all deep depression yesterday, with the likes of Boots and Morgan Grenfell in fine form .

Davies, now in his 80s, is in fine form .

Opener Ramiz Raja started the tour in fine form , with an innings of 172 against Worcestershire.

Nicholson's fine form since his move to new stables over the summer adds to confidence.

Fortunately, Alan Judge was in fine form , pulling off a great save to keep Hereford in the game.

hair

It flings its fine hairs in the face of the assailant, in a dense cloud.

And rollers will make fine hair look thicker instantly.

It shows itself only to the most powerful of microscopes as a speck, one-fiftieth of a strand of fine hair .

Charles Worthington, who transformed Aimee's looks, stresses the importance of giving fine hair a definite shape and style.

Their bristles were made from the finest hair available, taken from inside the ear of a goat.

Hiller wondered if the fine hairs of gecko feet might exploit these forces.

Its gentle formulation is ideal for fine hair and, as you can see, the results were stunning!

line

Pressed powder can be used but it will sit on your skin and in fine lines if you overdo it.

There is clearly a fine line between stifling government intervention and encouraging creativity and innovation.

Terror was the key, of course, for there's a fine line between paralysing dread and galvanising fright.

It was finished, obviously, and he had to take consolation in the fine line be-tween biology and spirit.

The final section considers the fine line between the explication of research methodology and confession.

I was walking a fine line between my old community and my new school.

He is given some fine lines on the claims of the state, which alone preserves the people, to total obedience.

Mr Rubin is walking a fine line .

man

Really sad case, that, because he'd been a fine man .

Ben's a fine man , but he does talk so much.

Bedwyr, the poet and dreamer, who suffered ten times over for one grief, was the finer man .

They are fine men and they play a crucial role in the creative life of this magazine.

He was the finest man she had ever seen!

He was a fine man , Con Meredith-Lee.

And he was a fine man , a good man.

I travelled in and they did an interview which a fine man called Peter Canham heard on his car radio.

points

His elucidation of the finer points of betting is also excellent.

The Puritans had no more interest in astronomy or physics than in the fine points of Catholic theology.

The bright canary-yellow tail is deeply forked with long, fine points .

How do they learn the fine points of masculinity in our culture?

We don't really need to know these finer points .

And the more fine points she made, the more detail she provided, the more Beloved liked it.

It hasn't learned this behaviour; it was born with it, though it gradually learns the finer points .

At least he would understand the fine points of its design.

print

Primarily, documentary was thought of as having a goal beyond the production of a fine print .

You submit your offer on Form 656, but read the fine print on the back.

His agent was sorting out the fine print .

Phil did not read the fine print .

But can an auction house ever hope to vet a customer's finances with an auditor's eye for the fine print ?

When comparing companies, beware of fine print that can spell significant differences.

It really is important to shop around and read the fine print to find the best deal.

They did so simply by reading the fine print and slithering through the loophole that yawned, obvious and inviting, therein.

style

But although she slammed the phone down in fine style , she was shaken horribly.

I won the 200 metres in fine style , clocking my best indoor time of 21.05 seconds.

The façade is late Renaissance, with friezes and status in fine style .

United began to step up their pressure and took the lead after 30 minutes when Sharpe celebrated his recall in fine style .

Ian led the pack in fine style , well supported by second rower Warren Aspinall until he retired with a damaged shoulder.

The orchestral accompaniment her was again alert, matching the pianist's skill in fine style .

Organized group travel had begun in fine style .

The stock market sees out 1989 in fine style .

thing

It will be a fine thing if the Conservative chairman loses his seat whatever the outcome of the election.

What a relief to find that in the midst of change, some of the finer things stay the same.

The cities were beautiful and adorned with all the fine things of the globe.

It was the finest thing she had ever done; promotion could not be denied her now, whatever Big Zag said.

His politics are not of the kind which nurture nastiness; he was fashioned for finer things .

Burton always thought it the finest thing he ever did.

How I would have liked to play that, I thought, but chance would be a fine thing .

view

I had a fine view from my sitting-room window.

There are fine views and much wildlife of interest including deer.

On the top floor of the building, with a fine view of the castle.

Park Hotel A picturesque building of white walls and crow-stepped gables with a fine view of the Tweed.

The drawing room and dining room are furnished prettily in Laura Ashley décor and have very fine views .

There are four bedrooms, all with en suite or private facilities and fine views .

From the one at the back was a fine view across the City to Harnham Hill and the Raceplain beyond.

There is a fine view of the castle from here.

wine

Enjoy with your Tandoori special fine wines , draught or bottled beer.

He dines at the best restaurants, drinks fine wines and beds whomever attracts him.

Excellent lunch with fine wines and liqueurs.

Kikkoman Soy Sauce takes a full 6 months to naturally ferment, just like a fine wine .

This is an astonishingly fine wine with great concentration and wonderful flavors of black cherry, chocolate, black raspberry and herbs.

The appreciation of fine wine and the appreciation of fine intellectual distinctions often go together.

Goddard describes the nuances of some of these teas the way a wine connoisseur speaks of fine wines.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a fine figure of a man/woman

Vellios was a fine figure of a man.

be in good/fine/great etc form

At least he is in good form again.

Davies, now in his 80s, is in fine form .

Fortunately, Alan Judge was in fine form , pulling off a great save to keep Hereford in the game.

Health Management Associates Inc., known as the Wal-Mart of hospital operators, appears to be in fine form .

I was in good form that night.

Office manager is on holiday this week., and assistant manager are in good form .

That is our strength and our forwards are in good form at the moment.

chance would be a fine thing!

cut a fine/strange etc figure

cut it/things fine

go through/over sth with a fine-tooth comb

have a good/fine/thick etc head of hair

in fine/good fettle

When I visited Mahatma Gandhi again at the end of June, 1946, he was in fine fettle .

not to put too fine a point on it

the fine arts

the small/fine print

But trading standards officers and the Consumers' Association are warning customers to scrutinise the small print .

He starts to read one, clearly hoping to find the answer in the small print .

His agent was sorting out the fine print .

It is the broker's job to make sure the haulier fully understands the small print of the exemption and other clauses.

It ought to be the fine print , not the screaming headline.

New formulae claim anything from 15 to 24 hours' efficacy, so check the small print on the pack!

You submit your offer on Form 656, but read the fine print on the back.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"How's your wife now?'' "Oh, she's fine , thank you.''

"I could cook something for dinner." "That's okay - a sandwich is fine with me."

fine jewelry

Fine , then, I'll do it myself.

a fine chiffon veil with embroidered edges

A fine coating of dust covered most of the furniture.

a fine spring evening

Cut the onion into fine slices.

I met this fine Italian girl at school.

It can take several days of fine weather for the grass to dry out.

It handles like a fine sports car.

Next week will be fine but a little cooler.

Scientists are now able to measure fine distinctions between levels of sleep depth.

the fine tuning on the radio

The collar is made of finest English lace.

The train passes near Gate Manor, a fine Victorian mock Jacobean hall.

Trinity Church is a fine example of Gothic architecture.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A.. One of the nice things about running for chairman is the people who ran against me were fine people.

Enjoy with your Tandoori special fine wines, draught or bottled beer.

For Lochlin and Sandy Reidy, corporate life and family life make a perfectly fine blend, and they should know.

I had a fine view from my sitting-room window.

It caused a fine flap and the Election Board had no choice but to conduct an inquiry.

The charcoal glen plaids are distinctive for their fine royal blue lines.

II. adverb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a fine figure of a man/woman

Vellios was a fine figure of a man.

be in good/fine/great etc form

At least he is in good form again.

Davies, now in his 80s, is in fine form .

Fortunately, Alan Judge was in fine form , pulling off a great save to keep Hereford in the game.

Health Management Associates Inc., known as the Wal-Mart of hospital operators, appears to be in fine form .

I was in good form that night.

Office manager is on holiday this week., and assistant manager are in good form .

That is our strength and our forwards are in good form at the moment.

chance would be a fine thing!

cut a fine/strange etc figure

cut it/things fine

go through/over sth with a fine-tooth comb

have a good/fine/thick etc head of hair

in fine/good fettle

When I visited Mahatma Gandhi again at the end of June, 1946, he was in fine fettle .

not to put too fine a point on it

smooth-textured/coarse-textured/fine-textured etc

the fine arts

the small/fine print

But trading standards officers and the Consumers' Association are warning customers to scrutinise the small print .

He starts to read one, clearly hoping to find the answer in the small print .

His agent was sorting out the fine print .

It is the broker's job to make sure the haulier fully understands the small print of the exemption and other clauses.

It ought to be the fine print , not the screaming headline.

New formulae claim anything from 15 to 24 hours' efficacy, so check the small print on the pack!

You submit your offer on Form 656, but read the fine print on the back.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

I called the repairman, but of course the TV worked fine when he tried it.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He said that that suited him fine , and that he was very excited about what I would make of it.

III. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

company

If you fine an oil-spilling company ten times the value of the spilt oil, its insurance rates merely rise.

In 1994, the state fined the company $ 741, 000 for safety violations.

The state is also threatening to fine the company and to block salary increases for its managers.

court

He was fined recently in kangaroo court and the pitchers offered to pay it.&038;.

magistrate

Chelmsford magistrates fined him £2,600 and banned him for 18 months.

City of London magistrates fined him for the refusal but ruled he could keep his licence.

The magistrates fined her £130 and disqualified her from driving for 19 months.

The magistrates agreed - and fined him £250.

Today Didcot magistrates fined the Atomic Energy Authority eight thousand pounds for breaking safety laws.

Bedale magistrates fined him a total of £200 with £127 costs.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a fine figure of a man/woman

Vellios was a fine figure of a man.

be in good/fine/great etc form

At least he is in good form again.

Davies, now in his 80s, is in fine form .

Fortunately, Alan Judge was in fine form , pulling off a great save to keep Hereford in the game.

Health Management Associates Inc., known as the Wal-Mart of hospital operators, appears to be in fine form .

I was in good form that night.

Office manager is on holiday this week., and assistant manager are in good form .

That is our strength and our forwards are in good form at the moment.

chance would be a fine thing!

go through/over sth with a fine-tooth comb

have a good/fine/thick etc head of hair

in fine/good fettle

When I visited Mahatma Gandhi again at the end of June, 1946, he was in fine fettle .

not to put too fine a point on it

smooth-textured/coarse-textured/fine-textured etc

the fine arts

the small/fine print

But trading standards officers and the Consumers' Association are warning customers to scrutinise the small print .

He starts to read one, clearly hoping to find the answer in the small print .

His agent was sorting out the fine print .

It is the broker's job to make sure the haulier fully understands the small print of the exemption and other clauses.

It ought to be the fine print , not the screaming headline.

New formulae claim anything from 15 to 24 hours' efficacy, so check the small print on the pack!

You submit your offer on Form 656, but read the fine print on the back.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Inspectors have the power to fine any passenger travelling without a ticket.

One player was fined for fighting during the game.

She was fined $300 for reckless driving.

Stores will be fined for selling cigarettes or tobacco to minors.

The company was fined $1.6 million for breaking environmental regulations.

The state fined the company for safety violations.

You will be fined for any lost library books.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And school governor is fined for importing pornographic material.

Any young man whose waist went beyond the standard belt length was fined.

He plead guilty and was fined $ 240.

Instead, he complained, he had been brought to court, fined, whipped and sentenced to two months imprisonment.

James Propp, Tsang and Guerin each were fined $ 82, 911&.

Reports suggest he could be suspended several races next season and fined as much as $ 1 million.

Tranmere Rovers manager John Aldridge has been fined after admitting misconduct.

IV. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

heavy

The National Union of Mineworkers also had to pay heavy fines and suffer sequestration.

He was ordered to compensate all of the victims of the fire and pay a heavy fine .

It can also seek heavy fines on landlords who discriminate.

Those violating the law could face heavy fines .

If anyone failed to attend the muster, heavy fines and punishments could be imposed.

Many faced heavy fines and the distraint of goods.

Courts inflict heavy fines on egg thieves.

If convicted they now face heavy fines , confiscation of goods, and even imprisonment.

hefty

Restaurateurs have already been warned they could face hefty fines if they fail to join the Darlington Council register before April 3.

The penalty: a five-year jail sentence and hefty fines .

A hefty fine would help concentrate the mind and could save the lives of commuters.

Threats of jail sentences and hefty fines aim to deter.

large

It would normally be accompanied by large fines .

Breaches of the peace were punished with large fines or imprisonment.

It also has powers to carry out investigations and impose very large fines of up to 10% of turnover.

maximum

In addition, a maximum fine of £1000 may be imposed on the defendant.

In Oregon, removal of a roadkill can carry a maximum fine of $ 2, 500 and a year in jail.

The board also urged the courts to impose the maximum fines on bum landlords.

The charge carries a maximum fine of six months in prison and $ 50, 000.

stiff

Under the rules, the Aintree executive could have faced stiff fines .

unlimited

Act 1974 is liable to unlimited fines and/or up to two years imprisonment after conviction by a Crown Court.

I mentioned the sentence of life imprisonment and the unlimited fines that are available for crimes involving knives.

They could be jailed and given unlimited fines if found guilty.

■ VERB

face

Accountants, lawyers and other professionals who engage in such business would face enormous fines and up to 10 years' imprisonment.

Doctors and insurance companies faced federal fines and prison time for violating the rules.

Payment dodgers will face a fine of £80.

Teenagers caught driving without some one over 21 would face a $ 52 fine and three points docked from their driving records.

Firms which ignore the requests could face fines of up to £400.

Repeat violators will face fines of $ 100 or more.

Those violating the law could face heavy fines .

First-time violators face a $ 100 fine .

impose

It imposed fines totalling £328,500 on 105 solicitors, compared with 76 solicitors fined an aggregate of £216,000 the year before.

To impose fines of $ 1 million a day if the company continues to violate the settlement.

Fines were also imposed and crippling fines were threatened.

When no agreement was reached, the agency began imposing the fines Sept. 4.

Both the Reagan and Bush administrations had supported the judge's power to impose the fines .

They have demanded provisions for imposing fines on countries with large deficits after the euro is created.

That was enough for magistrates in the city who imposed fines and costs of almost £900.

The board also urged the courts to impose the maximum fines on bum landlords.

levy

But instead of levying fines , prosecuting plant officials or revoking their licenses, the agency only wrote threatening letters to trustees.

pay

The National Union of Mineworkers also had to pay heavy fines and suffer sequestration.

He was ordered to compensate all of the victims of the fire and pay a heavy fine .

Twenty people were being held on December 31, 1999, local sources said, for not paying the fines .

Because women often lack the means to pay fines , they are more likely to be imprisoned.

She was ordered to pay £15 in library fines , £31.90 compensation and £25 costs.

Each agreed to write a letter of apology and pay a $ 500 fine .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a fine figure of a man/woman

Vellios was a fine figure of a man.

be in good/fine/great etc form

At least he is in good form again.

Davies, now in his 80s, is in fine form .

Fortunately, Alan Judge was in fine form , pulling off a great save to keep Hereford in the game.

Health Management Associates Inc., known as the Wal-Mart of hospital operators, appears to be in fine form .

I was in good form that night.

Office manager is on holiday this week., and assistant manager are in good form .

That is our strength and our forwards are in good form at the moment.

chance would be a fine thing!

cut a fine/strange etc figure

cut it/things fine

go through/over sth with a fine-tooth comb

have a good/fine/thick etc head of hair

in fine/good fettle

When I visited Mahatma Gandhi again at the end of June, 1946, he was in fine fettle .

smooth-textured/coarse-textured/fine-textured etc

the fine arts

the small/fine print

But trading standards officers and the Consumers' Association are warning customers to scrutinise the small print .

He starts to read one, clearly hoping to find the answer in the small print .

His agent was sorting out the fine print .

It is the broker's job to make sure the haulier fully understands the small print of the exemption and other clauses.

It ought to be the fine print , not the screaming headline.

New formulae claim anything from 15 to 24 hours' efficacy, so check the small print on the pack!

You submit your offer on Form 656, but read the fine print on the back.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A fine will be imposed for overstaying your visa.

He got a $75 fine for speeding.

I got a fine for parking on a double yellow line.

If you're going into town, will you go and pay my library fines for me please?

She faces up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine .

The penalty is a $250 fine for the first offense.

There are heavy fines for drink-driving. You might even go to prison.

There are heavy fines for drink-driving.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But instead of levying fines, prosecuting plant officials or revoking their licenses, the agency only wrote threatening letters to trustees.

It imposed fines totalling £328,500 on 105 solicitors, compared with 76 solicitors fined an aggregate of £216,000 the year before.

It was the only way to save the Union, to save it from contempt fines and then from bankruptcy.

My tardiness prompted an immediate threat of a fine , but it never materialised.

The board also urged the courts to impose the maximum fines on bum landlords.

The rebellion was over at a cost he claimed to be more than £4,000 in fines and legal fees.

They have demanded provisions for imposing fines on countries with large deficits after the euro is created.

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