Meaning of THIN in English


I. adjective (~ner; ~nest) Etymology: Middle English ~ne, from Old English thynne; akin to Old High German dunni ~, Latin tenuis ~, tenēre to hold, tendere to stretch, Greek teinein Date: before 12th century 1. having little extent from one surface to its opposite , measuring little in cross section or diameter , not dense in arrangement or distribution , not well fleshed ; lean , 4. more fluid or rarefied than normal , having less than the usual number ; scanty , few in number ; scarce , scantily supplied, characterized by a paucity of bids or offerings , 5. lacking substance or strength , infertile , poor , 6. flimsy , unconvincing , disappointingly poor or hard , somewhat feeble, shrill, and lacking in resonance , lacking in intensity or brilliance , lacking sufficient photographic density or contrast, ~ly adverb ~ness noun ~nish adjective Synonyms: see: ~ II. verb (~ned; ~ning) Date: before 12th century transitive verb to make ~ or ~ner:, to reduce in thickness or depth ; attenuate , to make less dense or viscous, dilute , weaken , to cause to lose flesh , to reduce in number or bulk, intransitive verb to become ~ or ~ner, to become weak, III. adverb (~ner; ~nest) Date: 13th century in a ~ manner ; ~ly

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