• Fining Definition & Synonyms
- (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fine
- (n.) That which is used to refine; especially, a preparation of isinglass, gelatin, etc., for clarifying beer.
- (n.) The act of imposing a fin/.
- (n.) The process of fining or refining; clarification; also (Metal.), the conversion of cast iron into suitable for puddling, in a hearth or charcoal fire.
• Fin Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) End; conclusion; object.
- (v. t.) To carve or cut up, as a chub.
- (n.) A membranous, finlike, swimming organ, as in pteropod and heteropod mollusks.
- (n.) The hand.
- (n.) A finlike appendage, as to submarine boats.
- (n.) A blade of whalebone.
- (n.) The thin sheet of metal squeezed out between the collars of the rolls in the process of rolling.
- (n.) A finlike organ or attachment; a part of an object or product which protrudes like a fin
- (n.) A mark or ridge left on a casting at the junction of the parts of a mold.
- (n.) An organ of a fish, consisting of a membrane supported by rays, or little bony or cartilaginous ossicles, and serving to balance and propel it in the water.
- (n.) A feather; a spline.
- (n.) A fixed stabilizing surface, usually vertical, similar in purpose to a bilge keel on a ship.
• Fine Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) End; conclusion; termination; extinction.
- (superl.) Not coarse, gross, or heavy
- (superl.) (Used ironically.)
- (superl.) Not gross; subtile; thin; tenous.
- (a.) To make fine; to refine; to purify, to clarify; as, to fine gold.
- (superl.) Made of fine materials; light; delicate; as, fine linen or silk.
- (n.) A final agreement concerning lands or rents between persons, as the lord and his vassal.
- (superl.) Finished; brought to perfection; refined; hence, free from impurity; excellent; superior; elegant; worthy of admiration; accomplished; beautiful.
- (superl.) Having (such) a proportion of pure metal in its composition; as, coins nine tenths fine.
- (v. t.) To finish; to cease; or to cause to cease.
- (n.) A sum of money paid as the settlement of a claim, or by way of terminating a matter in dispute; especially, a payment of money imposed upon a party as a punishment for an offense; a mulct.
- (superl.) Thin; attenuate; keen; as, a fine edge.
- (superl.) Nice; delicate; subtle; exquisite; artful; skillful; dexterous.
- (a.) To change by fine gradations; as (Naut.), to fine down a ships lines, to diminish her lines gradually.
- (superl.) Not coarse; comminuted; in small particles; as, fine sand or flour.
- (v. i.) To pay a fine. See Fine, n., 3 (b).
- (superl.) Not thick or heavy; slender; filmy; as, a fine thread.
- (n.) A sum of money or price paid for obtaining a benefit, favor, or privilege, as for admission to a copyhold, or for obtaining or renewing a lease.
- (n.) To impose a pecuniary penalty upon for an offense or breach of law; to set a fine on by judgment of a court; to punish by fine; to mulct; as, the trespassers were fined ten dollars.
- (superl.) Aiming at show or effect; loaded with ornament; overdressed or overdecorated; showy.
- (a.) To make finer, or less coarse, as in bulk, texture, etc.; as. to fine the soil.
- (v. i.) To become fine (in any one of various senses); as, the ale will fine; the weather fined.
- (adv.) Finely; well; elegantly; fully; delicately; mincingly.
- (adv.) In a manner so that the driven ball strikes the object ball so far to one side as to be deflected but little, the object ball being driven to one side.