Definition of "thin" [thin]

  • (adjective) Relatively small in extent from one surface to the opposite, usually in the smallest solid dimension: a thin book.
  • (adjective) Not great in diameter or cross section; fine: thin wire.
  • (adjective) Lean or slender in form, build, or stature.
  • (adjective) Not dense or concentrated; sparse: the thin vegetation of the plateau.
  • (adjective) More rarefied than normal: thin air.

Use "thin" in a sentence

  • "To stay with someone or something “through thick and thin” is to persevere through good times as well as bad: “She stood beside her friend through thick and thin."
  • "I disagree with the term thin privilege see the posts I linked to for a fuller argument of why, but I really disagree with using it in this case."
  • "If the sunlight is intense and the label thin, some starch will appear under it."

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