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Definition of "fine" []

  • Of superior quality, skill, or appearance: a fine day; a fine writer. (adjective)
  • Very small in size, weight, or thickness: fine type; fine paper. (adjective)
  • Free from impurities. (adjective)
  • Metallurgy Containing pure metal in a specified proportion or amount: gold 21 carats fine. (adjective)
  • Very sharp; keen: a blade with a fine edge. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fine" in a sentence
  • ""The war is fine, _fine_, FINE, though I don't get near the fineness except in the pages of _Punch_.""
  • ""Oh, fine, _fine_!" murmured one of the Lockwood twins."
  • "The train of reasoning which led them to justify the imposition of a fine was somewhat in this wise: To _impose a fine_ would be to take blood-money, and would be immoral and iniquitous: to _accept the offer of a present_ on condition that the sentence should be entirely remitted however would be quite another thing."