Adjective "Fine" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/fʌɪn/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Of very high quality; very good of its kind.
  1. 'fine wines'
  2. 'Of exceptionally fine quality, it is pyramid-shaped and inset with beaded gold wiring in the shape of a serpent.'
  3. 'This is probably the best place in the world to buy fine silk as quality is high and prices are surprisingly reasonable.'
  4. 'The restaurant serves gourmet meals three times daily and we are promised they can choose from a fine selection of wines.'
  5. 'I am more likely to be carrying Ranjith Chandrasiri's wine column guide to selecting fine wines!'
  6. 'The wedding guests at Cana celebrated with wine that had aged, and rejoiced in its fine quality.'
  7. 'This pottery is distinctive because of its high quality, fine decoration, and beautifully curved shapes.'
  8. 'He was a man of very fine qualities and his great love of horses was no secret.'
  9. 'It represents the vampire genre well and delivers a quality story with fine performances.'
  10. 'a fine musician'
  11. 'The miners had done all that digging to get this new cavern open in a matter of days, and here was Akuma ignoring their fine workmanship.'
  12. 'One of them went to high school with my oldest son, and the other fine young man was a coach to one of my sons in track.'
  13. 'The Minister complimented the Health Committee on its fine, very thorough work on the bill.'
  14. 'A fine noble gentleman, honest and upright, he gained the respect of everybody.'
  15. 'A fine singer and musician, he also writes very good songs and is a record producer of considerable note.'
  16. 'Mezzo Janet Campbell doesn't have a large voice, but she is one fine singer and musician.'
  17. 'She is pretty, and a fine actress, but as a femme-fatale figure, she seems too sweet, and the film's themes are too thin.'
  18. 'A fine musician, Eddie had been unable to hit the right notes with his golf until Sunday, when his dedication to the game paid off.'
  19. 'I recently bought a T68i phone in the Dubai Airport Duty Free shop and it appeared to work fine.'
  20. 'In this day and age, I think any and all of these are fine reasons to practice aikido.'
  21. 'If you haven't yet reached a place where you feel worthy of peace, health and happiness, fine.'
  22. 'Brand quality is fine, but sales are poor and the owner is disillusioned with the plant at Tröllhattan.'
  23. 'One of his mentors wanted to reschedule to another day, it was fine so Kenny accepted.'
  24. 'He goes all right, fine, I endorse him, get the hell out of here.'
  25. 'If you edit entries by hand, it is fine to use filenames suitable for humans such as the name of the item.'
  26. 'However, more is fine if you tolerate the higher carbohydrate amount and feel good consuming it.'
  27. 'he said such a solution would be fine'
  28. 'Whatever it takes to be at peace with saying goodbye is fine by me.'
  29. 'Frankly, if there are people on the left or the right that are not sure how he's going to rule on a case, that's fine by me.'
  30. '‘I'm fine, just fine. And you?’'
  31. 'Similar tests were done in 1997 and at that time the Char stock was fine and healthy.'
  32. 'He appears to be fine though because I didn't find anything that had triggered the headache of his.'
  33. 'Upon awaking four days later Hughes contrarily declared himself to be in fine health.'
  34. 'Frances is on virtually no medication and in fine health.'
  35. 'Her husband, who had been in fine health, came home one day from the office feeling ill.'
  36. 'The six individuals, who looked fine, healthy and happy in real life were cruelly presented in muted monochromatic colors.'
  37. 'I presume he's fine, in good health and that, but it's very unlike him to pop off.'
  38. 'The fine weather added to the enjoyment of the trip and well done to the organisers who ensured that everyone had a great time.'
  39. 'The weather was fairly fine and we managed to get in a game or two on most days.'
  40. 'The river is still coloured but this is expected to clear over the coming week, if the fine weather forecasted arrives.'
  41. 'Mr Clarke said he walks to work when the weather is fine but in the winter he appreciates being able to call on a lift.'
  42. 'He was a fine figure of a man, she thought and some woman must be missing him.'
  43. 'Holy Cross abbey, near the English bridge, has a fine early Norman nave.'
  44. 'A fine figure of a man, he radiates masculine self-assurance, a quality that interested her greatly.'
  45. 'Wherever he was, with his family, in a fine mansion, or in a dingy prison cell, he made the very best of his circumstances.'
  46. 'I hesitate to interrupt my colleague, because he is giving a very fine speech.'
  47. 'It is full of grand statements and fine sounding but vague promises to assist working people and the poor.'
  48. 'Greetings to members of the House and to all the other New Zealanders listening to this fine speech.'
  49. 'the coin is struck in .986 fine gold'
Very thin or narrow.
  1. 'fine flyaway hair'
  2. 'Marared was sitting across from him with her long fine hair braided and a robe covering her slender figure.'
  3. 'At the mention of its name a thin dog with short fine hair came at attention beside Jen.'
  4. 'There were no visible pores in the skin and the fine hairs of the lower legs were bleached white.'
  5. 'Acupuncture points lie on meridians and are stimulated by the insertion of thin, fine needles at various points.'
  6. 'It was a day when the fine hairs on your skin seem to crinkle up in the sun.'
  7. 'Dom ran a hand over his arm, wrapping his fingers around his wrists and stroking the fine hairs along his skin.'
  8. 'This is the soft, flexible white tape that can be stretched out into a fine thread.'
  9. 'Abruptly, the strands lost their color, looking for all the world like fine threads of crystal.'
  10. 'People with anorexia have dry skin and might have fine hair growing on their body.'
  11. 'Iraq is also famous for its carpets, woven from fine threads in brilliant colors.'
  12. 'The fine hair that covers our bodies provides warmth and protects our skin.'
  13. 'I sharpened the leads to a fine point'
  14. 'By the time I finished grade school, my sense of dark, black humor had been honed to a fine point.'
  15. 'In deserts, and on Mars, fine sand and silt are funnelled down valleys by wind and may even carve new systems of ridges and depressions in solid rock.'
  16. 'The sample was dried in an oven and ground into fine powder.'
  17. 'The grey paintwork and windows were already covered in a fine layer of silt.'
  18. 'Sometimes they are split open, the pips removed, and the rest ground up into a fine powder to be sprinkled into stews and soups.'
  19. 'He could not resist the urge to look up, and when he did, his eyes became full of very fine, golden particles.'
  20. 'The material can range from fine particles to large lumps.'
  21. 'Enamel is essentially just coloured glass ground up into a fine powder.'
  22. 'This groundbait with its very fine particles was designed to catch the tiny little canal roach.'
  23. 'fine bone china'
  24. 'She fingered fine muslins and intricate laces, heavy crimson silks and tulle.'
  25. 'In all his life, Peter had never seen any fabric so fine or so intricately woven.'
  26. 'Beneath it lay more men's clothes, including linen tunics of fine weave and workmanship.'
  27. 'I unscrew the tiny joints that holds the cover onto me with fine tools made for delicate jobs.'
  28. 'The winning hybrids yielded breads with a fine crumb structure and a high overall number of cells.'
  29. 'Other hypotheses he puts forward also invoke this very fine, subtle matter.'
  30. 'When the opportunity came I would be fine, I'd be okay because I like to think that I take care of the fine detail in football.'
  31. 'There's a fine distinction between a burial ground and a graveyard, the former needing a few years to grow into the other.'
  32. 'It's a fine distinction, but I can think of no other way of making it than by testing the evidence in open court.'
  33. 'he has a fine eye for the detail and texture of social scenery'
  34. 'While at work you must ruthlessly suppress all three of these fine emotions.'
  35. 'I think Dr Lynda Scott has struck that very, very sensitive, fine balance.'
  36. 'That fine sensitivity also helps to interpret a minor insult or affront as a threat or rejection.'
  37. 'She begins to shrink from his lack of fine feeling and drunkenness; embittered, she turns their marriage into a battle.'
  38. 'The reader will be curious to know where those fine feelings of moral repugnance were when you took the job.'
Directed or stationed behind the wicket and close to the line of flight of the ball when it is bowled.

    noun

    Very small particles found in mining, milling, etc.
    1. 'The clay minerals and copious fines reported suggest that blockfields were produced by chemical weathering in a Mediterranean-type climate.'
    2. 'For flowability, the mixes contained additional fines, including limestone powder and silica fume.'
    3. 'There are limitations and certain conditions for the success of this method such as uniformity of sand and fines content in addition to the time factor.'
    4. 'Odds ratios showed cows preferred the stalls bedded with sand 2.8 times more than the stalls bedded with granite fines.'
    5. 'The product dries in 20 to 30 minutes to form a hard, durable surface that binds fines to the larger aggregate particles in the road surface.'

    adverb

    In a satisfactory or pleasing manner; very well.
    1. 'mother and baby are both doing fine'
    2. 'He had had trouble with TelePrompter in the past, he did just fine last night.'
    Behind the wicket and close to the line of flight of the ball when it is bowled.

      verb

      Clarify (beer or wine) by causing the precipitation of sediment during production.
      1. 'Fish extract is used to fine the wine - to take all the cloudy particles out of it.'
      2. 'If, after egg-white fining, the wine remains hazy, it always will be hazy.'
      3. 'The heavy rains earlier in the week have added a much needed drop of extra water to our local rivers which should be fining down nicely by the weekend.'
      Make or become thinner.
      1. 'In a set of photographs at the end of the book, we see the twins fined down to skin and bone shortly after their release from Kolyma in 1942.'
      2. 'He preserved a courtly oblivion towards the event, though it seems beyond reason that he could have not noticed his wife's girth had suddenly fined down.'
      (of the weather) become bright and clear.
      1. 'About 10: 30 P.M.that night it suddenly hit us all simultaneously that the wind had calmed down and the weather had fined up.'
      2. 'The weather will fine up on Tuesday before a change on Thursday night bringing some thundery rain on Friday followed by showers on Saturday and Sunday.'

      Definitions

      1. of superior or best quality; of high or highest grade: fine wine.

      2. choice, excellent, or admirable: a fine painting.

      3. consisting of minute particles: fine sand; a fine purée.

      4. very thin or slender: fine thread.

      5. keen or sharp, as a tool: Is the knife fine enough to carve well?

      6. delicate in texture; filmy: fine cotton fabric.

      7. delicately fashioned: fine tracery.

      8. highly skilled or accomplished: a fine musician.

      More examples(as adjective)

      "weathers can be fine at times."

      "searches can be fine for things."

      "people can be fine in/at/on todays."

      "weathers can be fine in places."

      "people can be fine in minutes."

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      Origin

      (fine)Middle English: from Old French fin, based on Latin finire ‘to finish’ (see finish).

      Phrase

      cut it (or things) fine
      do someone fine
      fine feathers make fine birds
      a fine line
      the finer points of
      —'s finest
      one's finer feelings
      one's finest hour
      fine words butter no parsnips
      not to put too fine a point on it
      one fine day