Thinly
Thinly Thin"ly, a. In a thin manner; in a loose, scattered manner; scantily; not thickly; as, ground thinly planted with trees; a country thinly inhabited. [1913 Webster]

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  • thinly — UK US /ˈθɪnli/ adverb ► FINANCE, STOCK MARKET with few people buying or selling shares, etc.: thinly traded markets/securities/stocks »There are thinly traded markets for all three companies shares. ► without enough money, people, supplies, etc.… …   Financial and business terms

  • thinly — thin|ly [ θınli ] adverb 1. ) in a thin layer or piece: Spread the melted chocolate thinly over the cake. thinly sliced tomatoes 2. ) with only a few people or things that are far apart from each other: thinly spread/scattered/sown: Quality… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • thinly — UK [ˈθɪnlɪ] / US adverb 1) in a thin layer or piece Spread the melted chocolate thinly over the cake. thinly sliced tomatoes 2) with only a few people or things that are far apart from each other thinly spread/scattered/sown: Quality programmes… …   English dictionary

  • thinly — adverb 1 in a way that has a very small distance between two sides or two flat surfaces: thinly sliced bread 2 scattered or spread over a large area, with a lot of space in between: Sow the radish seeds thinly. | thinly populated/settled etc: The …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • thinly — thin|ly [ˈθınli] adv 1.) in a way that has a very small distance between two sides or two flat surfaces ≠ ↑thickly ▪ thinly sliced bread 2.) scattered or spread over a large area, with a lot of space in between ▪ Sow the radish seeds thinly. ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thinly — [ˈθɪnli] adv 1) in a thin layer or piece thinly sliced tomatoes[/ex] 2) with only a few people or things that are far apart from each other a thinly populated area[/ex] 3) in a way that makes it easy to recognize what the true situation really is …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • thinly — adverb 1. without force or sincere effort (Freq. 1) smiled thinly • Derived from adjective: ↑thin 2. in a small quantity or extent spread the margarine thinly over the meat apply paint lightly • Syn …   Useful english dictionary

  • thinly — adv. Thinly is used with these adjectives: ↑covered, ↑populated, ↑scattered Thinly is used with these verbs: ↑cut, ↑slice, ↑smile, ↑sow, ↑spread, ↑stretch …   Collocations dictionary

  • thinly — thin ► ADJECTIVE (thinner, thinnest) 1) having opposite surfaces or sides close together. 2) (of a garment or fabric) made of light material. 3) having little flesh or fat on the body. 4) having few parts or members relative to the area covered… …   English terms dictionary

  • thinly — adverb see thin I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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