Trimming
Trimming Trim"ming, n. 1. The act of one who trims. [1913 Webster]

2. That which serves to trim, make right or fitting, adjust, ornament, or the like; especially, the necessary or the ornamental appendages, as of a garment; hence, sometimes, the concomitants of a dish; a relish; -- usually in the plural. [1913 Webster]

3. The act of reprimanding or chastisting; as, to give a boy a trimming. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Trimming — Trim ming, a. from {Trim}, v. [1913 Webster] The Whigs are, essentially, an inefficient, trimming, halfway sort of a party. Jeffrey. [1913 Webster] {Trimming joist} (Arch.), a joist into which timber trimmers are framed; a header. See {Header}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trimming — Trimming. См. Отделка. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • trimming — index curtailment, reprimand Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • trimming — ► NOUN 1) (trimmings) small pieces trimmed off. 2) ornamentation or decoration, especially for clothing or furniture. 3) (the trimmings) informal the traditional accompaniments to something …   English terms dictionary

  • trimming — [trim′iŋ] n. 1. the action of a person who trims 2. something used to trim; specif., a) decoration; ornament b) [pl.] the side dishes of a meal [turkey with all the trimmings] 3. [pl.] parts trimmed off 4. Informal …   English World dictionary

  • Trimming — Apparently, derived from the Middle English Trim , the word was probably job descriptive for one who ballasted a vessel, or dressed timbers to smooth them. The Trimming of garments and cloth seems to be a much later derivation, probably 16th… …   Surnames reference

  • trimming — 1. noun a) The act of someone who trims. I gave a good trimming to my elderly neighbours hedges. b) Material that is removed by someone trimming something, as a piece of steak. He gave the trimmings to the dog under the kitchen table. 2. verb… …   Wiktionary

  • trimming — trim•ming [[t]ˈtrɪm ɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) anything used or serving to decorate or complete: the trimming on a uniform[/ex] 2) Usu., trimmings. an accompaniment or garnish to a main dish: roast turkey with all the trimmings[/ex] 3) trimmings, pieces cut… …   From formal English to slang

  • Trimming — Trim Trim, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trimmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trimming}.] [OE. trimen, trumen, AS. trymian, trymman, to prepare, dispose, make strong, fr. trum firm, strong; of uncertain origin.] 1. To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trimming — /trim ing/, n. 1. anything used or serving to decorate or complete: the trimmings of a Christmas tree. 2. Usually, trimmings. an accompaniment or garnish to a main dish: roast turkey with all the trimmings. 3. trimmings, pieces cut off in… …   Universalium

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