Fine Fine, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fined} (f[imac]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Fining}.] [From {Fine}, a.] 1. To make fine; to refine; to purify, to clarify; as, to fine gold. [1913 Webster]

It hath been fined and refined by . . . learned men. --Hobbes. [1913 Webster]

2. To make finer, or less coarse, as in bulk, texture, etc.; as. to fine the soil. --L. H. Bailey. [1913 Webster]

3. To change by fine gradations; as (Naut.), to fine down a ship's lines, to diminish her lines gradually. [1913 Webster]

I often sate at home On evenings, watching how they fined themselves With gradual conscience to a perfect night. --Browning. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • fined — adj. subjected to punishment by a fine. Syn: mulcted. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fined — af·fined; con·fined; con·fined·ly; con·fined·ness; fined; re·fined; re·fined·ly; re·fined·ness; un·de·fined·ly; un·de·fined·ness; …   English syllables

  • fined — find …   American English homophones

  • fined — faɪn n. monetary penalty, punishment which involves the payment of a specified sum of money v. punish with a fine, impose a tax upon; refine, purify; become fine or finer; make thin or thinner, reduce; clarify adj. delicate; thin; flimsy;… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fined — fiend …   Anagrams dictionary

  • fined — past of fine …   Useful english dictionary

  • af|fined — «uh FYND», adjective. 1. related; connected. 2. Obsolete. bound; obligated …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill-de|fined — «IHL dih FYND», adjective. not adequately explained; not well marked out; unclear: »The two nations share a vast and ill defined border (Harper s) …   Useful english dictionary

  • re|fined — «rih FYND», adjective. 1. freed from impurities; made pure: »refined sugar, refined gold. They claimed that the refined products of the crude oil were also theirs (London Times). 2. freed or free from grossness, coarseness, crudeness, or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-de|fined — «SEHLF dih FYND», adjective. defined by oneself or itself …   Useful english dictionary

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