finest
noun, plural in construction Etymology: superlative of 3fine Date: 1951 police officers — usually used with the possessive form of a city or area <
the city's finest
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • finest — [fīn′ist] adj., adv. superl. of FINE1 pl.n. Informal the members of the police force (of a specified city) [one of New York s finest] …   English World dictionary

  • finest — index cardinal (outstanding), leading (ranking first), premium, prime (most valu able) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • finest — fine fine (f[imac]n), a. [Compar. {finer} (f[imac]n [ e]r); superl. {finest}.] [F. fin, LL. finus fine, pure, fr. L. finire to finish; cf. finitus, p. p., finished, completed (hence the sense accomplished, perfect.) See {Finish}, and cf. {Finite} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Finest — Infobox Album Name = The Best of the Proclaimers Type = compilation Artist = The Proclaimers Released = September 1, 2003 Recorded = 1983 2003 Genre = Pop, Rock Length = Label = Persevere Producer = The Proclaimers Reviews = Last album = Born… …   Wikipedia

  • finest — /fuy nist/, n. (used with a pl. v.) Informal. the police: New York City s finest. [1925 30, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • finest — noun police officers Fifty of New Yorks finest were on hand for security …   Wiktionary

  • finest — adj. Finest is used with these nouns: ↑hour, ↑mind, ↑moment …   Collocations dictionary

  • finest — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A member of a law enforcement agency: blue coat, officer, patrolman, patrolwoman, peace officer, police, policeman, police officer, policewoman. Informal: cop, law. Slang: bull1, copper, flatfoot, fuzz, gendarme, heat …   English dictionary for students

  • finest — 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

  • finest — 1) infest 2) feints …   Anagrams dictionary

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