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1 fine /ˈfaɪn/ adjective
finer; finest
1 fine
/ˈfaɪn/
adjective
finer; finest
Learner's definition of FINE
not used before a noun : good, acceptable, or satisfactory : ok
Fine is often used as a response to show acceptance or approval.
used in an ironic way to refer to things that are not good or acceptable
always used before a noun : very good
always used before a noun : deserving praise, admiration, or respect
not used before a noun : well or healthy : not sick or injured
of weather : sunny and pleasant
: very thin
: very sharp or narrow
: having a sharp point
: made up of very small pieces, drops, etc.
: very small
see also fine print
: small and delicate
: small and done with a lot of care and accuracy
: small and difficult to see or understand : subtle
always used before a noun : expensive and of high quality
: formal and graceful

a fine figure of a man/woman

see 1figure

chance would be a fine thing

see 1chance

finest hour

see hour

not to put too fine a point on it

used in an ironic way to introduce a very strong and usually critical statement

— finely

/ˈfaɪnli/ adverb

— fineness

/ˈfaɪnnəs/ noun [noncount]
2 fine /ˈfaɪn/ adverb
2 fine
/ˈfaɪn/
adverb
Learner's definition of FINE
somewhat informal
: not badly or poorly : well enough
: in an elegant and graceful way
used after a verb : in small pieces
3 fine /ˈfaɪn/ noun
plural fines
3 fine
/ˈfaɪn/
noun
plural fines
Learner's definition of FINE
[count]
: an amount of money that you pay as a punishment for breaking a law or rule
4 fine /ˈfaɪn/ verb
fines; fined; fining
4 fine
/ˈfaɪn/
verb
fines; fined; fining
Learner's definition of FINE
[+ object]
: to require (someone) to pay a fine as a punishment
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