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1fine/ˈfaɪn/adjective
finerfinest
1fine
/ˈfaɪn/
adjective
finerfinest
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.
   b  — used in an ironic way to refer to things that are not good or acceptable
always used before a noun  : very good
   b  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
   b  : very sharp or narrow : having a sharp point
   c  : made up of very small pieces, drops, etc.
   d  : very small
— see also fine print
   e  : having very small holes
   f  : small and delicate
: small and done with a lot of care and accuracy
   b  : small and difficult to see or understand : subtle
always used before a noun  : expensive and of high quality
   b  : 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]
2fine/ˈfaɪn/adverb
2fine
/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
3fine/ˈfaɪn/noun
pluralfines
3fine
/ˈfaɪn/
noun
pluralfines
Learner's definition of FINE  
[count]
: an amount of money that you pay as a punishment for breaking a law or rule
4fine/ˈfaɪn/verb
finesfinedfining
4fine
/ˈfaɪn/
verb
finesfinedfining
Learner's definition of FINE  
[+ object]
: to require (someone) to pay a fine as a punishment
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