thin

Save
1 thin /ˈθɪn/ adjective
thinner; thinnest
1 thin
/ˈθɪn/
adjective
thinner; thinnest
Learner's definition of THIN
[also more thin; most thin]
: having a small distance between the top and bottom or front and back surfaces : not thick
: not having a lot of extra flesh on the body : not fat
Synonyms see: [2]lean
: not growing closely together : not growing in a large amount
: having less than the usual, original, or needed number or amount
of a liquid : flowing very easily : containing a lot of water
: having less oxygen than normal
: easy to see through
: not large or impressive
: not very good, useful, etc. : weak

(a) thin skin

see 1skin

disappear/vanish into thin air

: to disappear completely in a way that is mysterious

have a thin time (of it)

British
: to be in a difficult situation especially because you do not have enough money

on thin ice

see 1ice

out of thin air

used to say that someone or something appears in a sudden and unexpected way

the thin end of the wedge

British
: the beginning of something that will become more serious, unpleasant, etc.

thin on the ground

British
: existing or occurring in very small amounts

through thick and thin

see 3thick

— thinness

/ˈθɪnnəs/ noun [noncount]
2 thin /ˈθɪn/ verb
thins; thinned; thinning
2 thin
/ˈθɪn/
verb
thins; thinned; thinning
Learner's definition of THIN
: to make (something or someone) thin or thinner or to become thin or thinner: such as
: to become less crowded, close together, or full
[no object]
[+ object]
[+ object] : to make (a liquid) less thick by adding water or some other liquid to it
[no object] of a person's hair : to become less thick as more hairs fall out over time
[no object] of fog, smoke, etc. : to become easier to see through : to become less thick or dense
: to become less fat or to make (someone) less fat
[no object]
usually + down
[+ object]
3 thin /ˈθɪn/ adverb
thinner; thinnest
3 thin
/ˈθɪn/
adverb
thinner; thinnest
Learner's definition of THIN
[also more thin; most thin]
: in a way that makes thin pieces, layers, etc.
Comments & Questions
Comments & Questions
What made you want to look up thin? Include any comments and questions you have about this word.
LEARNER'S WORD OF THE DAY
Visible Illustration