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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fin]
    • /fɪn/
    • /fɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fin]
    • /fɪn/

Definitions of fin word

  • noun fin Slang. a five-dollar bill. 1
  • verb with object fin to cut off the fins from (a fish); carve or cut up, as a chub. 1
  • verb with object fin to provide or equip with a fin or fins. 1
  • verb without object fin to move the fins; lash the water with the fins, as a whale when dying. 1
  • noun fin A flattened appendage on various parts of the body of many aquatic vertebrates and some invertebrates, including fish and cetaceans, used for propelling, steering, and balancing. 1
  • noun fin webbed part of a fish 1

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Origin of fin

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English, Old English finn; cognate with Dutch vin, Low German finne; akin to Swedish fena

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Parts of speech for Fin


fin popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fin usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fin

noun fin

  • hand — Learned [lur-nid] /ˈlɜr nɪd/ (Show IPA), 1872–1961, U.S. jurist.
  • vaneSir Henry (Sir Harry Vane) 1613–62, British statesman and author.
  • appendage — An appendage is something that is joined to or connected with something larger or more important.
  • pinna — Botany. one of the primary divisions of a pinnate leaf.
  • stabilizer — a person or thing that stabilizes.

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