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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahyn]
    • /faɪn/
    • /faɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyn]
    • /faɪn/

Definitions of fine word

  • adjective fine of superior or best quality; of high or highest grade: fine wine. 1
  • adjective fine choice, excellent, or admirable: a fine painting. 1
  • adjective fine consisting of minute particles: fine sand; a fine purée. 1
  • adjective fine very thin or slender: fine thread. 1
  • adjective fine keen or sharp, as a tool: Is the knife fine enough to carve well? 1
  • adjective fine delicate in texture; filmy: fine cotton fabric. 1

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Origin of fine

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English fin < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin fīnis end, utmost limit, highest point

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Parts of speech for Fine


fine popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% 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".

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Synonyms for fine

noun fine

  • punishment — the act of punishing.
  • reparation — the making of amends for wrong or injury done: reparation for an injustice.
  • forfeit — a fine; penalty.
  • amercement — to punish by imposing a fine not fixed by statute.
  • rip — to cut or tear apart in a rough or vigorous manner: to rip open a seam; to rip up a sheet.

verb fine

  • punish — to subject to pain, loss, confinement, death, etc., as a penalty for some offense, transgression, or fault: to punish a criminal.
  • levy — an imposing or collecting, as of a tax, by authority or force.
  • confiscate — If you confiscate something from someone, you take it away from them, usually as a punishment.
  • seize — to take hold of suddenly or forcibly; grasp: to seize a weapon.
  • alienate — If you alienate someone, you make them become unfriendly or unsympathetic towards you.

adjective fine

  • well — in a good or satisfactory manner: Business is going well.
  • acceptable — Acceptable activities and situations are those that most people approve of or consider to be normal.
  • satisfactory — giving or affording satisfaction; fulfilling all demands or requirements: a satisfactory solution.
  • okay — to put one's endorsement on or indicate one's approval of (a request, piece of copy, bank check, etc.); authorize; initial: Would you OK my application?
  • good — Graph-Oriented Object Database

interjection fine

  • sure — free from doubt as to the reliability, character, action, etc., of something: to be sure of one's data.
  • of course — a direction or route taken or to be taken.
  • certainly — You use certainly to emphasize what you are saying when you are making a statement.
  • no problem — any question or matter involving doubt, uncertainty, or difficulty.
  • yes — (used to express affirmation or assent or to mark the addition of something emphasizing and amplifying a previous statement): Do you want that? Yes, I do.

adverb fine

  • without fail — to fall short of success or achievement in something expected, attempted, desired, or approved: The experiment failed because of poor planning.
  • sensationally — producing or designed to produce a startling effect, strong reaction, intense interest, etc., especially by exaggerated, superficial, or lurid elements: a sensational novel.
  • roger — a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “fame” and “spear.”.
  • ingeniously — characterized by cleverness or originality of invention or construction: an ingenious machine.
  • flawlessly — having no defects or faults, especially none that diminish the value of something: a flawless Ming Dynasty vase.

Antonyms for fine

noun fine

  • amends — recompense or compensation given or gained for some injury, insult, etc
  • award — An award is a prize or certificate that a person is given for doing something well.
  • compensation — Compensation is money that someone who has experienced loss or suffering claims from the person or organization responsible, or from the state.
  • reimbursement — to make repayment to for expense or loss incurred: The insurance company reimbursed him for his losses in the fire.
  • reward — a sum of money offered for the detection or capture of a criminal, the recovery of lost or stolen property, etc.

verb fine

  • release — to lease again.
  • reimburse — to make repayment to for expense or loss incurred: The insurance company reimbursed him for his losses in the fire.
  • give — to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation; bestow: to give a birthday present to someone.
  • compensate — To compensate someone for money or things that they have lost means to pay them money or give them something to replace that money or those things.

adjective fine

  • unsatisfactory — not satisfactory; not satisfying or meeting one's demands; inadequate.
  • dull — not sharp; blunt: a dull knife.
  • poor — having little or no money, goods, or other means of support: a poor family living on welfare.
  • heavy — of great weight; hard to lift or carry: a heavy load.
  • fat — File Allocation Table

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