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Fine appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Fred Threlfall's thirty-five fine threads are finer threads than Fred Threlfall's thirty-five thick threads.
    (by Anthony Nichols)
  • Whether the weather be fine
    or whether the weather be not.
    Whether the weather be cold
    or whether the weather be hot.
    We'll weather the weather
    whether we like it or not.

Fine appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • May Jo equal the fine record by solving six puzzles a week? (47 letters)
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Fine appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • A fine snore, rare Ronsen IFA.
  • Smile Ken! I flee from a dam or feel fine kelims.
  • One sure vendetta fine men I fatted never use, no?
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the adjective fine:

spoken English56.85%written English43.15%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective fine:


Comparison of usage frequency between the adjective fine and its most common antonym:


Fine is sometimes a misspelling of fire or thin.

The word fine is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective fine

What does fine mean as an attribute of a noun?

Fine is one of the top 50 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: finer | finest

  1. being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition
  2. minutely precise especially in differences in meaning
    • example: a fine distinction
    • similar: precise
  3. thin in thickness or diameter
    • examples: a fine film of oil | fine hairs | read the fine print
    • similar: thin
  4. characterized by elegance or refinement or accomplishment
    • examples: fine wine | looking fine in her Easter suit | a fine gentleman | fine china and crystal | a fine violinist | the fine hand of a master
    • similar: elegant
  5. of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles
  6. free from impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity

Alternative definition of the adjective fine


  1. Of superior quality.
  2. Of a particular grade of quality, usually between very good and very fine, and below mint.
  3. [context: of weather] Sunny and not raining.
  4. (informal) Being acceptable, adequate, passable, or satisfactory.
  5. (informal) Good-looking, attractive.
  6. Consisting of especially minute particulate; made up of particularly small pieces.
  7. Particularly slender; especially thin, narrow, or of small girth.
  8. Made of slender or thin filaments.
  9. Subtle, delicately balanced.
  10. [cricket] Behind the batsman and at a small angle to the line between the wickets.

Definition of the adverb fine

What does fine mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. an expression of agreement normally occurring at the beginning of a sentence
  2. in a delicate manner

Alternative definition of the adverb fine


  1. expression of agreement

Definition of the noun fine

What does fine mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: fines

  1. money extracted as a penalty
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonyms of fine: amercement / mulct
    • more generic word: penalty = a payment required for not fulfilling a contract
    • more specific term: library fine = fine imposed by a library on books that overdue when returned

Alternative definition of the noun fine


  1. Fine champagne; French brandy.
  2. [usually, plural] something that is fine; fine particles
  3. A payment or fee issued as punishment for breaking the law.
  4. [music] The end of a musical composition.
  5. [music] The location in a musical score that indicates the end of the piece, particularly when the piece ends somewhere in the middle of the score due to a section of the music being repeated.

Definition of the verb fine

What does fine mean as a doing word?

Fine is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: fined | fining | fines

  1. issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
    • example: I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient]The phone company billed me
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Asset]The phone company billed me $10
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Asset] for [Cause]The phone company billed me $10 for that phone call

      Measure Verbs (with the same syntax): amerce, bet, bill, charge, invoice, mulct, overcharge, save, scrimp, spare, tax, tip, undercharge, wager.

    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of fine: ticket
    • more generic word: book = record a charge in a police register
    • more specific word: amerce = punish by a fine imposed arbitrarily by the discretion of the court


  1. Fine a.k.a. Larry Fine: Louis Feinberg, known professionally as Larry Fine, was an American comedian, actor, violinist, and boxer, who is best known as a member of the comedy act The Three Stooges.
  2. Fine a.k.a. Kit Fine is a Silver Professor of Philosophy and Mathematics at New York University. He previously taught for several years at the University of Michigan and at UCLA. The author of several books and dozens of articles in international academic journals, he has made notable contributions to the fields of philosophical logic, metaphysics, and the philosophy of language and also has written on ancient philosophy, in particular on Aristotle's account of logic and modality.
  3. Fine is an actor.

There are other people with in their name, like Ben Fine, Bob Fine, Dan Fine, Fine Day, Fine-Day, Jon Fine, Liz Fine, Lou Fine, Ted Fine and many others.


Fine were a Los Angeles-based rock band of the late 1990s led by Ashley Hamilton.

  • also known as F.I.N.E.
  • members:
  • albums: "Against the View", "Wrecking Ball"


  1. Fine is a registered trademark stationed out of Jordan and part of the conglomerate Nuqul Group. Its establishment was in 1958 and FINE's main line of business is hygienic products, which include tissues, toilet paper, diapers, sanitary napkins, adult briefs, pocket tissues among others. FINE has operational facilities in Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Sudan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
  2. Fine a.k.a. fine. is a record label.


  1. "Fine" is a film, directed by Thornburg Brothers.
  2. "Fine" a.k.a. "Beside Her" is a 2012 short romantic drama film written by Carrie Carnevale, Alison Mason and Scott Trimbleand and directed by Carrie Carnevale.


  1. "Fine" is a song by American R&B singer Whitney Houston, and was the fourth single from her 2000 compilation album, Whitney: The Greatest Hits.
  2. "Fine" is an album by the artist Snailhouse. It was released in 1994 on the Lunamoth label, and is distributed by Scratch Records.
  3. "Fine" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  4. "Fine" is a musical album of S.E.N.S., tv soundtrack.
    • released on (16 years ago)
  5. "Fine" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  6. "Fine" is a composition.
  7. "Fine" is a musical album of Kaori Kobayashi.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  8. "Fine" is a musical album of Infection Code.
  9. "Fine" is a musical album of AMM.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  10. "Fine" is a musical single of Keison.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  11. "Fine" is a composition.


Fine is a town in St. Lawrence County, New York, United States. The population was 1,512 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Judge John Fine, a businessman involved in settling the town.


  1. Fine: A fine is money paid usually to superior authority, usually governmental authority, as a punishment for a crime or other offence. The amount of a fine can be determined case by case, but it is often announced in advance.
    • also known as 罰金
  2. Fine is a term for some high quality French brandy, including Cognac and Armagnac.
  3. Fine is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Phrases with Fine

Phrases starting with the word Fine:

  1. fine art
  2. Fine Leg
  3. fine arts
  4. Fine Gael
  5. Fine Line
  6. fine-tune
  7. fine print
  8. fine spray
  9. fine-tooth
  10. Fine-Tuned
  11. Fine Shrimp
  12. fine-leafed
  13. fine-leaved
  14. fine-grained
  15. fine-looking

Phrases ending with the word Fine:

  1. In Fine
  2. to fine
  3. I'm Fine
  4. vase-fine
  5. Cut It Fine

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Fine

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Google previewDictionary of Plant Breeding, Second Edition (2009)

by Rolf H. J. Schlegel

large boulder 60–200 cm, fine gravel 0.2–0.6 cm Daily, weekly, monthly, annually, biennially, none Very shallow, shallow, moderately deep, deep, very deep, not observed Brackish, fresh, polluted, oxygenated, stagnating, saline White, red, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Fashion History (2010)

by Valerie Cumming, C. W. Cunnington, P. E. Cunnington

A fine, crimped crepe. Aertex Period: 1888 onwards. Cotton cellular fabric invented in England; the Aertex Company was formed in 1888 and the fabric was used for underwear and sports clothes. Alamode Period: 17th century. “A thin light ...

Google previewUpper Necaxa Totonac Dictionary (2011)

by David Beck

fine, (= okay!, Sure!"), fine, (= 'fine sby'). English generic terms are matched in the first instance to the corresponding generic term (if any) in Totonac -specific types within the category are listed in the same entry preceded by “see also' ...

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Quotes about Fine

It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture. (Benjamin Franklin)
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Scrabble value of F4I1N1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of FINE

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