[ adjective ] superior to the average
"in fine spirits" "a fine student" "made good grades" "morale was good" "had good weather for the parade"
Used in print(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)
Spahn not_only is a superior pitcher but a gentlemanly fine fellow , a ball_player 's ball_player , as they say in the trade .(The Providence Journal...)
There is a fine second act , as an example , one in which Samuel_Groom , as Dillon , has an opportunity to blaze_away in one impassioned passage after another .
Also fine are Sue_Lawless , as a mother more protective and belligerent than a female spider and just as destructive , Harold_Cherry , as her scratchy spouse , and Hildy_Weissman , as a vegetable in human form .
The company which performed the Pulitzer_Prize musical here last night and will repeat it twice today is full of bounce , the politicians are in fine voice , the chorines evoke happy memories , and the Little_Flower rides to break a lance again .
And Paul_Lipson , as Morris , the faithful one who never gets home to his Shirley 's dinner , was fine , too .
[ adjective ] superior in skill or ability or accomplishment
"a fine violinist" "a fine athlete" "a fine mind" "the scupture showed the fine hand of a master" "a fine performance"
Used in print(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)
If the artist would study his work more thoroughly and move certain units in his design , often only slightly , finer pictures would result .
[ adjective ] being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition
"an all-right movie" "the passengers were shaken up but are all right" "is everything all right?" "everything's fine" "things are okay" "dinner and the movies had been fine" "another minute I'd have
[ adjective ] (informal) being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition
"an all-right movie" "the passengers were shaken up but are all right" "is everything all right?" "everything's fine" "things are okay" "dinner and the movies had been fine"
Used in print(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
I spade lots of compost into their bed ; lacking that , decayed manure spread_over the bed is fine .
[ adjective ] minutely precise especially in differences in meaning
"a fine distinction"
Used in print(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)
In their book American_Skyline , Christopher_Tunnard and Henry_Hope_Reed argue that Franklin_Roosevelt 's New_Deal was what made the modern suburb a possibility - a fine ironical argument , when you consider how suburbanites tend to vote .(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)
At the home of a gourmet the new maid was instructed in the fine points of serving .
[ adverb ] sentence-initial expression of agreement
Used in print(The Dallas Morning News,...)
Moritz said Monday his leg feels fine and , as a result , he hopes to start practicing field_goals this week .(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)
`` Fine '' , Rector said .(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)
`` Fine '' .
[ verb ] impose a fine on
"he was fined for littering"
Used in print(Legislation on Foreign Relations. Committee on Foreign...)
Whoever , in the United_States or elsewhere , pays or offers to pay , or promises to pay , or receives on_account_of services rendered or to be rendered in connection with any such claim , compensation which , when added to any amount previously paid on_account_of such services , will exceed the amount of fees so determined by the Commission , shall be guilty of a misdemeanor , and , upon conviction thereof , shall be fined not more_than $ 5000 or imprisoned not more_than twelve months , or both , and if any such payment shall have been made or granted , the Commission shall take such action as may be necessary to recover the same , and , in_addition thereto , any such person shall forfeit all rights under this title .
[ adjective ] characterized by elegance or refinement or accomplishment
"fine wine" "looking fine in her Easter suit" "a fine gentleman" "fine china and crystal" "a fine violinist" "the fine hand of a master"
Used in print(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)
Miss_Ada was looking fine ; she had_on her Easter suit , blue , with lavender binding .
[ adjective ] of texture; being small-grained or smooth to the touch or having fine particles
"wood with a fine grain" "fine powdery snow" "fine rain" "batiste is a cotton fabric with a fine weave" "covered with a fine film of dust"
Used in print(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)
A very fine , gray solid ( about 15 g ) is formed , water-washed by centrifugation , and dried at 110 ` C .
[ adverb ] in a delicate manner
"finely shaped features" "her fine drawn body"
Used in print(Jim Thompson, The Transgressors....)
It poured out of him like an electric_current , a feeling that the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action , and that that action would be all that he anticipated .
[ adverb ] in a superior and skilled manner
"the soldiers were fighting finely"
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3297
[ adjective ] trained to the highest degree of physical excellence
"a fine racehorse"