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fin1
top: fins of a typical bony fish
bottom: swimming fins

fin 1

 (fĭn)
n.
1. A membranous appendage extending from the body of a fish or other aquatic animal, used for propelling, steering, or balancing the body in the water.
2. Something resembling a fin in shape or function, as:
a. A covering for the foot having a flat flexible portion made of rubber or plastic that widens as it extends forward from the toes, used to provide enhanced propulsion in swimming and diving. Also called flipper.
b. A fixed or movable airfoil used to stabilize an aircraft, missile, or projectile in flight.
c. A thin, usually curved projection attached to the rear bottom of a surfboard for stability.
d. A projecting vane used for cooling, as on a radiator or an engine cylinder.
e. See tail fin.
v. finned, fin·ning, fins
v.tr.
To equip with fins.
v.intr.
1. To emerge with the fins above water.
2. To swim, as a fish.
3. To lash the water with the fins. Used of a dying whale.

[Middle English, from Old English finn.]

fin 2

 (fĭn)
n. Slang
A five-dollar bill.

[Yiddish finf, five, from Old High German funf, finf; see penkwe in Indo-European roots.]

Fin

abbreviation for
1. (Placename) Finland
2. (Placename) Finnish

FIN

abbreviation for
(Automotive Engineering) Finland (international car registration)

Fin

abbreviation for
1. (Placename) Finland
2. (Placename) Finnish

FIN

abbreviation for
(Automotive Engineering) Finland (international car registration)

fin1

(fɪn)

n., v. finned, fin•ning. n.
1. a membranous, winglike or paddlelike organ attached to any of various parts of the body of certain aquatic animals.
2. a winglike appendage to a hull, as one for controlling the dive of a submarine.
3. any of certain small, subsidiary structures on an aircraft, designed to increase directional stability.
4. any of a number of standing ridges, as on a radiator or engine cylinder, intended to maximize heat transfer to the surrounding air.
5. (on an automobile body) a fin-shaped ornamental part, esp. on a rear fender (tail fin).
6. Usu., fins. flipper (def. 2).
v.t.
7. to provide with fins.
v.i.
8. to lash the water with the fins.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English finn]
fin′less, adj.
fin′like`, adj.

fin2

(fɪn)

n.
Slang. a five-dollar bill.
[1865–70; earlier finnip, fin(n)if(f) a five-pound note < Yiddish fin(e)f five < Middle High German vumf, vimf; see five]

Fin.

1. Finland.
2. Finnish.

fin.

1. finance.
2. financial.
3. finish.
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fin
fins on a typical bony fish

fin

(fĭn)
One of the wing-like or paddle-like parts of a fish, dolphin, or whale that are used for propelling, steering, and balancing the in water.

fin


Past participle: finned
Gerund: finning

Imperative
fin
fin
Present
I fin
you fin
he/she/it fins
we fin
you fin
they fin
Preterite
I finned
you finned
he/she/it finned
we finned
you finned
they finned
Present Continuous
I am finning
you are finning
he/she/it is finning
we are finning
you are finning
they are finning
Present Perfect
I have finned
you have finned
he/she/it has finned
we have finned
you have finned
they have finned
Past Continuous
I was finning
you were finning
he/she/it was finning
we were finning
you were finning
they were finning
Past Perfect
I had finned
you had finned
he/she/it had finned
we had finned
you had finned
they had finned
Future
I will fin
you will fin
he/she/it will fin
we will fin
you will fin
they will fin
Future Perfect
I will have finned
you will have finned
he/she/it will have finned
we will have finned
you will have finned
they will have finned
Future Continuous
I will be finning
you will be finning
he/she/it will be finning
we will be finning
you will be finning
they will be finning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been finning
you have been finning
he/she/it has been finning
we have been finning
you have been finning
they have been finning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been finning
you will have been finning
he/she/it will have been finning
we will have been finning
you will have been finning
they will have been finning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been finning
you had been finning
he/she/it had been finning
we had been finning
you had been finning
they had been finning
Conditional
I would fin
you would fin
he/she/it would fin
we would fin
you would fin
they would fin
Past Conditional
I would have finned
you would have finned
he/she/it would have finned
we would have finned
you would have finned
they would have finned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fin - the cardinal number that is the sum of four and onefin - the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
2.fin - one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify
3.fin - one of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rainfin - one of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain
jalousie - a shutter made of angled slats
slat, spline - a thin strip (wood or metal)
4.fin - a shoe for swimmingfin - a shoe for swimming; the paddle-like front is an aid in swimming (especially underwater)
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
5.fin - a stabilizer on a ship that resembles the fin of a fish
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
stabiliser, stabilizer - a device for making something stable
vane - a fin attached to the tail of an arrow, bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it
6.fin - organ of locomotion and balance in fishes and some other aquatic animals
ray - any of the stiff bony spines in the fin of a fish
dorsal fin - unpaired median fin on the backs of fishes and some other aquatic vertebrates that help to maintain balance
pectoral fin - either of a pair of fins situated just behind the head in fishes that help control the direction of movement
pelvic fin, ventral fin - either of a pair of fins attached to the pelvic girdle in fishes that help control the direction of movement; correspond to hind limbs of a land vertebrate
caudal fin, tail fin - the tail of fishes and some other aquatic vertebrates
fish - any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills; "the shark is a large fish"; "in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish"
appendage, extremity, member - an external body part that projects from the body; "it is important to keep the extremities warm"
Verb1.fin - equip (a car) with fins
equip, fit out, outfit, fit - provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"
2.fin - propel oneself through the water in a finning motion
aquatics, water sport - sports that involve bodies of water
swim - travel through water; "We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore"; "a big fish was swimming in the tank"
3.fin - show the fins above the water while swimming; "The sharks were finning near the surface"
swim - travel through water; "We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore"; "a big fish was swimming in the tank"
Translations
زِعْنِفَة السَّمَكزعنِفَة ذَيل الطائِرَه
ploutevsměrové kormidlo
finnehalefinnehalerorsideror
evä
peraja
függõleges vezérsík
uggiuggi, stélkambur
kilispelekasstabilizatorius
ķīlisspurastabilizators
smerové kormidlo
plavut
fenalabb

fin

[fɪn] N (all senses) → aleta f

fin

[ˈfɪn] n [fish] → nageoire f

fin

n
(of fish)Flosse f
(Aviat) → Seitenleitwerk nt, → Seitenflosse f; (of bomb, rocket, ship)Stabilisierungsfläche f
(Aut, of radiator) → Kühlrippe f
(for swimming) → Schwimmflosse f

fin

[fɪn] n (of fish) → pinna; (of plane, bomb) → impennaggio verticale

fin

(fin) noun
1. a thin movable part on a fish's body by which it balances, moves, changes direction etc.
2. anything that looks or is used like a fin. the tail-fin of an aeroplane.
References in classic literature ?
this fin is some three or four feet long, growing vertically from the hinder part of the back, of an angular shape, and with a very sharp pointed end.
Get away, Mericky, honey,--mammy'll give her baby some fin, by and by.
No, she bites off a Fin, she holds her in her Mouth--will she swallow her?
Wopsle conceding his fin with a gracious dignity, was immediately shoved into a dusty corner while everybody danced a hornpipe; and from that corner, surveying the public with a discontented eye, became aware of me.
I wish it were fin du globe," said Dorian with a sigh.
All the talk we ever have heard Uttered by bat or beast or bird-- Hide or fin or scale or feather-- Jabber it quickly and all together
A pause; then with a new, yet still subdued inflexion of the voice--an inflexion which provoked while it pleased me --accompanied, too, by a "sourire a la fois fin et timide" in perfect harmony with the tone:--
We'll hev her saggin' full when we take her up er we won't see a fin.
At first I saw nothing of him but his whiskers: they were black and cut somewhat in the shape of a shark's fin and so very fine that the least breath of air animated them into a sort of playful restlessness.
Kidd could see the finger of the dial stand up dark against the sky like the dorsal fin of a shark and the vain moonlight clinging to that idle clock.
The tendency of the whole affair to roll was partly corrected by a horizontal lateral fin on either side, and steering was chiefly effected by two vertical fins, which normally lay back like gill-flaps on either side of the head.
Right before her eyes, not twenty feet away, a large fin cut the water.