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thin

 (thĭn)
adj. thin·ner, thin·nest
1.
a. Relatively small in extent from one surface to the opposite, usually in the smallest solid dimension: a thin book.
b. Not great in diameter or cross section; fine: thin wire.
2. Having little bodily flesh or fat; lean or slender.
3.
a. Not dense or concentrated; sparse: the thin vegetation of the plateau.
b. More rarefied than normal: thin air.
4.
a. Flowing with relative ease; not viscous: a thin oil.
b. Watery: thin soup.
5.
a. Sparsely supplied or provided; scanty: a thin menu.
b. Having a low number of transactions: thin trading in the stock market.
6. Lacking force or substance; flimsy: a thin attempt.
7. Lacking resonance or fullness; tinny: The piano had a thin sound.
8. Lacking radiance or intensity: thin light.
9. Not having enough photographic density or contrast to make satisfactory prints. Used of a negative.
adv.
1. In a thin manner: Spread the varnish thin if you don't want it to wrinkle.
2. So as to be thin: Cut the cheese thin.
tr. & intr.v. thinned, thin·ning, thins
To make or become thin or thinner.

[Middle English, from Old English thynne; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

thin′ly adv.
thin′ness n.
thin′nish adj.

thin

(θɪn)
adj, thinner or thinnest
1. of relatively small extent from one side or surface to the other; fine or narrow
2. slim or lean
3. sparsely placed; meagre: thin hair.
4. of relatively low density or viscosity: a thin liquid.
5. weak; poor; insufficient: a thin disguise.
6. (Photography) (of a photographic negative) having low density, usually insufficient to produce a satisfactory positive
7. (Mountaineering) mountaineering a climb or pitch on which the holds are few and small
8. thin on the ground few in number; scarce
adv
in order to produce something thin: to cut bread thin.
vb, thins, thinning or thinned
to make or become thin or sparse
[Old English thynne; related to Old Frisian thenne, Old Saxon, Old High German thunni, Old Norse thunnr, Latin tenuis thin, Greek teinein to stretch]
ˈthinly adv
ˈthinness n

thin

(θɪn)

adj. thin•ner, thin•nest, adj.
1. having relatively little extent from one surface to the opposite: thin ice.
2. of small cross section in comparison with the length: a thin wire.
3. having little flesh; lean: a thin man.
4. composed of objects widely separated; sparse: thin vegetation.
5. scant.
6. of relatively slight consistency: thin soup.
7. rarefied, as air.
8. lacking solidity; flimsy: a thin excuse.
9. lacking volume; weak and shrill: a thin voice.
10. lacking force or a sincere effort: a thin smile.
11. lacking body or richness: a thin wine.
12. of light tint.
13. (of a photographic negative) lacking in contrast through underdevelopment or underexposure.
adv.
14. in a thin manner.
15. sparsely; not densely.
16. so as to produce something thin: ham sliced thin.
v.t.
17. to make thin or thinner (often fol. by down or out).
v.i.
18. to become reduced or diminished (often fol. by down, out, or off): The crowd thinned out.
[before 900; Middle English thyn(ne), Old English thynne, c. Old Frisian thenne]
thin′ly, adv.
thin′ness, n.

thin


Past participle: thinned
Gerund: thinning

Imperative
thin
thin
Present
I thin
you thin
he/she/it thins
we thin
you thin
they thin
Preterite
I thinned
you thinned
he/she/it thinned
we thinned
you thinned
they thinned
Present Continuous
I am thinning
you are thinning
he/she/it is thinning
we are thinning
you are thinning
they are thinning
Present Perfect
I have thinned
you have thinned
he/she/it has thinned
we have thinned
you have thinned
they have thinned
Past Continuous
I was thinning
you were thinning
he/she/it was thinning
we were thinning
you were thinning
they were thinning
Past Perfect
I had thinned
you had thinned
he/she/it had thinned
we had thinned
you had thinned
they had thinned
Future
I will thin
you will thin
he/she/it will thin
we will thin
you will thin
they will thin
Future Perfect
I will have thinned
you will have thinned
he/she/it will have thinned
we will have thinned
you will have thinned
they will have thinned
Future Continuous
I will be thinning
you will be thinning
he/she/it will be thinning
we will be thinning
you will be thinning
they will be thinning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been thinning
you have been thinning
he/she/it has been thinning
we have been thinning
you have been thinning
they have been thinning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been thinning
you will have been thinning
he/she/it will have been thinning
we will have been thinning
you will have been thinning
they will have been thinning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been thinning
you had been thinning
he/she/it had been thinning
we had been thinning
you had been thinning
they had been thinning
Conditional
I would thin
you would thin
he/she/it would thin
we would thin
you would thin
they would thin
Past Conditional
I would have thinned
you would have thinned
he/she/it would have thinned
we would have thinned
you would have thinned
they would have thinned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.thin - lose thickness; become thin or thinner
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
thicken, inspissate - become thick or thicker; "The sauce thickened"; "The egg yolk will inspissate"
2.thin - make thin or thinner; "Thin the solution"
cut down, reduce, trim back, trim down, cut, cut back, trim, bring down - cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
draw - reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die; "draw wire"
thicken, inspissate - make thick or thicker; "Thicken the sauce"; "inspissate the tar so that it becomes pitch"
3.thin - lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"
weaken - lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"
water down - make less strong or intense; "water down the mixture"
4.thin - take off weightthin - take off weight      
sweat off - lose weight by sweating; "I sweated off 3 pounds in the sauna"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
Adj.1.thin - of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint"
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
narrow - not wide; "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the page"
thick - not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions; "an inch thick"; "a thick board"; "a thick sandwich"; "spread a thick layer of butter"; "thick coating of dust"; "thick warm blankets"
2.thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
ectomorphic - having a build with little fat or muscle but with long limbs
thin - of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint"
fat - having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"
3.thin - very narrow; "a thin line across the page"
narrow - not wide; "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the page"
4.thin - not dense; "a thin beard"; "trees were sparse"
distributed - spread out or scattered about or divided up
5.thin - relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous; "air is thin at high altitudes"; "a thin soup"; "skimmed milk is much thinner than whole milk"; "thin oil"
thick - relatively dense in consistency; "thick cream"; "thick soup"; "thick smoke"; "thick fog"
6.thin - (of sound) lacking resonance or volume; "a thin feeble cry"
full - (of sound) having marked deepness and body; "full tones"; "a full voice"
7.thin - lacking spirit or sincere effort; "a thin smile"
spiritless - lacking ardor or vigor or energy; "a spiritless reply to criticism"
8.thin - lacking substance or significance; "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame"
unimportant, insignificant - devoid of importance, meaning, or force
Adv.1.thin - without viscosity; "the blood was flowing thin"

thin

adjective
1. narrow, fine, attenuate, attenuated, threadlike A thin cable carries the signal to a computer.
narrow thick, heavy, bulky
3. wafer-thin, paper-thin, papery The recipe makes about 5 dozen thin biscuits.
4. watery, weak, diluted, dilute, runny, rarefied, wishy-washy (informal) The soup was thin and clear.
watery strong, concentrated, thick, dense, viscous
5. meagre, sparse, scanty, poor, scattered, inadequate, insufficient, deficient, paltry The crowd had been thin for the first half of the match.
meagre adequate, abundant, plentiful, profuse
6. fine, delicate, flimsy, sheer, transparent, see-through, translucent, skimpy, gossamer, diaphanous, filmy, unsubstantial Her gown was thin and she shivered from the cold.
fine heavy, thick, substantial, dense, bulky, strong
7. unconvincing, inadequate, feeble, poor, weak, slight, shallow, insufficient, superficial, lame, scant, flimsy, scanty, unsubstantial The evidence is thin, and to some extent, ambiguous.
unconvincing strong, convincing, substantial, adequate
8. weak, faint, feeble, small, low, soft, high-pitched, reedy Her thin voice rose high in complaint.
9. wispy, thinning, sparse, scarce, scanty She had pale thin yellow hair.
verb
1. prune, trim, cut back, weed out It would have been better to thin the trees over several winters.
2. dilute, water down, weaken, attenuate Aspirin thins the blood, letting it flow more easily.

thin

adjective
1. Having little flesh or fat on the body:
Idioms: all skin and bones, thin as a rail.
2. Marked by great diffusion of component particles:
3. Lower than normal in strength or concentration due to admixture:
4. Conspicuously deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent:
Slang: measly.
verb
1. To make physically thin or thinner:
Archaic: extenuate.
2. To become diffuse:
3. To lessen the strength of by or as if by admixture:
Translations
خَفيف، مُتَفَرِّقرَقِيقرَقيق، رَفيعقَليل الكَثافَهنَحِيف
hubenýřídkýtenkýslabýnepřesvědčivý
tyndtynde udfortyndespinkel
laihaohutlaimentaaohentaaohentua
mršavtanak
hígsoványvékony
grannur, mjórléleguròunnuròunnur, gisinnòunnur, vatnskenndur
細い薄い薄めるシャンクした削る
마른얇은
plonaiplonėtiplonintiplonumasretėti
izklīstkļūt retākam/plānākamnepārliecinošsnovājētplāns
tenkýzrednutý
mršavredektenek
smaltunn
ผอมผอม บาง
incezayıfkalabalık değilkoyu değilseyrek
mỏngốm

thin

[θɪn]
A. ADJ (thinner (compar) (thinnest (superl)))
1. (= not fat) [person, legs, arms] → delgado, flaco (pej); [waist] → delgado, estrecho; [face] → delgado; [nose] → delgado, afilado; [lips] → fino; [animal] → flaco
to get or grow thinadelgazar
I want to get nice and thin for the holidaysquiero adelgazar bien para estas vacaciones
you're getting thin - aren't you eating enough?te estás quedando muy delgado, ¿comes lo suficiente?
she was painfully thinestaba tan flaca que daba pena verla
to be as thin as a rakeestar en los huesos
2. (= not thick) [layer, sheet] → fino, delgado; [wall] → delgado; [slice, line, fabric] → fino
a thin layer of paintuna capa fina de pintura
a thin volume of poetryun delgado tomo de poesía
to wear thin [fabric, clothing] → desgastarse
his trousers had worn thin at the kneeel pantalón se le había desgastado por las rodillas
the joke had begun to wear very thin (fig) → la broma ya empezaba a resultar muy pesada
my patience is wearing thin (fig) → se me está agotando or acabando la paciencia
it's the thin end of the wedgees el principio de algo que puede tener terribles consecuencias
to be or skate or walk on thin iceestar pisando terreno resbaladizo or peligroso
to have a thin skinofenderse por nada, tomárselo todo a mal
see also line A1
3. (= watery) [custard, sauce, paint] → poco espeso
4. (= not dense) [smoke, fog, rain] → fino
5. (= sparse) [beard, hair] → ralo, escaso; [eyebrows] → fino, delgado; [crowd] → escaso, poco numeroso
to be thin on the ground (esp Brit) → escasear
to be thin on topestar casi calvo, tener poco pelo (en la cabeza)
6. (= unconvincing) [excuse] → pobre, poco convincente; [evidence] → poco concluyente; [argument, essay, script] → pobre, flojo
a thin majorityuna mayoría escasa
a thin smileuna débil sonrisa
7. (= weak) [voice] → aflautado
8. (Fin) [profit] → escaso
trading was thin on the stock markethubo poca actividad en la bolsa
9. (= lacking oxygen) [air, atmosphere] → enrarecido, rarificado
out of/into thin air to appear out of thin airaparecer como por arte de magia
to produce sth out of thin airsacar algo de la nada
I can't conjure up the money out of thin airno puedo sacar el dinero de la nada
he disappeared or vanished into thin airdespareció como por arte de magia, se lo tragó la tierra
B. ADV (= thinly)
slice the potatoes very thincorta las patatas en rodajas muy finas
don't slice the bread too thinno cortes el pan demasiado fino
spread the butter very thinuntar una capa muy fina de mantequilla
see also spread B5
C. VT
1. (also thin out) (= reduce in number) [+ population, group] → mermar; [+ seedlings] → entresacar
2. (also thin down) (= dilute) [+ sauce, soup] → aclarar; [+ paint] → diluir
aspirin thins the bloodla aspirina hace que la sangre sea menos espesa
greenhouse gases are thinning the ozone layerlos gases que causan el efecto invernadero están haciendo que la capa de ozono sea cada vez menos espesa
D. VI (also thin out) (= lessen) [fog] → aclararse; [ozone layer] → hacerse menos espeso; [crowd] → disminuir; [population] → mermar, reducirse
his hair is thinning slightlyestá empezando a perder pelo
thin down
A. VT + ADV (= dilute) [+ sauce, gravy, custard] → aclarar; [+ paint] → diluir
B. VI + ADV (= become slim) → adelgazar
thin out
A. VT + ADV (= reduce in number) [+ population, group] → mermar; [+ seedlings] → entresacar
B. VI + ADV (= lessen) [fog] → aclararse; [ozone layer] → hacerse menos denso; [crowd] → disminuir; [population] → mermar, reducirse
his hair is thinning outestá empezando a perder pelo

thin

[ˈθɪn]
adj
[layer, cable, wire, strip, fingers] → fin(e)
(not fat) [person, animal] → maigre; [face] → mince
[fabric, coat, blouse] → léger/ère; [paper] → fin(e)
[soup, sauce] → peu épais(se)
[hair] → clairsemé(e)
to be thin on top [person] → se dégarnir
[crowd] → peu nombreux/euse
(= unfriendly) [smile] → maigre
(= weak) [argument, evidence] → mince
[voice] → grêle
(= rare) to be thin on the ground → être rare, ne pas être nombreux/euse
vt
[+ hair] → désépaissir; [+ trees] → éclaircir
(also thin down) [+ sauce] → délayer, allonger; [+ paint] → délayer
[+ blood] → fluidifier
vi
[fog] → devenir moins épais(se)
(also thin out) [crowd] → diminuer; [trees] → être moins nombreux/euse
[hair]
His hair is thinning → Il se dégarnit.

thin

adj (+er)
(= not fat)dünn; as thin as a rake (Brit) or rail (US) → dünn wie eine Bohnenstange
(= not thick) paper, slice, string, wall, blood, dressdünn; liquiddünn(flüssig); (= narrow) columnschmal
(= sparse) hair, grassdünn, schütter; eyebrowsschütter, licht; vegetationgering, spärlich, kümmerlich (pej); population, crowdklein, kümmerlich (pej); his hair is getting quite thinsein Haar lichtet sich; he’s a bit thin on topbei ihm lichtet es sich oben schon ein wenig; to be thin on the ground (fig)dünn gesät sein
(= not dense) fogleicht; airdünn; to vanish into thin air (fig)sich in Luft auflösen; the agent simply vanished into thin airder Agent schien sich einfach in Luft aufgelöst zu haben; to appear out of thin airaus dem Nichts auftauchen
(fig: = weak, poor) voice, smileschwach, dünn; excuseschwach, fadenscheinig; disguise, story line, plotschwach; trading, profitsgering; a thin majorityeine knappe Mehrheit; she had a thin time of it (dated inf)es war nicht gerade schön für sie; to give somebody a thin time of it (dated inf)jdm das Leben schwer machen
adv (+er) spread, cutdünn; liedünn, spärlich
vt paint, sauce, ozone layerverdünnen; trees, rankslichten; hairausdünnen; blooddünner werden lassen
vi (fog, crowd)sich lichten; (hair also)schütter werden; (ozone layer)dünner werden; (population)abnehmen

thin

[θɪn]
1. adj (-ner (comp) (-nest (superl))) (gen) → sottile; (paper, glass) → fine; (blanket, parcel, coat, fog) → leggero/a; (soup, paint, honey) → poco denso/a; (vegetation, hair, crowd) → rado/a; (population) → scarso/a; (person) → esile, magro/a; (crop, excuse, argument) → magro/a
at 20,000 metres the air is thin → a 20.000 metri l'aria è molto rarefatta
the crowd seemed suddenly thinner → improvvisamente la folla sembrò essersi diradata
he's as thin as a rake → è magro come un chiodo
to vanish into thin air → volatilizzarsi
doctors are thin on the ground at the moment → i dottori scarseggiano in questo periodo
2. adv to spread sth thinspalmare uno strato sottile di qc
to cut sth thin → tagliare qc a fette sottili
3. vt (also thin down) (sauce, paint) → diluire (also thin out) (trees, plants, hair) → sfoltire
4. vi (fog) → diradarsi (also thin out) (crowd) → disperdersi
his hair is thinning → sta perdendo i capelli

thin

(θin) adjective
1. having a short distance between opposite sides. thin paper; The walls of these houses are too thin.
2. (of people or animals) not fat. She looks thin since her illness.
3. (of liquids, mixtures etc) not containing any solid matter; rather lacking in taste; (tasting as if) containing a lot of water or too much water. thin soup.
4. not set closely together; not dense or crowded. His hair is getting rather thin.
5. not convincing or believable. a thin excuse.
verbpast tense, past participle thinned
to make or become thin or thinner. The crowd thinned after the parade was over.
ˈthinly adverb
ˈthinness noun
thin air
nowhere. He disappeared into thin air.
ˌthin-ˈskinned adjective
sensitive; easily hurt or upset. Be careful what you say – she's very thin-skinned.
thin out
to make or become less dense or crowded. The trees thinned out near the river.

thin

رَقِيق, نَحِيف hubený, tenký tynd dünn αδύνατος, λεπτός delgado, fino laiha, ohut menu, mince mršav, tanak magro, sottile 細い, 薄い 마른, 얇은 dun tynn cienki, szczupły fino, magro тонкий, худой smal, tunn ผอม, ผอม บาง ince, zayıf mỏng, ốm 瘦的, 薄的

thin

a. delgado-a, flaco-a; [liquid] aguado-a, aclarado-a; [light] ligero-a;
___ haircabello fino;
___ lightluz tenue.

thin

adj (comp thinner; super thinnest) delgado, flaco (fam); (hair) escaso, ralo, delgado; (liquid) poco espeso; (fam, blood) anticoagulada; to become — adelgazarse, (esp. unintentionally) enflaquecer( se); to — (someone's) blood tratar(le) (a alguien) con anticoagulante; We need to thin your blood..Necesitamos tratarlo con un anticoagulante.
References in classic literature ?
Fifteen- year-old Jo was very tall, thin, and brown, and reminded one of a colt, for she never seemed to know what to do with her long limbs, which were very much in her way.
Carefully, as though about to exhibit some, precious jewel, he loosened the oiled-silk wrappings and showed a large map, on thin but tough paper.
He was tall and slender, and his thin shoulders stooped.
Pontellier had danced twice with her husband, once with Robert, and once with Monsieur Ratignolle, who was thin and tall and swayed like a reed in the wind when he danced, she went out on the gallery and seated herself on the low window-sill, where she commanded a view of all that went on in the hall and could look out toward the Gulf.
A sky-blue coat, with short and broad skirts and low cape, exposed a long, thin neck, and longer and thinner legs, to the worst animadversions of the evil-disposed.
A thin, washed-out, pretty woman stood up, and clasped her hands in front of her.
In agreeable contrast, his brother, Maryland Joe, was attired in a thin fawn- colored summer overcoat, lightly worn open, so as to show the unstarched bosom of a white embroidered shirt, and a pair of nankeen trousers and pumps.
As for his dress, it was of the simplest kind; a summer sack of cheap and ordinary material, thin checkered pantaloons, and a straw hat, by no means of the finest braid.
True, from the unmarred dead body of the whale, you may scrape off with your hand an infinitely thin, transparent substance, somewhat resembling the thinnest shreds of isinglass, only it is almost as flexible and soft as satin; that is, previous to being dried, when it not only contracts and thickens, but becomes rather hard and brittle.
I had been eating some hay, and the wind rolled a little lock of it that way, and the poor creature put out her long thin neck and picked it up, and then turned and looked about for more.
She had a little thin face and a little thin body, thin light hair and a sour expression.
While Timmy was confined to bed, it 'ticed him to eat quantities--"But how shall I ever get out through that hole unless I thin myself?