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fine 1

adj. fin·er, fin·est
a. Of superior quality, skill, or appearance: a fine day; a fine wine.
b. Excellent in character or ability: a fine person; a fine writer.
2. Very small in size, weight, or thickness: fine type; fine paper.
a. Free from impurities.
b. Metallurgy Containing pure metal in a specified proportion or amount: gold 21 carats fine.
4. Very sharp; keen: a blade with a fine edge.
5. Thin; slender: fine hairs.
6. Carefully or delicately made or done: fine china. See Synonyms at exquisite.
7. Consisting of very small particles; not coarse: fine dust.
a. Marginally different or subtle: a fine difference.
b. Able to make or detect effects of great subtlety or precision; sensitive: has a fine eye for color.
9. Trained to the highest degree of physical efficiency: a fine racehorse.
10. Characterized by refinement or elegance: people in the finest society.
11. Satisfactory; acceptable: Handing in your paper on Monday is fine.
12. Being in a state of satisfactory health; quite well: "How are you?" "I'm fine."
13. Used as an intensive: a fine mess.
1. Finely.
2. Informal Very well: doing fine.
tr. & intr.v. fined, fin·ing, fines
To make or become finer, purer, or cleaner.

[Middle English fin, from Old French, from Latin fīnis, end, supreme degree.]

fine′ness n.

fine 2

1. A sum of money required to be paid especially to the government as a penalty for an offense.
2. Obsolete An end; a termination.
tr.v. fined, fin·ing, fines
To require the payment of a fine from; impose a fine on.
in fine
1. In conclusion; finally.
2. In summation; in brief.

[Middle English fin, from Old French, settlement, compensation, from Medieval Latin fīnis, from Latin, end.]

fin′a·ble, fine′a·ble adj.

fi·ne 3

n. Music
The end.

[Italian, from Latin fīnis, end.]
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1. excellent or choice in quality; very good of its kind: a fine speech.
2. superior in skill, ability, or accomplishment: a fine violinist.
3. (of weather) clear and dry
4. enjoyable or satisfying: a fine time.
5. (postpositive) informal quite well; in satisfactory health: I feel fine.
6. satisfactory; acceptable: that's fine by me.
7. of delicate composition or careful workmanship: fine crystal.
8. (Metallurgy) (of precious metals) pure or having a high or specified degree of purity: fine silver; gold 98 per cent fine.
9. subtle in perception; discriminating: a fine eye for antique brasses.
10. abstruse or subtle: a fine point in argument.
11. very thin or slender: fine hair.
12. very small: fine dust; fine print.
13. (of edges, blades, etc) sharp; keen
14. ornate, showy, or smart
15. good-looking; handsome: a fine young woman.
16. polished, elegant, or refined: a fine gentleman.
17. morally upright and commendable: a fine man.
18. (Cricket) cricket (of a fielding position) oblique to and behind the wicket: fine leg.
19. (prenominal) informal disappointing or terrible: a fine mess.
20. informal quite well; all right: that suits me fine.
21. a nonstandard word for finely
22. (Billiards & Snooker) billiards snooker (of a stroke on the cue ball) so as to merely brush the object ball
23. cut it fine to allow little margin of time, space, etc
24. to make or become finer; refine
25. (often foll by: down or away) to make or become smaller
26. (Brewing) (tr) to clarify (wine, etc) by adding finings
27. (Billiards & Snooker) (tr) billiards snooker to hit (a cue ball) fine
28. informal (foll by: up) Austral and NZ (of the weather) to become fine
[C13: from Old French fin, from Latin fīnis end, boundary, as in fīnis honōrum the highest degree of honour]


1. a certain amount of money exacted as a penalty: a parking fine.
2. (Law) a payment made by a tenant at the start of his tenancy to reduce his subsequent rent; premium
3. (Law) feudal law a sum of money paid by a man to his lord, esp for the privilege of transferring his land to another
4. (Law) a method of transferring land in England by bringing a fictitious law suit: abolished 1833
5. in fine
a. in short; briefly
b. in conclusion; finally
(tr) to impose a fine on
[C12 (in the sense: conclusion, settlement): from Old French fin; see fine1]


1. (Music, other) the point at which a piece is to end, usually after a da capo or dal segno
2. (Music, other) an ending or finale
[Italian, from Latin fīnis end]


(Brewing) brandy of ordinary quality
[literally: fine]
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adj. fin•er, fin•est, adj.
1. of superior or best quality; of high or highest grade; excellent: fine wine.
2. consisting of minute particles: fine sand.
3. very thin; slender: fine thread.
4. keen; sharp, as a tool.
5. delicate in texture or workmanship: fine cotton.
6. highly skilled; accomplished: a fine musician.
7. trained to the maximum degree, as an athlete.
8. characterized by refinement or elegance; polished; refined: fine manners.
9. affectedly ornate or elegant.
10. delicate; subtle: a fine distinction.
11. healthy; well.
12. elegant in appearance; smart.
13. good-looking; handsome: a fine young man.
14. (of a precious metal or its alloy) free from impurities; containing a large amount of pure metal.
15. Informal. excellently; very well.
16. finely; delicately: fine wrought lettering.
17. to become fine or finer, as by refining.
18. to make fine or finer, esp. by refining or pulverizing.
19. to reduce the size or proportions of (often used with down or away): to fine down heavy features.
20. to clarify (wines or spirits) by filtration.
[1250–1300; Middle English fin < Anglo-French, Old French: extreme, farthest, best < Latin fīnis end]



n., v. fined, fin•ing. n.
1. a sum of money imposed as a penalty for an offense or dereliction: a parking fine.
2. a fee paid by a feudal tenant to a landlord, as on the renewal of tenure.
3. (formerly) a conveyance of land through decree of an English court, based upon a simulated lawsuit.
4. Archaic. a penalty of any kind.
5. to subject to a fine.
in fine, in short; briefly.
[1150–1200; Middle English fin < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin fīnis end, Medieval Latin: settlement, payment]


(ˈfi neɪ)

Music. the end.
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Fine is usually an adjective, but in conversation you can also use it as an adverb. Fine has three main meanings.

1. used to mean 'very good'

You can use it to say that something is very good or impressive.

He gave a fine performance.
From the top there is a fine view.

When you use fine like this, you can use words such as very or extremely in front of it.

He's intelligent and he'd do a very fine job.
This is an unusually fine piece of work.

You can't use fine as an adverb with this meaning, but you can use the adverb finely in front of an -ed participle.

This is a finely crafted story.
2. used to mean 'satisfactory'

You can also use fine to say that something is satisfactory or acceptable.

'Do you want more milk?' – 'No, this is fine.'

If you say that you are fine, you mean that your health is satisfactory.

'How are you?' – 'Fine, thanks.'

When you use fine to mean 'satisfactory', don't use 'very' in front of it. However, you can use just.

Everything is just fine.
'Is she settling down in England?' – 'Oh, she's just fine.'

In conversation, you can use fine as an adverb to mean 'satisfactorily' or 'well'.

We got on fine.
I was doing fine.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'finely' in sentences like these. Don't say, for example, 'We got on finely'.

3. used to mean 'small' or 'narrow'

You can also use fine to say that something is very narrow, or consists of very small or narrow parts.

She has long, fine hair.

When you use fine like this, you can use words such as very in front of it.

These pins are very fine and won't split the wood.

You can use finely as an adverb with this meaning.

Put the mixture in the bowl and add a cup of finely chopped onions.
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Past participle: fined
Gerund: fining

I fine
you fine
he/she/it fines
we fine
you fine
they fine
I fined
you fined
he/she/it fined
we fined
you fined
they fined
Present Continuous
I am fining
you are fining
he/she/it is fining
we are fining
you are fining
they are fining
Present Perfect
I have fined
you have fined
he/she/it has fined
we have fined
you have fined
they have fined
Past Continuous
I was fining
you were fining
he/she/it was fining
we were fining
you were fining
they were fining
Past Perfect
I had fined
you had fined
he/she/it had fined
we had fined
you had fined
they had fined
I will fine
you will fine
he/she/it will fine
we will fine
you will fine
they will fine
Future Perfect
I will have fined
you will have fined
he/she/it will have fined
we will have fined
you will have fined
they will have fined
Future Continuous
I will be fining
you will be fining
he/she/it will be fining
we will be fining
you will be fining
they will be fining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fining
you have been fining
he/she/it has been fining
we have been fining
you have been fining
they have been fining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fining
you will have been fining
he/she/it will have been fining
we will have been fining
you will have been fining
they will have been fining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fining
you had been fining
he/she/it had been fining
we had been fining
you had been fining
they had been fining
I would fine
you would fine
he/she/it would fine
we would fine
you would fine
they would fine
Past Conditional
I would have fined
you would have fined
he/she/it would have fined
we would have fined
you would have fined
they would have fined
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Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fine - money extracted as a penaltyfine - money extracted as a penalty  
penalty - a payment required for not fulfilling a contract
library fine - fine imposed by a library on books that overdue when returned
Verb1.fine - issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty; "I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street"; "Move your car or else you will be ticketed!"
book - record a charge in a police register; "The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man"
amerce - punish by a fine imposed arbitrarily by the discretion of the court
Adj.1.fine - being satisfactory or in satisfactory conditionfine - 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 been fine"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
satisfactory - giving satisfaction; "satisfactory living conditions"; "his grades were satisfactory"
2.fine - minutely precise especially in differences in meaning; "a fine distinction"
precise - sharply exact or accurate or delimited; "a precise mind"; "specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise moment"
3.fine - thin in thickness or diameter; "a fine film of oil"; "fine hairs"; "read the fine print"
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"
4.fine - 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"
elegant - refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style; "elegant handwriting"; "an elegant dark suit"; "she was elegant to her fingertips"; "small churches with elegant white spires"; "an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid"
5.fine - of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small 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"
smooth - having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities; "smooth skin"; "a smooth tabletop"; "smooth fabric"; "a smooth road"; "water as smooth as a mirror"
coarse, harsh - of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles; "coarse meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave"
6.fine - free from impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity; "gold 21 carats fine"
metallurgy - the science and technology of metals
pure - free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen"
Adv.1.fine - an expression of agreement normally occurring at the beginning of a sentence
2.fine - in a delicate manner; "finely shaped features"; "her fine drawn body"
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2. well, fit, healthy, in good health, strong, sound, robust, hale, hearty, alive and kicking, fighting fit (informal), in fine fettle, up to par, fit as a fiddle, able-bodied She is fine and sends her best wishes.
3. satisfactory, good, all right, suitable, acceptable, convenient, agreeable, hunky-dory (informal), fair, O.K. or okay (informal) It's fine to ask questions as we go along.
4. fine-grained, ground, powdered, powdery, granulated, pulverized The ship came to rest on the fine sand.
5. thin, small, light, narrow, wispy The heat scorched the fine hairs on her arms.
6. delicate, light, thin, sheer, lightweight, flimsy, wispy, gossamer, diaphanous, gauzy, chiffony Her suit was of a pale grey fine material.
delicate heavy, rough, dull, crude, blunt, coarse
7. stylish, expensive, elegant, refined, tasteful, quality We waited in our fine clothes.
8. delicate, fragile, exquisite, dainty She wears fine jewellery wherever she goes.
9. intricate, detailed, complex, complicated, exact, meticulous Fine detailed work is done with the help of a magnifying glass.
10. minute, exact, precise, nice They are reserving judgement on the fine detail.
11. subtle, narrow, delicate, nice a fine distinction between her official and unofficial duties
13. brilliant, quick, keen, alert, clever, intelligent, penetrating, astute He had a fine mind and excellent knowledge.
14. sharp, keen, polished, honed, razor-sharp, cutting tapering to a fine point
17. sunny, clear, fair, dry, bright, pleasant, clement, balmy, cloudless I'll do the garden if the weather is fine.
sunny dull, unpleasant, cloudy, overcast
18. pure, clear, refined, unadulterated, unalloyed, unpolluted, solid, sterling a light, fine oil, high in vitamin content
1. all right, well, well enough, adequately, not badly, satisfactorily, acceptably, passably, O.K. or okay (informal) After all, we're doing fine now, aren't we?


1. penalty, damages, punishment, forfeit, financial penalty, amercement (obsolete) If convicted he faces a fine of one million dollars.
1. penalize, charge, punish She was fined £300 and banned from driving.
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fine 1

1. Of fine quality:
2. Exceptionally good of its kind:
Slang: boss.
Chiefly British: tophole.
3. Free from clouds or mist, for example:
4. Consisting of small particles:
5. So slight as to be difficult to notice or appreciate:
6. Able to make or detect effects of great subtlety or precision:
7. Appealing to refined taste:

fine 2

A sum of money levied as punishment for an offense:
To impose a fine on:
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بِصورَة مُرْضِيَهجيِّد! حَسَنٌ!حَسَنُ، بِصِحَّةٍ جيِّدَهخَفيفدَقيق
ágæturágætur, prÿîilegurfíngerîurfínn, fíngerîurgóîur, bjartur
dostať pokutu
ค่าปรับดีผอม บาง ละเอียดสบายดี
güzelinceince/ufak taneliiyimükemmel
thanh mảnhtiền phạttốt


1 [faɪn]
A. ADJ (finer (compar) (finest (superl)))
1. (= delicate, thin) [thread, hair] → fino, delgado; [rain, point, nib] → fino; [line] → delgado, tenue; (= small) [particle] → minúsculo
fine-nibbed penbolígrafo m de punta fina
see also print
2. (= good) [performance, example] → excelente; (= imposing) [house, building] → magnífico; (= beautiful) [object] → hermoso
she's a very fine musicianes una música verdaderamente excelente
we use only the finest ingredientssólo usamos ingredientes de primerísima calidad
he's a fine-looking boyes un muchacho bien parecido
he's got it down to a fine artlo hace a la perfección
see also chance A2
3. (= subtle) [distinction] → sutil
she has a fine eye for a bargaintiene mucho ojo or muy buen olfato para las gangas
there's a fine line between love and hatela línea que separa el amor del odio es muy tenue, del amor al odio sólo hay un paso
not to put too fine a point on ithablando en plata
the finer points of the argumentlos puntos más sutiles del argumento
4. (= refined) [taste, manners] → refinado
he has no finer feelings whatsoeverno tiene nada de sensibilidad
see also feeling 3
5. (= acceptable) → bien
"is this ok?" - "yes, it's fine"-¿vale así? -si, está bien
fine!¡de acuerdo!, ¡vale!, ¡cómo no! (esp LAm)
that's fine by mepor mí bien, de acuerdo
"would you like some more?" - "no, I'm fine, thanks"-¿quieres un poco más? -no, gracias, con esto me basta
fine and dandy everything may look fine and dandy to youpuede que tú todo lo veas de color de rosa
6. (= quite well) → muy bien
he's fine, thanksestá muy bien, gracias
7. (of weather) → bueno
if the weather is finesi hace buen tiempo
it's a fine day todayhoy hace buen tiempo
the weather kept fine for the matchduró el buen tiempo hasta el partido
one fine day, we were out walkingun día que hacia buen tiempo habíamos salido de paseo
8. (iro) → menudo
a fine friend you are!¡valiente amigo estás hecho! (iro), ¡menudo amigo eres tú! (iro)
you're a fine one to talk!¡mira quién habla!
a fine thing!¡hasta dónde hemos llegado!
9. (= pure) [metal] → puro, fino
1. (= well) → bien
"how did you get on at the dentist's?" - "fine"-¿qué tal te ha ido en el dentista? -bien
you're doing finelo estás haciendo bien
mother and baby are doing finela madre y el bebé están bien
to feel fine [person] → encontrarse bien
these shoes feel fineestos zapatos son cómodos
five o'clock suits me finea las cinco me viene bien
2. (= finely) to chop sth up finepicar algo en trozos menudos, picar algo muy fino
to cut it fine (of time) → ir con el tiempo justo; (of money) → calcular muy justo
we'll be cutting it pretty fine if we leave at tenvamos a ir con el tiempo muy justo si salimos a las diez
C. CPD fine art N the fine arts NPLlas Bellas Artes
fine wines NPLvinos mpl selectos


2 [faɪn]
A. Nmulta f
to get a fine (for sth/doing sth)ser multado (por algo/hacer algo)
I got a fine forme pusieron una multa por ...
B. VT to fine sb (for sth/doing sth)multar a algn (por algo/hacer algo)
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[weather] → beau(belle)
The weather is fine today → Il fait beau aujourd'hui.
(= beautiful) [building, view] → beau(belle)
(= healthy) [person] to be fine → aller bien
He's fine → Il va bien.
"How are you?" - "I'm fine." → "Comment ça va?" - "Ça va bien."
I feel fine.; I'm feeling fine → Je me sens bien.
(= very good) → excellent(e)
He's a fine musician → C'est un excellent musicien.
a fine example of sth → un bel exemple de qch
(= high-quality) [wine, food] → fin(e)
[hair] → fin(e); [sand] → fin(e)
She's got very fine hair → Elle a les cheveux très fins.
(= delicate) [adjustment] → minutieux/euse; [detail] → subtil(e); [line] → fin(e), mince
there's a fine line between (= it's difficult to distinguish)
There's a fine line between advice and information → La marge est étroite entre les conseils et les renseignements.
the fine detail of sth (= exact details) [deal, proposal] → les moindres détails de qch
(= quite okay) fine! → très bien!
that's fine → c'est très bien
it's fine to do → il n'y a pas d'inconvénient à faire
It's fine to ask questions as we go along → Il n'y a pas d'inconvénient à poser des questions tout en avançant.
that's fine with me, that's fine by me → d'accord
everything will be just fine → tout ira bien
(= well) → très bien
to be doing fine
You're doing fine → C'est bien., Vous vous débrouillez bien.
(= small) [cut up] → fin, finement
to cut it fine (= leave no margin for error) → ne pas se laisser de marge
n (= punishment) (gen)amende f; (for motoring offence)contravention f
She got a £50 fine → Elle a eu une amende de cinquante livres.
I got a fine for driving through a red light → J'ai eu une contravention pour avoir grillé un feu rouge.
vt [+ wrongdoer] → condamner à une amende; [+ motorist] → donner une contravention à
to fine sb £100 → condamner qn à une amende de 100 livresfine art n
(= subject) → beaux-arts mpl
(= works) → objets mpl d'art
to have got sth down to a fine art → faire qch à la perfectionfine arts nplbeaux-arts mpl
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fine art
usu plschöne Künste pl
(= skill)Kunststück nt, → echte Kunst; he’s got it down to a fineer hat den Bogen heraus (inf)
fine cut
n (= tobacco)Feinschnitt m
threadfein gesponnen or (synthetic) → gezogen; wirefein gezogen
featuresfein (geschnitten)
fine dust
nFeinstaub m
fine-food shop
fine-grain, fine-grained
adj wood, rockfein gemasert; (Phot) film, paperfeinkörnig


vt enginefein abstimmen; (fig) projection etcfein abstimmen
n (lit)Feinabstimmung f; (fig also)Detailarbeit f


adv in fine (liter)kurz und gut, kurzum


n (Jur) → Geldstrafe f; (for less serious offences) → Geldbuße or -strafe f; (driving) → Bußgeld nt; (for minor traffic offences) → (gebührenpflichtige) Verwarnung
vt (Jur) → zu einer Geldstrafe verurteilen, mit einer Geldstrafe/-buße belegen; (for driving offences also) → Bußgeld verhängen gegen; (for minor traffic offences) → eine (gebührenpflichtige) Verwarnung erteilen (+dat); he was fined £100er musste £ 100 Strafe bezahlen; he was fined for speedinger hat einen Strafzettel für zu schnelles Fahren bekommen; she was fined for possession (of drugs)sie wurde wegen Drogenbesitz zu einer Geldstrafe verurteilt


adj (+er)
(= excellent) piece of work, example, painting, book, museumausgezeichnet; building, town, viewherrlich; personfein, trefflich (geh); performance, performer, playergroßartig, ausgezeichnet; you’re doing a fine jobSie machen Ihre Sache ganz ausgezeichnet; they’re in fine healthsie erfreuen sich bester Gesundheit; this is even finer than her previous recordingdas ist noch besser als ihre letzte Aufnahme; she’s a fine womansie ist eine bewundernswerte or (in stature) → stattliche Frau; he is the finest actor of our dayer ist der größte Schauspieler unserer Zeit; the finest English painting of its timedas beste or großartigste englische Gemälde seiner Zeit; the finest beaches in Spaindie herrlichsten or schönsten Strände Spaniens; their finest hourihre größte Stunde ? fettle, figure N d, form N i
(= acceptable: of things) → in Ordnung; my coffee was finemein Kaffee war in Ordnung; any more? — no, that’s fine or it’ll be finenoch etwas? — nein, danke or es ist gut so; everything’s (just) finealles in (bester) Ordnung; everything’s going to be just finees wird schon alles gut gehen; how was I? — you were finewie war ich? — gut; these apples are fine for cookingdiese Äpfel eignen sich (gut) zum Kochen; it’s fine (for you) to interrupt meSie dürfen mich gerne unterbrechen; it’s fine for men to cryMänner dürfen auch weinen, es ist durchaus in Ordnung, wenn Männer weinen; the doctor said it was fine for me to playder Arzt sagte, ich dürfte ohne Weiteres spielen; you look/the wallpaper looks fine (to me)(ich finde,) du siehst/die Tapete sieht gut aus; your idea sounds fineIhre Idee hört sich gut an; shall we have another beer? — sounds fine to mesollen wir noch ein Bier trinken? — ja, gute Idee; he/she is fine (= managing OK)er/sie kommt gut zurecht; (= in good health)es geht ihm/ihr gut; (= things are going well)mit ihm/ihr ist alles in Ordnung; how are you? — fine, thankswie geht es Ihnen? — danke, gut; a glass of water and I’ll be finenach einem Glas Wasser wird es mir wieder gut gehen; he’s fine, he’s done it beforees schafft es schon, er hat es schon einmal gemacht; any questions? no? finenoch Fragen? nein? gut; that’s fine with or by meich habe nichts dagegen; it’ll take me a couple of days — that’s fine with meich werde ein paar Tage dafür brauchen — das ist in Ordnung; anything she wanted was usually fine with himwas sie auch immer wollte, er hatte meist nichts dagegen
(= high-quality) foodfein; wineerlesen, edel; furniture, jewellery, clothesausgesucht; china, porcelain, fabricerlesen, ausgesucht; the finest ingredientsdie erlesensten Zutaten
(= refined) lady, gentleman, mannersfein; (= smart, large) housevornehm; she likes to play at being the fine ladysie spielt sich gern als feine Dame auf
weather, dayschön; when it is/was finebei schönem Wetter; all areas will be fine tomorrowmorgen wird es überall schön; one fine dayeines schönen Tages
(iro) excuse, state, friend etcschön (iro); a fine reward for all my work!eine schöne Belohnung für meine ganze Mühe!; a fine friend you are!du bist mir ja ein schöner Freund!; a fine time to remember that!ein feiner Augenblick, dich daran zu erinnern!; that’s all very fine, but …das ist ja alles schön und gut, aber …; that’s fine for you to saydu hast gut reden; you’re a fine one to talk!du kannst gerade reden!; fine wordsschöne Worte pl
(= thin) needle, threaddünn, fein; fabric, materialdünn; hair, grainfein; handwritingfein, zierlich; sieve, net, mesh, weavefein(maschig); a net with a fine meshein feinmaschiges Netz; fine nibspitze Feder; a paper with very fine grainein sehr feinkörniges Papier
(= in small particles) powder, dust, sand, mistfein; a fine rainNieselregen m; a fine dusting of snow/floureine dünne Schneedecke/Mehlschicht; fine dust levelsFeinstaubwerte pl
(= delicate) china, fabricfein; featuresfein, zart
(= subtle, small) adjustment, detail, distinction, differencefein; printklein; in fine printklein gedruckt; to read the fine printdas Kleingedruckte lesen; the finer points of English grammardie Feinheiten der englischen Grammatik; not to put too fine a point on itum ganz offen zu sein; there’s a fine line between genius and madnesses besteht ein feiner Unterschied zwischen Genie und Wahnsinn
gold, silverfein; gold 98% fineGold mit 98% Feingehalt
(= well) worktadellos; you’re doing fineSie machen Ihre Sache gut; (healthwise) → Sie machen gute Fortschritte; we get on finewir kommen ausgezeichnet miteinander aus
(= thinly) cut, slicefein, dünn ? cut 3 q
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1 [faɪn]
1. adj (-r (comp) (-st (superl)))
a. (small, delicate, narrow) → fine; (rain) → leggero/a (fig) (distinction) → sottile
not to put too fine a point on it → per dirlo con schiettezza
he's got it down to a fine art → lo fa alla perfezione
b. (not coarse, metal) → fino/a; (sense) → sottile; (taste) → raffinato/a; (feelings) → elevato/a
fine workmanship → lavorazione f raffinata
c. (good) → ottimo/a; (beautiful, imposing) → bello/a; (clothes) → elegante
if the weather is fine → se il tempo è bello
it's a fine day today → è una bella giornata oggi
he's a fine man → è un'ottima persona
that's fine → va benissimo
he's fine → sta bene
a fine friend you are! → bell'amico sei!
you're a fine one to talk! → senti chi parla!
a fine thing! → bella roba!
one fine day → un bel giorno
2. adv
a. (well) → molto bene
you're doing fine → te la cavi benissimo
b. (finely) → finemente
to cut it fine (of time, money) → farcela per un pelo
fine down vt + advaffinare


2 [faɪn]
1. nmulta
to get a fine for sth/doing sth → ricevere una multa per qc/per aver fatto qc
2. vt to fine sb (for sth/for doing sth)multare qn or fare una multa a qn (per qc/per aver fatto qc)
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(fain) adjective
1. (usually of art etc) very good; of excellent quality. fine paintings; a fine performance.
2. (of weather) bright; not raining. a fine day.
3. well; healthy. I was ill yesterday but I am feeling fine today!
4. thin or delicate. a fine material.
5. careful; detailed. Fine workmanship is required for such delicate embroidery.
6. made of small pieces, grains etc. fine sand; fine rain.
7. slight; delicate. a fine balance; a fine distinction.
8. perfectly satisfactory. There's nothing wrong with your work – it's fine.
satisfactorily. This arrangement suits me fine.
good; well done etc. You've finished already – fine!
ˈfinely adverb
ˈfinery noun
beautiful clothes, jewellery etc. I arrived in all my finery.
fine art
art that appeals immediately to the senses, eg painting, sculpture, music etc. Painting is one of the fine arts.


(fain) noun
money which must be paid as a punishment. I had to pay a fine.
to make (someone) pay a fine. She was fined $10.
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رَفِيع, عَلَى ما يُرَام, غَرَامَة, مـُمْتَاز pěkný, pokuta, tenký, výborně bøde, fin, fint, tynd ausgezeichnet, fine, Geldstrafe, tadellos λεπτός, περίφημα, περίφημος, πρόστιμο bien, bueno, delgado, fino, multa hieno, hienosti, ohut, sakko amende, bien, bon, fin dobro, kazna, lijep, tanak bello, bene, fino, multa とても細い, 罰金, 見事な, 見事に 가느다란, 건강한, 벌금, 좋은 boete, dun, mooi, prima bot, fin, utmerket drobny, grzywna, pięknie, świetny agradável, bem, bom, fino, multa отлично, очень хороший, тонкий, штраф böter, bra, fin, fint ค่าปรับ, ดี, ผอม บาง ละเอียด, สบายดี ceza, güzel, ince, pekala thanh mảnh, tiền phạt, tốt 优良的, 很好, 细的, 罚款
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a. fino-a, delicado-a;
to feel ___sentirse bien.
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References in classic literature ?
In some places every citizen who was enrolled had a right to attend the public assemblies and to try causes; which if they did not do, a very heavy fine was laid upon them; that through fear of the fine they might avoid being enrolled, as they were then obliged to do neither the one nor the other.
There was once a Darning-needle who thought herself so fine that she believed she was an embroidery-needle.
There was once a fine gentleman, all of whose moveables were a boot-jack and a hair-comb: but he had the finest false collars in the world; and it is about one of these collars that we are now to hear a story.
For love is the enemy of haste; it takes count of passing days, of men who pass away, of a fine art matured slowly in the course of years and doomed in a short time to pass away too, and be no more.
Give them their choice between a fine or an official whipping."
He was a fine, haughty-looking savage, fancifully decorated, and mounted on a high-mettled steed, with gaudy trappings and equipments.
It was already nearly seventeen years since he had received from the king, on November 7, 1465, the comet year,* that fine charge of the provostship of Paris, which was reputed rather a seigneury than an office.
In, a fine ship, the Amelia, fitted out for the express purpose, and at the sole charge of the vigorous Enderbys, boldly rounded Cape Horn, and was the first among the nations to lower a whale-boat of any sort in the great South Sea.
I call it a very fine country--the hills are steep, the woods seem full of fine timber, and the valley looks comfortable and snug--with rich meadows and several neat farm houses scattered here and there.
Next came a tall, beautiful woman clothed in a splendid trailing gown, trimmed with exquisite lace as fine as cobweb.
'English girls not so fine as Spanish--noble creatures--jet hair --black eyes--lovely forms--sweet creatures--beautiful.'
Prince Vasili is a shallow braggart and his son, no doubt, is a fine specimen," he grumbled to himself.