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Meaning of THIN

Pronunciation:  thin

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  1. [adv]  without viscosity; "the blood was flowing thin"
  2. [adj]  not dense; "a thin beard"; "trees were sparse"
  3. [adj]  lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
  4. [adj]  (of sound) lacking resonance or volume; "a thin feeble cry"
  5. [adj]  lacking spirit or sincere effort; "a thin smile"
  6. [adj]  having little substance or significance; "a flimsy excuse"; "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"
  7. [adj]  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"
  8. [adj]  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"
  9. [adj]  very narrow; "a thin line across the page"
  10. [v]  take off weight
  11. [v]  lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"
  12. [v]  make thin or thinner; "Thin the solution"
  13. [v]  lose thickness; become thin or thinner

THIN is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: anorectic, anorexic, bladed, bony, cadaverous, capillary, chiffon, cobwebby, compressed, cut, deep-eyed, depressed, diaphanous, dilute, distributed, emaciated, filamentlike, filamentous, filiform, filmy, fine, flat, flimsy, gangling, gangly, gaunt, gauzy, gossamer, haggard, hairlike, hollow-eyed, hyperfine, lank, lanky, lean, light, lose weight, melt off, pale, papery, pinched, rare, rarefied, rarified, rawboned, reduce, reduce, reedlike, reedy, ribbonlike, ribbony, scarecrowish, scraggy, scrawny, see-through, sheer, shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken, skeletal, skinny, sleazy, slender, slenderize, slender-waisted, slight, slim, slim, slim down, slim-waisted, spare, sparse, spindle-legged, spindle-shanked, spindly, spiritless, stringy, sunken-eyed, tenuous, thin out, thinly, threadlike, thready, transparent, trim, twiggy, twiglike, underweight, vaporous, wafer-thin, wasp-waisted, wasted, weak, weedy, wiry, wisplike, wispy, withered, wizen, wizened
 Antonyms: fat, full, gain, inspissate, put on, thick, thick, thicken, thickly
 See Also: bring down, change state, change state, cut back, cut down, draw, ectomorphic, narrow, sweat off, thin, thin, trim, trim back, trim down, turn, turn, water down, weaken



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Thin\, a. [Compar. {Thiner}; superl. {Thinest}.] [OE.
    thinne, thenne, thunne, AS. [thorn]ynne; akin to D. dun, G.
    d["u]nn, OHG. dunni, Icel. [thorn]unnr, Sw. tunn, Dan. tynd,
    Gael. & Ir. tana, W. teneu, L. tenuis, Gr. ? (in comp.)
    stretched out, ? stretched, stretched out, long, Skr. tanu
    thin, slender; also to AS. ?enian to extend, G. dehnen, Icel.
    ?enja, Goth. ?anjan (in comp.), L. tendere to stretch, tenere
    to hold, Gr. ? to stretch, Skr. tan. [root]51 & 237. Cf.
    {Attenuate}, {Dance}, {Tempt}, {Tenable}, {Tend} to move,
    {Tenous}, {Thunder}, {Tone}.]
    1. Having little thickness or extent from one surface to its
       opposite; as, a thin plate of metal; thin paper; a thin
       board; a thin covering.
    2. Rare; not dense or thick; -- applied to fluids or soft
       mixtures; as, thin blood; thin broth; thin air. --Shak.
             In the day, when the air is more thin. --Bacon.
             Satan, bowing low His gray dissimulation,
             disappeared, Into thin air diffused.  --Milton.
    3. Not close; not crowded; not filling the space; not having
       the individuals of which the thing is composed in a close
       or compact state; hence, not abundant; as, the trees of a
       forest are thin; the corn or grass is thin.
             Ferrara is very large, but extremely thin of people.
    4. Not full or well grown; wanting in plumpness.
             Seven thin ears . . . blasted with the east wind.
                                                   --Gen. xli. 6.
    5. Not stout; slim; slender; lean; gaunt; as, a person
       becomes thin by disease.
    6. Wanting in body or volume; small; feeble; not full.
             Thin, hollow sounds, and lamentable screams.
    7. Slight; small; slender; flimsy; wanting substance or depth
       or force; superficial; inadequate; not sufficient for a
       covering; as, a thin disguise.
             My tale is done, for my wit is but thin. --Chaucer.
    Note: Thin is used in the formation of compounds which are
          mostly self-explaining; as, thin-faced, thin-lipped,
          thin-peopled, thin-shelled, and the like.
    {Thin section}. See under {Section}.
  2. \Thin\, adv.
    Not thickly or closely; in a seattered state; as, seed sown
          Spain is thin sown of people.            --Bacon.
  3. \Thin\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thinned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Thinning}.] [Cf. AS. ge[thorn]ynnian.]
    To make thin (in any of the senses of the adjective).
  4. \Thin\, v. i.
    To grow or become thin; -- used with some adverbs, as out,
    away, etc.; as, geological strata thin out, i. e., gradually
    diminish in thickness until they disappear.