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Meaning of TRIM

Pronunciation:  trim

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  cutting down to the desired size or shape
  2. [n]  a decoration or adornment on a garment; "the trimming on a hat"; "the trim on a shirt"
  3. [n]  attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation
  4. [n]  a state of arrangement or appearance; "in good trim"
  5. [adj]  thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise"
  6. [adj]  severely simple in line or design; "a neat tailored suit"; "tailored curtains"
  7. [adj]  (of persons) neat and smart in appearance; "a clean-cut and well-bred young man"; "the trig corporal in his jaunty cap"
  8. [adj]  of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder; "even the barn was shipshape"; "a trim little sailboat"
  9. [adj]  (used of hair) neat and tidy; "a nicely kempt beard"
  10. [v]  trim carefully; of fingernails
  11. [v]  adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
  12. [v]  cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
  13. [v]  cut closely; "trim my beard"
  14. [v]  remove the edges from; "pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"
  15. [v]  cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of"dress the plants in the garden"
  16. [v]  decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
  17. [v]  decorate, as with ornaments; "trim the christmas tree"; "trim a shop window"
  18. [v]  be in equilibrium during a flight; "The airplane trimmed"
  19. [v]  balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces; "trim an airplane"

TRIM is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: bring down, clean-cut, clip, clipping, crop, cut, cut back, cut back, cut down, dress, dress, garnish, groomed, kempt, lean, lop, manicure, pare, passementerie, plain, prune, reduce, shave, shipshape, snip, spare, tailored, thin, tidy, trig, trim back, trim down, trimming, trimming, trimness, well-kept
 See Also: adjust, adorn, adornment, attitude, balance, be, beautify, braid, braiding, cut, cut, cut, cutting, cutting off, decorate, decrease, deflate, detract, disbud, embellish, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize, fleece, gold braid, grace, inflate, knock off, lessen, minify, miniver, neatness, ornament, pinch, poll, pollard, pruning, quench, retrench, rickrack, ricrac, set, shave, shear, shorten, slash, spruceness, take away, thin, thin out, thin out, top



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Trim\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trimmed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Trimming}.] [OE. trimen, trumen, AS. trymian, trymman, to
    prepare, dispose, make strong, fr. trum firm, strong; of
    uncertain origin.]
    1. To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; to make
       right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust.
             The hermit trimmed his little fire.   --Goldsmith.
    2. To dress; to decorate; to adorn; to invest; to embellish;
       as, to trim a hat.
       A rotten building newly trimmed over.       --Milton.
       I was trimmed in Julia's gown.              --Shak.
    3. To make ready or right by cutting or shortening; to clip
       or lop; to curtail; as, to trim the hair; to trim a tree.
       `` And trimmed the cheerful lamp.'' --Byron.
    4. (Carp.) To dress, as timber; to make smooth.
    5. (Naut.)
       (a) To adjust, as a ship, by arranging the cargo, or
           disposing the weight of persons or goods, so equally
           on each side of the center and at each end, that she
           shall sit well on the water and sail well; as, to trim
           a ship, or a boat.
       (b) To arrange in due order for sailing; as, to trim the
    6. To rebuke; to reprove; also, to beat. [Colloq.]
    {To trim in} (Carp.), to fit, as a piece of timber, into
       other work.
    {To trim up}, to dress; to put in order.
             I found her trimming up the diadem On her dead
             mistress.                             --Shak.
  2. \Trim\, v. i.
    To balance; to fluctuate between parties, so as to appear to
    favor each.
  3. \Trim\, n.
    1. Dress; gear; ornaments.
             Seeing him just pass the window in his woodland
             trim.                                 --Sir W.
    2. Order; disposition; condition; as, to be in good trim. ``
       The trim of an encounter.'' --Chapman.
    3. The state of a ship or her cargo, ballast, masts, etc., by
       which she is well prepared for sailing.
    4. (Arch) The lighter woodwork in the interior of a building;
       especially, that used around openings, generally in the
       form of a molded architrave, to protect the plastering at
       those points.
    {In ballast trim} (Naut.), having only ballast on board. --R.
       H. Dana, Jr.
    {Trim of the masts} (Naut.), their position in regard to the
       ship and to each other, as near or distant, far forward or
       much aft, erect or raking.
    {Trim of sails} (Naut.), that adjustment, with reference to
       the wind, witch is best adapted to impel the ship forward.
  4. \Trim\, a. [Compar. {Trimmer}; superl. {Trimmest}.] [See
    {Trim}, v. t.]
    Fitly adjusted; being in good order., or made ready for
    service or use; firm; compact; snug; neat; fair; as, the ship
    is trim, or trim built; everything about the man is trim; a
    person is trim when his body is well shaped and firm; his
    dress is trim when it fits closely to his body, and appears
    tight and snug; a man or a soldier is trim when he stands
          With comely carriage of her countenance trim.
          So deemed I till I viewed their trim array Of boats
          last night.                              --Trench.