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Meaning of TRIMMING

Pronunciation:  'triming

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of adding decoration; "the children had to be in bed before it was time for the trimming of the tree"
  2. [n]  cutting down to the desired size or shape
  3. [n]  a decoration or adornment on a garment; "the trimming on a hat"; "the trim on a shirt"

TRIMMING is a 8 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: clipping, passementerie, trim, trim
 See Also: adornment, braid, braiding, cut, cutting, cutting off, decoration, gold braid, miniver, pruning, rickrack, ricrac



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Trim"ming\,
    a. from {Trim}, v.
          The Whigs are, essentially, an inefficient, trimming,
          halfway sort of a party.                 --Jeffrey.
    {Trimming joist} (Arch.), a joist into which timber trimmers
       are framed; a header. See {Header}. --Knight.
  2. \Trim"ming\, n.
    1. The act of one who trims.
    2. That which serves to trim, make right or fitting, adjust,
       ornament, or the like; especially, the necessary or the
       ornamental appendages, as of a garment; hence, sometimes,
       the concomitants of a dish; a relish; -- usually in the