thin

  • 1 Thin — 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, ? …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 thin — [θɪn] adjective JOURNALISM if trading on a financial market is thin, there is not much activity: • Trade was thin in the currency markets yesterday, heading into a Japanese long weekend. * * * thin UK US /θɪn/ adjective (thinner, thinnest) ►… …

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  • 3 thin — [thin] adj. thinner, thinnest [ME thinne < OE thynne, akin to Ger dünn < IE * tenu , thin < base * ten , to stretch > L tenuis, thin, tenere, to hold, tendere & Gr teinein, to stretch] 1. having relatively little depth; of little… …

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  • 4 Thin — may refer to:* Thin client, computer in client server architecture networks * Thin film, material layer of about 1 µm thickness * Thin film memory, high speed variation of core memory developed by Sperry Rand in a government funded research… …

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  • 5 Thin — Photo bienvenue Merci Caractéristiques Longueur 22,1 km Bassin 93,5 km2 Bassin collecteur Meuse Débit moyen 1,33 m3 …

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  • 6 thin — [adj1] fine, light, slender attenuate, attenuated, beanpole*, beanstalk*, bony*, cadaverous, delicate, emaciated, ethereal, featherweight, fragile, gangling, gangly, gaunt, haggard, lank, lanky, lean, lightweight, meager, narrow, peaked, pinched …

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  • 7 thin — ► ADJECTIVE (thinner, thinnest) 1) having opposite surfaces or sides close together. 2) (of a garment or fabric) made of light material. 3) having little flesh or fat on the body. 4) having few parts or members relative to the area covered or… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 thin — vb Thin, attenuate, extenuate, dilute, rarefy. Thin is the most inclusive of these terms and is interchangeable with any of the others, though not without some loss of precision or of specific connotations. Basically it implies reduction in… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 thin — O.E. þynne narrow, lean, scanty, from P.Gmc. *thunnuz, *thunw (Cf. W.Fris. ten, M.L.G. dunne, Du. dun, O.H.G. dunni, Ger. dünn, O.N. þunnr), from PIE *tnus , *tnwi , from weak grade of root *ten stretch (Cf. L. tenuis …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 Thin — Thin, adv. Not thickly or closely; in a seattered state; as, seed sown thin. [1913 Webster] Spain is thin sown of people. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 Thin — 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. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 12 Thin — 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). [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 thin — index deficient, dilute, diminish, excise (cutaway), extenuate, insubstantial, insufficient, jejune (dull) …

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  • 14 thin — thin1 W2S2 [θın] adj comparative thinner superlative thinnest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not thick)¦ 2¦(not fat)¦ 3¦(hair)¦ 4¦(liquid)¦ 5¦(smoke/mist)¦ 6¦(air)¦ 7¦(excuse/argument/evidence etc)¦ 8 a thin …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 thin — thin1 [ θın ] adjective *** ▸ 1 short between edges ▸ 2 with little fat on body ▸ 3 small in number/amount ▸ 4 flowing easily ▸ 5 without much evidence ▸ 6 growing far apart ▸ 7 about voice/sound ▸ 8 air: with little oxygen ▸ 9 smile: not sincere …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 thin — 1 /TIn/ comparative thinner superlative thickest adjective 1 NOT THICK having a very small distance or a smaller distance than usual between two sides or two flat surfaces: a thin nylon rope | She s only wearing a thin summer jacket. | two thin… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 thin — I UK [θɪn] / US adjective Word forms thin : adjective thin comparative thinner superlative thinnest *** Other ways of saying thin: slim thin in an attractive way: He was looking much slimmer after his holiday. slender thin in a graceful way: a… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 thin — [[t]θɪ̱n[/t]] ♦♦♦ thinner, thinnest, thins, thinning, thinned 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is thin is much narrower than it is long. A thin cable carries the signal to a computer... James s face was thin, finely boned, and sensitive. 2) ADJ… …

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  • 19 thin*/*/*/ — [θɪn] adj I 1) a thin object or material has only a short distance between two opposite sides, edges, or surfaces a thin layer of dust[/ex] Cut the tomatoes into thin slices.[/ex] 2) someone who is thin has very little fat on their body Charles… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 thin — ab·sin·thin; ae·gi·thin·i·dae; Ag·a·thin; an·tho·xan·thin; by·thin·ia; cap·san·thin; far·thin·gale; he·li·an·thin; ian·thin·i·dae; jan·thin·i·dae; lec·i·thin; lec·i·thin·ase; pre·thin; stro·phan·thin; sym·pa·thin; thin; thin·ly; thin·ness;… …

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