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Thin

Thin

WordNet



adjective


(1)   Not dense
"A thin beard"
"Trees were sparse"
(2)   Lacking excess flesh
"You can't be too rich or too thin"
"Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
(3)   (of sound) lacking resonance or volume
"A thin feeble cry"
(4)   Lacking spirit or sincere effort
"A thin smile"
(5)   Having little substance or significance
"A flimsy excuse"
"Slight evidence"
"A tenuous argument"
"A thin plot"
(6)   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"
(7)   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"
(8)   Very narrow
"A thin line across the page"

adverb


(9)   Without viscosity
"The blood was flowing thin"

verb


(10)   Take off weight
(11)   Lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
"Cut bourbon"
(12)   Make thin or thinner
"Thin the solution"
(13)   Lose thickness; become thin or thinner
Wiktonary



Etymology


From ├żynne, from < *├żen, from .

Adjective



  1. Slim, narrow in size, and (of a person or animal) usually carrying little fat.
  2. Of low viscosity or low specific gravity, e.g., as is water compared to honey.
  3. Scarce.
  4. Overly strict.
  5. Describing a poorly played golf shot where the ball is struck by the bottom part of the club head. See fat, shank, toe.

Synonyms



Verb



  1. To make thin or thinner
  2. To become thin or thinner
  3. To dilute