(verb.) make thin or thinner; 'Thin the solution'.
(verb.) lose thickness; become thin or thinner.
(adj.) lacking excess flesh; 'you can't be too rich or too thin'; 'Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look'-Shakespeare .
(adj.) (of sound) lacking resonance or volume; 'a thin feeble cry' .
(adj.) lacking spirit or sincere effort; 'a thin smile' .
(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' .
(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' .
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(superl.) 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.
(superl.) Rare; not dense or thick; -- applied to fluids or soft mixtures; as, thin blood; thin broth; thin air.
(superl.) 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.
(superl.) Not full or well grown; wanting in plumpness.
(superl.) Not stout; slim; slender; lean; gaunt; as, a person becomes thin by disease.
(superl.) Wanting in body or volume; small; feeble; not full.
(superl.) Slight; small; slender; flimsy; wanting substance or depth or force; superficial; inadequate; not sufficient for a covering; as, a thin disguise.
(adv.) Not thickly or closely; in a seattered state; as, seed sown thin.
(v. t.) To make thin (in any of the senses of the adjective).
(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.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
a. . Not thick (in measure).. Slender, slim, meagre, lean, poor, gaunt, SCRAWNY, scraggy, skinny, lank, shrunk, emaciated, fallen away.. Rare, subtile, attenuated, dilute, not dense, not gross, not thick (in consistence).. Sparse, scanty, not close, not compact, not crowded, not abundant.. Slight, flimsy.. Small, fine, not full.
v. a. . Make thin.. Rarefy, attenuate, dilute, make less dense.
Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Slim, slender, flimsy, attenuated, diluted, watery, meager, unsubstantial,lean,[See CONSEQUENTLY]
Edited by Edith
adj. having little thickness: slim: lean: freely mobile: small: fine: not close or crowded: transparent flimsy shallow: not full or well grown meagre weak.—adv. not thickly or closely: in a scattered state.—v.t. to make thin: to make less close or crowded (with away out &c.): to make rare or less thick or dense.—v.i. to grow or become thin:—pr.p. thin′ning; pa.t. and pa.p. thinned.—adj. Thin′-faced (Shak.) having a thin face.—adv. Thin′ly.—n. Thin′ness.—adjs. Thin′nish somewhat thin; Thin′-skinned having a thin skin: sensitive: irritable.—n. Thin′-skinned′ness.
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- A motion-picture film is a thin ribbon of transparent pyroxylin plastic or nitrocellulose, which is highly inflammable. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- I thought her, then, still more colourless and thin than when I had seen her last; the flashing eyes still brighter, and the scar still plainer. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- Robert Jordan heard the stream, far down in the rocks, and he saw a faint, thin smoke that rose from the sentry box. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- Knife-edge girdle diamonds are impractical owing to the liability of chipping the thin edge in setting or by blows while being worn. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- The daguerreotype was made on a thin sheet of copper, silver plated on one side, polished to a high degree of brilliancy, and made sensitive by exposing it to the fumes of iodine. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- It struck me that he was looking even paler and thinner than usual. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- You find it difficult enough yourself, and she is several skins thinner than you are. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- She was thinner, her eyes were perhaps hotter, more disintegrated. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- They are usually wrapped in straw, you know, and are thinner for their length than any other brand. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- I lingered thus for about two months, without any visible change in my health or spirits, except that I grew weaker and thinner every day. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- And then I said Bleak House was thinning fast; and so it was, my dear. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Then he was looking through the thinning trees and he saw the oiled dark of the road below and beyond it the green slope of the hillside. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- The two stand in the fast-thinning throng of victims, but they speak as if they were alone. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- Midnight was long past; the concert was over, the crowds were thinning. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- Bleak House is thinning fast. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- A few seconds later a roar like thunder burst upon our ears, and as the smoke thinned away there was no sign left of the _Gloria Scott_. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- As sold it is invariably too thick for this purpose, and should be thinned by adding several drops of balsam of copaiba to as much ink as may be taken on a salt spoon. William K. David. Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians.
- No truly, though thinned, the race of man would continue, and the great plague would, in after years, become matter of history and wonder. Mary Shelley. The Last Man.
- As for paper, there is everything in white and colored, from thinnest tissue up to the heaviest asbestos, even a few newspapers being always on hand. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- Without noticing either of us, Mr. Luker slowly made his way to the door--now in the thickest, now in the thinnest part of the crowd. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- Robert Jordan said and the very thinnest edge of the skin in front of his face smiled. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
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