(noun.) cutting down to the desired size or shape.

(noun.) attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation.

(noun.) a state of arrangement or appearance; 'in good trim'.

(verb.) adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used.

(verb.) decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods.

(verb.) decorate, as with ornaments; 'trim the christmas tree'; 'trim a shop window'.

(verb.) be in equilibrium during a flight; 'The airplane trimmed'.

(verb.) balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces; 'trim an airplane'.

Typist: Ursula--From WordNet


(v. t.) To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; to make right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust.

(v. t.) To dress; to decorate; to adorn; to invest; to embellish; as, to trim a hat.

(v. t.) To make ready or right by cutting or shortening; to clip or lop; to curtail; as, to trim the hair; to trim a tree.

(v. t.) To dress, as timber; to make smooth.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) To arrange in due order for sailing; as, to trim the sails.

(v. t.) To rebuke; to reprove; also, to beat.

(v. i.) To balance; to fluctuate between parties, so as to appear to favor each.

(n.) Dress; gear; ornaments.

(n.) Order; disposition; condition; as, to be in good trim.

(n.) The state of a ship or her cargo, ballast, masts, etc., by which she is well prepared for sailing.

(n.) 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.

(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 erect.

Typed by Brooke

Synonyms and Synonymous

a. [1]. Snug, neat, nice, compact, well adjusted, well ordered.[2]. Spruce, finical, smart.

n. [1]. Dress, gear, ornaments, trimmings, trappings.[2]. State, condition, order.

v. a. [1]. Adjust, arrange, put in order, set right, make trim.[2]. Dress, decorate, ornament, embellish, adorn, garnish, deck, bedeck, set out, array, set off, trick out.[3]. Clip, lop, shear, prune, curtail.

v. n. Fluctuate, vacillate, balance, be on the fence, veer round, change sides, be a time-server.

Editor: Vicky

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Prepare, order, deck, adjust, clip, embellish, arrange

ANT:Disorder, derange, dismantle, denude, divest, disarrange

Editor: Rufus


adj. in good order: nice.—v.t. to make trim: to put in due order: to dress: to decorate: to clip: to reduce to proper form: to arrange for sailing: to rebuke sharply to thrash.—v.i. to balance or fluctuate between parties:—pr.p. trim′ming; pa.t. and pa.p. trimmed.—n. dress: ornaments: state of a ship as to sailing qualities: arrangement.—adv. Trim′ly.—ns. Trim′mer one who trims: one who fluctuates between parties a time-server: a scold: a small horizontal beam on a floor into which the ends of joists are framed: a float bearing a baited hook and line used in fishing for pike; Trim′ming that which trims: ornamental parts esp. of a garment dish &c.: (pl.) fittings.—adv. Trim′mingly.—n. Trim′ness.

Inputed by Bernard


Edited by Craig


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