Definition of fine
- The motorist had to pay a fine for speeding.
“Is there anything wrong?” “No, everything's fine.”
The house looks fine to me.
I think that's a fine idea.
You did a fine job.
The house is in fine shape.
This is a fine example of what can go wrong when one person is given too much power.
He's a fine young man.
“Did you hurt yourself?” “No, I'm fine.”
A1, bang-up, banner, capital, classic, crackerjack, dandy, divine, fabulous, fine, first-rate, grand, great, heavenly, jim-dandy, keen, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, par excellence, prime, sensational, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch, unsurpassed, wonderful;
up to snuff;
She did fine on the test.
My mother is doing fine, thank you.
This'll do fine for now.
She talks and walks so fine, just like a great lady.
First Known Use: 1740See Words from the same year
: good, acceptable, or satisfactory
—used in an ironic way to refer to things that are not good or acceptable
: very good
: not badly or poorly : well enough
: in an elegant and graceful way
: in small pieces
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