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.”
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
What made you want to look up fine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
to cause to suffer severely from hunger
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