Associations to the word «Thin»

Wiktionary

THIN, adjective. Having little thickness or extent from one surface to its opposite.
THIN, adjective. Very narrow in all diameters; having a cross section that is small in all directions.
THIN, adjective. Having little body fat or flesh; slim; slender; lean; gaunt.
THIN, adjective. Of low viscosity or low specific gravity, e.g., as is water compared to honey.
THIN, adjective. Scarce; not close, crowded, or numerous; not filling the space.
THIN, adjective. (golf) Describing a poorly played golf shot where the ball is struck by the bottom part of the club head. See fat, shank, toe.
THIN, adjective. Lacking body or volume; small; feeble; not full.
THIN, adjective. Slight; small; slender; flimsy; superficial; inadequate; not sufficient for a covering.
THIN, noun. (philately) A loss or tearing of paper from the back of a stamp, although not sufficient to create a complete hole.
THIN, noun. Any food produced or served in thin slices.
THIN, verb. (transitive) To make thin or thinner.
THIN, verb. (intransitive) To become thin or thinner.
THIN, verb. To dilute.
THIN, verb. To remove some plants or parts of plants in order to improve the growth of what remains.
THIN, adverb. Not thickly or closely; in a scattered state.
THIN AIR, noun. (idiomatic) (figuratively) (usually humorous) An unknown location.
THIN AS A RAKE, adjective. (simile) Incredibly thin, at an unhealthy-looking level of thinness.
THIN AS A WAFER, adjective. Extremely thin.
THIN BLUE LINE, noun. (colloquial) The police.
THIN CLIENT, noun. (computing) A minimal client that relies on the server to do most of its processing.
THIN CLIENTS, noun. Plural of thin client
THIN EDGE OF THE WEDGE, noun. (idiomatic) beginning; opening; precedent
THIN END OF THE WEDGE, noun. (idiomatic) Something that if allowed or accepted to a small degree would lead to systematic encroachment.
THIN LAYER CHROMATOGRAPHY, noun. (analytical chemistry) Alternative spelling of thin-layer chromatography
THIN ON THE GROUND, adjective. Scarce, or difficult to find.
THIN OUT, verb. (transitive) To make sparse.
THIN OUT, verb. (intransitive) To become sparse.
THIN SECTION, noun. (mineralogy) A thin, optically flat sliver of a material, especially a rock or mineral, that can be used in microscopy.
THIN SECTION, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see thin,‎ section.
THIN SECTIONS, noun. Plural of thin section
THIN SPACE, noun. (metal type) A metal block used to separate words, one fifth of an em in width.
THIN SPACE, noun. (typography) In digital text, a character representing a thin space.
THIN SPACES, noun. Plural of thin space
THIN TRADING, noun. (finance) (stock market) The characteristic of lower trading frequency, commonly observed with lesser known companies and firms listed on the market. It often suggests higher level of investment opportunity and risk for investors, less transparency and less public information.

Dictionary definition

THIN, verb. Lose thickness; become thin or thinner.
THIN, verb. Make thin or thinner; "Thin the solution".
THIN, verb. Lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon".
THIN, verb. Take off weight.
THIN, adverb. Without viscosity; "the blood was flowing thin".
THIN, adjective. 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".
THIN, adjective. Lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare.
THIN, adjective. Very narrow; "a thin line across the page".
THIN, adjective. Not dense; "a thin beard"; "trees were sparse".
THIN, adjective. 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".
THIN, adjective. (of sound) lacking resonance or volume; "a thin feeble cry".
THIN, adjective. Lacking spirit or sincere effort; "a thin smile".
THIN, adjective. Lacking substance or significance; "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame".

Wise words

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis