Associations to the word «Trim»


TRIM, verb. (transitive) To reduce slightly; to cut; especially, to remove excess; e.g. 'trim a hedge', 'trim a beard'. The adposition of can be used in present perfect tense to designate the removed part.
TRIM, verb. (transitive) To decorate or adorn; especially, to decorate a Christmas tree.
TRIM, verb. (transitive) (nautical) To modify the angle of a vessel to the water by shifting cargo or ballast; to adjust for sailing; to assume, or cause a vessel to assume, a certain position, or trim, in the water. (FM 55-501).
TRIM, verb. (transitive) (nautical) To modify the angle of a vessel's sails relative to the wind, especially to set the sails to the most advantageous angle.
TRIM, verb. (dated) To balance; to fluctuate between parties, so as to appear to favour each.
TRIM, verb. To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; to make right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust.
TRIM, verb. (carpentry) To dress (timber); to make smooth.
TRIM, verb. (dated) To rebuke; to reprove; also, to beat.
TRIM, noun. (uncountable) Decoration; especially, decoration placed along edges or borders.
TRIM, noun. (countable) A haircut, especially a moderate one to touch up an existing style.
TRIM, noun. Dress; gear; ornaments.
TRIM, noun. (countable) The manner in which something is equipped or adorned; order; disposition.
TRIM, noun. (uncountable) (slang) (mildly vulgar) Sexual intercourse.
TRIM, noun. (nautical) The fore-and-aft angle of the vessel to the water, with reference to the cargo and ballast; the manner in which a vessel floats on the water, whether on an even keel or down by the head or stern.
TRIM, noun. (nautical) The arrangement of the sails with reference to the wind.
TRIM, adjective. Physically fit.
TRIM, adjective. Slender, lean.
TRIM, adjective. Neat or smart in appearance.
TRIM, adverb. (nautical) In good order, properly managed or maintained.
TRIM, adverb. (nautical) With sails well trimmed.
TRIM TAB, noun. (aeronautical) a control surface set within or attached to a larger control surface that provides trim to obtain a desired attitude without constant inputs to the primary control surfaces (e.g., ailerons and rudders)
TRIM TABS, noun. Plural of trim tab
TRIM UP, verb. (British) To put up trimmings, especially at Christmas.

Dictionary definition

TRIM, noun. A state of arrangement or appearance; "in good trim".
TRIM, noun. A decoration or adornment on a garment; "the trimming on a hat"; "the trim on a shirt".
TRIM, noun. Attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation.
TRIM, noun. Cutting down to the desired size or shape.
TRIM, verb. Remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size; "pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber".
TRIM, verb. Decorate, as with ornaments; "trim the christmas tree"; "trim a shop window".
TRIM, verb. Cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits".
TRIM, verb. Balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces; "trim an airplane".
TRIM, verb. Be in equilibrium during a flight; "The airplane trimmed".
TRIM, verb. Decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods.
TRIM, verb. Cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden".
TRIM, verb. Cut closely; "trim my beard".
TRIM, verb. Adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used.
TRIM, adjective. Thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise".
TRIM, adjective. Of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder; "even the barn was shipshape"; "a trim little sailboat".
TRIM, adjective. Neat and smart in appearance; "a clean-cut and well-bred young man"; "the trig corporal in his jaunty cap"; "a trim beard".
TRIM, adjective. Severely simple in line or design; "a neat tailored suit"; "tailored curtains".

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