fine Idioms & Phrases


doctor of fine arts

  • noun an honorary degree in fine arts
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Fine arch

  • (Glass Making), the smaller fritting furnace of a glasshouse. Knight.
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fine art

  • noun the products of human creativity; works of art collectively
    art; fine art.
    • an art exhibition
    • a fine collection of art
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Fine arts

  • noun the study and creation of visual works of art
    beaux arts.
  • noun the products of human creativity; works of art collectively
    art; fine art.
    • an art exhibition
    • a fine collection of art
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  • . See the Note under Art.
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Fine cut

  • fine cut tobacco; a kind of chewing tobacco cut up into shreds.
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Fine for alienation

  • (Feudal Law), a sum of money paid to the lord by a tenant whenever he had occasion to make over his land to another. Burrill.
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Fine goods

  • woven fabrics of fine texture and quality. McElrath.
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Fine of lands

  • a species of conveyance in the form of a fictitious suit compromised or terminated by the acknowledgment of the previous owner that such land was the right of the other party. Burrill. See Concord, n., 4.
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fine print

  • noun the part of a contract that contains reservations and qualifications that are often printed in small type
    small print.
    • don't sign a contract without reading the fine print
  • noun material printed in small type
    small print.
    • he needed his glasses in order to read the fine print
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fine spray

  • noun precipitation in very small drops
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fine structure

  • noun the presence of groups of closely spaced spectrum lines observed in the atomic spectrum of certain elements
    • the fine structure results from slightly different energy levels
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Fine stuff

  • lime, or a mixture of lime, plaster, etc., used as material for the finishing coat in plastering.
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fine-grained

  • adjective satellite consisting of fine particles
    powdery; pulverised; small-grained; pulverized; powdered.
    • powdered cellulose
    • powdery snow
    • pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding
  • adjective satellite dense or compact in structure or texture, as a wood composed of small-diameter cells
    close-grained.
    • close-grained birch
    • fine-grained rock
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fine-leafed

  • adjective satellite having fine leaves
    fine-leafed.
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fine-leaved

  • adjective satellite having fine leaves
    fine-leafed.
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fine-leaved heath

  • noun common low European shrub with purple-red flowers
    heather bell; bell heather; Erica cinerea.
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fine-looking

  • adjective satellite pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    well-favoured; better-looking; well-favored; good-looking; handsome.
    • a fine-looking woman
    • a good-looking man
    • better-looking than her sister
    • very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray
    • our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman
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fine-textured

  • adjective satellite having a smooth, fine-grained structure
    smooth-textured.
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fine-tooth

  • adjective satellite having fine teeth set close together
    fine-tooth.
    • a fine-toothed comb
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fine-tooth comb

  • noun a comb with teeth set close together
    fine-tooth comb.
  • noun a method of examining in minute detail
    fine-tooth comb.
    • he went over the contract with a fine-tooth comb looking for loopholes
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fine-toothed

  • adjective satellite having fine teeth set close together
    fine-tooth.
    • a fine-toothed comb
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fine-toothed comb

  • noun a comb with teeth set close together
    fine-tooth comb.
  • noun a method of examining in minute detail
    fine-tooth comb.
    • he went over the contract with a fine-tooth comb looking for loopholes
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fine-tune

  • verb improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
    down; polish; refine.
    • refine one's style of writing
  • verb adjust finely
    tweak.
    • fine-tune the engine
  • verb make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring
    calibrate; graduate.
    • calibrate an instrument
    • graduate a cylinder
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Foot of the fine

  • (Law), the concluding portion of an acknowledgment in court by which, formerly, the title of land was conveyed. See Fine of land, under Fine, n.; also Chirograph. (b).
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Freedom fine

  • a sum paid on entry to incorporations of trades.
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In fine

  • in conclusion; by way of termination or summing up.
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In fine fettle

  • in good spirits.
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library fine

  • noun fine imposed by a library on books that overdue when returned
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master of fine arts

  • noun a master's degree in fine arts
    MFA.
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post-fine

Post"-fine` noun

Etymology
Pref. post- + fine.
Definitions
  1. (O. Eng. Law) A duty paid to the king by the cognizee in a fine of lands, when the same was fully passed; -- called also the king's silver.
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Primer fine

  • (O. Eng. Law), a fine due to the king on the writ or commencement of a suit by fine. Blackstone.
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To levy a fine

  • to commence and carry on a suit for assuring the title to lands or tenements. Blackstone.
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To sail fine

  • (Naut.), to sail as close to the wind as possible.
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vase-fine

  • noun scandent subshrub of southeastern United States having large red-purple bell-shaped flowers with leathery recurved sepals
    leather flower; Clematis viorna; vase vine.
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