Adjective: finer fI-nu(r)
Adjective: fine (finer,finest) fIn
- (comparative of 'fine') greater in quality or excellence
"a finer wine"; "a finer musician"
- Being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition
"everything's fine"; "dinner and the movies had been fine"; "another minute I'd have been fine";
- all right, o.k., OK, okay, hunky-dory, alright
- Minutely precise especially in differences in meaning
"a fine distinction"
- Thin in thickness or diameter
"a fine film of oil"; "fine hairs"; "read the fine print"
- Characterized by elegance, refinement or accomplishment
"fine wine"; "looking fine in her Easter suit"; "a fine gentleman"; "fine china and crystal"; "a fine violinist"; "the fine hand of a master"
- Of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles
"wood with a fine grain"; "fine powdery snow"; "fine rain"; "batiste is a cotton fabric with a fine weave"; "covered with a fine film of dust"
- (metallurgy) free from impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity
"gold 21 carats fine"
See also: better, close, close-grained, dustlike, elegant, fine-grained, floury, nongranular, powdered, powdery, precise, pulverised [Brit], pulverized, pure, satisfactory, small, small-grained, smooth, superfine, texture, thin, tight
Encyclopedia: Finer Fine, Steven