Noun: trimming tri-ming
Verb: trim (trimmed,trimming) trim
- The act of adding decoration
"the children had to be in bed before it was time for the trimming of the tree"
- A decoration or adornment on a garment
"the trimming on a hat";
- trim, passementerie
- Cutting down to the desired size or shape
- trim, clipping
- Remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size
"trim the photograph"; "trim lumber";
- Decorate, as with ornaments
"trim the christmas tree"; "trim a shop window"
- Make a reduction in, cut down on
"trim your daily fat intake"; "trim down your daily fat intake"; "trim back your daily fat intake";
- reduce, cut down, cut back, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down
- Balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces
"trim an aeroplane"
- Be in equilibrium during a flight
"The aeroplane trimmed"
- Decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
- garnish, dress
- Cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
"trim the plants in the garden";
- snip, clip, crop, lop, dress, prune, cut back
- Cut closely
"trim my beard";
- Adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
Derived forms: trimmings
Type of: adjust, adorn, adornment, balance, be, beautify, correct, cut, cutting, cutting off, decorate, decoration, decrease, embellish, equilibrate, equilibrise [Brit], equilibrize, grace, lessen, minify, ornament, set, thin out
Encyclopedia: Trimming Trim, County Meath