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Adjective: finer  fI-nu(r)
  1. (comparative of 'fine') greater in quality or excellence
    "a finer wine"; "a finer musician"
Adjective: fine (finer,finest)  fIn
  1. 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 [informal], cool [informal], alright, jake [N. Amer, Austral, NZ, informal]
  2. 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"
  3. Minutely precise especially in differences in meaning
    "a fine distinction"
  4. Thin in thickness or diameter
    "a fine film of oil"; "fine hairs"; "read the fine print"
  5. 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"
  6. (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

Antonym: coarse

Encyclopedia: Finer, Stephen

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