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Verb: trim (trimmed,trimming)  trim
  1. Remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size
    "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber";
    - pare
  2. Decorate, as with ornaments
    "trim the christmas tree"; "trim a shop window"
  3. 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
  4. Balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces
    "trim an aeroplane"
  5. Be in equilibrium during a flight
    "The aeroplane trimmed"
  6. Decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
    - garnish, dress
  7. Cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
    "trim the plants in the garden";
    - snip, clip, crop, lop, dress, prune, cut back
  8. Cut closely
    "trim my beard";
    - shave
  9. Adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
Noun: trim  trim
  1. A state of arrangement or appearance
    "in good trim";
    - trimness
  2. A decoration or adornment typically on the edge of a garment
    "the trim on a shirt";
    - trimming, passementerie
  3. Attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation
  4. Cutting down to the desired size or shape
    - trimming, clipping
Adjective: trim (trimmer,trimmest)  trim
  1. Thin and fit
    "a body kept trim by exercise";
    - spare
  2. Characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder
    "a trim little sailing boat";
    - shipshape, well-kept
  3. Neat and smart in appearance
    "a trim beard";
    - clean-cut, trig [dialect]
  4. Severely simple in line or design
    - tailored

Derived forms: trimmest, trimmed, trimming, trimmer, trims

See also: lean, meager [N. Amer], meagre [Brit, Cdn], plain, thin, tidy

Type of: adjust, adorn, adornment, attitude, balance, be, beautify, correct, cut, cutting, cutting off, decorate, decrease, embellish, equilibrate, equilibrise [Brit], equilibrize, grace, lessen, minify, neatness, ornament, set, spruceness, thin out

Encyclopedia: Trim, David