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Noun: trimming  tri-ming
  1. The act of adding decoration
    "the children had to be in bed before it was time for the trimming of the tree"
  2. A decoration or adornment typically on the edge of a garment
    "the trimming on a hat";
    - trim, passementerie
  3. Cutting down to the desired size or shape
    - trim, clipping
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

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