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Fine vs. Found

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  • Fine (adjective)

    Senses referring to subjective quality.

  • Fine (adjective)

    Of superior quality.

    "The tree frog that they encountered was truly a fine specimen."

    "Only a really fine wine could fully complement Lucía's hand-made pasta."

  • Fine (adjective)

    Being acceptable, adequate, passable, or satisfactory.

    "How are you today? – Fine."

    "Will this one do? It's got a dent in it. – Yeah, it'll be fine, I guess."

    "It's fine with me if you stay out late, so long as you're back by three."

  • Fine (adjective)

    Good-looking, attractive.

    "That man is so fine that I'd jump into his pants without a moment's hesitation."

  • Fine (adjective)

    Subtle, delicately balanced or discriminated.

  • Fine (adjective)

    Showy; overdecorated.

  • Fine (adjective)

    Delicate; subtle; exquisite; artful; dexterous.

  • Fine (adjective)

    Senses referring to objective quality.

  • Fine (adjective)

    An answer often used to cover an unnecessary explanation, rather to avoid conflict or an argument. Saying "I'm fine" can be used to avoid inquiry when the speaker is not really okay.

    "When a girl says she's "fine," she ain't fine."

  • Fine (adjective)

    Of a particular grade of quality, usually between very good and very fine, and below mint.

    "The small scratch meant that his copy of “X-Men #2” was merely fine when it otherwise would have been “near mint”."

  • Fine (adjective)

    Sunny and not raining.

  • Fine (adjective)

    Consisting of especially minute particulate; made up of particularly small pieces.

    "Grind it into a fine powder."

    "When she touched the artifact, it collapsed into a heap of fine dust."

  • Fine (adjective)

    Particularly slender; especially thin, narrow, or of small girth.

    "The threads were so fine that you had to look through a magnifying glass to see them."

  • Fine (adjective)

    Made of slender or thin filaments.

    "They protected themselves from the small parasites with a fine wire mesh."

  • Fine (adjective)

    Behind the batsman and at a small angle to the line between the wickets.

    "...to nudge it through the covers (or tickle it down to fine leg) for a fournb..."

  • Fine (adjective)

    Subtle; thin; tenuous.

  • Fine (adverb)

    Expression of (typically) reluctant agreement.

  • Fine (adverb)

    Well, nicely, in a positive way.

    "Everything worked out fine."

  • Fine (adverb)

    Finely; elegantly; delicately.

  • Fine (adverb)

    In a manner so that the driven ball strikes the object ball so far to one side as to be barely deflected, the object ball being driven to one side.

  • Fine (noun)

    Fine champagne; French brandy.

  • Fine (noun)

    Something that is fine; fine particles.

    "They filtered silt and fines out of the soil."

  • Fine (noun)

    A fee levied as punishment for breaking the law.

    "The fine for jay-walking has gone from two dollars to thirty in the last fifteen years."

  • Fine (noun)

    The end of a musical composition.

  • Fine (noun)

    The location in a musical score that indicates the end of the piece, particularly when the piece ends somewhere in the middle of the score due to a section of the music being repeated.

  • Fine (noun)

    End; conclusion; termination; extinction.

  • Fine (noun)

    A final agreement concerning lands or rents between persons, as the lord and his vassal.

  • Fine (noun)

    A sum of money or price paid for obtaining a benefit, favor, or privilege, as for admission to a copyhold, or for obtaining or renewing a lease.

  • Fine (verb)

    To make finer, purer, or cleaner; to purify or clarify.

    "to fine gold"

  • Fine (verb)

    To become finer, purer, or cleaner.

  • Fine (verb)

    To make finer, or less coarse, as in bulk, texture, etc.

    "to fine the soil"

  • Fine (verb)

    To change by fine gradations.

    "to fine down a ship's lines, i.e. to diminish her lines gradually"

  • Fine (verb)

    To clarify (wine and beer) by filtration.

  • Fine (verb)

    To become gradually fine; to diminish; to dwindle (with away, down, or off).

  • Fine (verb)

    To issue a fine as punishment to (someone).

    "She was fined a thousand dollars for littering, but she appealed."

  • Fine (verb)

    To pay a fine.

  • Fine (verb)

    To finish; to cease.

  • Fine (verb)

    To cause to cease; to stop.

  • Found (verb)

    simple past tense and past participle of find

  • Found (verb)

    To start (an institution or organization).

  • Found (verb)

    To begin building.

  • Found (verb)

    To industrial setting.

  • Found (verb)

    To form by melting a metal and pouring it into a mould; to cast.

  • Found (noun)

    Food and lodging; board.

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  • Fine (adjective)

    Finished; brought to perfection; refined; hence, free from impurity; excellent; superior; elegant; worthy of admiration; accomplished; beautiful.

  • Fine (adjective)

    Aiming at show or effect; loaded with ornament; overdressed or overdecorated; showy.

  • Fine (adjective)

    Nice; delicate; subtle; exquisite; artful; skillful; dexterous.

  • Fine (adjective)

    Not coarse, gross, or heavy

  • Fine (adjective)

    Not coarse; comminuted; in small particles; as, fine sand or flour.

  • Fine (adjective)

    Having (such) a proportion of pure metal in its composition; as, coins nine tenths fine.

  • Fine (adjective)

    Used ironically.

  • Fine

    To make fine; to refine; to purify, to clarify; as, to fine gold.

  • Fine

    To make finer, or less coarse, as in bulk, texture, etc.; as. to fine the soil.

  • Fine

    To change by fine gradations; as (Naut.), to fine down a ship's lines, to diminish her lines gradually.

  • Fine

    To impose a pecuniary penalty upon for an offense or breach of law; to set a fine on by judgment of a court; to punish by fine; to mulct; as, the trespassers were fined ten dollars.

  • Fine

    To finish; to cease; or to cause to cease.

  • Fine (noun)

    End; conclusion; termination; extinction.

  • Fine (noun)

    A sum of money paid as the settlement of a claim, or by way of terminating a matter in dispute; especially, a payment of money imposed upon a party as a punishment for an offense; a mulct.

  • Fine (noun)

    A final agreement concerning lands or rents between persons, as the lord and his vassal.

  • Fine (noun)

    A sum of money or price paid for obtaining a benefit, favor, or privilege, as for admission to a copyhold, or for obtaining or renewing a lease.

  • Fine (verb)

    To pay a fine. See Fine, n., 3 (b).

  • Fine (verb)

    To become fine (in any one of various senses); as, the ale will fine; the weather fined.

  • Fine (adverb)

    Finely; well; elegantly; fully; delicately; mincingly.

  • Fine (adverb)

    In a manner so that the driven ball strikes the object ball so far to one side as to be deflected but little, the object ball being driven to one side.

  • Found

    imp. & p. p. of Find.

  • Found

    To form by melting a metal, and pouring it into a mold; to cast.

  • Found

    To lay the basis of; to set, or place, as on something solid, for support; to ground; to establish upon a basis, literal or figurative; to fix firmly.

  • Found

    To take the ffirst steps or measures in erecting or building up; to furnish the materials for beginning; to begin to raise; to originate; as, to found a college; to found a family.

  • Found (noun)

    A thin, single-cut file for combmakers.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Fine (noun)

    money extracted as a penalty

  • Fine (verb)

    issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty;

    "I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street"

    "Move your car or else you will be ticketed!"

  • Fine (adjective)

    superior to the average;

    "in fine spirits"

    "a fine student"

    "made good grades"

    "morale was good"

    "had good weather for the parade"

  • Fine (adjective)

    being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition;

    "an all-right movie"

    "the passengers were shaken up but are all right"

    "is everything all right?"

    "everything's fine"

    "things are okay"

    "dinner and the movies had been fine"

    "another minute I'd have been fine"

  • Fine (adjective)

    of texture; being small-grained or smooth to the touch or having fine 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"

  • Fine (adjective)

    being in good health;

    "he's feeling all right again"

    "I'm fine, how are you?"

  • Fine (adjective)

    thin in thickness or diameter;

    "a fine film of oil"

    "fine hairs"

    "read the fine print"

  • Fine (adjective)

    ; free or impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity;

    "gold 21 carats fine"

  • Fine (adjective)

    (of weather) pleasant; not raining, perhaps with the sun shining;

    "a fine summer evening"

  • Fine (adverb)

    sentence-initial expression of agreement

  • Fine (adverb)

    in a delicate manner;

    "finely shaped features"

    "her fine drawn body"

  • Fine (adverb)

    in a superior and skilled manner;

    "the soldiers were fighting finely"

  • Found (noun)

    food and lodging provided in addition to money;

    "they worked for $30 and found"

  • Found (verb)

    set up or found;

    "She set up a literacy program"

  • Found (adjective)

    come upon unexpectedly or after searching;

    "found art"

    "the lost-and-found department"

Princeton's WordNet

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