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Tiny vs. Thin

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Tinyadjective

Very small.

Thinadjective

Having little thickness or extent from one surface to its opposite.

‘thin plate of metal;’; ‘thin paper;’; ‘thin board;’; ‘thin covering’;

Tinynoun

A small child; an infant.

Thinadjective

Very narrow in all diameters; having a cross section that is small in all directions.

‘thin wire;’; ‘thin string’;

Tinynoun

Anything very small.

Thinadjective

Having little body fat or flesh; slim; slender; lean; gaunt.

‘thin person’;

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Tinyadjective

Very small; little; puny.

‘When that I was and a little tiny boy.’;

Thinadjective

Of low viscosity or low specific gravity, e.g., as is water compared to honey.

Tinyadjective

very small;

‘diminutive in stature’; ‘a lilliputian chest of drawers’; ‘her petite figure’; ‘tiny feet’; ‘the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy’;

Thinadjective

Scarce; not close, crowded, or numerous; not filling the space.

‘The trees of a forest are thin; the corn or grass is thin.’;

Tinyadjective

very small

‘a tiny hummingbird’;

Thinadjective

(golf) Describing a poorly played golf shot where the ball is struck by the bottom part of the club head. See fat, shank, toe.

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Tinynoun

a very young child

‘books that will make tinies and parents laugh out loud’;

Thinadjective

Lacking body or volume; small; feeble; not full.

Thinadjective

Slight; small; slender; flimsy; superficial; inadequate; not sufficient for a covering.

‘a thin disguise’;

Thinnoun

(philately) A loss or tearing of paper from the back of a stamp, although not sufficient to create a complete hole.

Thinnoun

Any food produced or served in thin slices.

‘chocolate mint thins’; ‘potato thins’;

Thinverb

(transitive) To make thin or thinner.

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Thinverb

(intransitive) To become thin or thinner.

Thinverb

To dilute.

Thinverb

To remove some plants or parts of plants in order to improve the growth of what remains.

Thinadverb

Not thickly or closely; in a scattered state.

‘seed sown thin’;

Thinadjective

Having little thickness or extent from one surface to its opposite; as, a thin plate of metal; thin paper; a thin board; a thin covering.

Thinadjective

Rare; not dense or thick; - applied to fluids or soft mixtures; as, thin blood; thin broth; thin air.

‘In the day, when the air is more thin.’; ‘Satan, bowing lowHis gray dissimulation, disappeared,Into thin air diffused.’;

Thinadjective

Not close; not crowded; not filling the space; not having the individuals of which the thing is composed in a close or compact state; hence, not abundant; as, the trees of a forest are thin; the corn or grass is thin.

‘Ferrara is very large, but extremely thin of people.’;

Thinadjective

Not full or well grown; wanting in plumpness.

‘Seven thin ears . . . blasted with the east wind.’;

Thinadjective

Not stout; slim; slender; lean; gaunt; as, a person becomes thin by disease.

Thinadjective

Wanting in body or volume; small; feeble; not full.

‘Thin, hollow sounds, and lamentable screams.’;

Thinadjective

Slight; small; slender; flimsy; wanting substance or depth or force; superficial; inadequate; not sufficient for a covering; as, a thin disguise.

‘My tale is done, for my wit is but thin.’;

Thinadverb

Not thickly or closely; in a seattered state; as, seed sown thin.

‘Spain is thin sown of people.’;

Thinverb

To make thin (in any of the senses of the adjective).

Thinverb

To grow or become thin; - used with some adverbs, as out, away, etc.; as, geological strata thin out, i. e., gradually diminish in thickness until they disappear.

Thinverb

lose thickness; become thin or thinner

Thinverb

make thin or thinner;

‘Thin the solution’;

Thinverb

lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture;

‘cut bourbon’;

Thinverb

take off weight

Thinadjective

of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section;

‘thin wire’; ‘a thin chiffon blouse’; ‘a thin book’; ‘a thin layer of paint’;

Thinadjective

lacking excess flesh;

‘you can't be too rich or too thin’; ‘Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look’;

Thinadjective

very narrow;

‘a thin line across the page’;

Thinadjective

having little substance or significance;

‘a flimsy excuse’; ‘slight evidence’; ‘a tenuous argument’; ‘a thin plot’;

Thinadjective

not dense;

‘a thin beard’; ‘trees were sparse’;

Thinadjective

relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous;

‘air is thin at high altitudes’; ‘a thin soup’; ‘skimmed milk is much thinner than whole milk’; ‘thin oil’;

Thinadjective

(of sound) lacking resonance or volume;

‘a thin feeble cry’;

Thinadjective

lacking spirit or sincere effort;

‘a thin smile’;

Thinadverb

without viscosity;

‘the blood was flowing thin’;

Thinadjective

with opposite surfaces or sides that are close or relatively close together

‘a thin line of paint’; ‘thin slices of bread’;

Thinadjective

(of a garment or other knitted or woven item) made of light material

‘his thin jacket’;

Thinadjective

(of a garment or fabric) having become less thick as a result of wear

‘our clothing was getting thin’;

Thinadjective

(of writing or printing) consisting of narrow lines

‘tall, thin lettering’;

Thinadjective

having little, or too little, flesh or fat on the body

‘a thin, gawky adolescent’;

Thinadjective

having few parts or members relative to the area covered or filled; sparse

‘a depressingly thin crowd’; ‘his hair was going thin’;

Thinadjective

(of the air or a substance in the air) not dense

‘the thin cold air of the mountains’;

Thinadjective

denoting a route on which the holds are small or scarce.

Thinadjective

(of a liquid substance) not containing much solid; flowing freely

‘thin soup’;

Thinadjective

lacking substance or quality; weak or inadequate

‘the evidence is rather thin’;

Thinadjective

(of a sound) faint and high-pitched

‘a thin, reedy little voice’;

Thinadjective

(of a smile) weak and forced.

Thinadverb

with little thickness or depth

‘a thin-sliced loaf’; ‘cut the ham as thin as possible’;

Thinverb

make or become less dense, crowded, or numerous

‘the trees began to thin out’; ‘the remorseless fire of archers thinned their ranks’;

Thinverb

remove some plants from (a row or area) to allow the others more room to grow

‘thin out the rows of peas’;

Thinverb

make or become more watery in consistency

‘if the soup is too thick, add a little water to thin it down’; ‘the blood thins’;

Thinverb

make or become smaller in thickness

‘their effect in thinning the ozone layer is probably slowing the global warming trend’;

Thinverb

hit (a ball) above its centre.

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