HyperDic: trim

English > 17 senses of the word trim:
VERBcontacttrim, pareremove the edges from and cut down to the desired size
creationtrimdecorate, as with ornaments
changetrim, reduce, cut down, cut back, trim down, trim back, cut, bring downcut down on
stativetrimbalance in flight by regulating the control surfaces
stativetrimbe in equilibrium during a flight
creationtrim, garnish, dressdecorate (food) , as with parsley or other ornamental foods
contacttrim, snip, clip, crop, lop, dress, prune, cut backcultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
contacttrim, shavecut closely
changetrimadjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
NOUNstatetrim, trimnessa state of arrangement or appearance
artifacttrim, trimming, passementeriea decoration or adornment on a garment
relationtrimattitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation
acttrim, trimming, clippingcutting down to the desired size or shape
ADJECTIVEalltrim, sparethin and fit
alltrim, shipshape, well-keptof places
alltrim, clean-cut, trigneat and smart in appearance
alltrim, tailoredseverely simple in line or design
trim > pronunciation
Soundstrih'm
Rhymesacronym ... whim: 31 rhymes with ihm...
English > trim: 17 senses > adjective 1
MeaningThin and fit.
Example "a body kept trim by exercise"
Synonymspare
Broaderthin, leanlacking excess flesh
Spanishenjuto
Nounstrimnessa state of arrangement or appearance
English > trim: 17 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder.
Example "a trim little sailboat"
Synonymsshipshape, well-kept
Broadertidymarked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits
Spanishcuidado, ordenado
Catalanendreçat, polit
Nounstrimnessa state of arrangement or appearance
Adverbstrimlyin a trim manner
English > trim: 17 senses > adjective 3
MeaningNeat and smart in appearance.
Example "a trim beard"
Synonymsclean-cut, trig
Broadertidymarked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits
Spanishaseado, nítido, pulcro
Catalanpolit, pulcre
Nounstrimnessa state of arrangement or appearance
English > trim: 17 senses > adjective 4
Meaningseverely simple in line or design.
Synonymtailored
Broaderplainnot elaborate or elaborated
Spanishentallado
English > trim: 17 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of arrangement or appearance.
Example"in good trim"
Synonymtrimness
Broaderneatness, sprucenessThe state of being neat and smart and trim
English > trim: 17 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA decoration or adornment on a garment.
Examples
  • "the trimming on a hat"
  • "the trim on a shirt"
Synonymstrimming, passementerie
Narrowerbraid, gold braid, braidingtrimming used to decorate clothes or curtains
minivertrimming on ceremonial robes consisting of white or light grey fur
rickrack, ricracA narrow zigzag ribbon used as trimming
BroaderadornmentA decoration of color / color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
Spanishpasamano
Catalanpassamà, passamaneria
Verbstrimdecorate (food) , as with parsley or other ornamental foods
trimdecorate, as with ornaments
English > trim: 17 senses > noun 3, relation
Meaningattitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation.
BroaderattitudePosition of aircraft or spacecraft relative to a frame of reference (the horizon or direction of motion)
Spanishtrim
Verbstrimbe in equilibrium during a flight
trimbalance in flight by regulating the control surfaces
English > trim: 17 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningcutting down to the desired size or shape.
Synonymstrimming, clipping
NarrowerpruningThe act of trimming a plant
Broadercut, cutting, cutting offThe act of shortening something by chopping off the ends
Spanishrecorte
Catalanretallada
Verbstrimcut down on
trimcut closely
trimcultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
English > trim: 17 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningRemove the edges from and cut down to the desired size.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "trim the photograph"
  • "trim lumber"
Synonympare
Narrowerdresscut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width
Broadercutseparate with or as if with an instrument
Spanishrecortar
Catalanretallar
Nounstrimmera machine that trims timber
English > trim: 17 senses > verb 2, creation
Meaningdecorate, as with ornaments.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "trim the christmas tree"
  • "trim a shop window"
Broaderdecorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautifymake more attractive by adding ornament, colour / colour, etc.
Spanishadornar, arreglar, ataviar, guarnecer, ornamentar, reformar
Nounstrimming, trima decoration or adornment on a garment
English > trim: 17 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningcut down on; make a reduction in.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsreduce, cut down, cut back, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down
NarrowerdeflateReduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices
downsizeReduce in size or number
inflateincrease the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value
quenchReduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
retrenchmake a reduction, as in one's workforce
shave, knock offcut the price of
shortenmake shorter / shorter than originally / originally intended
slashcut drastically
spillReduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)
subtractTake off or away
take away, detracttake away a part from
thinmake thin or thinner
thin outmake sparse
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Similar tocutHave a reducing effect
Spanishbajar, cortar, rebajar, recortar, reducir
Catalanreduir, retallar, tallar-se, tallar
Nounstrimcutting down to the desired size or shape
English > trim: 17 senses > verb 4, stative
Meaningbalance in flight by regulating the control surfaces.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"trim an airplane"
Broaderbalance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibriseBring into balance or equilibrium
Similar totrimBe in equilibrium during a flight
Spanishequilibrar
Nounstrimattitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation
English > trim: 17 senses > verb 5, stative
MeaningBe in equilibrium during a flight.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The airplane trimmed"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Similar totrimbalance in flight by regulating the control surfaces
Nounstrimattitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation
English > trim: 17 senses > verb 6, creation
Meaningdecorate (food) , as with parsley or other ornamental foods.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThe chefs trim the vegetables
Synonymsgarnish, dress
Broaderdecorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautifymake more attractive by adding ornament, colour / colour, etc.
Similar todress, dress outkill and prepare for market or consumption
dressput a dressing on
Spanishacompañar, adornar, guarnecer
Catalanacompanyar, adornar, guarnir
Nounstrima decoration or adornment on a garment
English > trim: 17 senses > verb 7, contact
Meaningcultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey trim the trees
Synonymssnip, clip, crop, lop, dress, prune, cut back
Narrowerdisbudthin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers
poll, pollardconvert into a pollard
shearcut with shears
top, pinchcut the top off
Broaderthin outmake sparse
Spanishpodar
Catalanesporgar, podar
Nounstrim, trimmingcutting down to the desired size or shape
trimmera worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubs
English > trim: 17 senses > verb 8, contact
Meaningcut closely.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThey trim their hair
Example"trim my beard"
Synonymshave
Narrowerfleece, shearshear the wool from
Broadercutshorten as if by severing the edges or ends of
Spanishafeitar, atusar, rasurar, recortar
Catalanafaitar, rasurar, retallar, tallar
Nounstrim, trimmingcutting down to the desired size or shape
English > trim: 17 senses > verb 9, change
MeaningAdjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used.
PatternSomebody ----s something
CategoryshipA vessel that carries passengers or freight
Broaderadjust, set, correctalter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

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