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Meaning & Definition of Thin in English

English

Thin

/θɪn/

verb

1. Lose thickness

  • Become thin or thinner
    synonym:
  • thin

2. Make thin or thinner

  • "Thin the solution"
    synonym:
  • thin

3. Lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture

  • "Cut bourbon"
    synonym:
  • dilute
  • ,
  • thin
  • ,
  • thin out
  • ,
  • reduce
  • ,
  • cut

4. Take off weight

    synonym:
  • reduce
  • ,
  • melt off
  • ,
  • lose weight
  • ,
  • slim
  • ,
  • slenderize
  • ,
  • thin
  • ,
  • slim down

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • thin

2. Lacking excess flesh

  • "You can't be too rich or too thin"
  • "Yon cassius has a lean and hungry look"-shakespeare
    synonym:
  • thin
  • ,
  • lean

3. Very narrow

  • "A thin line across the page"
    synonym:
  • slender
  • ,
  • thin

4. Not dense

  • "A thin beard"
  • "Trees were sparse"
    synonym:
  • sparse
  • ,
  • thin

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • thin

6. (of sound) lacking resonance or volume

  • "A thin feeble cry"
    synonym:
  • thin

7. Lacking spirit or sincere effort

  • "A thin smile"
    synonym:
  • thin

8. Lacking substance or significance

  • "Slight evidence"
  • "A tenuous argument"
  • "A thin plot"
  • A fragile claim to fame"
    synonym:
  • flimsy
  • ,
  • fragile
  • ,
  • slight
  • ,
  • tenuous
  • ,
  • thin

adverb

1. Without viscosity

  • "The blood was flowing thin"
    synonym:
  • thinly
  • ,
  • thin

Examples of using

Roll the dough out thin.
After sunset, a thin mist appeared over the field.
The ice on the lake is too thin to bear your weight.