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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fine, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fined p. pr. & vb. n. Fining.]
 1. To make fine; to refine; to purify, to clarify; as, to fine gold.
    It hath been fined and refined by . . . learned men.   --Hobbes.
 2. To make finer, or less coarse, as in bulk, texture, etc.; as. to fine the soil.
 3. To change by fine gradations; as Naut., to fine down a ship's lines, to diminish her lines gradually.
 I often sate at home
 On evenings, watching how they fined themselves
 With gradual conscience to a perfect night.   --Browning.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : punished by the imposition of a penalty [syn: penalized, penalised]