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

 thin /ˈθɪn/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thin a. [Compar. Thiner superl. Thinest.]
 1. 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.
 2. 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.   --Bacon.
 Satan, bowing low
 His gray dissimulation, disappeared,
 Into thin air diffused.   --Milton.
 3. 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.   --Addison.
 4. Not full or well grown; wanting in plumpness.
    Seven thin ears . . . blasted with the east wind.   --Gen. xli. 6.
 5. Not stout; slim; slender; lean; gaunt; as, a person becomes thin by disease.
 6. Wanting in body or volume; small; feeble; not full.
    Thin, hollow sounds, and lamentable screams.   --Dryden.
 7. 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.   --Chaucer.
 Note:Thin is used in the formation of compounds which are mostly self-explaining; as, thin-faced, thin-lipped, thin-peopled, thin-shelled, and the like.
 Thin section. See under Section.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thin, adv. Not thickly or closely; in a seattered state; as, seed sown thin.
    Spain is thin sown of people.   --Bacon.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thin, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thinned p. pr. & vb. n. Thinning.]  To make thin (in any of the senses of the adjective).

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thin, v. i. 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 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" [ant:
      2: lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin";
         "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare [syn:
          lean] [ant: fat]
      3: very narrow; "a thin line across the page" [syn: slender]
      4: having little substance or significance; "a flimsy excuse";
         "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"
         [syn: flimsy, slight, tenuous]
      5: not dense; "a thin beard"; "trees were sparse" [syn: sparse]
      6: 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"
         [ant: thick]
      7: (of sound) lacking resonance or volume; "a thin feeble cry"
         [ant: full]
      8: lacking spirit or sincere effort; "a thin smile"
      adv : without viscosity; "the blood was flowing thin" [syn: thinly]
            [ant: thickly]
      v 1: lose thickness; become thin or thinner [ant: thicken]
      2: make thin or thinner; "Thin the solution" [ant: thicken]
      3: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut
         bourbon" [syn: dilute, thin out, reduce, cut]
      4: take off weight [syn: reduce, melt off, lose weight, slim,
          slenderize, slim down] [ant: gain]
      [also: thinning, thinned, thinnest, thinner]