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

 trim /ˈtrɪm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trim, a. [Compar. Trimmer superl. Trimmest.]  Fitly adjusted; being in good order., or made ready for service or use; firm; compact; snug; neat; fair; as, the ship is trim, or trim built; everything about the man is trim; a person is trim when his body is well shaped and firm; his dress is trim when it fits closely to his body, and appears tight and snug; a man or a soldier is trim when he stands erect.
    With comely carriage of her countenance trim.   --Spenser.
 So deemed I till I viewed their trim array
 Of boats last night.   --Trench.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trim v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trimmed p. pr. & vb. n. Trimming.]
 1. To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; to make right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust.
    The hermit trimmed his little fire.   --Goldsmith.
 2. To dress; to decorate; to adorn; to invest; to embellish; as, to trim a hat.
    A rotten building newly trimmed over.   --Milton.
    I was trimmed in Julia's gown.   --Shak.
 3. To make ready or right by cutting or shortening; to clip or lop; to curtail; as, to trim the hair; to trim a tree. And trimmed the cheerful lamp.”
 4. Carp. To dress, as timber; to make smooth.
 5. Naut. (a) To adjust, as a ship, by arranging the cargo, or disposing the weight of persons or goods, so equally on each side of the center and at each end, that she shall sit well on the water and sail well; as, to trim a ship, or a boat. (b) To arrange in due order for sailing; as, to trim the sails.
 6. To rebuke; to reprove; also, to beat. [Colloq.]
 To trim in Carp., to fit, as a piece of timber, into other work.
 To trim up, to dress; to put in order.
 I found her trimming up the diadem
 On her dead mistress.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trim v. i. To balance; to fluctuate between parties, so as to appear to favor each.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trim, n.
 1. Dress; gear; ornaments.
    Seeing him just pass the window in his woodland trim.   --Sir W. Scott.
 2. Order; disposition; condition; as, to be in good trim. The trim of an encounter.”
 3. The state of a ship or her cargo, ballast, masts, etc., by which she is well prepared for sailing.
 4. Arch The lighter woodwork in the interior of a building; especially, that used around openings, generally in the form of a molded architrave, to protect the plastering at those points.
 In ballast trim Naut., having only ballast on board. --R. H. Dana, Jr.
 Trim of the masts Naut., their position in regard to the ship and to each other, as near or distant, far forward or much aft, erect or raking.
 Trim of sails Naut., that adjustment, with reference to the wind, witch is best adapted to impel the ship forward.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a
             body kept trim by exercise" [syn: spare]
      2: (used of hair) neat and tidy; "a nicely kempt beard" [syn: kempt,
      3: of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from
         disorder; "even the barn was shipshape"; "a trim little
         sailboat" [syn: shipshape, well-kept]
      4: (of persons) neat and smart in appearance; "a clean-cut and
         well-bred young man"; "the trig corporal in his jaunty
         cap" [syn: clean-cut, trig]
      5: severely simple in line or design; "a neat tailored suit";
         "tailored curtains" [syn: tailored]
      n 1: a state of arrangement or appearance; "in good trim" [syn: trimness]
      2: a decoration or adornment on a garment; "the trimming on a
         hat"; "the trim on a shirt" [syn: trimming, passementerie]
      3: attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its
         own orientation
      4: cutting down to the desired size or shape [syn: trimming,
      v 1: remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size;
           "pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim
           lumber" [syn: pare]
      2: decorate, as with ornaments; "trim the christmas tree";
         "trim a shop window"
      3: cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat
         intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
         [syn: reduce, cut down, cut back, trim down, trim
         back, cut, bring down]
      4: balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces; "trim
         an airplane"
      5: be in equilibrium during a flight; "The airplane trimmed"
      6: decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
         [syn: garnish, dress]
      7: cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the
         plants in the garden" [syn: snip, clip, crop, lop,
          dress, prune, cut back]
      8: cut closely; "trim my beard" [syn: shave]
      9: adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
      [also: trimming, trimmed, trimmest, trimmer]