Crossword clues for thin
- Like dangerous ice
- Hammett's "The ___ Man"
- Scarcely credible
- Like dimes
- Like a Hammett character
- Like many a model
- "The ___ Red Line," Jones book
- "Think ___" (dieter's imperative)
- Lacking substance
- Hammett's man
- Water down
- What some dieters want to be
- Like Hammett's "Man"
- Significantly underweight
- Like a dime
- Like India paper
- Like a beanpole
- Slicing request
- Watered down
- Not safe to skate on, say
- Lacking volume
- ___ as a rail
- Weak, as a plot
- Flimsy, as an excuse
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Thin \Thin\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thinned; p. pr. & vb. n. Thinning.] [Cf. AS. ge[thorn]ynnian.] To make thin (in any of the senses of the adjective).
Thin \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.
Thin \Thin\, adv. Not thickly or closely; in a seattered state; as, seed sown thin.
Spain is thin sown of people.
Thin \Thin\, a. [Compar. Thiner; superl. Thinest.] [OE. thinne, thenne, thunne, AS. [thorn]ynne; akin to D. dun, G. d["u]nn, OHG. dunni, Icel. [thorn]unnr, Sw. tunn, Dan. tynd, Gael. & Ir. tana, W. teneu, L. tenuis, Gr. ? (in comp.) stretched out, ? stretched, stretched out, long, Skr. tanu thin, slender; also to AS. ?enian to extend, G. dehnen, Icel. ?enja, Goth. ?anjan (in comp.), L. tendere to stretch, tenere to hold, Gr. ? to stretch, Skr. tan. [root]51 & 237. Cf. Attenuate, Dance, Tempt, Tenable, Tend to move, Tenous, Thunder, Tone.]
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.
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.
Satan, bowing low His gray dissimulation, disappeared, Into thin air diffused.
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.
Not full or well grown; wanting in plumpness.
Seven thin ears . . . blasted with the east wind.
--Gen. xli. 6.
Not stout; slim; slender; lean; gaunt; as, a person becomes thin by disease.
Wanting in body or volume; small; feeble; not full.
Thin, hollow sounds, and lamentable screams.
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.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English þynne "narrow, lean, scanty, not dense; fluid, tenuous; weak, poor," from Proto-Germanic *thunni "thin" (cognates: West Frisian ten, Middle Low German dunne, Middle Dutch dunne, Dutch dun, Old High German dunni, German dünn, Old Norse þunnr, Swedish tunn, Danish tynd), from PIE *tnu- "stretched, stretched out" (hence "thin"), from root *ten- "to stretch" (cognates: Latin tenuis "thin, slender;" see tenet).\n\nThese our actors ... were all Spirits, and Are melted into Ayre, into thin Ayre.
[Shakespeare, "The Tempest," IV.i.150, 1610]\n"Loose or sparse," hence "easily seen through," with figurative extensions. Related: Thinly; thinness. Thin-skinned is attested from 1590s; the figurative sense of "touchy" is from 1670s.
Old English þynnian "to make thin, lessen, dilute," also intransitive, "become thin," from thin (adj.). Intransitive sense of "to become less numerous" is attested from 1743; that of "to become thinner" is recorded from 1804. Compare similarly formed German dünnen, Dutch dunnen. Related: Thinned; thinning.
1 Having little thickness or extent from one surface to its opposite. 2 Very narrow in all diameters; having a cross section that is small in all directions. 3 Having little body fat or flesh; slim; slender; lean; gaunt. 4 Of low viscosity or low specific gravity, e.g., as is water compared to honey. 5 scarce; not close, crowded, or numerous; not filling the space. 6 (context golf English) Describing a poorly played golf shot where the ball is struck by the bottom part of the club head. See fat, shank, toe. 7 Lacking body or volume; small; feeble; not full. 8 Slight; small; slender; flimsy; superficial; inadequate; not sufficient for a covering. adv. Not thickly or closely; in a scattered state. n. 1 (context philately English) A loss or tearing of paper from the back of a stamp, although not sufficient to create a complete hole. 2 Any food produced or served in thin slices. v
1 (context transitive English) To make thin or thinner. 2 (context intransitive English) To become thin or thinner. 3 To dilute. 4 To remove some plants in order to improve the growth of those remaining.
v. lose thickness; become thin or thinner [ant: thicken]
make thin or thinner; "Thin the solution" [ant: thicken]
adj. 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: thick]
very narrow; "a thin line across the page" [syn: slender]
not dense; "a thin beard"; "trees were sparse" [syn: sparse]
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]
(of sound) lacking resonance or volume; "a thin feeble cry" [ant: full]
lacking spirit or sincere effort; "a thin smile"
Thin is a 2006 cinéma vérité documentary film directed by Lauren Greenfield and distributed by HBO. It is an exploration of The Renfrew Center in Coconut Creek, Florida; a 40-bed residential facility for the treatment of women with eating disorders. The film mostly revolves around four women with anorexia nervosa and/or bulimia and their struggles for recovery. It premiered on HBO on November 14, 2006.
Thin is the centerpiece of a multi-faceted campaign designed to explore issues surrounding body image and eating disorders, including a companion book, traveling exhibition of Greenfield's work and a website.
Having already shot photographs at Renfrew for her book Girl Culture, Greenfield returned to the facility to direct Thin, her directorial debut, which she produced in collaboration with producer R.J. Cutler. Living at the center for six months, Greenfield and director of photography Amanda Micheli received unrestricted access, filming not just the therapy sessions, mealtimes and daily weigh-ins that construct the highly structured routine of inpatients' daily lives, but also exploring their turbulent interpersonal relationships with each other, with family and with staff. Access to staff meetings allows us insight into the efforts of the Renfrew medical team and the complex tasks facing them.
The making of the documentary THIN was a continuation of my decade-long exploration of body image and the way the female body has become a primary expression of identity for girls and women in our time. I am intrigued by the way the female body has become a tablet on which our culture’s conflicting messages about femininity are written and rewritten. - Lauren Greenfield
Usage examples of "thin".
According to his suit sensors, the spaces between the interlocking struts contained a thin molecular haze from the slowly ablating metal.
Venerian lives upon the bottom of an everlasting sea of fog and his thin epidermis, utterly without pigmentation, burns and blisters as frightfully at the least exposure to actinic light as does ours at the touch of a red-hot iron.
When this part is irritated by contact with any object, by caustic, or by a thin slice being cut off, the upper adjoining part of the radicle, for a length of from 6 or 7 to even 12 mm.
A thin and jaundiced face, deep lines and shaven head, mouth adrip with vomit, staring in horror.
Fully afrown, I paused by a window to draw aside the thin cloth which covered it, immediately discovering the presence of thick, heavy raindrops covering the outside of the maglessa-weave panes.
Tall, thin, and dark, Agaric used to walk in deep thought, with his breviary in his hand and his brow loaded with care, through the corridors of the school and the alleys of the garden.
The food industry used thin agarose as an ingredient stablizer to make jelly, ice cream, whipped desserts, and other products.
Mr Adams on the other hand was all agasp and aswim, obliged to be sponged in a hammock under the weatherawnings, and Mrs Homer lost her looks entirely, going yellow and thin.
Although he suspected that her gentle massaging was only aggravating the stain, he gave himself over to the feel of her fingers stroking him through the thin layer of his clothing.
Morgaine objected, the last of them still ahorse, her voice thinned by the roar of the water pouring down and running over rock.
Broken stone and iron gashed her bare feet as she plunged into the black arch of the gate, but the pain was swallowed in icy fear as thin, aimless winds tugged at heras she sensed, rather than saw, something move in the utter blackness over her head.
Carefully, to avoid destroying any existing prints, she removed its contents with a pair of eyebrow tweezers, then unfolded the thin sheets of airmail paper.
There were several sheets of thin airmail paper covered in the same hand.
His mouth was fine, almost thin, and tilted at the moment in a lopsided grin that made him look younger than Alec would have guessed before.
Taken by surprise, Alec turned to find a tall, thin old man smiling down on him.