Crossword clues for trim
- Cut back a bit
- Short cut
- Skirt embellishment
- A little off?
- Clip or snip
- Request at the barber's
- A state of arrangement or appearance
- A decoration or adornment on a garment
- Attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation
- Cutting down to the desired size or shape
- Defeat soundly
- Shape a mustache
- Cut fat
- Lop off
- Arrange sails
- Decorate a tree
- Remove excess
- Beat badly
- In fighting shape
- Work on hedges
- Work on a Christmas tree
- Hair-salon service
- Tonsorial request
- Window molding
- Barber's specialty
- Tinsel, e.g.
- Quick cut
- Adjust the sails
- In shape
- Tonsorial procedure
- Barbering job
- In good condition
- Tonsorial work
- Quick haircut
- A little off
- Use clippers
- In good physical condition
- Remove the fat from
- Barber's job
- Barbershop request
- Far from fat
- Quick job in a barbershop
- In good shape
- Tassels, e.g.
- Bit off the top
- Request of a barber
- Free of excess matter
- Quick job for a barber
- Add to or remove from
- Far from pudgy
- "Just a little off" at the barber's
- Not a major haircut
- At one's fighting weight, say
- Decorate, as a Christmas tree
- Adjust, as sails
- Request to a barber
- Job for a barber
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Trim \Trim\, n.
Dress; gear; ornaments.
Seeing him just pass the window in his woodland trim.
--Sir W. Scott.
Order; disposition; condition; as, to be in good trim. `` The trim of an encounter.''
The state of a ship or her cargo, ballast, masts, etc., by which she is well prepared for sailing.
(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.
Trim \Trim\, v. i. To balance; to fluctuate between parties, so as to appear to favor each.
Trim \Trim\, a. [Compar. Trimmer; superl. Trimmest.] [See Trim, v. t.] 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.
So deemed I till I viewed their trim array
Of boats last night.
Trim \Trim\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trimmed; p. pr. & vb. n. Trimming.] [OE. trimen, trumen, AS. trymian, trymman, to prepare, dispose, make strong, fr. trum firm, strong; of uncertain origin.]
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.
To dress; to decorate; to adorn; to invest; to embellish; as, to trim a hat.
A rotten building newly trimmed over.
I was trimmed in Julia's gown.
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.''
(Carp.) To dress, as timber; to make smooth.
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.
To arrange in due order for sailing; as, to trim the sails.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-15c., probably from Old English trymian, trymman "strengthen, fortify, confirm; comfort; incite; set in order, arrange, prepare, make ready; become strong," from trum "strong, stable," from Proto-Germanic *trum-, from PIE *dru-mo-, suffixed form of *deru- "to be firm, solid, steadfast" (see true). Examples in Middle English are wanting.\n
\nOriginal sense is preserved in nautical phrase in fighting trim (see trim (n.)); where the verb meant "distribute the load of a ship so she floats on an even keel" (1570s). Meaning "make neat by cutting" is first recorded 1520s; that of "decorate, adorn" is from 1540s. Sense of "reduce" is attested from 1966.
"state of being prepared," 1580s, nautical jargon, "fit for sailing," from trim (v.). From 1570s as "ornament, decoration;" the meaning "visible woodwork of a house" is recorded from 1884; sense of "ornamental additions to an automobile" is from 1922. Slang meaning "a woman regarded as a sex object" is attested from 1955, American English.
c.1500, "neatly or smartly dressed," probably ultimately from trim (v.) or from related Old English trum "firm, fixed, secure, strong, sound, vigorous, active." Related: Trimly; trimness.
1 physically fit. 2 slender, lean. 3 neat or smart in appearance. adv. 1 (context nautical English) In good order, properly managed or maintained. 2 (context nautical English) With sails well trimmed. n. 1 (context uncountable English) decoration; especially, decoration placed along edges or borders. 2 (context countable English) A haircut, especially a moderate one to touch up an existing style. 3 Dress; gear; ornaments. 4 (context countable English) The manner in which something is equipped or adorned; order; disposition. 5 (context uncountable slang mildly vulgar English) sexual intercourse. 6 (context nautical English) The fore-and-aft angle of the vessel to the water, with reference to the cargo and ballast; the manner in which a vessel floats on the water, whether on an even keel or down by the head or stern. 7 (context nautical English) The arrangement of the sails with reference to the wind. v
1 (context transitive English) To reduce slightly; to cut; especially, to remove excess; e.g. 'trim a hedge', 'trim a beard'. The adposition ''of'' can be used in present perfect tense to designate the removed part. 2 (context transitive English) To decorate or adorn; especially, to decorate a Christmas tree.
n. a state of arrangement or appearance; "in good trim" [syn: trimness]
attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation
adj. thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise" [syn: spare]
severely simple in line or design; "a neat tailored suit"; "tailored curtains" [syn: tailored]
v. remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size; "pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber" [syn: pare]
decorate, as with ornaments; "trim the christmas tree"; "trim a shop window"
balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces; "trim an airplane"
be in equilibrium during a flight; "The airplane trimmed"
cut closely; "trim my beard" [syn: shave]
adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
Trim may refer to:
Trim was a ship's cat that accompanied Matthew Flinders on his voyages to circumnavigate and map the coastline of Australia in 1801–03.
Trim was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons until 1800.
Before the industrial revolution, all trim was made and applied by hand, thus making heavily trimmed furnishings and garments expensive and high-status. Machine-woven trims and sewing machines put these dense trimmings within the reach of even modest dressmakers and home sewers, and an abundance of trimming is a characteristic of mid- Victorian fashion. As a predictable reaction, high fashion came to emphasize exquisiteness of cut and construction over denseness of trimming, and applied trim became a signifier of mass-produced clothing by the 1930s. The iconic braid and gold button trim of the Chanel suit are a notable survival of trim in high fashion.
In home decorating, the 1980s and 1990s saw a fashion for dense, elaborately layered trimmings on upholstered furniture and drapery.
Today, most trimmings are commercially manufactured. Scalamandré is known for elaborate trim for home furnishings, and Wrights is a leading manufacturer of trim for home sewing and crafts. Trims are used generally to enhance the beauty of the garments. It attracts buyers. Appropriate use of it creates more value of the product.
A trim command (known as TRIM in the ATA command set, and UNMAP in the SCSI command set) allows an operating system to inform a solid-state drive (SSD) which blocks of data are no longer considered in use and can be wiped internally.
Trim was introduced soon after SSDs were introduced. Because low-level operation of SSDs differs significantly from hard drives, the typical way in which operating systems handle operations like deletes and formats resulted in unanticipated progressive performance degradation of write operations on SSDs. Trimming enables the SSD to handle garbage collection overhead, which would otherwise significantly slow down future write operations to the involved blocks, in advance.
Although tools to "reset" some drives to a fresh state were already available before the introduction of trimming, they also delete all data on the drive, which makes them impractical to use for ongoing optimization. By 2014, many SSDs had internal idle/background garbage collection mechanisms that work independently of trimming; although this successfully maintains their performance even under operating systems that do not support trim, it has the associated drawbacks of increased write amplification and wear of the flash cells.
Trim, born Javan St. Prix (18 April 1984) and formerly known as Taliban Trim is an English grime MC from East London and a former member of Roll Deep. He is a cousin of Roll Deep member DJ Karnage, former Roll Deep member Roachee, footballer Leon Knight and grime MC Lee Brasco. Despite limited commercial success, Trim has won much praise and a cult following for his eclectic subject matter, beat selection and delivery.
Usage examples of "trim".
Then supper was prepared sumptuously, and the new companion said unto the other, You ought to accompt me not onely your Captaine in robbery and fight, but also in pleasures and jolity, whereupon by and by with pleasant cheere he prepared meat, and trimming up the house he set all things in order, and brought the pottage and dainty dishes to the Table: but above all he plyed them wel with great pots and jugs of wine.
But he is not ready to tell Botkin or Koss the wildest of his suspicions: the double helix somehow codes not only for its own messenger, but also for the elusive adaptor, the ribosome assembly line, and all the enzymes needed to recognize the adaptor, affix the amino acids, promote the growing chain, and trim the finished proteins.
Her skin glowed with the soft luster of creamy satin, and through the cloth he saw the inward curve of her waist, amazingly small in its unlaced freedom, the trim and seductive roundness of her hips, and the lithe grace of her limbs.
He was still attired in silks and satins of the gaudiest hues, still carefully trimmed as to hair and beard, still redolent of perfumes.
Margo trimmed their attitude by adjusting the amount of ordinary air contained in ballonets inside the hydrogen bag.
Lefevre was a country dame, a widow, one of these half peasants, with ribbons and bonnets with trimming on them, one of those persons who clipped her words and put on great airs in public, concealing the soul of a pretentious animal beneath a comical and bedizened exterior, just as the country-folks hide their coarse red hands in ecru silk gloves.
The houses of the workpeople at Blarney are neat and trim, white and clean, and a repose to the eyes of beholders, sick of slouching thatch and bulging mud walls.
Making sure that the lama could see what he was doing, he took out his dagger, cut a branch from a nearby thicket, and proceeded to trim off the twigs and branchlets until only a stout stick remained.
He wore the diagonally striped old school tie, his hair was brilliantined and carefully brushed, and the sleek lines of the mustache had been trimmed that morning.
Like Hegarty he wore a brimless cap of black velvet with matching mantle and tabard, except that his pockets and hems were trimmed with grey.
Trim housemaids were hurrying backwards and forwards under the directions of a fresh bustling landlady, but still seizing an occasional moment to exchange a flippant word and have a rallying laugh with the group round the fire.
The connection of the laterals with the mains, the laying of the larger sizes of tiles so as to form a close joint, the wedging of these larger tiles firmly into their places, and the trimming which is necessary in going around sharp curves, and in putting in the shorter pieces which are needed to fill out the exact length of the drain, demand more skill and judgment than are often found in the common ditcher.
There he had his hair trimmed in the Peabody barbershop, and had his nails done while he was in the barber chair by the Peabody manicurist, Bonnie Lee Rayfus.
He was followed by a dietician who was force-fed boiling pabulum until he choked to death, a cook who was microwaved, a carpenter-handyman who was sawed in half, a manicurist who was fatally trimmed, a houri who was impaled.
Adrestus joined by Amphius trim in linen corslet, the two good sons of Merops out of Percote harbor, Merops adept beyond all men in the mantic arts.