adjective finer, finest
- 1 (usually before noun) 1.1 (excellent, superior)(crystal/china)(wine/ingredients)goods of the finest qualityde primera calidadthe country's finest mindsartículos de la mejor calidadfine words, but will they do it?los cerebros más brillantes del paísa fine-looking mantodo eso suena muy bien pero ¿lo harán?it's a fine thing you're doingun hombre bien parecidoes algo admirable lo que estás haciendoExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 [ironic]we had a fine time (of it)
- Gunner Palace is a fine piece of filmmaking and a fine piece of journalism, and I highly recommend it.
- This pottery is distinctive because of its high quality, fine decoration, and beautifully curved shapes.
- Of exceptionally fine quality, it is pyramid-shaped and inset with beaded gold wiring in the shape of a serpent.
a fine friend you are!lo pasamos de bien … [irónico]you've picked a fine time to tell me!¡menudo or valiente amigo eres tú! [irónico]you're a fine one to talk! 1.3 (fair)¡en buen momento me lo dices! [irónico](weather/day)I hope it stays o keeps finethey say it'll be fine tomorrowespero que siga haciendo buen tiempodicen que mañana hará buen tiempoExample sentences
- She fingered fine muslins and intricate laces, heavy crimson silks and tulle.
- The winning hybrids yielded breads with a fine crumb structure and a high overall number of cells.
- It looks like it is made up of an intricate fine lace expertly spun in glass fibers no thicker than human hair.
Example sentences1.4 (elegant) she gives herself such fine airs
- It may be fine to say average rates have been lowered with the various rebates.
- In fact, just pressing my nose against the window and giving him a double thumbs up satisfies me fine.
- However, more is fine if you tolerate the higher carbohydrate amount and feel good consuming it.
¡se da unos aires de grandeza!Example sentences
- Mr Clarke said he walks to work when the weather is fine but in the winter he appreciates being able to call on a lift.
- Luckily, the weather was fine and some sunshine managed to peek through.
- The river is still coloured but this is expected to clear over the coming week, if the fine weather forecasted arrives.
- The two lads are extremely fine musicians and go down really well at various pub and cabaret venues around the city and county.
- A fine musician, Eddie had been unable to hit the right notes with his golf until Sunday, when his dedication to the game paid off.
- A fine singer and musician, he also writes very good songs and is a record producer of considerable note.
- A fine figure of a man, he radiates masculine self-assurance, a quality that interested her greatly.
- Hence it helps if the actor is a fine figure of a man, of noble countenance and with a beautiful speaking voice.
- He was a fine figure of a man, she thought and some woman must be missing him.
- 2 [colloquial] (predicative) 2.1 (in good health)how are you? — (I'm) fine, thanksmuy bien2.2 (OK, all right)¿qué tal estás? — muy bien, gracias(perfect)how was your day? — finethis size is fine for six¿qué tal el día? — bienmore wine? — no thanks; I'm fineeste tamaño es perfecto para seisthat's fine by me¿más vino? — no, gracias, tengo suficientehe tried to make out everything was fine and dandypor mí no hay problematrató de dar la impresión de que todo marchaba a las mil maravillasExample sentences
- Frankly, if there are people on the left or the right that are not sure how he's going to rule on a case, that's fine by me.
- Any outcome from here on in is fine by me, and I mean that honestly.
- If you don't get HBO, you're missing a large part of that greatness, which is fine by me.
- Frances is on virtually no medication and in fine health.
- There is no update, he says, other than adding that his health is fine.
- I presume he's fine, in good health and that, but it's very unlike him to pop off.
- 3 3.1 (thin) 3.2 (sharp)(point/nib/blade)sharpen the pencil to a fine pointafila bien el lápizExample sentences3.3 (not coarse)
(dust/rain/particles)to cut it/things finehasn't she gone yet? she's cutting it very fine!no dejarse ningún margen de tiempo¿todavía no se ha ido? ¡no se está dejando ningún margen de tiempo!Example sentences3.4 (detailed, accurate)
- By the time I finished grade school, my sense of dark, black humor had been honed to a fine point.
- On the outer edges of the sword was shining steel, sharpened to a fine point.
- This groundbait with its very fine particles was designed to catch the tiny little canal roach.
- The material can range from fine particles to large lumps.
- Dust and fine sand particles tend to cling to the surface of the skin, especially in the folds and in between the toes and fingers.
- Acupuncture points lie on meridians and are stimulated by the insertion of thin, fine needles at various points.
- The obvious answer to counter this infiltration was a fine wire which lit a signal lamp when broken.
- Nick's Cajun chicken pasta consisted of a bed of fine ribbons of fresh pasta tossed in a light tomato sauce with pieces of spiced Cajun chicken on top.
- 4 4.1 (subtle)(distinction/nuance)(judgment)(balance)the finer points of poetry are often lost in translationthere's a very fine line between eccentricity and madnesslos matices más sutiles de la poesía a menudo se pierden en la traducción4.2 (discriminating, refined) See examples: only the finest of palates will appreciate …la línea divisoria entre la excentricidad y la locura es muy tenue or sutilshe has a fine eye for detailsolo los paladares más refinados or delicados apreciarán …es muy observadora y detallistaExample sentences
- When the opportunity came I would be fine, I'd be okay because I like to think that I take care of the fine detail in football.
- Other hypotheses he puts forward also invoke this very fine, subtle matter.
- It's a fine distinction to be drawn, clearly - but we know that governments have more information than the general public.
- (adequately)(very well)it works finemuy bienthings are going finefunciona bien/muy bienlas cosas van bien/muy bienExample sentences
- He was well liked and fine mannered young man who later secured work in the Bacon Factory where he spent some years.
- He had had trouble with TelePrompter in the past, he did just fine last night.
- she was given a fine of $100 o a $100 finele pusieron una multa de 100 dólaresExample sentences
- The question becomes, ‘Are they penalties or fines imposed by a court’?
- The Supreme Court held these fines could, consistent with the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, be imposed only if preceded by a criminal trial.
- The Court should have regard to any other fines or penalties suffered by the defendant for the misconduct in question.
- she was fined for speedingponerle or aplicarle una multa ala multaron or le pusieron or le aplicaron una multa por exceso de velocidadExample sentences
- The recent move to fine inconsiderate drivers from illegal parking is late in forthcoming.
- The magistrate convicted the applicant and fined him $400 with costs.
- In related news, the Taiwan High Court yesterday fined a man for illegally hiring a Chinese woman to work in his home.
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