adjective finer, finest
- 1 (usually before noun) 1.1 (excellent, superior)(crystal/china)
fino(wine/ingredients)goods of the finest quality
de primera calidad
selectoartículos de la mejor calidadthe country's finest mindslos cerebros más brillantes del paísfine words, but will they do it?todo eso suena muy bien pero ¿lo harán?a fine-looking manun hombre bien parecidoit's a fine thing you're doinges 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.
lo pasamos de bien … [irónico]a fine friend you are!¡menudo or valiente amigo eres tú! [irónico]you've picked a fine time to tell me!¡en buen momento me lo dices! [irónico]you're a fine one to talk! 1.3 (fair)(weather/day)I hope it stays o keeps fine
- 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.
buenoespero que siga haciendo buen tiempothey say it'll be fine tomorrowdicen que mañana hará buen tiempoExample sentences
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)muy bienhow are you? — (I'm) fine, thanks¿qué tal estás? — muy bien, gracias2.2 (OK, all right)(perfect)how was your day? — fine
perfecto¿qué tal el día? — bienthis size is fine for sixeste tamaño es perfecto para seismore wine? — no thanks; I'm fine¿más vino? — no, gracias, tengo suficientethat's fine by mepor mí no hay problemahe tried to make out everything was fine and dandytrató 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 point
finoafila bien el lápizExample sentences3.3 (not coarse)
(dust/rain/particles)to cut it/things fine
- 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.
finono dejarse ningún margen de tiempohasn't she gone yet? she's cutting it very fine!¿todavía no se ha ido? ¡no se está dejando ningún margen de tiempo!Example sentences3.4 (detailed, accurate)
- 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)
certero(balance)the finer points of poetry are often lost in translation
delicadolos matices más sutiles de la poesía a menudo se pierden en la traducciónthere's a very fine line between eccentricity and madnessla línea divisoria entre la excentricidad y la locura es muy tenue or sutil4.2 (discriminating, refined) only the finest of palates will appreciate …solo los paladares más refinados or delicados apreciarán …she has a fine eye for detailes 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 fine
muy bienfunciona bien/muy bienthings are going finelas 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.
- multarshe was fined for speeding
ponerle 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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