Results for trim

Definitions of trim:

part of speech: noun

Order; adjustment; dress; style; gear; fitness for sailing: said of a ship; suitable condition; as, they found everything in trim for the start.

part of speech: adjective

Neat; compact; as a trim, slender figure; being in good order; as, her hair was neat and trim.

part of speech: present participle


part of speech: verb transitive

To make trim: to put in due order: to dress: to decorate: to clip: to reduce to proper form: to arrange for sailing.

part of speech: noun

Dress: ornaments: state of a ship as to sailing qualities.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To balance or fluctuate between parties:- pr. p. trimming; pa. t. and pa. p. trimmed.

part of speech: past tense, past participle


part of speech: adverb


part of speech: noun

Ornaments; proper state of dress; the state of a ship in regard to her cargo, ballast, masts, & c., by which she is well prepared for sailing.

part of speech: noun


part of speech: verb transitive

To decorate or adorn; as, to trim a dress; make neat; cut her edges of; adjust or balance; as, to trim a ship by making it sit even in the water; make ready for sailing ; as, to trim the sails; make smooth; as, to trim lumber by planning it; clip, as a plant; colloquially, to lecture or reprove.

part of speech: adjective

In good order: nice.

part of speech: noun


part of speech: verb intransitive

To take a certain position in the water: said of a vessel; to try to please two sides or parties at the same time; to compromise.

part of speech: adjective

Compact; firm; nice; dressed up; being in good order.

part of speech: verb

To put in due order for any purpose; to decorate; to dress; to make neat or tidy; to put a vessel in due order for sailing by adjusting the cargo, ballast, & c.; to fluctuate between parties so as to appear to favour each in turn.

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