Definitions for trim

Definitions for (noun) trim

Main entry: clipping, trim, trimming

Definition: cutting down to the desired size or shape

Main entry: trim, trimming, passementerie

Definition: a decoration or adornment on a garment

Usage: the trimming on a hat; the trim on a shirt

Main entry: trim

Definition: attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation

Main entry: trim, trimness

Definition: a state of arrangement or appearance

Usage: in good trim

Definitions for (verb) trim

Main entry: trim

Definition: adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used

Main entry: cut, cut back, cut down, bring down, trim, trim back, trim down, reduce

Definition: cut down on; make a reduction in

Usage: reduce your daily fat intake; The employer wants to cut back health benefits

Main entry: shave, trim

Definition: cut closely

Usage: trim my beard

Main entry: trim, pare

Definition: remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size

Usage: pare one's fingernails; trim the photograph; trim lumber

Main entry: snip, prune, trim, cut back, dress, crop, lop, clip

Definition: cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

Usage: dress the plants in the garden

Main entry: dress, trim, garnish

Definition: decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods

Main entry: trim

Definition: decorate, as with ornaments

Usage: trim the christmas tree; trim a shop window

Main entry: trim

Definition: be in equilibrium during a flight

Usage: The airplane trimmed

Main entry: trim

Definition: balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces

Usage: trim an airplane

Definitions for (adj) trim

Main entry: spare, trim

Definition: thin and fit

Usage: the spare figure of a marathon runner; a body kept trim by exercise

Main entry: trim, tailored

Definition: severely simple in line or design

Usage: a neat tailored suit; tailored curtains

Main entry: trig, trim, clean-cut

Definition: neat and smart in appearance

Usage: a clean-cut and well-bred young man; the trig corporal in his jaunty cap; a trim beard

Main entry: shipshape, trim, well-kept

Definition: of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder

Usage: even the barn was shipshape; a trim little sailboat

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