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1 trimming

The act of adding decoration.

Roget 847: ornament, ornamentation, ornamental art; ornature, ornateness; adornment, decoration, embellishment; architecture; jewelry etc. 847.1. [surface coatings for wood: list] garnish, ... show more

Roget 932: disapprobation, disapproval; improbation; disesteem, disvaluation, displacency; odium; dislike etc. 867.    dispraise, discommendation; blame, censure, ... show more

Roget 231: edge, verge, brink, brow, brim, margin, border, confine, skirt, rim, flange, side, mouth; jaws, ... show more

Roget 940: improbity; dishonesty, dishonor; deviation from rectitude; disgrace etc. (disrepute) 874; fraud etc. (deception) 545; lying etc. ... show more


Roget 607: changeful etc. 149; irresolute etc. 605; ductile, slippery as an eel, trimming, ambidextrous, timeserving; coquetting etc. v.. ... show more

Moby thesaurus: Smyth sewing, Waterloo, adjunct, adornment, arrangement, backing, beading, beating, bibliopegy, binder board, binding, bonus, book cloth, book cover, book jacket, bookbinding, bookcase, bordering, bordure, case ... show more.

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1 trim

A state of arrangement or appearance:
— In good trim.

synonym: trimness.

Roget 7: state, condition, category, estate, lot, ease, trim, mood, pickle, plight, temper; aspect etc. (appearance) ... show more

Roget 240: form, figure, shape; conformation, configuration; make, formation, frame, construction, cut, set, build, trim, cut of one's jib; ... show more

Roget 225: clothing, investment; covering etc. 223; dress, raiment, drapery, costume, attire, guise, toilet, toilette, trim; ... show more

2 trim

A decoration or adornment on a garment:
— The trimming on a hat.
— The trim on a shirt.

synonyms: passementerie, trimming.

Dutch: franje
Polish: wykoŇĄczenie

3 trim

Attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation.

4 trim

Cutting down to the desired size or shape.

synonyms: clipping, trimming.


1 trim

Remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size:
— Trim the photograph.
— Trim lumber.

synonym: pare.

Roget 932: disapprove; dislike etc. 867; lament etc. 839; object to, take exception to; be scandalized at, think ill of; view with disfavor, view with dark eyes, view with jaundiced eyes; ... show more

Roget 605: be irresolute etc. adj.; hang in suspense, keep in suspense; leave "ad referendum"; think twice about, pause; dawdle etc. (inactivity) 683; remain neuter; dillydally, ... show more

Roget 544: be false etc. adj., be a liar etc. 548; speak falsely etc. adv.; tell a lie etc. 546; lie, fib; ... show more

Roget 607: change one's mind, change one's intention, change one's purpose, change one's note; abjure, renounce; withdraw from etc. (relinquish) 624; waver, vacillate; wheel round, ... show more

Dutch: pellen, schillen, snoeien

2 trim

Decorate, as with ornaments.

3 trim

Cut down on; make a reduction in.

synonyms: bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim back, trim down.

Roget 240: form, shape, figure, fashion, efform, carve, cut, chisel, hew, cast; rough hew, rough cast; sketch; block out, ... show more

Dutch: vermindering, korting, besnoeien, minderen, reduceren, terugbrengen, verkleinen, verminderen

4 trim

Balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces.

5 trim

Be in equilibrium during a flight.

6 trim

Decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods.

synonyms: dress, garnish.

Roget 972: punish; chastise, chasten; castigate, correct, inflict punishment, administer correction, deal retributive justice; cowhide, lambaste [Slang].    visit upon, pay; pay out, serve out; ... show more

Roget 847: ornament, embellish, enrich, decorate, adorn, bead, beautify, adonize.    smarten, furbish, polish, gild, varnish, whitewash, ... show more

Roget 27: be equal etc. adj.; equal, match, reach, keep pace with, run abreast; come to, amount to, come up to; be on a level with, lie on a level with; ... show more

Dutch: garneren, sieren

7 trim

Cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of.

synonyms: clip, crop, cut back, dress, lop, prune, snip.

Dutch: afsnoeien, snoeien

8 trim

Cut closely:
— Trim my beard.

synonym: shave.

9 trim

Adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used.


1 trim

Thin and fit:
— A body kept trim by exercise.

synonym: spare.

2 trim

Of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder:
— A trim little sailboat.

synonyms: shipshape, well-kept.

3 trim

Neat and smart in appearance:
— A trim beard.

synonyms: clean-cut, trig.

Roget 652: clean, cleanly; pure; immaculate; spotless, stainless, taintless; trig; without a stain, unstained, unspotted, unsoiled, unsullied, untainted, ... show more

Roget 845: beautiful, beauteous; handsome; gorgeous; pretty; lovely, graceful, elegant, prepossessing; attractive etc. (inviting) 615; delicate, ... show more

4 trim

Severely simple in line or design.

synonym: tailored.

Moby thesaurus: Attic, Ciceronian, abbreviate, ability, abridge, abstain, abstract, adjoin, adjunct, adjustment, adorn, adornment, affix, all ataunto, anal, anchor, annex, apoise, apparel, arrange ... show more.

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