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TRIM (trimmed, trimmer, trimmest, trimming)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does trim mean? 

TRIM (noun)
  The noun TRIM has 4 senses:

1. a state of arrangement or appearance
2. a decoration or adornment on a garment
3. attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation
4. cutting down to the desired size or shape

  Familiarity information: TRIM used as a noun is uncommon.


TRIM (adjective)
  The adjective TRIM has 4 senses:

1. thin and fit
2. of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder
3. neat and smart in appearance
4. severely simple in line or design

  Familiarity information: TRIM used as an adjective is uncommon.


TRIM (verb)
  The verb TRIM has 9 senses:

1. remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size
2. decorate, as with ornaments
3. cut down on; make a reduction in
4. balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces
5. be in equilibrium during a flight
6. decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
7. cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
8. cut closely
9. adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used

  Familiarity information: TRIM used as a verb is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRIM (noun)


Sense 1trim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state of arrangement or appearance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

trimness; trim

Context example:

in good trim

Hypernyms ("trim" is a kind of...):

neatness; spruceness (the state of being neat and smart and trim)


Sense 2trim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A decoration or adornment on a garment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

passementerie; trim; trimming

Context examples:

the trimming on a hat / the trim on a shirt

Hypernyms ("trim" is a kind of...):

adornment (a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "trim"):

braid; braiding; gold braid (trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains)

miniver (trimming on ceremonial robes consisting of white or light grey fur)

rickrack; ricrac (a narrow zigzag ribbon used as trimming)


Sense 3trim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Hypernyms ("trim" is a kind of...):

attitude (position of aircraft or spacecraft relative to a frame of reference (the horizon or direction of motion))


Sense 4trim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cutting down to the desired size or shape

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

clipping; trimming; trim

Hypernyms ("trim" is a kind of...):

cut; cutting; cutting off (the act of shortening something by choping off the ends)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "trim"):

pruning (the act of trimming a plant)


TRIM (adjective)


Sense 1trim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Thin and fit

Synonyms:

spare; trim

Context examples:

the spare figure of a marathon runner / a body kept trim by exercise

Similar:

lean; thin (lacking excess flesh)


Sense 2trim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder

Synonyms:

shipshape; trim; well-kept

Context examples:

even the barn was shipshape / a trim little sailboat

Similar:

tidy (marked by good order and cleanliness in appearance or habits)


Sense 3trim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Neat and smart in appearance

Synonyms:

trig; clean-cut; trim

Context examples:

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

Similar:

tidy (marked by good order and cleanliness in appearance or habits)


Sense 4trim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Severely simple in line or design

Synonyms:

tailored; trim

Context examples:

a neat tailored suit / tailored curtains

Similar:

plain (not elaborate or elaborated; simple)


TRIM (verb)


Sense 1trim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

trim; pare

Context examples:

pare one's fingernails / trim the photograph / trim lumber

Hypernyms (to "trim" is one way to...):

cut (separate with or as if with an instrument)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "trim"):

dress (cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2trim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Decorate, as with ornaments

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context examples:

trim the christmas tree / trim a shop window

Hypernyms (to "trim" is one way to...):

adorn; beautify; decorate; embellish; grace; ornament (make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3trim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cut down on; make a reduction in

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

trim down; trim back; reduce; cut down; cut back; cut; trim; bring down

Context examples:

reduce your daily fat intake / The employer wants to cut back health benefits

Hypernyms (to "trim" is one way to...):

decrease; lessen; minify (make smaller)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "trim"):

knock off; shave (cut the price of)

inflate (increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value)

deflate (reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices)

detract; take away (take away a part from; diminish)

thin (make thin or thinner)

thin out (make sparse)

slash (cut drastically)

retrench (make a reduction, as in one's workforce)

quench (reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance)

shorten (make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 4trim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

trim an airplane

Hypernyms (to "trim" is one way to...):

balance; equilibrate; equilibrise; equilibrize (bring into balance or equilibrium)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5trim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be in equilibrium during a flight

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

The airplane trimmed

Hypernyms (to "trim" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 6trim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

garnish; trim; dress

Hypernyms (to "trim" is one way to...):

adorn; beautify; decorate; embellish; grace; ornament (make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

The chefs trim the vegetables


Sense 7trim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

prune; lop; snip; cut back; clip; crop; trim; dress

Context example:

dress the plants in the garden

Hypernyms (to "trim" is one way to...):

thin out (make sparse)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "trim"):

shear (cut with shears)

poll; pollard (convert into a pollard)

pinch; top (cut the top off)

disbud (thin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

They trim the trees


Sense 8trim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cut closely

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

shave; trim

Context example:

trim my beard

Hypernyms (to "trim" is one way to...):

cut (shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "trim"):

fleece; shear (shear the wool from)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

They trim their hair


Sense 9trim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "trim" is one way to...):

adjust; correct; set (alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard)

Domain category:

ship (a vessel that carries passengers or freight)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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