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fineadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /fɑɪn/

fine adjective, adverb [not gradable] (SATISFACTORY)

very good or very well; satisfactory or satisfactorily: I was sick last night, but I feel fine this morning. The apartments are very small, which is fine if you’re single. The car was working fine yesterday. "Is something wrong?" "No, everything’s just fine, thanks."

fineadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /fɑɪn/

fine adjective [-er/-est only] (EXCELLENT)

of excellent quality or much better than average: Although still young, he is already a fine musician. We had lunch in one of the city’s finest restaurants. Fine is sometimes used with an opposite meaning to show that you are annoyed: That’s a fine thing to say after all I’ve done for you.

fine adjective [-er/-est only] (THIN)

very thin or in very small grains or drops: fine blond hair The paint comes out of the can in a fine spray. She has her mother’s fine (= delicate and beautiful) features.

finenoun [C]

 us   /fɑɪn/

fine noun [C] (PUNISHMENT)

an amount of money that has to be paid as a punishment for not obeying a rule or law: If found guilty, he faces six months in jail and a heavy fine.
fine
verb [T]  us   /fɑɪn/
They fined him $125 for driving through a red light.
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