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fine

adjective
 
 
/faɪn/
WELL A1 well, healthy, or happy: "How are you?" "I'm fine thanks. And you?" I had a cold last week, but I'm fine now.Fit and healthyFeeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something
GOOD A2 good or good enough: "Is the soup hot enough?" "Yes, it's fine."Quite good, or not very goodSuitable and acceptable
EXCELLENT B2 excellent, or of very good quality: fine wines He's a fine musician.Extremely good
(that's) fine A1 used to agree with a suggestion, idea, decision, etc: "Shall we meet at 8 o'clock?" "Yes, that's fine by me."Yes, no and not
THIN thin or made of very small pieces: fine, brown hair fine sandThin and fine
SUNNY mainly UK B1 sunny and not raining: If it's fine, we could have a picnic.Describing good weather
the finer details/points, etc of sth the more detailed or more difficult parts of an argument, idea, etcInformation and messagesComplexityDifficult to understand
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