Meaning of “thin” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /θɪn/ thinner, thinnest
Extra Examples
The paper is very thin and tears easily.He spread a thin layer of glue on the paper.The walls of the hotel room were very thin.Although the glass is thin, it's extremely strong.The houses were separated by a thin strip of land.

A2 Something that is thin is smaller than usual between its opposite sides:

a thin slice of ham
The walls are very thin.

A2 A thin person or animal has very little fat on their body.


A thin substance or liquid has a lot of water in it and flows easily:

thin soup

having only a small number of people or a small amount of something:

Government troops were very thin along the border.
His hair is going thin on top.

Thin air does not have enough oxygen in it.

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(Definition of “thin adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)