fineadjectiveuk us /faɪn/
fine adjective (SATISFACTORY)
- To all outward appearances everything was fine, but under the surface the marriage was very shaky.
- "Don't you worry about a thing. Everything's going to be just fine," smiled Robin reassuringly.
- My diet would be fine if only I didn't have this weakness for sweet things.
- I don't understand how he can say that everything's fine when it's so obvious that it's not.
- Stop fiddling about with your hair - it looks fine.
fine adjective (EXCELLENT)
- The painting is regarded as an exceptionally fine portrait.
- The museum has a fine collection of valuable glass.
- Jones made sure of his place in the side with three fine goals.
- Some of the finest examples of woodcarving in Europe can be found in medieval churches.
- She has a liking for fine wines.
fine adjective (THIN)
fine adjective (EXACT)
fine adjective (SUNNY)
fine adjective (BAD)
finenoun [C]uk us /faɪn/
- I've just had to pay £10 for a parking fine.
- He did not have to pay his speeding fine because he pleaded diplomatic immunity.
- They're appealing to the High Court to reduce the prison sentence to a fine.
- The judge said that the fine would serve as a warning to other motorists who drove without due care.
- The librarian slapped a fine on him for returning the books late.