Significado de “fine” - en el Diccionario Inglés

fine en inglés británico

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fineadjective

uk /faɪn/ us /faɪn/

fine adjective (SATISFACTORY)

A1 [ after verb ] good or good enough; healthy and well:

I felt terrible last night but I feel fine this morning.
The apartments are very small, which is fine for one person.
"Are you all right?" "Everything's just fine, thanks."
"I'll come to your place at eight." "Fine. See you then."

Más ejemplos

  • 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)

B2 excellent or much better than average:

The world's finest collection of Impressionist paintings is housed in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
This building is the finest example of its type.

Más ejemplos

  • 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.

finenoun [ C ]

uk /faɪn/ us /faɪn/

B1 an amount of money that has to be paid as a punishment for not obeying a rule or law:

The maximum penalty for the offence is a $1,000 fine.
If found guilty, he faces six months in jail and a heavy (= severe) fine.

Más ejemplos

  • 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.

fineverb [ T ]

uk /faɪn/ us /faɪn/

B2 to charge someone an amount of money as a punishment for not obeying a rule or law:

Drivers who exceed the speed limit can expect to be fined heavily.
[ + two objects ] They fined him £100 for using threatening behaviour.

Más ejemplos

  • He was fined for defacing library books.
  • She was fined for speeding last month.
  • The council has begun to fine drivers who park in the bus lanes.
  • The judge decided to fine him rather than impose a prison sentence.
  • He was fined for impersonating a police officer.

fineadverb

uk /faɪn/ us /faɪn/

B2 in a satisfactory way:

"Will a loan of $500 be sufficient?" "That will suit me fine."
It was working fine yesterday.

Más ejemplos

  • Work is going fine.
  • The TV seems to be working fine now.
  • Part-time work suits me fine.
  • A three-bedroom house would suit us fine.
  • A three-day week would suit me fine.

(Definición de fine del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

fine en inglés americano

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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.

(Definición de fine del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

fine en inglés de negocios

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finenoun [ C ]

uk /faɪn/ us LAW

an amount of money that someone has to pay as a punishment for not obeying a law or rule:

Copying cash is a federal offense and carries prison terms of up to 15 years and up to $5,000 in fines.
a heavy/stiff fine The new state law carries with it heavy fines for teens caught with cigarettes.
Bank officers said the decision to pay the fine would not affect its plans to pay off the loans within two years.
be subject to/face a fine Employers can face fines and other sanctions for hiring any of the 8 to 10 million illegal immigrants who are estimated to live in this country.
get/incur a fine If you go to court you could get a fine of up to a thousand dollars.
hand out/impose a fine There has been a proposal to impose fines for late completion of work.
Police can hand out on-the-spot fines to drunks.

fineverb [ T, often passive ]

uk /faɪn/ us LAW

to make someone pay an amount of money as a punishment for not obeying a law or rule:

The Financial Services Authority fined the bank a record £1m.
be fined £100/$75,000, etc. (for sth) Individuals can be charged interest and fined up to £1,000 for late submission of their tax return.

fineadjective

uk /faɪn/ us

of very high quality:

a list of restaurants in the area that provide fine dining
a fine set of financial results

(Definición de fine del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)