trim

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[Trim]

Cut down on; make a reduction in

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To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; to make right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust.

Noun
cutting down to the desired size or shape

Noun
a decoration or adornment on a garment; "the trimming on a hat"; "the trim on a shirt"

Noun
attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation

Noun
a state of arrangement or appearance; "in good trim"

Verb
adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used

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Verb
cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

Verb
cut closely; "trim my beard"

Verb
remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size; "pare one''s fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber"

Verb
cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"

Verb
decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods

Verb
decorate, as with ornaments; "trim the christmas tree"; "trim a shop window"

Verb
be in equilibrium during a flight; "The airplane trimmed"

Verb
balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces; "trim an airplane"

Adjective S.
thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise"

Adjective S.
severely simple in line or design; "a neat tailored suit"; "tailored curtains"

Adjective S.
(of persons) neat and smart in appearance; "a clean-cut and well-bred young man"; "the trig corporal in his jaunty cap"

Adjective S.
of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder; "even the barn was shipshape"; "a trim little sailboat"

Adjective S.
(used of hair) neat and tidy; "a nicely kempt beard"


v. t.
To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; to make right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust.

v. t.
To dress; to decorate; to adorn; to invest; to embellish; as, to trim a hat.

v. t.
To make ready or right by cutting or shortening; to clip or lop; to curtail; as, to trim the hair; to trim a tree.

v. t.
To dress, as timber; to make smooth.

v. t.
To adjust, as a ship, by arranging the cargo, or disposing the weight of persons or goods, so equally on each side of the center and at each end, that she shall sit well on the water and sail well; as, to trim a ship, or a boat.

v. t.
To arrange in due order for sailing; as, to trim the sails.

v. t.
To rebuke; to reprove; also, to beat.

v. i.
To balance; to fluctuate between parties, so as to appear to favor each.

n.
Dress; gear; ornaments.

n.
Order; disposition; condition; as, to be in good trim.

n.
The state of a ship or her cargo, ballast, masts, etc., by which she is well prepared for sailing.

n.
The lighter woodwork in the interior of a building; especially, that used around openings, generally in the form of a molded architrave, to protect the plastering at those points.

v. t.
Fitly adjusted; being in good order., or made ready for service or use; firm; compact; snug; neat; fair; as, the ship is trim, or trim built; everything about the man is trim; a person is trim when his body is well shaped and firm; his dress is trim when it fits closely to his body, and appears tight and snug; a man or a soldier is trim when he stands erect.


Trim

Trim , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trimmed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Trimming.] [OE. trimen, trumen, AS. trymian, trymman, to prepare, dispose, make strong, fr. trum firm, strong; of uncertain origin.] 1. To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; to make right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust.
The hermit trimmed his little fire.
2. To dress; to decorate; to adorn; to invest; to embellish; as, to trim a hat.
A rotten building newly trimmed over.
I was trimmed in Julia's gown.
3. To make ready or right by cutting or shortening; to clip or lop; to curtail; as, to trim the hair; to trim a tree. " And trimmed the cheerful lamp." Byron. 4. (Carp.) To dress, as timber; to make smooth. 5. (Naut.) (a) To adjust, as a ship, by arranging the cargo, or disposing the weight of persons or goods, so equally on each side of the center and at each end, that she shall sit well on the water and sail well; as, to trim a ship, or a boat. (b) To arrange in due order for sailing; as, to trim the sails. 6. To rebuke; to reprove; also, to beat. [Colloq.] To trim in (Carp.), to fit, as a piece of timber, into other work. -- To trim up, to dress; to put in order.
I found her trimming up the diadem On her dead mistress.

Trim

Trim , v. i. To balance; to fluctuate between parties, so as to appear to favor each.

Trim

Trim, n. 1. Dress; gear; ornaments.
Seeing him just pass the window in his woodland trim.
2. Order; disposition; condition; as, to be in good trim. " The trim of an encounter." Chapman. 3. The state of a ship or her cargo, ballast, masts, etc., by which she is well prepared for sailing. 4. (Arch) The lighter woodwork in the interior of a building; especially, that used around openings, generally in the form of a molded architrave, to protect the plastering at those points. In ballast trim (Naut.), having only ballast on board. R. H. Dana, Jr. -- Trim of the masts (Naut.), their position in regard to the ship and to each other, as near or distant, far forward or much aft, erect or raking. -- Trim of sails (Naut.), that adjustment, with reference to the wind, witch is best adapted to impel the ship forward.

Trim

Trim, a. [Compar. Trimmer ; superl. Trimmest.] [See Trim, v. t.] Fitly adjusted; being in good order., or made ready for service or use; firm; compact; snug; neat; fair; as, the ship is trim, or trim built; everything about the man is trim; a person is trim when his body is well shaped and firm; his dress is trim when it fits closely to his body, and appears tight and snug; a man or a soldier is trim when he stands erect.
With comely carriage of her countenance trim.
So deemed I till I viewed their trim array Of boats last night.

To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; to make right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust.

To balance; to fluctuate between parties, so as to appear to favor each.

Dress; gear; ornaments.

Fitly adjusted; being in good order., or made ready for service or use; firm; compact; snug; neat; fair; as, the ship is trim, or trim built; everything about the man is trim; a person is trim when his body is well shaped and firm; his dress is trim when it fits closely to his body, and appears tight and snug; a man or a soldier is trim when he stands erect.

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Usage Examples

It's amazing how stress keeps you trim.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

A man's sentiments are generally just and right, while it is second selfish thought which makes him trim and adopt some other view. The best reforms are worked out when sentiment operates, as it does in women, with the indignation of righteousness.

I'm still very professional about my fitness. I stay in trim as I always did.

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