A fine is money paid usually to superior authority, usually governmental authority, as a punishment for a crime or other offence. The amount of a fine can be determined case by case, but it is often announced in advance.

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  1. Fine champagne; French brandy.
  2. something that is fine; fine particles

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A fee levied as punishment for breaking the law.

Noun (etymology 3)

  1. The end of a musical composition.
  2. The location in a musical score that indicates the end of the piece, particularly when the piece ends somewhere in the middle of the score due to a section of the music being repeated.

Noun (etymology 4)

  1. End; conclusion; termination; extinction.
  2. A final agreement concerning lands or rents between persons, as the lord and his vassal.
  3. A sum of money or price paid for obtaining a benefit, favor, or privilege, as for admission to a copyhold, or for obtaining or renewing a lease.


  1. to make finer, purer, or cleaner; to purify or clarify.
    to fine gold
  2. to become finer, purer, or cleaner.
  3. To make finer, or less coarse, as in bulk, texture, etc.
    to fine the soil
  4. To change by fine gradations.
    to fine down a ship's lines, i.e. to diminish her lines gradually
  5. to clarify (wine and beer) by filtration.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To issue a fine as punishment to (someone).
  2. To pay a fine.

Verb (etymology 3)

  1. To finish; to cease.
  2. To cause to cease; to stop.


  1. Of subjective quality.
    1. Of superior quality.
    2. Being acceptable, adequate, passable, or satisfactory.
      1. Good-looking, attractive.
      2. Subtle, delicately balanced.
        1. Showy; overdecorated.
        2. Delicate; subtle; exquisite; artful; dexterous.
          1. Of objective quality.
    3. Of a particular grade of quality, usually between very good and very fine, and below mint.
    4. Sunny and not raining.
      1. Consisting of especially minute particulate; made up of particularly small pieces.
    5. Particularly slender; especially thin, narrow, or of small girth.
    6. Made of slender or thin filaments.
    7. Having a (specified) proportion of pure metal in its composition.
  2. Behind the batsman and at a small angle to the line between the wickets.
  3. Subtle; thin; tenuous.


  1. expression of agreement
  2. well, nicely, in a positive way
    Everything worked out fine.

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