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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thin  \Thin\,  adv 
  Not  thickly  or  closely;  in  a  seattered  state;  as  seed  sown 
  thin. 
 
  Spain  is  thin  sown  of  people.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thin  \Thin\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Thinned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Thinning}.]  [Cf.  AS  ge[thorn]ynnian.] 
  To  make  thin  (in  any  of  the  senses  of  the  adjective). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thin  \Thin\,  v.  i. 
  To  grow  or  become  thin;  --  used  with  some  adverbs,  as  out 
  away  etc.;  as  geological  strata  thin  out  i.  e.,  gradually 
  diminish  in  thickness  until  they  disappear. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thin  \Thin\,  a.  [Compar.  {Thiner};  superl.  {Thinest}.]  [OE. 
  thinne,  thenne,  thunne,  AS  [thorn]ynne;  akin  to  D.  dun,  G. 
  d["u]nn,  OHG.  dunni,  Icel.  [thorn]unnr,  Sw  tunn,  Dan.  tynd, 
  Gael.  &  Ir  tana,  W.  teneu,  L.  tenuis,  Gr  ?  (in  comp.) 
  stretched  out  ?  stretched,  stretched  out  long,  Skr.  tanu 
  thin,  slender;  also  to  AS  ?enian  to  extend,  G.  dehnen  Icel. 
  ?enja,  Goth.  ?anjan  (in  comp.),  L.  tendere  to  stretch,  tenere 
  to  hold  Gr  ?  to  stretch,  Skr.  tan.  [root]51  &  237.  Cf 
  {Attenuate},  {Dance},  {Tempt},  {Tenable},  {Tend}  to  move 
  {Tenous},  {Thunder},  {Tone}.] 
  1.  Having  little  thickness  or  extent  from  one  surface  to  its 
  opposite;  as  a  thin  plate  of  metal;  thin  paper;  a  thin 
  board;  a  thin  covering. 
 
  2.  Rare  not  dense  or  thick;  --  applied  to  fluids  or  soft 
  mixtures;  as  thin  blood;  thin  broth;  thin  air.  --Shak. 
 
  In  the  day  when  the  air  is  more  thin.  --Bacon. 
 
  Satan,  bowing  low  His  gray  dissimulation, 
  disappeared,  Into  thin  air  diffused.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Not  close  not  crowded;  not  filling  the  space;  not  having 
  the  individuals  of  which  the  thing  is  composed  in  a  close 
  or  compact  state;  hence  not  abundant;  as  the  trees  of  a 
  forest  are  thin;  the  corn  or  grass  is  thin. 
 
  Ferrara  is  very  large  but  extremely  thin  of  people. 
  --Addison. 
 
  4.  Not  full  or  well  grown;  wanting  in  plumpness. 
 
  Seven  thin  ears  .  .  .  blasted  with  the  east  wind. 
  --Gen.  xli.  6. 
 
  5.  Not  stout;  slim;  slender;  lean;  gaunt;  as  a  person 
  becomes  thin  by  disease. 
 
  6.  Wanting  in  body  or  volume;  small  feeble;  not  full. 
 
  Thin,  hollow  sounds,  and  lamentable  screams. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  7.  Slight;  small  slender;  flimsy;  wanting  substance  or  depth 
  or  force;  superficial;  inadequate;  not  sufficient  for  a 
  covering;  as  a  thin  disguise. 
 
  My  tale  is  done  for  my  wit  is  but  thin.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Note:  Thin  is  used  in  the  formation  of  compounds  which  are 
  mostly  self-explaining;  as  thin-faced,  thin-lipped, 
  thin-peopled,  thin-shelled,  and  the  like 
 
  {Thin  section}.  See  under  {Section}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  thin 
  adj  1:  of  relatively  small  extent  from  one  surface  to  the  opposite 
  or  in  cross  section;  "thin  wire";  "a  thin  chiffon 
  blouse";  "a  thin  book";  "a  thin  layer  of  paint"  [ant: 
  {thick}] 
  2:  lacking  excess  flesh;  "you  can't  be  too  rich  or  too  thin"; 
  "Yon  Cassius  has  a  lean  and  hungry  look"-Shakespeare  [syn: 
  {lean}]  [ant:  {fat}] 
  3:  very  narrow;  "a  thin  line  across  the  page"  [syn:  {slender}] 
  4:  having  little  substance  or  significance;  "a  flimsy  excuse"; 
  "slight  evidence";  "a  tenuous  argument";  "a  thin  plot" 
  [syn:  {flimsy},  {slight},  {tenuous}] 
  5:  not  dense;  "a  thin  beard";  "trees  were  sparse"  [syn:  {sparse}] 
  6:  relatively  thin  in  consistency  or  low  in  density;  not 
  viscous;  "air  is  thin  at  high  altitudes";  "a  thin  soup"; 
  "skimmed  milk  is  much  thinner  than  whole  milk";  "thin  oil" 
  [ant:  {thick}] 
  7:  (of  sound)  lacking  resonance  or  volume;  "a  thin  feeble  cry" 
  [ant:  {full}] 
  8:  lacking  spirit  or  sincere  effort;  "a  thin  smile" 
  adv  :  without  viscosity;  "the  blood  was  flowing  thin"  [syn:  {thinly}] 
  [ant:  {thickly}] 
  v  1:  lose  thickness;  become  thin  or  thinner  [ant:  {thicken}] 
  2:  make  thin  or  thinner;  "Thin  the  solution"  [ant:  {thicken}] 
  3:  lessen  the  strength  or  flavor  of  a  solution  or  mixture;  "cut 
  bourbon"  [syn:  {dilute},  {thin  out},  {reduce},  {cut}] 
  4:  take  off  weight  [syn:  {reduce},  {melt  off},  {lose  weight},  {slim}, 
  {slenderize},  {slim  down}]  [ant:  {gain}] 




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