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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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.  --Goldsmith. 
  2.  To  dress;  to  decorate;  to  adorn;  to  invest;  to  embellish; 
  as  to  trim  a  hat. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Trimming  \Trim"ming\, 
  a.  from  {Trim},  v. 
  The  Whigs  are  essentially,  an  inefficient,  trimming, 
  halfway  sort  of  a  party.  --Jeffrey. 
  {Trimming  joist}  (Arch.),  a  joist  into  which  timber  trimmers 
  are  framed;  a  header.  See  {Header}.  --Knight. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Trimming  \Trim"ming\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  one  who  trims. 
  2.  That  which  serves  to  trim,  make  right  or  fitting,  adjust 
  ornament,  or  the  like  especially,  the  necessary  or  the 
  ornamental  appendages,  as  of  a  garment;  hence  sometimes 
  the  concomitants  of  a  dish;  a  relish;  --  usually  in  the 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  act  of  adding  decoration;  "the  children  had  to  be  in  bed 
  before  it  was  time  for  the  trimming  of  the  tree" 
  2:  a  decoration  or  adornment  on  a  garment;  "the  trimming  on  a 
  hat"  or  "the  trim  on  a  shirt"  [syn:  {trim},  {passementerie}] 
  3:  cutting  down  to  the  desired  size  or  shape  [syn:  {trim},  {clipping}] 

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