adjective, thin·ner, thin·nest.
verb (used with object), thinned, thin·ning.
verb (used without object), thinned, thin·ning.
Origin of thin
SYNONYMS FOR thin
Examples from the Web for thin
Also, she was tall and thin, too, further adding to the ways she met the physical beauty conventions.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“I like decorating my slaves,” she said, referencing the rope, her thin, crimson-coated lips peeling off her front teeth.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cheney is relying on some thin evidence to tie Hussein to al-Qaida.
They were done to give a thin patina of ersatz legitimacy to what is otherwise flagrant sexual assault.‘Rectal Feeding’ Has Nothing to Do with Nutrition, Everything to Do with Torture|Russell Saunders|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sweat poured from underneath his helmet and down the thin points of his sandy blond hair.
His brother Olaf was a tall, thin man; handsome in countenance; lively, modest, and popular.Heimskringla|Snorri Sturlason
Its petals are loose and thin, and of a pale primrose colour, and before it is fully out it is at its best.A Year in a Lancashire Garden|Henry Arthur Bright
The door is a frame of thin strips of wood neatly thatched over.
She watched the thin paper curl and smolder among the smoking embers of last night's blaze.The Best Short Stories of 1920|Various
Our horses were so exhausted and thin that on their bones we could have hung our overcoats.Beasts, Men and Gods|Ferdinand Ossendowski
British Dictionary definitions for thin
adjective thinner or thinnest
verb thins, thinning or thinned
Derived Formsthinly, adverbthinness, noun
Word Origin for thin
Idioms and Phrases with thin
In addition to the idioms beginning with thin
- thin as a rail
- thin edge of the wedge
- thing or two
- things are looking up
- thin on top
- into thin air
- on thin ice
- spread oneself too thin
- through thick and thin
- wear thin