adjective, thin·ner, thin·nest.
verb (used with object), thinned, thin·ning.
verb (used without object), thinned, thin·ning.
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Origin of thin
synonym study for thin
OTHER WORDS FROM thin
Example sentences from the Web for thin
Giuliana has the thinnest body, but she eats, she really eats, so what the hell are you going to yell at her about?
People with eating disorders can become competitive and perfectionistic, striving to be the “thinnest” in any group of sufferers.
It was the thinnest of clues, based on hourly signals showing that the 777 was still “alive.”
Romney is just barely hanging on by the thinnest thread that exists.Michael Tomasky: Romney Barely Hanging On After Alabama and Mississippi|Michael Tomasky|March 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Democrats have succeeded in fighting off passage of the law by the thinnest of margins.Bloomberg’s Gun-Control Ad Is the Wrong Move for Obama|Adam Winkler|February 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Our athletes array themselves for battle in the shortest of shorts and the thinnest of jerseys.The Lighter Side of School Life|Ian Hay
As I supposed, it was from Charlotte, and the thinnest and least bulky of her billets that had ever come up these stairs.The Dew of Their Youth|S. R. Crockett
The wood should be heaviest at the sides and thinnest at the toe.Woodcraft|E. H. (Elmer Harry) Kreps
The mountains across the river were frosted in the sunlight, with the thinnest veil of a glitter of wet.An Artist's Letters From Japan|John La Farge
Within the quill was a letter on thinnest paper, in minutest handwriting in Latin.The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II.|John Lothrop Motley
British Dictionary definitions for thin
adjective thinner or thinnest
verb thins, thinning or thinned
Derived forms of thinthinly, 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