adjective, thin·ner, thin·nest.
verb (used with object), thinned, thin·ning.
verb (used without object), thinned, thin·ning.
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Example sentences from the Web for thin
The fiber is soft enough to wear directly on the skin—and it’s thin, so it doesn’t feel bulky under a pair of skinny jeans.The hottest gifts to buy for the friend who’s always cold|Sandra Gutierrez G.|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
Since the pandemic began, many of her calls to the facility have gone unanswered, she added, and when she does hear from a nurse, they often say that they’re being stretched thin because of staffing shortages.Maryland and Virginia nursing homes battle explosive covid-19 outbreaks — again|Rebecca Tan, Rachel Chason|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
With a perfectly round head and thinning hair slicked down, he even looked a little as if he’d been picked up at the secondhand henchman store.
Banana slices are layered on the bottom, followed by a few scoops of raib, a thin Moroccan yogurt.
Wisconsin is battling its worst outbreak of the pandemic, and every hospital is stretched thin on staff, he said.Most States Aren’t Ready to Distribute the Leading COVID-19 Vaccine|by Isaac Arnsdorf, Ryan Gabrielson and Caroline Chen|November 10, 2020|ProPublica
Over his thinning dark hair and fleshy cheeks, he pulls a brown ski mask.The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town|E. Jean Carroll|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The fear is that thinning the blood further might promote more bleeding rather than decrease the risk of clot enlargement.
His hair is a thinning silver brillo pad, and his belly juts forward from beneath his suit jacket.Elias Khoury: Profile of the Essential Arab Novelist Today|Jacob Silverman|August 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Behind-the-scenes strong-arming is the traditional means of thinning the herd.
In the letter, Boxer cited the leak, as well as the unexpected wear and thinning of the steam-generator tubes.Latest Accident at San Onofre Nuclear Plant Worries Activists, Residents|Jamie Reno|February 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But in the great thoroughfare the tide of vehicles and foot passengers was perceptibly thinning.A Butterfly on the Wheel|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
At last—the saints above knew after how long—he saw the pines thinning, then the rocks shone black and bare in the sun.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
When the last of them had passed I observed with great alarm a thinning out of the darkness along the eastern skyline.A Virginia Scout|Hugh Pendexter
This is done by a moderate thinning of the main shoots early in the year, resulting in the forcing of those which are left.Dwarf Fruit Trees|F. A. Waugh
Gradually the rooms were thinning, and at last Lady Thurwell, impatient of her niece's long absence, came to fetch her.The New Tenant|E. Phillips Oppenheim
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