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    trim - Dictionary definition and meaning for word trim

    Definition
    (noun) a state of arrangement or appearance
    Synonyms : trimness
    Example Sentence
    • in good trim
    Definition
    (noun) a decoration or adornment on a garment
    Synonyms : passementerie , trimming
    Example Sentence
    • the trimming on a hat
    • the trim on a shirt
    Definition
    (noun) attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation Definition
    (noun) cutting down to the desired size or shape
    Synonyms : clipping , trimming
    Definition
    (verb) remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size
    Synonyms : pare
    Example Sentence
    • pare one's fingernails
    • trim the photograph
    • trim lumber
    Definition
    (verb) decorate, as with ornaments
    Example Sentence
    • trim the christmas tree
    • trim a shop window
    Definition
    (verb) cut down on; make a reduction in
    Example Sentence
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
    Definition
    (verb) balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces
    Example Sentence
    • trim an airplane
    Definition
    (verb) be in equilibrium during a flight
    Example Sentence
    • The airplane trimmed
    Definition
    (verb) decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
    Synonyms : dress , garnish
    Definition
    (verb) cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
    Synonyms : clip , crop , cut back , dress , lop , prune , snip
    Example Sentence
    • dress the plants in the garden
    Definition
    (verb) cut closely
    Synonyms : shave
    Example Sentence
    • trim my beard
    Definition
    (verb) adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used Definition
    (adj) thin and fit
    Synonyms : spare
    Example Sentence
    • the spare figure of a marathon runner
    • a body kept trim by exercise
    Definition
    (adj) of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder
    Synonyms : shipshape , well-kept
    Example Sentence
    • even the barn was shipshape
    • a trim little sailboat
    Definition
    (adj) neat and smart in appearance
    Synonyms : clean-cut , trig
    Example Sentence
    • a clean-cut and well-bred young man
    • the trig corporal in his jaunty cap
    • a trim beard
    Definition
    (adj) severely simple in line or design
    Synonyms : tailored
    Example Sentence
    • a neat tailored suit
    • tailored curtains
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for trim

TRIM or PRIM and PROPER - something neat and tidy, attractive.

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