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  5  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]: 
 
  Trim  \Trim\,  v.  i. 
  To  balance;  to  fluctuate  between  parties,  so  as  to  appear  to 
  favor  each 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Trim  \Trim\,  n. 
  1.  Dress;  gear;  ornaments. 
 
  Seeing  him  just  pass  the  window  in  his  woodland 
  trim.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  Order  disposition;  condition;  as  to  be  in  good  trim.  `` 
  The  trim  of  an  encounter.''  --Chapman. 
 
  3.  The  state  of  a  ship  or  her  cargo,  ballast,  masts,  etc.,  by 
  which  she  is  well  prepared  for  sailing. 
 
  4.  (Arch)  The  lighter  woodwork  in  the  interior  of  a  building; 
  especially,  that  used  around  openings,  generally  in  the 
  form  of  a  molded  architrave,  to  protect  the  plastering  at 
  those  points. 
 
  {In  ballast  trim}  (Naut.),  having  only  ballast  on  board.  --R. 
  H.  Dana,  Jr 
 
  {Trim  of  the  masts}  (Naut.),  their  position  in  regard  to  the 
  ship  and  to  each  other  as  near  or  distant,  far  forward  or 
  much  aft,  erect  or  raking. 
 
  {Trim  of  sails}  (Naut.),  that  adjustment,  with  reference  to 
  the  wind,  witch  is  best  adapted  to  impel  the  ship  forward. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Trim  \Trim\,  a.  [Compar.  {Trimmer};  superl.  {Trimmest}.]  [See 
  {Trim},  v.  t.] 
  Fitly  adjusted;  being  in  good  order.,  or  made  ready  for 
  service  or  use  firm;  compact;  snug;  neat;  fair;  as  the  ship 
  is  trim,  or  trim  built;  everything  about  the  man  is  trim;  a 
  person  is  trim  when  his  body  is  well  shaped  and  firm;  his 
  dress  is  trim  when  it  fits  closely  to  his  body,  and  appears 
  tight  and  snug;  a  man  or  a  soldier  is  trim  when  he  stands 
  erect. 
 
  With  comely  carriage  of  her  countenance  trim. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  So  deemed  I  till  I  viewed  their  trim  array  Of  boats 
  last  night.  --Trench. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  trim 
  adj  1:  thin  and  fit  "the  spare  figure  of  a  marathon  runner";  "a 
  body  kept  trim  by  exercise"  [syn:  {spare}] 
  2:  (used  of  hair)  neat  and  tidy;  "a  nicely  kempt  beard"  [syn:  {kempt}, 
  {tidy}] 
  3:  of  places;  characterized  by  order  and  neatness;  free  from 
  disorder;  "even  the  barn  was  shipshape";  "a  trim  little 
  sailboat"  [syn:  {shipshape},  {well-kept}] 
  4:  (of  persons)  neat  and  smart  in  appearance;  "a  clean-cut  and 
  well-bred  young  man";  "the  trig  corporal  in  his  jaunty 
  cap"  [syn:  {clean-cut},  {trig}] 
  5:  severely  simple  in  line  or  design;  "a  neat  tailored  suit"; 
  "tailored  curtains"  [syn:  {tailored}] 
  n  1:  a  state  of  arrangement  or  appearance:  "in  good  trim"  [syn:  {trimness}] 
  2:  a  decoration  or  adornment  on  a  garment;  "the  trimming  on  a 
  hat"  or  "the  trim  on  a  shirt"  [syn:  {trimming},  {passementerie}] 
  3:  attitude  of  an  aircraft  in  flight  when  allowed  to  take  its 
  own  orientation 
  4:  cutting  down  to  the  desired  size  or  shape  [syn:  {trimming}, 
  {clipping}] 
  v  1:  remove  the  edges  from:  "trim  the  picture"  [syn:  {pare}] 
  2:  decorate  with  ornaments,  as  of  christmas  trees 
  3:  cut  down  on  make  a  reduction  in  "reduce  your  daily  fat 
  intake";  "The  employer  wants  to  cut  back  health  benefits" 
  [syn:  {reduce},  {cut  down},  {cut  back},  {trim  down},  {trim 
  back},  {cut},  {bring  down}] 
  4:  decorate  (food),  as  with  parsley  or  other  ornamental  foods 
  [syn:  {garnish},  {dress}] 
  5:  cut  back  the  growth  of  of  bushes  and  trees  [syn:  {snip},  {clip}, 
  {crop},  {lop},  {dress},  {prune},  {cut  back}] 
  6:  cut  closely;  "trim  my  beard"  [syn:  {shave}] 
  7:  trim  carefully;  of  fingernails  [syn:  {manicure}] 




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