What is fine?

  • (noun): Money extracted as a penalty.
    Synonyms: mulct, amercement
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on fine:

Homoeroticism - Notable Examples in The Visual Arts - Male–male
... Male-male examples, in the visual fine arts, range through history Ancient Greek vase art Roman wine goblets (The Warren Cup) ... Enckell) through to the modern work of fine artists such as Paul Cadmus and Gilbert George ... Fine art photographers such as Wilhelm von Gloeden, David Hockney, Will McBride, Robert Mapplethorpe, Pierre et Gilles, Bernard Faucon, Anthony Goicolea ...
History Of Suffolk - Relics
... is well represented, but by far the greater proportion of the churches are Perpendicular, fine examples of which are so numerous that it is hard to select examples ... in the west may be noted as typical, while the church of Long Melford, another fine example, should be mentioned on account of its remarkable lady chapel ... anciently the baronial residence of the earls of Clare and the fine Norman keep of Orford Castle, on an eminence overlooking the sea ...
Fine, New York - Communities and Locations in Fine
... Fine – The hamlet of Fine is in the northern part of the town by the east branch of the Oswegatchie River ... Lake is also the location for the Clifton-Fine Central School District ...
FINE Brand
... FINE is a registered trademark stationed out of Jordan and part of the conglomerate Nuqul Group ... Its establishment was in 1958 and FINE's main line of business is hygienic products, which include tissues, toilet paper, diapers, sanitary napkins, adult briefs, pocket tissues among others ... FINE has operational facilities in Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Sudan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia ...
Opie And Anthony's Traveling Virus Comedy Tour (2007) - Background and History - Run-ins With The FCC
... The first fine involved several November 2000 – January 2001 airings of a jingle produced by Dru Boogie, a DJ/producer who regularly produces content for the show ... The $21,000 fine also involved a segment of "Guess What's in My Pants", as well as a song titled, "I'm Horny for Little Girls" ... – the "Sex for Sam" broadcast – set a precedent for being the first time that a fine was issued to each individual station airing the alleged indecent material ...

More definitions of "fine":

  • (adj): (of weather) pleasant; not raining, perhaps with the sun shining.
    Example: "A fine summer evening"
  • (adj): Thin in thickness or diameter.
    Example: "A fine film of oil"; "fine hairs"; "read the fine print"
  • (adj): Of texture; being small-grained or smooth to the touch or having fine particles.
    Example: "Wood with a fine grain"; "fine powdery snow"; "fine rain"; "batiste is a cotton fabric with a fine weave"; "covered with a fine film of dust"
  • (verb): Issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty.
    Synonyms: ticket
  • (adj): Free or impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity.
    Example: "Gold 21 carats fine"
    Synonyms: f.
  • (adj): Minutely precise especially in differences in meaning.
    Example: "A fine distinction"
  • (adv): In a superior and skilled manner.
    Synonyms: finely
  • (adj): Being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition.
    Example: "Everything's fine"; "dinner and the movies had been fine"; "another minute I'd have been fine"
    Synonyms: all right, ok, o.k., okay, hunky-dory
  • (adj): Characterized by elegance or refinement or accomplishment.
    Example: "Fine wine"; "looking fine in her Easter suit"; "a fine gentleman"; "fine china and crystal"; "a fine violinist"; "the fine hand of a master"
  • (adj): Being in good health.
    Example: "I'm fine, how are you?"
    Synonyms: all right
  • (adj): Superior to the average.
    Example: "In fine spirits"; "a fine student"
    Synonyms: good

Famous quotes containing the word fine:

    ...many men choose a wife amid the deft-fingered clerks in preference to the society misses. The woman clerk has studied the value of concentration, learned the lesson that incites to work when a burden bears heavily upon her strength. She knows the word of self- reliance, and the fine courage that springs from the consciousness that a good result has been accomplished by a well-directed effort.
    Clara (Marquise)

    All the rest is mere fine writing.
    Paul Verlaine (1844–1896)

    A lady is smarter than a gentleman, maybe,
    She can sew a fine seam, she can have a baby,
    She can use her intuition instead of her brain,
    But she can’t fold a paper in a crowded train.
    Phyllis McGinley (1905–1978)