What is thin?

  • (adj): Having little substance or significance.
    Example: "A thin plot"
    Synonyms: flimsy, slight, tenuous
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on thin:

Cleaver - Use
... are primarily used for cutting through thin or soft bones and sinew ... With a chicken, for example, it can be used to chop through the bird's thin bones or to separate ribs ... vegetables and other foods, such as squash, where a thin slicing blade runs the risk of shattering ...
... Thin-slicing is a term used in psychology and philosophy to describe the ability to find patterns in events based only on "thin slices," or narrow windows, of experience ...
Thin - See Also
... Liam Ireland is the thinnest man according to the Guinness Book of World Records ... The Thin Blue Line (disambiguation) Thin-walled ...
Solar Power In China - Third-generation Solar Cells
... ENN Solar Group is the Chinese amorphous silicon thin-film cell maker ... of the 1.1 × 1.4-metre amorphous silicon thin-film solar panel from its plant in Henan, China, marking a milestone on a journey that began about two years ago ... A triple-junction thin-film silicon cell structure that is claimed to have produced conversion efficiencies of 14.8% is also in development phase at Mitsubishi Electric ...
Shell Molding - Advantages and Disadvantages
... and the little gas that is still present easily escapes through the thin shell ... Property Name Shell Mold Casting Sand Casting Shapes Thin-walled Complex, Solid Cylindrical, Solid Cubic, Solid Complex (Flat, Thin-walled Cylindrical ...

More definitions of "thin":

  • (verb): Lose thickness; become thin or thinner.
  • (adj): Of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section.
    Example: "Thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint"
  • (adj): Very narrow.
    Example: "A thin line across the page"
    Synonyms: slender
  • (adv): Without viscosity.
    Example: "The blood was flowing thin"
    Synonyms: thinly
  • (verb): Make thin or thinner.
    Example: "Thin the solution"
  • (adj): Lacking spirit or sincere effort.
    Example: "A thin smile"
  • (adj): Not dense.
    Example: "A thin beard"
    Synonyms: sparse
  • (adj): Lacking excess flesh.
    Example: "You can't be too rich or too thin"
    Synonyms: lean
  • (adj): (of sound) lacking resonance or volume.
    Example: "A thin feeble cry"
  • (adj): Relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous.
    Example: "Air is thin at high altitudes"; "a thin soup"; "skimmed milk is much thinner than whole milk"; "thin oil"

Famous quotes containing the word thin:

    Great Wits are sure to Madness near alli’d
    And thin Partitions do their Bounds divide;
    Else, why should he, with Wealth and Honour blest,
    Refuse his Age the needful hours of Rest?
    John Dryden (1631–1700)

    It is remarkable with what pure satisfaction the traveler in these woods will reach his camping-ground on the eve of a tempestuous night like this, as if he had got to his inn, and, rolling himself in his blanket, stretch himself on his six-feet-by-two bed of dripping fir twigs, with a thin sheet of cotton for roof, snug as a meadow-mouse in its nest.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

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    Savage as childhood’s thin harmonious tear:
    O fountain, bosom source undying-dead
    Replenish me the spring of love and fear
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)