Thin

Definition of Thin

a.1.Having little thickness or extent from one surface to its opposite; as, a thin plate of metal; thin paper; a thin board; a thin covering.
2.Rare; not dense or thick; - applied to fluids or soft mixtures; as, thin blood; thin broth; thin air.
In the day, when the air is more thin.
- Bacon.
3.Not close; not crowded; not filling the space; not having the individuals of which the thing is composed in a close or compact state; hence, not abundant; as, the trees of a forest are thin; the corn or grass is thin.
Ferrara is very large, but extremely thin of people.
- Addison.
4.Not full or well grown; wanting in plumpness.
Seven thin ears . . . blasted with the east wind.
- Gen. xli. 6.
5.Not stout; slim; slender; lean; gaunt; as, a person becomes thin by disease.
6.Wanting in body or volume; small; feeble; not full.
Thin, hollow sounds, and lamentable screams.
- Dryden.
7.Slight; small; slender; flimsy; wanting substance or depth or force; superficial; inadequate; not sufficient for a covering; as, a thin disguise.
My tale is done, for my wit is but thin.
- Chaucer.
Thin section
See under Section.
adv.1.Not thickly or closely; in a seattered state; as, seed sown thin.
Spain is thin sown of people.
- Bacon.
v. t.1.To make thin (in any of the senses of the adjective).
[imp. & p. p. Thinned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Thinning.]
v. i.1.To grow or become thin; - used with some adverbs, as out, away, etc.; as, geological strata thin out, i. e., gradually diminish in thickness until they disappear.

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