- with opposite surfaces or sides that are close or relatively close together；(of a garment or other knitted or woven item) made of light material
- with little thickness or depth
- make or become less dense, crowded, or numerous；remove some plants from (a row or area) to allow the others more room to grow
verb: thin, 3rd person present: thins, gerund or present participle: thinning, past tense: thinned, past participle: thinned
- 1. with opposite surfaces or sides that are close or relatively close together thin slices of bread a thin line of paint 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a garment or other knitted or woven item) made of light material his thin jacket 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a garment or fabric) having become less thick as a result of wear our clothing was getting thin
- ▪ (of writing or printing) consisting of narrow lines tall, thin lettering 同義詞 反義詞
- 2. having little, or too little, flesh or fat on the body a thin, gawky adolescent 同義詞 反義詞
- 3. having few parts or members relative to the area covered or filled; sparse a depressingly thin crowd his hair was going thin 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of the air or a substance in the air) not dense the thin cold air of the mountains 同義詞
- ▪ denoting a route on which the holds are small or scarce.
- 4. (of a liquid substance) not containing much solid; flowing freely thin soup 同義詞 反義詞
- 5. lacking substance or quality; weak or inadequate the evidence is rather thin 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a sound) faint and high-pitched a thin, reedy little voice 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a smile) weak and forced.
- 1. with little thickness or depth cut the ham as thin as possible a thin-sliced loaf
- 1. make or become less dense, crowded, or numerous the remorseless fire of archers thinned their ranks the trees began to thin out 同義詞
- ▪ remove some plants from (a row or area) to allow the others more room to grow thin out the rows of peas
- ▪ make or become more watery in consistency if the soup is too thick, add a little water to thin it down the blood thins 同義詞
- 2. make or become smaller in thickness their effect in thinning the ozone layer is probably slowing the global warming trend
- 3. hit (a ball) above its centre.