What is thin?

  • (adj): Lacking spirit or sincere effort.
    Example: "A thin smile"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on thin:

Shell Molding - Advantages and Disadvantages
... 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, Thin-walled Cubic) Thin-walled Complex, Solid ...
Cleaver - Use
... Cleavers 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 ... and other foods, such as squash, where a thin slicing blade runs the risk of shattering ...
Solar Power In China - Third-generation Solar Cells
... Solar Group is the Chinese amorphous silicon thin-film cell maker ... Limited began its mass production 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 ...
Thin-slicing
... 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 ...

More definitions of "thin":

  • (adj): Having little substance or significance.
    Example: "A thin plot"
    Synonyms: flimsy, slight, tenuous
  • (adj): Lacking excess flesh.
    Example: "You can't be too rich or too thin"
    Synonyms: lean
  • (verb): Lose thickness; become thin or thinner.
  • (adj): Very narrow.
    Example: "A thin line across the page"
    Synonyms: slender
  • (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"
  • (adj): (of sound) lacking resonance or volume.
    Example: "A thin feeble cry"
  • (verb): Make thin or thinner.
    Example: "Thin the solution"
  • (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): Not dense.
    Example: "A thin beard"
    Synonyms: sparse
  • (adv): Without viscosity.
    Example: "The blood was flowing thin"
    Synonyms: thinly

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)

    I have no time to read newspapers. If you chance to live and move and have your being in that thin stratum in which the events which make the news transpire—thinner than the paper on which it is printed—then these things will fill the world for you; but if you soar above or dive below that plane, you cannot remember nor be reminded of them.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    To higher or lower ends, they [the majority of mankind] move too often with something of a sad countenance, with hurried and ignoble gait, becoming, unconsciously, something like thorns, in their anxiety to bear grapes; it being possible for people, in the pursuit of even great ends, to become themselves thin and impoverished in spirit and temper, thus diminishing the sum of perfection in the world, at its very sources.
    Walter Pater (1839–1894)