1. thin and fit
- a body kept trim by exercise
2. of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder
- a trim little sailboat
3. neat and smart in appearance
- a trim beard
4. severely simple in line or design
Sentences with trim as an adjective:
- He goes jogging every day to keep in trim.
- a trim figure
- a trim lawn
1. (nautical) In good order, properly managed or maintained.
2. (nautical) With sails well trimmed.
1. a state of arrangement or appearance
- in good trim
Similar word(s): trimness
2. a decoration or adornment on a garment
- the trimming on a hat
- the trim on a shirt
Definition categories: man–made, adornment
3. attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation
4. cutting down to the desired size or shape
Sentences with trim as a noun:
- Paint the house white with blue trim.
- I went to the hairdresser for a trim but came back nearly bald.
1. remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size
- trim the photograph
- trim lumber
Similar word(s): pare
2. decorate, as with ornaments
- trim the christmas tree
- trim a shop window
3. cut down on; make a reduction in
4. balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces
- trim an airplane
5. be in equilibrium during a flight
- The airplane trimmed
6. decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
7. cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
Definition categories: contact
8. cut closely
- trim my beard
Similar word(s): shave
9. adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
Sentences with trim as a verb:
- Place the screen material in the frame, secure it in place, and trim the edges.
- The company trimmed jobs for the second time this year.
- A ranch steak is usually trimmed of all excess fat. (present perfect example)
- They traditionally trim the tree on Christmas Eve.