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fine art (often pl.) art, esp. visual art, practiced and admired for its beauty or significance rather than its practicality or usefulness. [3 definitions]
fine-drawn drawn out into fine filaments, as wire. [2 definitions]
fine-grained having a fine, smooth grain or texture, as certain woods. [2 definitions]
finely in a delicate, refined, or excellent way. [2 definitions]
fine print the part of a document, such as a contract or policy, that is set apart from the rest by smaller type, or is deliberately written to obscure some possibly disadvantageous aspect.
finery1 expensive or exceptionally elaborate or showy clothing, jewelry, or the like.
finery2 a furnace in which cast iron is transformed into the more malleable wrought iron; refinery.
fines herbes a combination of herbs, such as parsley, tarragon, and chives, chopped fine and used as a seasoning for sauces, omelets, or the like.
finespun spun or drawn out to a fine thread, as fabric or glass; delicate. [2 definitions]
finesse refined and delicate skill or tact in executing a task or coping with a situation. [3 definitions]
fine-tooth comb a comb with narrow teeth set close together.
fine-tune to manipulate the controls on (a receiver) in order to get the best reception available. [2 definitions]
finger one of the five jointed members at the end of the hand, esp. ones that are not the thumb. [8 definitions]
fingerboard the portion of a violin, guitar, or other stringed instrument against which the player presses the strings.
finger bowl a small bowl of water used at the table to rinse the fingers following a meal.
fingered having a specific number or type of fingers (usu. used in combination). [2 definitions]
fingering the act of someone who fingers. [2 definitions]
fingerling a small fish, esp. a young trout or salmon.
fingernail a hard, transparent piece that grows on the end of the top of the finger.
finger painting the application of paint with the fingers, hands, or forearms, rather than with a brush, to create a picture or design. [2 definitions]
fingerprint an impression of the skin pattern in the fingertip left on an object that it has touched, esp. one made with ink and used as identification. [2 definitions]