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Dictionary definition for: Trim

1. (s) thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner" "a body kept trim by exercise"

2. (n) a state of arrangement or appearance; "in good trim"

3. (v) remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size; "pare one''s fingernails" "trim the photograph" "trim lumber"

4. (n) a decoration or adornment on a garment; "the trimming on a hat" "the trim on a shirt"

5. (s) (used of hair) neat and tidy; "a nicely kempt beard"

6. (v) decorate, as with ornaments; "trim the christmas tree" "trim a shop window"

7. (v) cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake" "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

8. (n) attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation

9. (s) of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder; "even the barn was shipshape" "a trim little sailboat"

10. (v) balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces; "trim an airplane"

11. (s) (of persons) neat and smart in appearance; "a clean-cut and well-bred young man" "the trig corporal in his jaunty cap"

12. (n) cutting down to the desired size or shape

13. (v) be in equilibrium during a flight; "The airplane trimmed"

14. (s) severely simple in line or design; "a neat tailored suit" "tailored curtains"

15. (v) decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods

16. (v) cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"

17. (v) cut closely; "trim my beard"

18. (v) adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used

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