fine

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. penalty, forfeit, amercement. —v. t. amerce, mulct, penalize. See punishment. —adj. pure, superior, admirable, excellent; small, tiny, slender, flimsy, delicate; worthy, estimable; skilled, accomplished; refined, polished; subtle, nice, keen, sharp; fair, pleasant. See purity, beauty, littleness, narrowness, rarity.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Not coarse or thick]
Syn. light, powdery, granular, slender; see little 1 , minute 1 , narrow 1 .
2. [Of superior quality]
Syn. choice, exceptional, select, well-made; see excellent .
3. [Refined]
Syn. delicate, elegant, exquisite, expensive; see dainty 1 , elegant 1 .
4. [Exact]
Syn. subtle, precise, distinct, strict; see accurate 2 , definite 2 , nice 3 .
n.
Syn. penalty, damages, forfeit; see punishment .
v.
Syn. penalize, mulct, exact, amerce, tax, confiscate, levy, sequestrate, seize, extort, make pay; see also punish .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
penalty, assessment, amercement, forfeit, punishment, damages, *slap on the wrist.
II
a.
1. superior excellent, very good, A-1, the best, first-class, first-rate, choice, prime, select, exceptional, great, supreme, refined.
2. in good health well, okay, satisfactory.
3. delicate light, gossamer, diaphanous, airy, fragile, dainty, flimsy, refined, exquisite.
4. thin slender, slight, narrow.
5. ground powdered, pulverized, refined.
6. subtle slight, minute.
ANT.: 1. poor, inferior, mediocre. 2. sick, ill, *under the weather. 3. heavy, coarse, ponderous. 4. fat, broad, wide. 5. coarse, unrefined. 6. huge
III
v.
levy, penalize, punish, charge, assess, amerce.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To impose a fine on: amerce, mulct, penalize. See REWARD.
V
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Of fine quality: choice, first-class, prime, select, superior. See BETTER. 2. Exceptionally good of its kind: ace, banner, blue-ribbon, brag, capital, champion, excellent, first-class, first-rate, prime, quality, splendid, superb, superior, terrific, tiptop, top. Informal: A-one, bully, dandy, great, swell, topflight, topnotch. Slang: boss. Chiefly British: tophole. See GOOD. 3. Free from clouds or mist, for example: clear, cloudless, fair, sunny, unclouded. See CLEAR. 4. Consisting of small particles: dusty, powdery, pulverous, pulverulent. See BIG. 5. So slight as to be difficult to notice or appreciate: delicate, finespun, nice, refined, subtle. See BIG. 6. Able to make or detect effects of great subtlety or precision: delicate, nice, subtle. See PRECISE. 7. Appealing to refined taste: choice, dainty, delicate, elegant, exquisite. See GOOD, INGESTION.
VI
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A sum of money levied as punishment for an offense: amercement, mulct, penalty. See REWARD.

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