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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English fin, from Old English finn, from Proto-Germanic *finnō, *finǭ (dorsal fin) (compare Dutch vin, German Finne, Swedish finne, fena), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)pīn- (backbone, dorsal fin) (compare Old Irish ind (end, point), Latin pinna (feather, wing), Tocharian A spin (hook), Sanskrit स्फ्य (sphyá, splinter, staff).

NounEdit

fin (plural fins)

  1. (ichthyology) One of the appendages of a fish, used to propel itself and to manoeuvre/maneuver.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 4, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Then he commenced to talk, really talk. and inside of two flaps of a herring's fin he had me mesmerized, like Eben Holt's boy at the town hall show. He talked about the ills of humanity, and the glories of health and Nature and service and land knows what all.
    The fish's fins minimize water flow.
  2. A similar appendage of a cetacean or other marine animal.
    a dolphin's fin
  3. A thin, rigid component of an aircraft, extending from the fuselage and used to stabilise and steer the aircraft.
    The fin stabilises the plane in flight.
  4. A similar structure on the tail of a bomb, used to help keep it on course.
  5. A hairstyle, resembling the fin of a fish, in which the hair is combed and set into a vertical ridge along the top of the head from about the crown to the forehead.
  6. A device worn by divers and swimmers on their feet.
    The divers wore fins to swim faster.
  7. An extending part on a surface of a radiator, engine, heatsink, etc., used to facilitate cooling.
  8. A sharp raised edge (generally in concrete) capable of damaging a roof membrane or vapor retarder.
SynonymsEdit
  • (appendange of a fish):
  • (appendage of a cetacean or other marine animal): flipper (of mammals)
  • (aircraft component):
  • (of a bomb): vane
  • (hairstyle): Mohican
  • (device worn by divers): flipper
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit
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VerbEdit

fin (third-person singular simple present fins, present participle finning, simple past and past participle finned)

  1. (transitive) To cut the fins from a fish, shark, etc.
  2. (intransitive) To swim in the manner of a fish.
    A neutrally buoyant diver does not need to fin to maintain depth.
  3. (transitive) To provide (a motor vehicle etc) with fins.

Further readingEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Yiddish פֿינף (finf, five).

NounEdit

fin (plural fins)

  1. (US, slang) a five-dollar bill
    Synonyms: fiver, Lincoln

AnagramsEdit


AsturianEdit

NounEdit

fin m, f (plural fins)

  1. end (extreme part)
  2. end (final part, in time)

BambaraEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fin

  1. black

SynonymsEdit


Crimean TatarEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately, from Old Norse finnr (Finn, Sami).

AdjectiveEdit

fin

  1. Finnish

ReferencesEdit

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

DalmatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin faenum. Compare Italian fieno, Romanian fân, Friulian fen, Romansch fain, French foin, Portuguese feno, Spanish heno. Alternative form also possibly through a Venetian intermediate as a loan word.

NounEdit

fin m

  1. hay

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From late Old Norse fínn.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fin

  1. fine
  2. choice, classy
  3. delicate
  4. fashionable
  5. grand, posh, genteel

InflectionEdit

Inflection of fin
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular fin finere finest2
Neuter singular fint finere finest2
Plural fine finere finest2
Definite attributive1 fine finere fineste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

East YugurEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Chinese (fēn), compare Western Yugur fïn.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fin

  1. minute
    Bu la hirti serki wai, jirghuun ceg ghucin findi posqi we.
    I'll probably wake up early and get up at six thirty [six o'clock and thirty minutes].

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French fin, from Old French fin, from Latin finis.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fin f (plural fins)

  1. end, close, finish
  2. end, end goal, objective, purpose

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fin (feminine singular fine, masculine plural fins, feminine plural fines)

  1. thin, fine
  2. (Quebec) kind, nice

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fīnis.

NounEdit

fin m (plural fins)

  1. end

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fīnis.

NounEdit

fin m, f (plural fines)

  1. end

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit


GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

fin

  1. Romanization of 𐍆𐌹𐌽

LadinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fīnis.

NounEdit

fin m (plural fins)

  1. aim, end, goal

LadinoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fīnis.

NounEdit

fin f (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling פין)

  1. end

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French fin, from Latin finitus.

NounEdit

fin f (plural fins)

  1. end; finish
  2. (figuratively) death

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French fin, from Latin finitus.

AdjectiveEdit

fin m

  1. (Guernsey) fine

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From late Old Norse finn, from Latin finis

AdjectiveEdit

fin (neuter singular fint, definite singular and plural fine, comparative finere, indefinite superlative finest, definite superlative fineste)

  1. fine

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse finn, from Latin finis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fin (masculine and feminine fin, neuter fint, definite singular and plural fine, comparative finare, indefinite superlative finast, definite superlative finaste)

  1. fine
    Dette er ein fin vin.
    This is a fine wine.
  2. pretty, handsome
    Kjærasten min er ei veldig fin jente.
    My girlfriend is a very pretty girl.
  3. posh
    Ei fin frue klaga på maten.
    A posh lady complained about the food.
  4. good
    Det er ei fin årstid å vitja Noreg på.
    It is a good season to visit Norway.

ReferencesEdit


Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin finitus.

AdjectiveEdit

fin m (oblique and nominative feminine singular fine)

  1. fine, delicate

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit


Old OccitanEdit

NounEdit

fin f (oblique plural fins, nominative singular fin, nominative plural fins)

  1. end (final part)

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from French fin.

AdjectiveEdit

fin m, n (feminine singular fină, masculine plural fini, feminine and neuter plural fine)

  1. fine, delicate
  2. subtle
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Vulgar Latin root *fīliānus, from Latin fīlius. Compare also Albanian fijan, Italian figliano.

NounEdit

fin m (plural fini, feminine equivalent fină)

  1. godson
DeclensionEdit
Related termsEdit
See alsoEdit

RomanschEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PrepositionEdit

fin

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Puter, Vallader) until, till
  2. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Puter, Vallader) by
SynonymsEdit

ConjunctionEdit

fin

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun) until
SynonymsEdit

AdverbEdit

fin

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Puter, Vallader) as far as
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin fīnis.

AdjectiveEdit

fin m (feminine singular fina, masculine plural fins, feminine plural finas)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Puter, Vallader) fine
Alternative formsEdit
  • (Sutsilvan, Surmiran) fegn

Etymology 3Edit

From Latin fīnis.

AdjectiveEdit

fin f (plural fins)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Puter, Vallader) end
Alternative formsEdit
  • (Sutsilvan, Surmiran) fegn

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German fein and Italian fino, from Latin.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fȋn (definite fȋnī, comparative finiji, Cyrillic spelling фи̑н)

  1. fine
  2. thin
  3. delicate
  4. sensitive
  5. refined
  6. first-class, high-class

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • fin” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fīnis.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fin m (plural fines)

  1. (sometimes feminine) end
    el fin de semanathe weekend
  2. purpose

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Since at least the 16th century, from French fin.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fin (comparative finare, superlative finast)

  1. fine, elegant
  2. good, excellent
  3. thin
  4. subtle

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of fin
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular fin finare finast
Neuter singular fint finare finast
Plural fina finare finast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 fine finare finaste
All fina finare finaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

VolapükEdit

NounEdit

fin (plural fins)

  1. end

DeclensionEdit