of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles; "wood with a fine grain"; "fine powdery snow"; "fine rain"; "batiste is a cotton fabric with a fine weave"; "covered with a fine film of dust"
thin in thickness or diameter; "a fine film of oil"; "fine hairs"; "read the fine print"
money extracted as a penalty
characterized by elegance or refinement or accomplishment; "fine wine"; "looking fine in her Easter suit"; "a fine gentleman"; "fine china and crystal"; "a fine violinist"; "the fine hand of a master"
minutely precise especially in differences in meaning; "a fine distinction"
issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty; "I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street"; "Move your car or else you will be ticketed!"
an expression of agreement normally occurring at the beginning of a sentence
free from impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity; "gol
not widely distributed; "rare herbs"; "rare patches of green in the desert"
not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness; "a rare word"; "rare books"
(of meat) cooked a short time; still red inside; "rare roast beef"
recurring only at long intervals; "a rare appearance"; "total eclipses are rare events"
marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind; "what is so rare as a day in June"-J.R.Lowell; "a rare skill"; "an uncommon sense of humor"; "she was kind to an uncommon degree"
having low density; "rare gasses"; "lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air"