A sum of money paid as the settlement of a claim, or by way of terminating a matter in dispute; especially, a payment of money imposed upon a party as a punishment for an offense; a mulct.
A sum of money or price paid for obtaining a benefit, favor, or privilege, as for admission to a copyhold, or for obtaining or renewing a lease.
To impose a pecuniary penalty upon for an offense or breach of law; to set a fine on by judgment of a court; to punish by fine; to mulct; as, the trespassers were fined ten dollars.
Money penalty imposed in criminal or civil action.
the amount of money which is owed by the borrower if library material in not returned when the book is recalled by the library. [Go to Top of Page
a fee charged for an item returned to the library after the due date.
The amount of money owed by the borrower if the borrowed material is not returned by the due date.
The amount of money which is owed by the borrower if an item is returned to the library some time after the due date.
Refers to the condition of a book, usually with no defects.
A subjective indication of condition, generally taken to mean a fresh, largely unimpeachable copy of a book, with perhaps the merest trace of use.
fee paid when conveying property — recorded in 'Fines Books', these form a means of tracing the changing ownership of houses and land over the years
A fine rug is a rug in excellent shape with no holes, tears, or stains and no previous repair work. Since handmade rugs are very durable, most rugs are in fine condition.
Finished; brought to perfection; refined; hence, free from impurity; excellent; superior; elegant; worthy of admiration; accomplished; beautiful.
Not coarse, gross, or heavy
Not coarse; comminuted; in small particles; as, fine sand or flour.
To make finer, or less coarse, as in bulk, texture, etc.; as. to fine the soil.
Having (such) a proportion of pure metal in its composition; as, coins nine tenths fine.
one day I told my wife she looked "fine". She got upset. To me I was saying she looked "nice". To her I was saying she looked "just OOkay". The same can be said about this coin grading term. Fine is a medium grade coin. It corresponds to F-12 and F-15 of the current grading standards. A Fine coin will have some detail present in the recessed areas. However, it is not sharp and there are some details still missing. You may be pleased to locate a fine grade coin, particularly when the coin is scarce or rare. However, a fine coin when common is not as great a treasure. A bit of advice - If your wife asks you how she looks, tell her she looks like a GEM! :-) See "GEM" BU.
Grade: Considerable wear on the raised surfaces, all main features still sharp
A description of a coin's grade or condition, coming below 'Very Fine', but above 'fair'.
Teas of exceptional quality and flavour.
wine of overall high quality
an all encompassing expression for very high quality. Perheps the most overused word in the wine business.
A coffee with distinct quality characteristics such as acid, body, etc.
Nice; delicate; subtle; exquisite; artful; skillful; dexterous.
Made of fine materials; light; delicate; as, fine linen or silk.
Finely; well; elegantly; fully; delicately; mincingly.
in a delicate manner; "finely shaped features"; "her fine drawn body"
Not gross; subtile; thin; tenous.
Thin; attenuate; keen; as, a fine edge.
Fibre assessed to be the thinner diameter within a breed, flock or clip.
thin in thickness or diameter; "a fine film of oil"; "fine hairs"; "read the fine print"
End; conclusion; termination; extinction.
(Ital. for end.) : Marking in a score that shows where to stop after having made a da capo or dal segno repeat.
(Italian), "finish, end." See da capo.
To become fine (in any one of various senses); as, the ale will fine; the weather fined.
(As used by forecasters) No rain or other precipitation (hail, snow etc.). The use of fine is generally avoided in excessively cloudy, windy, foggy or dusty conditions. In particular note that fine means the absence of rain or other precipitation such as hail or snow - not 'good' or 'pleasant' weather.
of texture; being small-grained or smooth to the touch or having fine 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"
(of weather) pleasant; not raining, perhaps with the sun shining; "a fine summer evening"
a tax for being bad
a tax for doing bad
a tax for wrongdoing
a tax to do badly
Is normally used in france to describe Cognac.
term used for good brandy.
Fine (French word meaning "fine", as in "high quality") is a term for some high quality French brandy (generally AOC), not including Cognac and Armagnac.