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Definitions and meaning of fin

fin

Pronunciation

  • enPR: fĭn, IPA(key): /fɪn/
  • Homophones: thin (with th-fronting), Finn
  • Rhymes: -ɪn

Etymology 1

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).

Noun

fin (plural fins)

  1. (ichthyology) One of the appendages of a fish, used to propel itself and to manoeuvre/maneuver.
  2. A similar appendage of a cetacean or other marine animal.
  3. A thin, rigid component of an aircraft, extending from the fuselage and used to stabilise and steer the aircraft.
  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.
  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.
  9. (nautical) The conning tower of a submarine.
Synonyms
  • (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 terms
Translations

Verb

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) (Of a fish) to swim with the dorsal fin above the surface of the water.
  3. (intransitive) To swim in the manner of a fish.
    A neutrally buoyant diver does not need to fin to maintain depth.
  4. (transitive) To provide (a motor vehicle etc) with fins.

Further reading

  • Fin in the 1921 edition of Collier's Encyclopedia.

Etymology 2

From Yiddish פֿינף(finf, five). Doublet of five, pimp, and finnuf.

Noun

fin (plural fins)

  1. (Britain, formerly Australia, slang) a five-pound (£5) note; the sum of five pounds.
    Synonym: fiver
  2. (US, slang, dated) a five-dollar bill; the sum of five dollars.
    Synonyms: fiver, Lincoln

Anagrams

  • INF, NFI, if'n, inf.

Asturian

Etymology

From Latin finis.

Noun

fin m or f (plural fins)

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

Bambara

Adjective

fin

  1. black

Synonyms

  • finman

Crimean Tatar

Etymology

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

Adjective

fin

  1. Finnish

References

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

Dalmatian

Alternative forms

  • fien

Etymology

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.

Noun

fin m

  1. hay

Danish

Etymology

From late Old Norse fínn.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fin/, [ˈfiˀn]
  • Rhymes: -in

Adjective

fin

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

Inflection


East Yugur

Etymology

From Chinese (fēn), compare Western Yugur fïn.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fən/

Noun

fin

  1. minute

French

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɛ̃/
  • Homophones: faim, fins, feins, feint, feints
  • Rhymes: -ɛ̃

Noun

fin f (plural fins)

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

Derived terms

Related terms

  • finir
  • final

Adjective

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

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

Derived terms

Further reading

  • “fin” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin fīnis.

Noun

fin m (plural fins)

  1. end

Adjective

fin

  1. fine, thin

Related terms

  • finâl
  • finî

Galician

Etymology

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese fin (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Latin fīnis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈfiŋ]

Noun

fin m or f (plural fines)

  1. end

Derived terms

  • á fin
  • ao fin
  • fin de semana
  • por fin

Related terms

  • final
  • finar

References

  • “fin” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • “fin” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • “fin” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • “fin” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • “fin” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Gothic

Romanization

fin

  1. Romanization of 𐍆𐌹𐌽

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfin/

Noun

fin f

  1. Apocopic form of fine

Ladin

Etymology

From Latin fīnis.

Noun

fin m (plural fins)

  1. aim, end, goal

Ladino

Etymology

From Old Spanish [Term?], semi-learned term from Latin fīnis.

Noun

fin f (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling פין‎)

  1. end

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French fin, from Latin finis.

Noun

fin f (plural fins)

  1. end; finish
  2. (figuratively) death

Descendants

  • French: fin

Norman

Etymology

From Old French fin, from Latin finis.

Adjective

fin m

  1. (Guernsey) fine

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From late Old Norse finn, from Latin finis

Adjective

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

  1. fine

Derived terms

  • finjustere
  • hårfin

References

  • “fin” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse finn, from Latin finis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiːn/

Adjective

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

  1. fine
  2. pretty, handsome
  3. posh
  4. good

Derived terms

  • hårfin

References

  • “fin” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Occitan

Etymology

From Old Occitan fin, from Latin finis.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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

  1. fine (particularly slender)

Derived terms

  • finament

Further reading

  • Joan de Cantalausa (2006) Diccionari general occitan a partir dels parlars lengadocians, 2 edition, →ISBN, page 484.

Old French

Etymology

From Latin finis.

Adjective

fin m (oblique and nominative feminine singular fine)

  1. fine, delicate

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle French: fin
    • French: fin
  • Norman: fin
  • Middle English: fyn, fin
    • English: fine
    • Yola: fhyne

Old Occitan

Etymology

From Latin finis.

Noun

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

  1. end (final part)

Descendants

  • Catalan: fi
  • Occitan: fin

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fin/

Etymology 1

Borrowed from French fin, from Latin finis.

Adjective

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

  1. fine, delicate
  2. subtle
Declension

Etymology 2

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

Noun

fin m (plural fini, feminine equivalent fină)

  1. godson
Declension
Related terms
  • fină
  • fiu
See also
  • naș

Romansch

Etymology 1

Preposition

fin

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Puter, Vallader) until, till
  2. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Puter, Vallader) by
Synonyms
  • (Sursilvan) tochen
  • (Sutsilvan) antocen, antoca, toca
  • (Rumantsch Grischun) enfin
  • (Surmiran) anfignen
  • (Puter, Vallader) infin
  • (by):
    • (Sursilvan) entochen

Conjunction

fin

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun) until
Synonyms
  • (Sursilvan) tochen che, entochen che
  • (Sutsilvan) antoca, antocen, toca
  • (Surmiran) anfignen tgi
  • (Puter, Vallader) fin cha

Adverb

fin

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Puter, Vallader) as far as
Synonyms
  • (Sursilvan) tochen, entochen
  • (Sutsilvan) antocen, antoca, toca
  • (Surmiran) anfignen
  • (Puter, Vallader) infin

Etymology 2

From Latin fīnis.

Adjective

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

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

Etymology 3

From Latin fīnis.

Adjective

fin f (plural fins)

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

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From German fein and Italian fino, from Latin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fîːn/

Adjective

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

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

Declension

Related terms

  • finoća

References

  • “fin” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene

Etymology

Borrowed from Italian fino.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fíːn/

Adjective

fȋn (comparative finȇjši, superlative nȁjfinȇjši)

  1. fine, refined, high-class
  2. fine, thin

Further reading

  • fin”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Spanish

Etymology

From Old Spanish fin, a semi-learned descendant of Latin fīnis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfin/, [ˈfĩn]

Noun

fin m (plural fines)

  1. (sometimes feminine) end
  2. purpose, aim, objective, goal
  3. end, stop, halt, close, finish (ending point)

Derived terms

Related terms

  • final
  • sinfín
  • finir

Further reading

  • “fin” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

References


Swedish

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiːn/
  • Rhymes: -iːn

Adjective

fin (comparative finare, superlative finast)

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

Declension

Anagrams

  • inf.

Volapük

Noun

fin (nominative plural fins)

  1. end

Declension


Source: wiktionary.org
  • to equip with paddle like structures.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)