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4 letters words from 'trim'


3 letters words from 'trim'

RIT 3 

2 letters words from 'trim'

IT 2MI 4
TI 2 

All 4 letters words made out of trim

trim rtim tirm itrm ritm irtm trmi rtmi tmri mtri rmti mrti timr itmr tmir mtir imtr mitr rimt irmt rmit mrit imrt mirt

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Definitions and meaning of trim



From Middle English trimen, trymen, trümen, from Old English trymman (to make firm; strengthen), from Proto-Germanic *trumjaną (to make fast; strengthen), from Proto-Germanic *trumaz (firm; strong; sound).


  • IPA(key): /tɹɪm/, [t̠ʰɹ̠̊ɪm]
  • Rhymes: -ɪm


trim (third-person singular simple present trims, present participle trimming, simple past and past participle trimmed)

  1. (transitive) To reduce slightly; to cut; especially, to remove excess. The adposition of can be used in the present perfect tense to designate the removed part.
    (present perfect example)
  2. (transitive) To decorate or adorn; especially of a Christmas tree.
  3. (transitive, aviation, of an aircraft) To adjust pitch using trim tabs.
  4. (transitive, nautical, of a vessel) To modify the angle relative to the water by shifting cargo or ballast; to adjust for sailing; to assume, or cause to assume a certain position, or trim, in the water.
    • 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      The captain made us trim the boat, and we got her to lie a little more evenly.
  5. (transitive, nautical, of a vessel's sails) To modify the angle (of the sails) relative to the wind, especially to set them at the most advantageous angle.
  6. (dated) To balance; to fluctuate between parties, so as to appear to favour each.
  7. (transitive) To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; to make right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust.
    • (Can we date this quote by Oliver Goldsmith and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      The hermit trimmed his little fire.
  8. (transitive, carpentry, of timber) To dress; to make smooth.
  9. (transitive, dated) To rebuke; to reprove.
  10. (transitive, dated) To beat or thrash.

Derived terms

  • betrim



trim (countable and uncountable, plural trims)

  1. (uncountable) Decoration; especially, decoration placed along edges or borders.
    Paint the house white with blue trim.
  2. (countable) A haircut, especially a moderate one to touch up an existing style.
    I went to the hairdresser for a trim but came back nearly bald.
  3. Dress; gear; ornaments.
  4. (countable) The manner in which something is equipped or adorned; order; disposition.
    The car comes in three different trims.
    to be in good trim
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  5. (uncountable, slang, mildly vulgar) Sexual intercourse.
    • 1969, Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, New York: Bantam, 1971, Chapter 35, pp. 239-240,[3]
      “Take me somewhere.”
      His response lacked dignity, but in fairness to him I admit that I had left him little chance to be suave.
      He asked, “You mean, you’re going to give me some trim?”
  6. (nautical) The fore-and-aft angle of the vessel to the water, with reference to the cargo and ballast; the manner in which a vessel floats on the water, whether on an even keel or down by the head or stern.
  7. (nautical) The arrangement of the sails with reference to the wind.



trim (comparative trimmer, superlative trimmest)

  1. Physically fit.
  2. Slender, lean.
  3. Neat or smart in appearance.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act 4 Scene 1
      [] manhood is melted into curtsies, valour into compliment, and men are only turned into tongue, and trim ones too: he is now as valiant as Hercules that only tells a lie and swears it.
    • “A tight little craft,” was Austin’s invariable comment on the matron; and she looked it, always trim and trig and smooth of surface like a converted yacht cleared for action. ¶ Near her wandered her husband, orientally bland, invariably affable, [].



trim (not comparable)

  1. (nautical) In good order; properly managed or maintained.
  2. (nautical) With sails well trimmed.




Alternative forms

  • (Gheg) trajm [tɾajm]


From Proto-Albanian *trim-, from Proto-Indo-European *ter- (soft, weak, young). Cognate with Sanskrit तरुण (táruṇa, young) and Armenian թարմ (tʿarm, young, fresh). Alternatively from Proto-Indo-European *trem(s)- (to thump; to tremble). Compare Latin tremō (tremble), Lithuanian trìmti (shake, tremble), Tocharian A tröm (in rage, fury) and Tocharian B tremi (rage, fury).


trim m (indefinite plural trima, definite singular trimi, definite plural trimat)

  1. man, manful
  2. hero
  3. courageous
  4. valiant, valorous
  5. brave, hardy




  • Rhymes: -ɪm



  1. first-person singular present indicative of trimmen
  2. imperative of trimmen




  1. dative plural masculine form of trīs
  2. instrumental plural masculine form of trīs
  3. dative plural feminine form of trīs
  4. instrumental plural feminine form of trīs

  • having three cells or cavities; as, a trilocular heart.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)