Definition of trim

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • trim is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 6
  • trim is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 6
  • trim is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 7

Definition of trim


  • cut down on; make a reduction in (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. bring down
    2. cut
    3. cut back
    4. cut down
    5. reduce
    6. trim back
    7. trim down
  • cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. clip
    2. crop
    3. cut back
    4. dress
    5. lop
    6. prune
    7. snip
  • thin and fit (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a body kept trim by exercise

    Synonyms

    1. spare
  • cutting down to the desired size or shape (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. clipping
    2. trimming
  • neat and smart in appearance (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a trim beard

    Synonyms

    1. clean-cut
    2. trig
  • decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. dress
    2. garnish
  • remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size (verb)

    Examples

    1. trim the photograph
    2. trim lumber

    Synonyms

    1. pare
  • of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a trim little sailboat

    Synonyms

    1. shipshape
    2. well-kept
  • severely simple in line or design (adjective)

    Synonyms

    1. tailored
  • a decoration or adornment on a garment (noun)

    Examples

    1. the trimming on a hat
    2. the trim on a shirt

    Synonyms

    1. passementerie
    2. trimming
  • a state of arrangement or appearance (noun)

    Examples

    1. in good trim

    Synonyms

    1. trimness
  • cut closely (verb)

    Examples

    1. trim my beard

    Synonyms

    1. shave
  • adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used (verb)
  • attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation (noun)
  • balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces (verb)

    Examples

    1. trim an airplane
  • be in equilibrium during a flight (verb)

    Examples

    1. The airplane trimmed
  • decorate, as with ornaments (verb)

    Examples

    1. trim the christmas tree
    2. trim a shop window

See definition of trim in Merriam Webster

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