• Behind the batsman and at a small angle to the line between the wickets.
  • Subtle; thin; tenuous.


  • Well, nicely, in a positive, agreeable way.
  • Finely; elegantly; delicately.
  • In a manner so that the driven ball strikes the object ball so far to one side as to be barely deflected, the object ball being driven to one side.


  • Fine champagne; French brandy.
  • Something that is fine; fine particles.
  • A fee levied as punishment for breaking the law.
  • The end of a musical composition.
  • The location in a musical score that indicates the end of the piece, particularly when the piece ends somewhere in the middle of the score due to a section of the music being repeated.
  • End; conclusion; termination; extinction.
  • A final agreement concerning lands or rents between persons, as the lord and his vassal.
  • 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 make finer, purer, or cleaner; to purify or clarify.
  • To become finer, purer, or cleaner.
  • To make finer, or less coarse, as in bulk, texture, etc.
  • To change by fine gradations.
  • To clarify (wine and beer) by filtration.
  • To become gradually fine; to diminish; to dwindle (with away, down, or off).
  • To issue a fine as punishment to (someone).
  • To pay a fine.
  • To finish; to cease.
  • To cause to cease; to stop.


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  • From Middle English fin, fyn, from Old French fin, of obscure origin, but probably derived from Latin fīniō and/or fīnis, with an abstract sense of "fine" or "thin" also arising in many Romance languages (compare Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian fino). fino.
  • From Middle English fyn, fyne, from Old French fin, from Medieval Latin finis. finis.
  • From Italian fine. French fin.
  • From Middle English finen, fynen, from Old French finer, finir. See finish (transitive verb).

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