Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb In a fine manner; splendidly.
  • adverb To a fine point; discriminatingly.
  • adverb In small pieces or parts.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a fine manner, in any sense of the word fine; admirably; elegantly; showily; delicately; sensitively; adroitly; subtlely; minutely; thinly; lightly: as, a picture finely painted; a stuff finely wrought; flour finely ground; a thought finely expressed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a fine or finished manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a manner to produce a fine result; as to grind finely means to grid to a fine powder.
  • adverb Very well, in a great way

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a delicate manner
  • adverb in tiny pieces
  • adverb in an elegant manner

Etymologies

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fine +‎ -ly

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