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

  • noun The act of one that trims.
  • noun Something added as decoration or ornament, especially a band of lace or embroidery on clothing.
  • noun Accessories; extras.
  • noun Scraps or material removed when something is trimmed.
  • noun Informal A sound defeat, beating, or punishment.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of one who trims, in any sense.
  • noun Specifically, a dressing; a sharp scolding; a drubbing or thrashing.
  • noun Anything used for decoration or finish; an ornamental fitting of any sort: usually in the plural: as, the trimmings of a harness or of a hat.
  • noun Hence, any accessory or accompaniment: usually in the plural.

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

  • a. from trim, v.
  • (Arch.) a joist into which timber trimmers are framed; a header. See Header.
  • noun The act of one who trims.
  • noun That which serves to trim, make right or fitting, adjust, ornament, or the like; especially, the necessary or the ornamental appendages, as of a garment; hence, sometimes, the concomitants of a dish; a relish; -- usually in the plural.
  • noun colloq. The act of reprimanding or chastisting.

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

  • noun The act of someone who trims.
  • noun Material that is removed by someone trimming something, as a piece of steak.
  • noun An accompaniment to a meal.
  • noun colloquial, dated A reprimand or chastisting.
  • verb Present participle of trim.

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

  • noun the act of adding decoration
  • noun cutting down to the desired size or shape
  • noun a decoration or adornment on a garment


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