being of fine grain or texture, as certain types of wood, leather, etc.
(of wood, leather, etc) having a fine smooth even grain
detailed, in-depth, or involving fine detail
- Fine kettle of fish
A troublesomely awkward or embarrassing situation: “Gurnley usually managed to worm his way out of trouble, but this time he found himself in a fine kettle of fish.” noun phrase A nasty predicament; lamentable situation (1800+)
- Fine leg
noun 1. (cricket)
[fahyn-lee] /ˈfaɪn li/ adverb 1. in a manner; excellently; elegantly; delicately; minutely; nicely; subtly. 2. in particles or pieces: finely chopped onions. /ˈfaɪnlɪ/ adverb 1. into small pieces; minutely 2. precisely or subtly 3. splendidly or delicately adv. early 14c., “perfectly, completely,” from fine (adj.) + -ly (1). Meaning “delicately, minutely” is from 1540s; that […]
[fahyn] /faɪn/ noun 1. a short steel finishing nail from 1 to 1½ inches (2.5 to 3.8 cm) long.