n. End; termination; conclusion.n. Specifically The end of life; death.n. In old English law, a judicial proceeding, often fictitious, resorted to merely as a mode of conveyance of land. The persons concerned in the transfer were made parties to a fictitious action, in which the transferrer solemnly acknowledged the land to be the property of the transferee, thus by apparent compromise putting an end to the suit. It was used very commonly as a means of putting an end to an entail.n. In feudal law: A final agreement between persons concerning lands or rents, or between the lord and his vassal prescribing the conditions on which the latter should hold his lands.n. A sum of money paid by custom by a tenant to his lord, nominally as a gratuity, and distinct from rent. This custom belongs solely to feudal tenures and to those modified by the feudal law, as copyholds. Fines were paid usually at a transfer of the tenant's estate by alienation or succession, but sometimes on other occasions, as at the death of the lord.n. The exaction of a money payment as a punishment for an offense or a dereliction of any kind; a mulct: as, a fine for assault; the fines prescribed in the constitution of a society.n. The sum of money so exacted.n. An agreement to do something, as in reparation or restitution; composition; atonement; penance.n. In conclusion; to conclude; to sum up.To bring to an end.To subject to a pecuniary penalty; set a fine upon, as by judgment of a court or by any competent authority; punish by fine: as, jurors are fined for non-attendance; absent members are fined.To pay by way of fine or fee.To pledge; pawn.To condemn; pronounce judgment against.To come to an end; end; cease.To pay a fine; procure acknowledgment of one's right or claim by pecuniary compensation.In general, finished; consummate; perfect in form or quality; polished, adroit, in manner or action; delicate, slender, minute, thin, rare, in size, proportion, or consistence: opposed to coarse, gross, crude, rough, unfinished, etc.Specifically Excellent or perfect in form, style, or aspect; beautiful; attractive; showy: as, a man of fine appearance; a fine horse; a fine house or landscape; a fine display of flags.Exquisite or elegant in manner, action, appearance, or use; making or constituting an attractive or imposing display; aiming to please; pleasing; gratifying: as, a fine lady or gentleman; fine feathers make fine birds; fine clothes or furniture.Perfect or excellent in kind; suitable or admirable in character or quality; very fit or proper; superior: as, fine roads; fine weather; fine sport; a fine entertainment.Of exquisite quality; refined; choice; elegant; delicate; dainty: as, a fine compliment; a fine wine; fine workmanship; fine texture; fine manners.Attracting pleased or interested attention; admirable; notable; remarkable; striking: often ironical: as, some fine day you will discover your mistake.Expert in knowledge or action; accomplished; skilled or skilful; adroit; apt; handy: as, a fine actor or musician; a fine scholar or workman.Delicate in perception or feeling; nicely discriminating; acutely susceptible to impressions: as, a fine wit; a fine taste; a fine sense of color.Minutely precise or exact; subtle: as, a fine distinction; a fine point in an argument.Free from foreign matter; without dross or feculence or other impurities; clear; pure; refined: as, fine gold; fine oil.Delicate or choice in material, texture, or style; light, thin, elegant, tasteful, etc., according to the nature of the thing spoken of: as, fine silk or wool; fine linen or cambric.Thin in consistence; subtile; rare; tenuous: as, fine spirits evaporate rapidly.Consisting of minute particles, grains, drops, flakes, etc.: as, fine sand or flour; fine rain or snow; fine shot.Very small in girth or diameter; slender; attenuated: as, fine thread; fine wire; a fine hair; a fine needle.Keen; sharp; easily penetrating: as, the fine edge of a razor; a fine point, as of a needle or a thorn.Sheer; mere; pure; absolute: in the old phrase fine force.A casting from a mold in the preparation of which special care has been taken. See figure-casting.To make fine or pure; purify; clarify; refine: as, to fine gold or silver; to fine wine.To make fine or slender; make less coarse: as, to fine grass.To change by imperceptible degrees; cause to pass by fine gradations to another or more perfect state.To become fine or pure; become clear, as by depositing sediment: often followed by down.To become fine or thin; melt or fade.Finely; well: as, I wad like fine to do it.Delicately; cautiously.n. In musical notation, the word indicating the end of a repeated section, whether da capo or dal segno; also, the end of a composition in several sections.In ship-building, to reduce the lateral dimensions of a vessel below the water-line.