Synonyms of trim


1. trim, trimness, neatness, spruceness

usage: a state of arrangement or appearance; "in good trim"

2. trimming, trim, passementerie, adornment

usage: a decoration or adornment on a garment; "the trimming on a hat"; "the trim on a shirt"

3. trim, attitude

usage: attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation

4. trim, trimming, clipping, cut, cutting, cutting off

usage: cutting down to the desired size or shape


1. pare, trim, cut

usage: remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size; "pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber"

2. trim, decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify

usage: decorate, as with ornaments; "trim the christmas tree"; "trim a shop window"

3. reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down, decrease, lessen, minify

usage: cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

4. trim, balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise

usage: balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces; "trim an airplane"

5. trim, be

usage: be in equilibrium during a flight; "The airplane trimmed"

6. trim, garnish, dress, decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify

usage: decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods

7. snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back, thin out

usage: cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"

8. shave, trim, cut

usage: cut closely; "trim my beard"

9. trim, adjust, set, correct

usage: adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used


1. spare, trim, thin (vs. fat), lean

usage: thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise"

2. shipshape, trim, well-kept, tidy (vs. untidy)

usage: of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder; "even the barn was shipshape"; "a trim little sailboat"

3. clean-cut, trig, trim, tidy (vs. untidy)

usage: neat and smart in appearance; "a clean-cut and well-bred young man"; "the trig corporal in his jaunty cap"; "a trim beard"

4. tailored, trim, plain (vs. fancy)

usage: severely simple in line or design; "a neat tailored suit"; "tailored curtains"

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Definition and meaning of trim (Dictionary)