Trim Trim, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trimmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trimming}.] [OE. trimen, trumen, AS. trymian, trymman, to prepare, dispose, make strong, fr. trum firm, strong; of uncertain origin.] 1. To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; to make right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust. [1913 Webster]

The hermit trimmed his little fire. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

2. To dress; to decorate; to adorn; to invest; to embellish; as, to trim a hat. [1913 Webster]

A rotten building newly trimmed over. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

I was trimmed in Julia's gown. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To make ready or right by cutting or shortening; to clip or lop; to curtail; as, to trim the hair; to trim a tree. `` And trimmed the cheerful lamp.'' --Byron. [1913 Webster]

4. (Carp.) To dress, as timber; to make smooth. [1913 Webster]

5. (Naut.) (a) To adjust, as a ship, by arranging the cargo, or disposing the weight of persons or goods, so equally on each side of the center and at each end, that she shall sit well on the water and sail well; as, to trim a ship, or a boat. (b) To arrange in due order for sailing; as, to trim the sails. [1913 Webster]

6. To rebuke; to reprove; also, to beat. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{To trim in} (Carp.), to fit, as a piece of timber, into other work.

{To trim up}, to dress; to put in order. [1913 Webster]

I found her trimming up the diadem On her dead mistress. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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