(Fil"trate) n. That which has been filtered; the liquid which has passed through the filter in the
process of filtration.
(Fil*tra"tion) n. [Cf. F. filtration.] The act or process of filtering; the mechanical separation of
a liquid from the undissolved particles floating in it.
(Fim"ble), n., or Fim"ble hemp` [Corrupted from female hemp.] Light summer hemp, that bears
(||Fim"bri*a) n.; pl. Fimbriæ [L., fringe. See Fringle.] (Anat.) (a) pl. A fringe, or fringed border.
(b) A band of white matter bordering the hippocampus in the brain. Fim"bri*al a.
(Fim*bri*ate) a. [L. fimbriatus fibrous, fringed, fr. fimbria fiber, fringe. See Fringe.] Having
the edge or extremity bordered by filiform processes thicker than hairs; fringed; as, the fimbriate petals of
the pink; the fimbriate end of the Fallopian tube.
(Fim"bri*ate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fimbriated; p. pr. & vb. n. Fimbriating.] To hem; to fringe.
1. Having a fringed border; fimbriate.
2. (Her.) Having a very narrow border of another tincture; said esp. of an ordinary or subordinary.
1. Fringed; jagged; fimbriate.
2. (Zoöl.) fringed, on one side only, by long, straight hairs, as the antennæ of certain insects.
(Fin) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Finned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Finning.] [Cf. Fin of a fish.] To carve or cut
up, as a chub.
(Fin), n. [See Fine, n.] End; conclusion; object. [Obs.] "She knew eke the fin of his intent." Chaucer.
(Fin), n.[OE. finne, fin, AS. finn; akin to D. vin, G. & Dan. finne, Sw. fena, L. pinna, penna, a
wing, feather. Cf. pen a feather.]
1. (Zoöl.) An organ of a fish, consisting of a membrane supported by rays, or little bony or cartilaginous
ossicles, and serving to balance and propel it in the water.
Fishes move through the water chiefly by means of the caudal fin or tail, the principal office of the other
fins being to balance or direct the body, though they are also, to a certain extent, employed in producing
2. (Zoöl.) A membranous, finlike, swimming organ, as in pteropod and heteropod mollusks.
3. A finlike organ or attachment; a part of an object or product which protrudes like a fin, as: (a) The
hand. [Slang] (b) (Com.) A blade of whalebone. [Eng.] McElrath.
(c) (Mech.) A mark or ridge left on a casting at the junction of the parts of a mold. (d) (Mech.) The
thin sheet of metal squeezed out between the collars of the rolls in the process of rolling. Raymond.
(e) (Mech.) A feather; a spline.
4. A finlike appendage, as to submarine boats.