(Thim"ble*ber`ry) n. (Bot.) A kind of black raspberry common in America.
(Thim"ble*eye`) n. (Zoöl.) The chub mackerel. See under Chub.
(Thim"ble*ful) n.; pl. Thimblefuls As much as a thimble will hold; a very small quantity.
For a thimbleful of golf, a thimbleful of love.Dryden.
(Thim"ble*rig`) n. A sleight-of-hand trick played with three small cups, shaped like thimbles,
and a small ball or little pea.
(Thim"ble*rig`), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thimblerigged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Thimblerigging.] To
swindle by means of small cups or thimbles, and a pea or small ball placed under one of them and quickly
shifted to another, the victim laying a wager that he knows under which cup it is; hence, to cheat by any
(Thim"ble*rig`ger) n. One who cheats by thimblerigging, or tricks of legerdemain.
(Thim"ble*weed`) n. (Bot.) Any plant of the composite genus Rudbeckia, coarse herbs
somewhat resembling the sunflower; so called from their conical receptacles.
(Thin) a. [Compar. Thiner ; superl. Thinest.] [OE. thinne, thenne, thunne, AS. þynne; akin
to D. dun, G. dünn, OHG. dunni, Icel. þunnr, Sw. tunn, Dan. tynd, Gael. & Ir. tana, W. teneu,
L. tenuis, Gr. (in comp.) stretched out, stretched, stretched out, long, Skr. tanu thin, slender; also to
AS. enian to extend, G. dehnen, Icel. enja, Goth. anjan L. tendere to stretch, tenere to hold, Gr. to
stretch, Skr. tan. &radic51 & 237. Cf. Attenuate, Dance, Tempt, Tenable, Tend to move, Tenous,
1. Having little thickness or extent from one surface to its opposite; as, a thin plate of metal; thin paper; a
thin board; a thin covering.
2. Rare; not dense or thick; applied to fluids or soft mixtures; as, thin blood; thin broth; thin air. Shak.
In the day, when the air is more thin.Bacon.
Satan, bowing lowMilton.
His gray dissimulation, disappeared,
Into thin air diffused.
3. Not close; not crowded; not filling the space; not having the individuals of which the thing is composed
in a close or compact state; hence, not abundant; as, the trees of a forest are thin; the corn or grass is
Ferrara is very large, but extremely thin of people.Addison.
4. Not full or well grown; wanting in plumpness.
Seven thin ears . . . blasted with the east wind.Gen. xli. 6.
5. Not stout; slim; slender; lean; gaunt; as, a person becomes thin by disease.
6. Wanting in body or volume; small; feeble; not full.
Thin, hollow sounds, and lamentable screams.Dryden.
7. Slight; small; slender; flimsy; wanting substance or depth or force; superficial; inadequate; not sufficient for
a covering; as, a thin disguise.
My tale is done, for my wit is but thin.Chaucer.