Thin section. See under Section.

(Thin), adv. Not thickly or closely; in a seattered state; as, seed sown thin.

Spain is thin sown of people.

(Thin), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thinned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Thinning.] [Cf. AS. geþynnian.] To make thin (in any of the senses of the adjective).

(Thin), v. i. To grow or become thin; — used with some adverbs, as out, away, etc.; as, geological strata thin out, i. e., gradually diminish in thickness until they disappear.

(Thine) pron. & a. [OE. thin, AS. ðin, originally gen. of ðu, ðu, thou; akin to G. dein thine, Icel. þinn, possessive pron., þin, gen. of þu thou, Goth. þeins, possessive pron., þeina, gen. of þu thou. See Thou, and cf. Thy.] A form of the possessive case of the pronoun thou, now superseded in common discourse by your, the possessive of you, but maintaining a place in solemn discourse, in poetry, and in the usual language of the Friends, or Quakers.

In the old style, thine was commonly shortened to thi (thy) when used attributively before words beginning with a consonant; now, thy is used also before vowels. Thine is often used absolutely, the thing possessed being understood.

(Thing) n. [AS. þing a thing, cause, assembly, judicial assembly; akin to þingan to negotiate, þingian to reconcile, conciliate, D. ding a thing, OS. thing thing, assembly, judicial assembly, G. ding a thing, formerly also, an assembly, court, Icel. þing a thing, assembly, court, Sw. & Dan. ting; perhaps originally used of the transaction of or before a popular assembly, or the time appointed for such an assembly; cf. G. dingen to bargain, hire, MHG. dingen to hold court, speak before a court, negotiate, Goth. þeihs time, perhaps akin to L. tempus time. Cf. Hustings, and Temporal of time.]

1. Whatever exists, or is conceived to exist, as a separate entity, whether animate or inanimate; any separable or distinguishable object of thought.

God made . . . every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind.
Gen. i. 25.

He sent after this manner; ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt.
Gen. xiv. 23.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

2. An inanimate object, in distinction from a living being; any lifeless material.

Ye meads and groves, unconscious things!

3. A transaction or occurrence; an event; a deed.

[And Jacob said] All these things are against me.
Gen. xlii. 36.

Which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.
Matt. xxi. 24.

4. A portion or part; something.

Wicked men who understand any thing of wisdom.

Thin is used in the formation of compounds which are mostly self-explaining; as, thin-faced, thin-lipped, thin-peopled, thin-shelled, and the like.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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