1. Dress; gear; ornaments.
Seeing him just pass the window in his woodland trim.Sir W. Scott.
2. Order; disposition; condition; as, to be in good trim. " The trim of an encounter." Chapman.
3. The state of a ship or her cargo, ballast, masts, etc., by which she is well prepared for sailing.
4. (Arch) The lighter woodwork in the interior of a building; especially, that used around openings, generally
in the form of a molded architrave, to protect the plastering at those points.
In ballast trim (Naut.), having only ballast on board. R. H. Dana, Jr. Trim of the masts (Naut.),
their position in regard to the ship and to each other, as near or distant, far forward or much aft, erect or
raking. Trim of sails (Naut.), that adjustment, with reference to the wind, witch is best adapted to
impel the ship forward.
(Trim), a. [Compar. Trimmer ; superl. Trimmest.] [See Trim, v. t.] Fitly adjusted; being in
good order., or made ready for service or use; firm; compact; snug; neat; fair; as, the ship is trim, or trim
built; everything about the man is trim; a person is trim when his body is well shaped and firm; his dress
is trim when it fits closely to his body, and appears tight and snug; a man or a soldier is trim when he
With comely carriage of her countenance trim.Spenser.
So deemed I till I viewed their trim arrayTrench.
Of boats last night.
(Tri*mac"u*la`ted) a. [Pref. tri- + maculated.] Marked with three spots, or maculæ.
(Tri*mel"lic) a. [Pref. tri- + L. mel, gen. mellis, honey.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or designating,
a certain tribasic acid (called also trimellitic acid) metameric with trimesitic acid.
(Tri*mem"bral), a. [L. trimembris triplemembered. See Tri-, and Member.] Having, or
consisting of, three members.
(||Tri"me*ra) n. pl. [NL. See Tri-, and -mere.] (Zoöl.) A division of Coleoptera including those
which have but three joints in the tarsi.
(Tri"mer*an) n. (Zoöl.) One of the Trimera. Also used adjectively.