Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

thin - thesaurus entry

Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

verb
  1. 1

    thin

    or

    thin down

    to make something smaller in number, amount, or size

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of thin

    1. a.
      to become smaller in number, amount, or size

      American English synonyms or related words for this sense of thin

  2. 2

    thin

    or

    thin out

    to remove plants, leaves, trees, etc. so that they do not fill an area or space completely

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of thin

  3. 4
    if someone's hair thins, they gradually lose the hair from their head

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of thin

Word of the Day

resurrection

the occasion on which Jesus Christ was brought back to life after his death, according to the Bible

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog