from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of one that trims.
- n. Something added as decoration or ornament, especially a band of lace or embroidery on clothing.
- n. Accessories; extras: roast turkey with all the trimmings.
- n. Scraps or material removed when something is trimmed.
- n. Informal A sound defeat, beating, or punishment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of someone who trims.
- n. Material that is removed by someone trimming something, as a piece of steak.
- n. An accompaniment to a meal.
- n. A reprimand or chastisting.
- v. Present participle of trim.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a. from trim, v.
- n. The act of one who trims.
- n. That which serves to trim, make right or fitting, adjust, ornament, or the like; especially, the necessary or the ornamental appendages, as of a garment; hence, sometimes, the concomitants of a dish; a relish; -- usually in the plural.
- n. The act of reprimanding or chastisting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of one who trims, in any sense.
- n. Specifically, a dressing; a sharp scolding; a drubbing or thrashing.
- n. Anything used for decoration or finish; an ornamental fitting of any sort: usually in the plural: as, the trimmings of a harness or of a hat.
- n. Hence, any accessory or accompaniment: usually in the plural.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of adding decoration
- n. cutting down to the desired size or shape
- n. a decoration or adornment on a garment
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