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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; to make right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust.

2. (v. t.) To dress; to decorate; to adorn; to invest; to embellish; as, to trim a hat.

3. (v. t.) To make ready or right by cutting or shortening; to clip or lop; to curtail; as, to trim the hair; to trim a tree.

4. (v. t.) To dress, as timber; to make smooth.

5. (v. t.) To adjust, as a ship, by arranging the cargo, or disposing the weight of persons or goods, so equally on each side of the center and at each end, that she shall sit well on the water and sail well; as, to trim a ship, or a boat.

6. (v. t.) To arrange in due order for sailing; as, to trim the sails.

7. (v. t.) To rebuke; to reprove; also, to beat.

8. (v. i.) To balance; to fluctuate between parties, so as to appear to favor each.

9. (n.) Dress; gear; ornaments.

10. (n.) Order; disposition; condition; as, to be in good trim.

11. (n.) The state of a ship or her cargo, ballast, masts, etc., by which she is well prepared for sailing.

12. (n.) 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.

13. (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 stands erect.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

The only non-modern use is in Jeremiah 2:33, "How trimmest thou thy way to seek love!" used for yatabh, "to make good," here "to study out," and the whole phrase means "to walk in an artificial manner," "like a courtesan."

2885. kosmeo -- to order, arrange
... adorn, garnish, trim. From kosmos; to put in proper order, ie Decorate (literally
or figuratively); specially, to snuff (a wick) -- adorn, garnish, trim. ...
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2899. kraspedon -- a border, tassel
... edge, corner, tassel. 2899 -- the hem (border, trim) of a garment. 2899 ()
refers to the of a garment, especially with . Word Origin ...
// - 6k

4938. suntrimma -- a fracture, fig. a calamity
... a calamity. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: suntrimma Phonetic Spelling:
(soon-trim'-mah) Short Definition: crushing, destruction Definition ...
// - 6k

5150. trimenon -- of three months
... of three months. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: trimenon Phonetic Spelling:
(trim'-ay-non) Short Definition: lasting three months Definition ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2168. zamar -- to trim, prune
... 2167, 2168. zamar. 2169 . to trim, prune. Transliteration: zamar Phonetic Spelling:
(zaw-mar') Short Definition: prune. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/2168.htm - 6k

3697. kasam -- to shear, clip
... to shear, clip. Transliteration: kasam Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-sam') Short Definition:
trim. ... root Definition to shear, clip NASB Word Usage only trim (1). ...
/hebrew/3697.htm - 6k

6213. asah -- do, make
... to pass, perform, pracise, prepare, procure, provide, put, requite, X sacrifice,
serve, set, shew, X sin, spend, X surely, take, X thoroughly, trim, X very ...
/hebrew/6213.htm - 6k

6213a. asah -- do, make
... 16), showed (6), showing (2), shown (9), shows (3), spend (1), surely show (1),
take action (6), thoroughly deal (1), treat (3), tried (1), trim (1), trimmed (1 ...
/hebrew/6213a.htm - 8k

3190. yatab -- to be good, well, glad, or pleasing
... be, make) good((-ness)), be (make) merry, please (+ well), shew more (kindness),
skilfully, X very small, surely, make sweet, thoroughly, tire, trim, very, be ...
/hebrew/3190.htm - 7k


Love's Complaining
... IT WAS the work of the priest to go into the holy place and to trim the seven-branched
lamp of gold: see how our Great High Priest walketh in the midst of the ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 32 1886/loves complaining.htm

As Regards Our Reverend Friend Epiphanius, this is Strange ...
... word as dearest' which ought to have been honourable!' But what is all this to you
who can control all events by your prudent methods, and can trim your path ...
/.../23 as regards our reverend.htm

Behold the Bridegroom Cometh
... Then live, O soul, aright,. And watch the hour, and trim thy lamp. ... And for grief
and anguish cry; Take thy lamp, with oil, and trim it,. ...
/.../brownlie/hymns of the greek church/behold the bridegroom cometh.htm

I Beware when Slumber Binds Thee
... Then live, O soul, aright,. And watch the hour, and trim thy lamp,. ... And for
grief and anguish cry; Take thy lamp, with oil, and trim it,. ...
/.../brownlie/hymns of the russian church/i beware when slumber binds.htm

The Equipment of the Servants
... Do you want your lights to blaze? You trim them"though it is a strange mixture
of metaphor"you trim them when you gird your loins. III. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture e/the equipment of the servants.htm

The Welcome visitor
... And that hair of hers, I doubt not all dishevelled"might she not have arranged that
a little, and prepared her dress, and made herself trim for the Lord? Ah! ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 61 1915/the welcome visitor.htm

Book Eleven the Eternal Creator and the Creation in Time. ...
... for us. Trim away from my lips, inwardly and outwardly, all rashness and
lying. Let thy Scriptures be my chaste delight. Let me ...
/.../augustine/confessions and enchiridion/book eleven the eternal creator.htm

Hymns, Festival and Occasional.
... Nature in awe of Him Had doffed her gaudy trim With her great Master so to sympathize. *
* * *. No war nor battle sound Was heard the world around. ...
/.../brown/the story of the hymns and tunes/chapter xiii hymns festival and.htm

The Lawful and Unlawful Use of Law.
... You know that he will not trim, and balance, and hang doubtful, or become a partisan;
but that he will seize some great principle which lies at the root of the ...
/.../robertson/sermons preached at brighton/xix the lawful and unlawful.htm

Liii. The Contemplation of Death.
... The trim gardens blazing with hollyhocks and large white lilies, and the orchards
with the apples shewing their rosy cheeks to the sun. ...
/.../liii the contemplation of death.htm

Trim (4 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To make trim; to put in due order for
any purpose; to make right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust. ...
/t/trim.htm - 9k

Trimmed (7 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Trim. Multi-Version Concordance
Trimmed (7 Occurrences). Matthew 25:7 Then all those virgins ...
/t/trimmed.htm - 8k

... Judges 16:19. Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (n.) One whose occupation it is to shave
or trim the beard, and to cut and dress the hair of his patrons. ...
/b/barber.htm - 11k

Trigon (3 Occurrences)

/t/trigon.htm - 7k

Lip (20 Occurrences)
... 7. (vt) To touch with the lips; to put the lips to; hence, to kiss. 8. (vt) To utter;
to speak. 9. (vt) To clip; to trim. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. LIP. ...
/l/lip.htm - 18k

Fill (126 Occurrences)
... 7. (v.) To press and dilate, as a sail; as, the wind filled the sails. 8. (v.) To
trim (a yard) so that the wind shall blow on the after side of the sails. ...
/f/fill.htm - 36k

Prime (3 Occurrences)
... mischief. 18. (v.) To trim or prune, as trees. 19. (v.) To mark with a prime
mark. 20. (vi) To be renewed, or as at first. 21. (vi ...
/p/prime.htm - 9k

Pick (37 Occurrences)
... stones; to pick up information. 9. (v.) To trim. 10. (vi) To eat slowly,
sparingly, or by morsels; to nibble. 11. (vi) To do anything ...
/p/pick.htm - 18k

Plough (11 Occurrences)
... through, as in sailing. 10. (vt) To trim, or shave off the edges of, as a
book or paper, with a plow. See Plow, n., 5. 11. (n.) To cut ...
/p/plough.htm - 11k

Prune (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To lop or cut off the superfluous parts, branches, or shoots of; to clear
of useless material; to shape or smooth by trimming; to trim: as, to prune ...
/p/prune.htm - 7k

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Trim: Dictionary and Thesaurus |

Bible ConcordanceBible DictionaryBible EncyclopediaTopical BibleBible Thesuarus
Trim (4 Occurrences)

Deuteronomy 21:12
then you shall bring her home to your house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails;

Jeremiah 2:33
Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love? therefore hast thou also taught the wicked ones thy ways.

Ezekiel 44:20
Neither shall they shave their heads, nor allow their locks to grow long; they shall only cut off the hair of their heads.

Daniel 4:14
He cried aloud, and said thus, Cut down the tree, and cut off its branches, shake off its leaves, and scatter its fruit: let the animals get away from under it, and the fowls from its branches.
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