Definition of fine adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//faɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//faɪn//
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  • (informal) in a way that is acceptable or good enough Keep going like that—you're doing fine. Things were going fine until you showed up. That arrangement suits me fine. (British English) An omelette will do me fine (= will be enough for me).
  • Word Originadverb Middle English: from Old French fin, based on Latin finire ‘to finish’, from finis ‘end’. Idioms (informal) to leave yourself just enough time to do something If we don't leave till after lunch we'll be cutting it very fine.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fine