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1brim

noun \ˈbrim\

: the top edge of a glass or a similar container

: the part of a hat that sticks out around the lower edge

Full Definition of BRIM

1
a (1) :  an upper or outer margin :  verge (2) archaic :  the upper surface of a body of water
b :  the edge or rim of a hollow vessel, a natural depression, or a cavity
2
:  the projecting rim of a hat
brim·less \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of BRIM

  1. <the brim of the teacup was banded with gold>
  2. <touched the brim of his cap by way of salute>

Origin of BRIM

Middle English brimme; akin to Middle High German brem edge
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with BRIM

2brim

verb

: to be completely filled with something

brimmedbrim·ming

Full Definition of BRIM

transitive verb
:  to fill to the brim
intransitive verb
1
:  to be or become full often to overflowing <eyes brimming with tears>
2
:  to reach or overflow a brim

Examples of BRIM

  1. Her heart was brimming with happiness.
  2. The show brims with excitement.

First Known Use of BRIM

1598
BRIMLESS Defined for Kids

1brim

noun \ˈbrim\

Definition of BRIM for Kids

1
:  the edge or rim of something hollow <The cup was filled to the brim.>
2
:  the part of a hat that sticks out around the lower edge

2brim

verb
brimmedbrim·ming

Definition of BRIM for Kids

:  to be or become full to overflowing <brimming with happiness>

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