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

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
:  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



: to be completely filled with something


Full Definition of BRIM

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



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