noun \ˈrim\

: the outer edge of a usually round object

: the part of a wheel that the tire is put on

Full Definition of RIM

a :  brink
b :  the outer often curved or circular edge or border of something
a :  the outer part of a wheel joined to the hub usually by spokes
b :  a removable outer metal band on an automobile wheel to which the tire is attached
:  frame 4c(1)
rim·less \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of RIM

  1. There were chips on the rim of the plate.
  2. the rim of the volcano
  3. He bought stainless steel rims for his new car.

Origin of RIM

Middle English, from Old English rima; akin to Old Norse rimi strip of land
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with RIM



: to form or put a rim around (something)


Full Definition of RIM

transitive verb
:  to run around the rim of <putts that rim the cup>
:  to serve as a rim for :  border <cliffs rimming the camp>
intransitive verb
:  to form or show a rim

Examples of RIM

  1. She rimmed her eyes with eyeliner.
  2. a porcelain bowl rimmed with gold

First Known Use of RIM

May 28, 2015
fictioneer Hear it
someone who writes fiction
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