rime


1rime

noun \ˈrīm\

Definition of RIME

1
:  frost 1b
2
:  an accumulation of granular ice tufts on the windward sides of exposed objects that is formed from supercooled fog or cloud and built out directly against the wind

Examples of RIME

  1. a heavy coating of rime
  2. <rime on the bedroom window after a bitterly cold night>

Origin of RIME

Middle English rim, from Old English hrīm; akin to Old Norse hrīm frost
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to RIME

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, squall, zephyr

2rime

verb
rimedrim·ing

Definition of RIME

transitive verb
:  to cover with or as if with rime

First Known Use of RIME

circa 1755

Related to RIME

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr

3rime

,

rimester

Definition of RIME

variant of rhyme, rhymester

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

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