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brim

noun \ ˈbrim \

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

brimless

play \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of brim in a Sentence

  1. the brim of the teacup was banded with gold

  2. touched the brim of his cap by way of salute

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Origin and Etymology of brim

Middle English brimme; akin to Middle High German brem edge


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brim

verb

Definition of brim

brimmed; brimming
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 in a Sentence

  1. Her heart was brimming with happiness.

  2. The show brims with excitement.

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First Known Use of brim

1598



BRIM Defined for English Language Learners

brim

noun

Definition of brim for English Language Learners

  • : the top edge of a glass or a similar container

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


brim

verb

Definition of brim for English Language Learners

  • : to be completely filled with something


BRIM Defined for Kids

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brim

noun \ ˈbrim \

Definition of brim for Students

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

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brim

verb

Definition of brim for Students

brimmed; brimming
:to be or become full to overflowing
  • brimming with happiness


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