brim

noun
\ ˈbrim How to pronounce brim (audio) \

Definition of brim

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a(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

verb
brimmed; brimming

Definition of brim (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from brim

Noun

brimless \ ˈbrim-​ləs How to pronounce brimless (audio) \ adjective

Examples of brim in a Sentence

Noun the brim of the teacup was banded with gold touched the brim of his cap by way of salute Verb Her heart was brimming with happiness. The show brims with excitement.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Tasty Pot, on the other hand, serves its hot pot preassembled right out of the kitchen — a generous bowl filled to the brim with all kinds of goodies, perched on an ornate pedestal that conceals a small fuel source to keep the broth bubbling. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Hot pot is having a moment, and this new Mesa restaurant may be the best in town," 17 Feb. 2020 Although your heart is filled to the brim with affection, practical matters could take precedence. oregonlive, "Horoscope for Feb. 16, 2020: Happy birthday Elizabeth Olsen; Capricorn, keep your promises," 16 Feb. 2020 All three are packed to the brim with the latest tech, from 8K video recording and 5G connectivity to 120 Hz screen refresh rates. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, "Hands On With Samsung’s New Galaxy S20 Phones," 11 Feb. 2020 Best Song Winner This past year was certainly filled to the brim with amazing songs in film. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "From Billie Eilish to Elton John, See the Oscar Music Moments to Watch for This Weekend," 7 Feb. 2020 For both Spend the morning indulging in brunch with Wolferman's Bakery Deluxe Bakery Gift Basket ($59), which is packed to the brim with delicious bakery items including the company’s signature English muffins, pastries and much more. Jean Chen Smith, Cincinnati.com, "Valentine's Day gift guide 2020," 7 Feb. 2020 This 100-watt portable speaker is stacked to the brim with features including a radio receiver and an AUX input. Popular Science, "Great portable speakers for your next outdoor party," 3 Feb. 2020 During this scene, the singer nonchalantly offers Abigail some ice cubes to chill down her glass wine, and the two friends fill their glasses to the brim with the ice before drinking. Olivia Harrison, refinery29.com, "A Wine Expert Weighs In On Taylor Swift’s Iced White Wine Trick," 31 Jan. 2020 May your basket be filled to the brim with sweet treats this year. Country Living Staff, Country Living, "40 Best Easter Wishes and Messages to Make Your Loved Ones Smile This April," 30 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Already possessing a roster brimming with positional versatility, the Milwaukee Brewers opted to add another piece Monday evening. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers reported to have agreement with utility player Brock Holt," 17 Feb. 2020 That’s why an ice tray brimming with water produces domed ice cubes. Marion Renault, Popular Science, "What’s a frost quake?," 11 Feb. 2020 The soccer powerhouse has won seven consecutive titles and has boasted a team brimming with seemingly endless and unrivaled talent. Ben Church And Alex Thomas, CNN, "'We have a lot to prove' -- US youngster Tyler Adams on RB Leipzig's unlikely bid to win Bundesliga title," 8 Feb. 2020 Clifton Park shows up as a bright red hot spot in the Urban Tree Canopy Viewer on the new county webpage brimming with navigable maps and data about the county’s growing bald patches. Steven Litt, cleveland, "Where have all the trees gone? Cuyahoga tree canopy shrinks by 6,600 acres; Lakewood hardest hit," 26 Jan. 2020 At a time when country is brimming with fresh new talent and despite the Recording Academy expanding the general categories to eight finalists for the 61st Grammy Awards, country found itself with no entries for best new artist. Melinda Newman, Billboard, "2020 Grammy Nominations Do What Country Radio Will Not: Honor Female Artists," 20 Nov. 2019 Generation is brimming with fresh-faced talent including Nathanya Alexander, Chloe East, Nava Mau, Lukita Maxwell, Haley Sanchez, Chase Sui Wonders, and Uly Schlesinger. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "HBO Stans — These Are The New HBO Max Series You Actually Want To Watch," 15 Jan. 2020 These ultra-nourishing balms are brimming with hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and more to keep them healthy, soft, and plump. Glamour Beauty Editors, Glamour, "Shop All the Glamour Beauty Awards Readers’ Choice Skin-Care Nominees," 15 Jan. 2020 From five-star luxury to quaint boutique hotels and bed & breakfast options, NCR is brimming with choices for tourists with almost any budget. Anuj Puri, Quartz India, "In the Delhi versus Mumbai real estate debate, there’s no easy answer," 19 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of brim

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

Verb

1598, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for brim

Noun

Middle English brimme; akin to Middle High German brem edge

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Time Traveler for brim

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The first known use of brim was in the 13th century

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24 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Brim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brim. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for brim

brim

noun
How to pronounce brim (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of brim

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the top edge of a glass or a similar container
: the part of a hat that sticks out around the lower edge

brim

verb

English Language Learners Definition of brim (Entry 2 of 2)

: to be completely filled with something

brim

noun
\ ˈbrim How to pronounce brim (audio) \

Kids Definition of brim

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

brim

verb
brimmed; brimming

Kids Definition of brim (Entry 2 of 2)

: to be or become full to overflowing brimming with happiness

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