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rim

noun \ ˈrim \

Definition of rim

1 a :brink
b :the outer often curved or circular edge or border of something
2 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
3 :frame 4c(1)

rimless

play \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of rim in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of rim

Middle English, from Old English rima; akin to Old Norse rimi strip of land


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rim

verb

Definition of rim

rimmed; rimming
transitive verb
1 :to run around the rim of
  • putts that rim the cup
2 :to serve as a rim for :border
  • cliffs rimming the camp
intransitive verb
:to form or show a rim

Examples of rim in a Sentence

  1. She rimmed her eyes with eyeliner.

  2. a porcelain bowl rimmed with gold

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First Known Use of rim

1621



RIM Defined for English Language Learners

rim

noun

Definition of rim for English Language Learners

  • : the outer edge of a usually round object

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


rim

verb

Definition of rim for English Language Learners

  • : to form or put a rim around (something)


RIM Defined for Kids

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rim

noun \ ˈrim \

Definition of rim for Students

1 :an outer edge especially of something curved
  • the rim of a plate
2 :the part of a wheel that the tire is mounted on

rimmed

\ˈrimd\ adjective
  • a gold-rimmed glass

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rim

verb

Definition of rim for Students

rimmed; rimming
:to form a rim around
  • Rocks rimmed the lake.


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