3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rim \Rim\, noun [As. rima, reoma, edge; cf. W. rhim, rhimp, a rim, edge, boundary, termination, Armor, rim. Cf. {Rind}.]

1. The border, edge, or margin of a thing, usually of something circular or curving; as, the rim of a kettle or basin.

2. The lower part of the abdomen. [Obs.] --Shak.

{Arch rim} (Phonetics), the line between the gums and the palate.

{Rim-fire cartridge}. (Mil.) See under {Cartridge}.

{Rim lock}. See under {Lock}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rim \Rim\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Rimmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rimming}.] To furnish with a rim; to border.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object

2: (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended; "the ball hit the rim and bounced off"

3: the outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached

4: a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object [syn: {flange}, {rim}]

5: the top edge of a vessel or other container [syn: {brim}, {rim}, {lip}]


1: run around the rim of; "Sugar rimmed the dessert plate"

2: furnish with a rim; "rim a hat"

3: roll around the rim of; "the ball rimmed the basket"

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