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Definitions of rim

rim (rɪm

Definitions

noun

  1. the raised edge of an object, esp of something more or less circular such as a cup or crater
  2. the peripheral part of a wheel, to which the tyre is attached
  3. (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended

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verb

Word forms:   rims,  rimming or ,  rimmed
(transitive)
  1. to put a rim on (a pot, cup, wheel, etc)
  2. (slang) to lick, kiss, or suck the anus of (one's sexual partner)
  3. (ball games) (of a ball) to run around the edge of (a hole, basket, etc)

Word Origin

Old English rima; related to Old Saxon rimi, Old Norse rimi ridge

RIM

Definitions

abbreviation for

  1. Mauritania (international car registration)

Word Origin

From République Islamique de Mauritanie

Translations for 'rim'

  • British English: rim The rim of a container or a circular object is the edge which goes all the way round the top or round the outside....a round mirror with a white metal rim.rɪm NOUN
  • Arabic: حَافَّة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: borda
  • Chinese: 边缘
  • Croatian: rub
  • Czech: okraj
  • Danish: kant
  • Dutch: rand
  • European Spanish: borde
  • Finnish: reunaastian tms.
  • French: bord
  • German: Rand Ränder
  • Greek: ζάντα
  • Italian: bordo
  • Japanese:
  • Korean: 테두리
  • Norwegian: kant
  • Polish: obręcz
  • Portuguese: borda
  • Romanian: cadru cadre
  • Russian: обод
  • Spanish: borde
  • Swedish: kant
  • Thai: ขอบริม
  • Turkish: ağızçaydanlık vb
  • Ukrainian: обідок
  • Vietnamese: vành

Example Sentences Including 'rim'

The wooded hills on the rim of the town's bowl were almost totally eclipsed by heavy cloud.
Hilton, John Buxton Passion in the Peak
He flashed a quick glance of assessment at her over the rim , then relented.
Val McDermid THE LAST TEMPTATION (2002)
Mogget climbed down gracefully, disappearing below the rim of the bathtub.
Garth Nix LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)

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