Definition of Rime

1. Noun. Ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside).

Exact synonyms: Frost, Hoar, Hoarfrost
Generic synonyms: Ice, Water Ice
Derivative terms: Frost, Frosty

2. Verb. Be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable. "Hat and cat rhyme"
Exact synonyms: Rhyme
Generic synonyms: Agree, Check, Correspond, Fit, Gibe, Jibe, Match, Tally
Specialized synonyms: Assonate
Derivative terms: Rhyme

3. Noun. Correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds).
Exact synonyms: Rhyme
Group relationships: Poem, Verse Form
Generic synonyms: Versification
Specialized synonyms: Internal Rhyme, Alliteration, Beginning Rhyme, Head Rhyme, Initial Rhyme, Assonance, Vowel Rhyme, Consonance, Consonant Rhyme, Double Rhyme, Eye Rhyme
Examples of category: Assonant
Derivative terms: Rhyme, Rhymester

4. Verb. Compose rhymes.
Exact synonyms: Rhyme
Category relationships: Poesy, Poetry, Verse
Generic synonyms: Create Verbally
Specialized synonyms: Tag, Alliterate
Derivative terms: Rhyme, Rhymer

Definition of Rime

1. n. A rent or long aperture; a chink; a fissure; a crack.

2. n. White frost; hoarfrost; congealed dew or vapor.

3. v. i. To freeze or congeal into hoarfrost.

4. n. A step or round of a ladder; a rung.

5. n. Rhyme. See Rhyme.

6. v. i. & t. To rhyme. See Rhyme.

Definition of Rime

1. Noun. (context: meteorology uncountable) ice formed by the rapid freezing of cold water droplets of fog onto a cold surface. ¹

2. Noun. (context: meteorology uncountable) a coating or sheet of ice so formed. ¹

3. Noun. a film or slimy coating. ¹

4. Noun. (archaic except in direct borrowings from French) rhyme ¹

5. Noun. (linguistics) the 2nd part of a syllable, from the vowel on, as opposed to the onset ¹

6. Verb. (obsolete form of rhyme) ¹

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Definition of Rime

1. to rhyme [v RIMED, RIMING, RIMES] - See also: rhyme

Medical Definition of Rime

1. White frost; hoarfrost; congealed dew or vapor. "The trees were now covered with rime." (De Quincey) Origin: AS. Hrim; akin to D. Rijm, Icel. Hrim, Dan. Rim, Sw. Rim; cf. D. Rijp, G. Reif, OHG. Rifo, hrifo. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rime

rima glottidis
rima oris
rima palpebrarum
rima respiratoria
rima vestibuli
rima vocalis
rimau dahan
rime (current term)
rime riche

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