Definition of Rim

1. Noun. The shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object.

Generic synonyms: Round Shape, Bound, Boundary, Edge

2. Verb. Run around the rim of. "Sugar rimmed the dessert plate"
Specialized synonyms: Beard
Generic synonyms: Line, Run Along

3. Noun. (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended. "The ball hit the rim and bounced off"
Category relationships: Basketball, Basketball Game, Hoops
Generic synonyms: Hoop, Ring

4. Verb. Furnish with a rim. "Rim a hat"
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply

5. Noun. The outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached.
Specialized synonyms: Felloe, Felly
Generic synonyms: Hoop, Ring
Group relationships: Wheel

6. Verb. Roll around the rim of. "The ball rimmed the basket"
Generic synonyms: Roll, Turn Over

7. Noun. A projection used for strength or for attaching to another object.
Exact synonyms: Flange
Generic synonyms: Projection

8. Noun. The top edge of a vessel or other container.
Exact synonyms: Brim, Lip
Specialized synonyms: Collar, Shoe Collar
Generic synonyms: Edge
Group relationships: Vessel
Derivative terms: Brim

Definition of Rim

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

2. v. t. To furnish with a rim; to border.

Definition of Rim

1. Noun. An edge around something, especially when circular. ¹

2. Noun. (automotive) wheel rim ¹

3. Verb. To form a rim on. ¹

4. Verb. To follow the contours, possibly creating a circuit ¹

5. Verb. (context: of a ball) To roll around a rim. ¹

6. Verb. (slang) to lick the anus of a partner as part of the sexual act. ¹

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Definition of Rim

1. to provide with a rim (an outer edge) [v RIMMED, RIMMING, RIMS]

Medical Definition of Rim

1. 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. Arch rim See Cartridge. Rim lock. See Lock. Origin: As. Rima, reoma, edge; cf. W. Rhim, rhimp, a rim, edge, boundary, termination, Armor, rim. Cf. Rind. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rim

rill erosion
rim blight
rim job
rim lock
rim shot
rim shots
rima glottidis
rima oris
rima palpebrarum
rima respiratoria
rima vestibuli

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