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Meaning of BRIM

Pronunciation:  brim

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat
  2. [n]  the top edge of a vessel
  3. [v]  fill as much as possible; "brim a cup to good fellowship"
  4. [v]  be completely full; "His eyes brimmed with tears"

BRIM is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: lip, rim
 See Also: bill, chapeau, edge, eyeshade, feature, fill, fill up, hat, have, lid, make full, peak, projection, vessel, visor, vizor



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Brim\, n. [OE. brim, brimme, AS. brymme edge, border; akin
    to Icel. barmr, Sw. br["a]m, Dan. br[ae]mme, G. brame,
    br["a]me. Possibly the same word as AS. brim surge, sea, and
    properly meaning, the line of surf at the border of the sea,
    and akin to L. fremere to roar, murmur. Cf. {Breeze} a fly.]
    1. The rim, border, or upper edge of a cup, dish, or any
       hollow vessel used for holding anything.
             Saw I that insect on this goblet's brim I would
             remove it with an anxious pity.       --Coleridge.
    2. The edge or margin, as of a fountain, or of the water
       contained in it; the brink; border.
             The feet of the priests that bare the ark were
             dipped in the brim of the water.      --Josh. iii.
    3. The rim of a hat. --Wordsworth.
  2. \Brim\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Brimmed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To be full to the brim. ``The brimming stream.'' --Milton.
    {To brim over} (literally or figuratively), to be so full
       that some of the contents flows over the brim; as, a cup
       brimming over with wine; a man brimming over with fun.
  3. \Brim\, v. t.
    To fill to the brim, upper edge, or top.
          Arrange the board and brim the glass.    --Tennyson.
  4. \Brim\, a.
    Fierce; sharp; cold. See {Breme}. [Obs.]
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bank, board, border, bordure, brink, brow, coast, edge, featheredge, flange, frame, fringe, hem, labellum, labium, labrum, ledge, limb, limbus, lip, list, marge, margin, overflow, ragged edge, rim, selvage, shore, side, sideline, skirt, verge