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Meaning of RIM

Pronunciation:  rim

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the top edge of a vessel
  2. [n]  a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object
  3. [n]  the outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached
  4. [n]  (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended; "the ball hit the rim and bounced off"
  5. [n]  the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object
  6. [v]  run around the rim of
 

RIM is a 3 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: brim, flange, lip
 
 See Also: beard, bound, boundary, edge, edge, felloe, felly, hoop, line, projection, ring, round shape, run along, vessel, wheel

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Rim\, n. [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}.
    
    
  2. \Rim\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rimmed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Rimming}.]
    To furnish with a rim; to border.
    
    
 

 

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