What is rim?

  • (noun): The shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object.
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "rim":

  • (verb): Roll around the rim of.
    Example: "The ball rimmed the basket"
  • (verb): Furnish with a rim.
    Example: "Rim a hat"
  • (noun): The outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached.
  • (noun): (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended.
    Example: "The ball hit the rim and bounced off"
  • (verb): Run around the rim of.
    Example: "Sugar rimmed the dessert plate"
  • (noun): A projection used for strength or for attaching to another object.
    Synonyms: flange
  • (noun): The top edge of a vessel.
    Synonyms: brim, lip

Famous quotes containing the word rim:

    Pushkin’s composition is first of all and above all a phenomenon of style, and it is from this flowered rim that I have surveyed its seep of Arcadian country, the serpentine gleam of its imported brooks, the miniature blizzards imprisoned in round crystal, and the many-hued levels of literary parody blending in the melting distance.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)