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1. rim

noun. ['ˈrɪm'] the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object.

Synonyms

  • edge
  • round shape
  • boundary

Antonyms

  • kern
  • take
  • inactivity
  • block

Etymology

  • rima (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Rim

  • patronym
  • kibbutzim
  • prelim
  • mckim
  • whim
  • swim
  • slim
  • skim
  • klym
  • klim
  • flim
  • clim
  • zim
  • yim
  • vim
  • timme
  • timm
  • tim
  • sym
  • simm
  • sim
  • shim
  • pymm
  • pimm
  • mim
  • mihm
  • limb
  • lim
  • kym
  • kimm

Example sentences of the word rim


1. Noun, singular or mass
It has a heavy gold trim and a scalloped rim.

2. Adjective
Also scrub the top of the bowl rim clean.

Quotes containing the word rim


1. You will hear thunder and remember me, And think: she wanted storms. The rim Of the sky will be the colour of hard crimson, And your heart, as it was then, will be on fire.
- Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova

2. Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical. It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth--penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words. Beyond images, beyond that bounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming. Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told.
- Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

3. This is why I'm here on this planet, at this time, Francesca. Not to travel or make pictures, but to love you. I know that now. I have been falling from the rim of a great, high place, somewhere back in time, for many more years than I have lived in this life. And through all of those years, I have been falling toward you.
- Robert James Waller

2. rim

verb. ['ˈrɪm'] run around the rim of.

Synonyms

  • beard
  • line

Antonyms

  • dissuasion
  • unwind
  • uncoil

Etymology

  • rima (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. rim

noun. ['ˈrɪm'] the outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached.

Synonyms

  • ring
  • felloe
  • felly
  • hoop

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • unbound
  • free
  • uncertain

Etymology

  • rima (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. rim

noun. ['ˈrɪm'] the top edge of a vessel or other container.

Synonyms

  • edge
  • vessel
  • collar
  • shoe collar
  • lip

Antonyms

  • lack
  • recede
  • dull
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • rima (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. rim

noun. ['ˈrɪm'] (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended.

Synonyms

  • hoop

Antonyms

  • untreated
  • unconstipated

Etymology

  • rima (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. rim

noun. ['ˈrɪm'] a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object.

Synonyms

  • flange

Antonyms

  • open chain
  • detach

Etymology

  • rima (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. rim

verb. ['ˈrɪm'] roll around the rim of.

Synonyms

  • roll

Antonyms

  • freeze
  • demand

Etymology

  • rima (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. rim

verb. ['ˈrɪm'] furnish with a rim.

Synonyms

  • provide
  • render
  • furnish

Antonyms

  • curve
  • straight line
  • uncover
  • nonconformity

Etymology

  • rima (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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