Brim 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. [1913 Webster]

Saw I that insect on this goblet's brim I would remove it with an anxious pity. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

2. The edge or margin, as of a fountain, or of the water contained in it; the brink; border. [1913 Webster]

The feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water. --Josh. iii. 15. [1913 Webster]

3. The rim of a hat. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Brim — Brim, v. t. To fill to the brim, upper edge, or top. [1913 Webster] Arrange the board and brim the glass. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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