Definition of brim noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//brɪm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//brɪm//
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  1. 1the top edge of a cup, bowl, glass, etc. two wine glasses, filled to the brim (figurative) She felt suddenly alive and full to the brim with enthusiasm.
  2. 2the flat edge around the bottom of a hat that sticks out She watched the crowd from beneath the brim of her hat. a straw hat with a wide brim
  3. 3-brimmed (in adjectives) having the type of brim mentioned a wide-brimmed hat
  4. Word OriginMiddle English (denoting the edge of the sea or other body of water): perhaps related to German Bräme ‘trimming’.
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