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



    BrE BrE//rɪm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪm//
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  1. 1the edge of something in the shape of a circle He looked at them over the rim of his glass. The rims of her eyes were red with crying. spectacles with gold rims
  2. 2the metal edge of a wheel onto which the tyre is fixed
  3. 3-rimmed adjective having a particular type of rim gold-rimmed spectacles red-rimmed eyes (= for example, from crying) see also horn-rimmed
  4. Word OriginOld English rima ‘a border, coast’; compare with Old Norse rimi ‘ridge, strip of land’ (the only known cognate).Extra examples She watched him steadily over the rim of her cup. The plate had a mark on the rim. metal wheel rims on the outer rim of the solar system
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