Brim

Definition of Brim

n.1.The rim, border, or upper edge of a cup, dish, or any hollow vessel used for holding anything.
Saw I that insect on this goblet's brim
I would remove it with an anxious pity.
- Coleridge.
2.The edge or margin, as of a fountain, or of the water contained in it; the brink; border.
The feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water.
- Josh. iii. 15.
3.The rim of a hat.
v. i.1.To be full to the brim.
[imp. & p. p. Brimmed ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Brimming.]
To brim over
to be so full that some of the contents flows over the brim; as, a cup brimming over with wine; a man brimming over with fun.
v. t.1.To fill to the brim, upper edge, or top.
Arrange the board and brim the glass.
- Tennyson.
a.1.Fierce; sharp; cold. See Breme.

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