Definitions for: Brim


[n] a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat
[n] the top edge of a vessel
[v] fill as much as possible; "brim a cup to good fellowship"
[v] be completely full; "His eyes brimmed with tears"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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. --Wordsworth.


Brim, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Brimmed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Brimming.]
To be full to the brim. ``The brimming stream.'' --Milton.

To brim over (literally or figuratively), 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.


Brim, v. t.
To fill to the brim, upper edge, or top.

Arrange the board and brim the glass. --Tennyson.


Brim, a.
Fierce; sharp; cold. See Breme. [Obs.]

Synonyms: lip, rim

See Also: bill, chapeau, edge, eyeshade, feature, fill, fill up, hat, have, lid, make full, peak, projection, vessel, visor, vizor

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