riming

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Regular conjugation (rim(e) + -ing).

Verb[edit]

riming

  1. Present participle of rime.

Etymology 2[edit]

First attested in 1822; formed as rime (cover with rime or hoar frost) +‎ -ing (suffix forming present participial adjectives).

Adjective[edit]

riming (not comparable)

  1. (rare) That rimes (i.e., covers with rime or hoar frost) something.

References[edit]

riming, adj.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary (third edition, June 2010)

Etymology 3[edit]

First attested in 1873; formed as rime (dye (wool or yarn) by steeping in water with alder twigs) +‎ -ing (suffix forming abstract nouns of action).

Noun[edit]

riming (uncountable)

  1. (Ireland, now rare, done to wool or yarn) The action or process of dying red-brown by steeping in water with alder twigs.

References[edit]

riming, n.¹” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary (third edition, June 2010)

Etymology 4[edit]

First attested in 1948; formed as rime (cover with rime or hoar frost) +‎ -ing (suffix forming abstract nouns of action).

Noun[edit]

riming (uncountable)

  1. The process of riming (i.e., covering with rime or hoar frost).

References[edit]

riming, n.²” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary (third edition, June 2010)