rim

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English rim, rym, rime, from Old English rima (rim, edge, border, bank, coast), from Proto-Germanic *rimô, *rembô (edge, border), from Proto-Indo-European *rem-, *remə- (to rest, support, be based). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Rim (plank, wooden cross, trellis), Old Saxon rimi (edge; border; trim), Icelandic rimi (a strip of land).

Noun[edit]

rim (plural rims)

  1. An edge around something, especially when circular.
  2. (automotive, cycling) wheelrim
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Verb[edit]

rim (third-person singular simple present rims, present participle rimming, simple past and past participle rimmed) (transitive)

  1. To form a rim on.
  2. (transitive) To follow the contours, possibly creating a circuit.
    Palm trees rim the beach.
    A walking path rims the island.
  3. (transitive or intransitive, of a ball) To roll around a rim.
    The golf ball rimmed the cup.
    The basketball rimmed in and out.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English rim, rym, ryme, reme, from Old English rēoma (membrane, ligament), from Proto-Germanic *reumô (belt, thong), from Proto-Indo-European *rew- (to tear, dig, gather). Cognate with Dutch riem (a thong), German Riemen (a thong, band), Swedish rem (a thong, strap).

Noun[edit]

rim (plural rims)

  1. (Britain dialectal) A membrane.
  2. (Britain dialectal or obsolete) The membrane enclosing the intestines; the peritoneum, hence loosely, the intestines; the lower part of the abdomen; belly.
    • 1599, Shakespeare, “Act IV, scene IV - Pistol to a captured French soldier from whom he wants a ransom and whom he does not understand”, in King Henry V:
      Moy shall not serve; I will have forty moys; / Or I will fetch thy rim out at thy throat / In drops of crimson blood.

Etymology 3[edit]

From a variation of ream.

Verb[edit]

rim (third-person singular simple present rims, present participle rimming, simple past and past participle rimmed)

  1. (slang) To lick the anus of a partner as a sexual act.
    • 2008, Lexy Harper, Bedtime Erotica for Freaks (Like Me), page 216
      When she started thrusting her hips back against his finger, he turned her over and rimmed her asshole as he fingered her clit.
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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hrím, from Proto-Germanic *hrīmą.

Noun[edit]

rim c (singular definite rimen, not used in plural form)

  1. hoarfrost, rime

Etymology 2[edit]

From late Old Norse rím, from Middle Low German rim, from French rime (rhyme).

Noun[edit]

rim n (singular definite rimet, plural indefinite rim)

  1. rhyme
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Etymology 3[edit]

See rime.

Verb[edit]

rim

  1. imperative of rime

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

rim

  1. rafsi of rimni.

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Noun[edit]

rim

  1. smell
  2. odour

Adverb[edit]

rim

  1. hard

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse rím and (Old?) French rime

Noun[edit]

rim n (definite singular rimet, indefinite plural rim, definite plural rima or rimene)

  1. a rhyme
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse hrím

Noun[edit]

rim m (definite singular rimen, uncountable)
rim n (definite singular rimet, uncountable)

  1. rime (frost)
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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse rím and (Old?) French rime.

Noun[edit]

rim n (definite singular rimet, indefinite plural rim, definite plural rima)

  1. a rhyme
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse hrím

Noun[edit]

rim n, m (definite singular rimet or rimen) (uncountable)

  1. rime (frost)
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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *rīmą (number, count, series), from Proto-Indo-European *re(i)- (to reason, count). Akin to Old Frisian rīm, Old Saxon -rīm, Old High German rīm, Icelandic rím.

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Noun[edit]

rīm n

  1. a number, counting, reckoning, numeral; calendar
    Rim miclade monna mægþe geond middan-geard — Cædmon’s Metrical Paraphrase
  2. sum; enumeration

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Via Old Portuguese, from Latin rēn.

Pronunciation[edit]

rins

Noun[edit]

rim m (plural rins)

  1. kidney
  2. (in the plural) small of the back

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse rím, from Proto-Germanic *rīmą.

Noun[edit]

rim n

  1. rhyme

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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

rim (plural rims)

  1. rhyme

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Westrobothnian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ríːm] (example of pronunciation)
    Rhymes: -íːm

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hrím, from Proto-Germanic *hrīmą.

Noun[edit]

rim n

  1. frost, hoarfrost

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse rím, from Proto-Germanic *rīmą.

Noun[edit]

rim n

  1. story, poem, saga
  2. rumour

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