rim: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (rim), [key]
— n., v., rimmed, rim•ming.
- the outer edge, border, margin, or brink of something, esp. of a circular object.
- any edge, margin, or frame added to or around a central object or area.
- the outer circle of a wheel, attached to the hub by spokes.
- a circular strip of metal forming the connection between an automobile wheel and tire, either permanently attached to or removable from the wheel.
- a drive wheel or flywheel, as on a spinning mule.
- the metal ring from which the net is suspended to form the basket.
- the outer edge of a usually-shaped copy desk, occupied by the copyreaders. Cf.(def. 5).
- (in an ingot) an outer layer of metal having a composition different from that of the center.
- to furnish with a rim, border, or margin.
- (of a golf ball or putt) to roll around the edge of (a hole) but not go in.
- (of a basketball) to roll around (the rim of the basket) and not go in.
- to coat or encrust the rim of (a glass): Rim each cocktail glass with salt.
- rim (Thesaurus)