Definitions for rimeraɪm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rimeraɪm(n.; v.)rimed, rim•ing.

  1. Category: Meteorology

    Ref: frost (def. 2). 1 2

  2. (v.t.)to cover with rime or hoarfrost.

    Category: Meteorology

Origin of rime:

bef. 900; ME rim, OE hrīm; c. D rijm, ON hrīm

rim′y(adj.)

rim•i•er

rim•i•est.

rimeraɪm(n.; v.t.; v.i.)rimed, rim•ing.

  1. Category: Prosody

    Ref: rhyme.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. frost, hoar, hoarfrost, rime(noun)

    ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)

  2. rhyme, rime(verb)

    correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)

  3. rhyme, rime(verb)

    be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable

    "hat and cat rhyme"

  4. rhyme, rime(verb)

    compose rhymes

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rime(noun)

    a rent or long aperture; a chink; a fissure; a crack

  2. Rime(noun)

    white frost; hoarfrost; congealed dew or vapor

  3. Rime(verb)

    to freeze or congeal into hoarfrost

  4. Rime(noun)

    a step or round of a ladder; a rung

  5. Rime(noun)

    rhyme. See Rhyme

  6. Rime

    to rhyme. See Rhyme

Freebase

  1. Hard rime

    Hard rime is a white ice that forms when the water droplets in fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects. It is often seen on trees atop mountains and ridges in winter, when low-hanging clouds cause freezing fog. This fog freezes to the windward side of tree branches, buildings, or any other solid objects, usually with high wind velocities and air temperatures between −2 and −8 °C. Hard rime formations are difficult to shake off; they have a comb-like appearance, unlike soft rime, which looks feathery or spiky, or clear ice, which looks homogeneous and transparent. Scientists at meteorologically extreme places such as Mount Washington in New Hampshire often have to break huge chunks of hard rime off weather equipment, in order to keep anemometers and other measuring instruments operating. Rime ice can accumulate on the leading edges and control surfaces of aircraft operating in certain meteorological conditions. Meteorologists distinguish between three basic types of ice forming on vertical and horizontal surfaces by deposition of supercooled water droplets. Of course there are also intermediate formations. Soft rime is less dense than hard rime and is milky and crystalline, like sugar. Soft rime appears similar to hoar frost.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

rhyme(noun)

a word which is like another in its final sound(s)

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