brim, rim, lip(noun)
the top edge of a vessel or other container
a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat
be completely full
"His eyes brimmed with tears"
fill as much as possible
"brim a cup to good fellowship"
the rim, border, or upper edge of a cup, dish, or any hollow vessel used for holding anything
the edge or margin, as of a fountain, or of the water contained in it; the brink; border
the rim of a hat
to be full to the brim
to fill to the brim, upper edge, or top
fierce; sharp; cold. See Breme
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
brim, n. the margin or brink of a river or lake: the upper edge of a vessel: the rim of a hat.—v.t. to fill to the brim.—v.i. to be full to the brim:—pr.p. brim′ming; pa.p. brimmed.—adj. Brim′ful, full to the brim.—n. Brim′fulness (Shak.), fullness to the top.—adjs. Brim′less, without a brim; Brimmed, brimful: having a brim—used in composition.—n. Brim′mer, a bowl full to the brim or top.—adj. Brim′ming. [M. E. brymme—bremman, to roar.]
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The numerical value of Brim in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Brim in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Let the coming hour overflow with joy, and let pleasure drown the brim.
The heart that is to be filled to the brim with holy joy must be held still.
Out of many other things I have to figure out, the one on the brim is why I become so dramatic and ecstatic when it rains.
Better stop short than fill to the brim. Oversharpen the blade, and the edge will soon blunt. Amass a store of gold and jade, and no one can protect it. Claim wealth and titles, and disaster will follow. Retire when the work is done. This is the way of heaven.
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- периферия, бряг, край, напълвам догоре, ръбBulgarian
- voraCatalan, Valencian
- μπορ, γύροςGreek
- bile, oirScottish Gaelic
- szél, száj, karima, csordultig teltHungarian
- orlo, bordo, essere pieno zeppo, traboccare, essere colmoItalian
- rand, overlopen, boord, tot de rand toe vullenDutch
- rebordo, abaPortuguese
- край, наполняться до краёв, поляRussian
- brädd, brätteSwedish
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