What does Brim mean?

Definitions for Brimbrɪm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Brim.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brim, rim, lip(noun)

    the top edge of a vessel or other container

  2. brim(verb)

    a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat

  3. brim(verb)

    be completely full

    "His eyes brimmed with tears"

  4. brim(verb)

    fill as much as possible

    "brim a cup to good fellowship"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brim(noun)

    the rim, border, or upper edge of a cup, dish, or any hollow vessel used for holding anything

  2. Brim(noun)

    the edge or margin, as of a fountain, or of the water contained in it; the brink; border

  3. Brim(noun)

    the rim of a hat

  4. Brim(verb)

    to be full to the brim

  5. Brim(verb)

    to fill to the brim, upper edge, or top

  6. Brim(adj)

    fierce; sharp; cold. See Breme

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brim

    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. brymmebremman, to roar.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brim in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brim in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Shakespeare:

    Let the coming hour overflow with joy, and let pleasure drown the brim.

  2. George Seaton Bowes:

    The heart that is to be filled to the brim with holy joy must be held still.

  3. Ashima:

    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.

  4. Tao Te Ching:

    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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