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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brim, rim, lipnoun

    the top edge of a vessel or other container

  2. brimverb

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

  3. brimverb

    be completely full

    "His eyes brimmed with tears"

  4. brimverb

    fill as much as possible

    "brim a cup to good fellowship"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brimnoun

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

  2. Brimnoun

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

  3. Brimnoun

    the rim of a hat

  4. Brimverb

    to be full to the brim

  5. Brimverb

    to fill to the brim, upper edge, or top

  6. Brimadjective

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. brim

    The margin or bank of a stream, lake, or river.

  2. brim

    A name given to the circular edge of a top. (See TOP.)

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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

Examples of brim in a Sentence

  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. 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.

  4. Joost Op t Eynde:

    The difference a simple crest or a wider brim can make in blast protection, shows just how important this line of research could be, with all of the modern materials and manufacturing capabilities we possess today, we should be able to make improvements in helmet design that protectfrom blast waves better than helmets today or 100 years ago.

  5. John Koenig:

    One day you’ll remember this moment, and it’ll mean something very different. Maybe you’ll cringe and laugh, or brim with pride, aching to return. Or notice some detail hidden in the scene, a future landmark making its first appearance or discreetly taking its final bow.

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    marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
    • A. opaque
    • B. suspicious
    • C. whirring
    • D. abrupt

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