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▪ Ling Gill is better enjoyed from its outer rim than from its confines.
▪ Roll out a pastry lid, place it over the filling and damp the outer rim.
▪ Can you advise me on how I could repair a chip in its outer rim?
▪ He had found the observation post two miles beyond the outer rim of the Jabal Hamrin.
▪ At the outer rim of awareness, the known and declared nationalists fade into a host that have still to declare themselves.
▪ Occasionally they caught a glimpse of trees on the canyon rim, five thousand feet above.
▪ It took more than 11 hours to run the Grand Canyon rim to rim and back.
▪ Her lipstick left a red mark on the rim of the cup.
▪ John's glasses had small lenses and steel rims.
▪ The ball hit the rim of the basket and bounced off.
▪ The china set was blue with a gold rim.
▪ A more famous slide can be seen below the Middle Brothers Peak on the north valley rim.
▪ First there was a nearly circular rim of resplendent mountains, their white caps glistening in the morning sun.
▪ Gently he pressed the two ends of the wallet's rim towards each other.
▪ He kept banging this other face into the rim of the bucket.
▪ I lifted up my glass of wine and looked straight into her eyes over the rim.
▪ Imagine thousands of tourists swarming over the countryside along the southern rim of the Ocala National Forest.
▪ The other picked up his drink and took a long swallow, watching her over the rim of the tankard.
▪ The river was dangerous here, still gnawing at the rim of the path.
▪ Her eyes were rimmed with black.
▪ And Francie's collar, she saw, was rimmed with dirt and his neck was filthy.
▪ But his dark rimmed glasses and old fashioned looks belie a career spent one step ahead.
▪ Her eyes were rimmed with the price of traversing oceans, the jump of time zones.
▪ People went about exhausted, ashen-faced, their eyes rimmed with red.
▪ The flowers are a subtle shade of pale green, rimmed in purple as the days go on.
▪ The wall is rimmed with razor wire; guards, dressed in camouflage, stand watch.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Rim \Rim\, n. [As. rima, reoma, edge; cf. W. rhim, rhimp, a rim, edge, boundary, termination, Armor, rim. Cf. Rind.]

  1. The border, edge, or margin of a thing, usually of something circular or curving; as, the rim of a kettle or basin.

  2. The lower part of the abdomen. [Obs.]

    Arch rim (Phonetics), the line between the gums and the palate.

    Rim-fire cartridge. (Mil.) See under Cartridge.

    Rim lock. See under Lock.


Rim \Rim\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rimmed; p. pr. & vb. n. Rimming.] To furnish with a rim; to border.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English rima "edge, border, verge, coast," as in særima "seashore," literally "rim of the sea," and dægrima "dawn," literally "rim of the day." Related to Old Norse rime, rimi "a raised strip of land, ridge," Old Frisian rim "edge," but with no other known cognates. The snare drummer's rim shot (striking the rim and the head at once) is recorded from 1934.


1794, "to fit with a rim," from rim (n.). Sexual senses from 1920s, some perhaps influenced by ream (v.). Related: Rimmed; rimming.


Etymology 1 n. 1 An edge around something, especially when circular. 2 (label en automotive cycling) wheelrim vb. 1 To form a rim on. 2 To follow the contours, possibly creating a circuit 3 (label en of a ball) To roll around a rim. Etymology 2

n. 1 (label en UK dialectal) A membrane. 2 (label en UK dialectal or obsolete) The membrane enclosing the intestines; the peritoneum, hence loosely, the intestines; the lower part of the abdomen; belly. Etymology 3

vb. (label en slang) to lick the anus of a partner as part of the sexual act.

  1. v. run around the rim of; "Sugar rimmed the dessert plate"

  2. furnish with a rim; "rim a hat"

  3. roll around the rim of; "the ball rimmed the basket"

  4. [also: rimming, rimmed]

  1. n. the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object

  2. (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended; "the ball hit the rim and bounced off"

  3. the outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached

  4. a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object [syn: flange]

  5. the top edge of a vessel [syn: brim, lip]

  6. [also: rimming, rimmed]

Rim (craters)

The rim or edge of a crater is the part that extends above the height of the local surface, usually in a circular or elliptical pattern. In a more specific sense, the rim may refer to the circular or elliptical edge that represents the uppermost tip of this raised portion. If there is no raised portion, the rim simply refers to the inside edge of the curve where the flat surface meets the curve of the crater bottom.

Category:Impact geology Category:Impact craters

Rim (firearms)

A rim is an external flange that is machined, cast, molded, stamped or pressed around the bottom of a firearms cartridge. Thus, rimmed cartridges are sometimes called "flanged" cartridges. Almost all cartridges feature an extractor or headspacing rim, in spite of the fact that some cartridges are known as "rimless cartridges". The rim may serve a number of purposes, including providing a lip for the extractor to engage, and sometimes serving to headspace the cartridge

Rim (coin)

The rim of a coin is the up-raised part of the coin that completely encircles the diameter on both obverse and reverse sides. Not to be confused with the edge of the coin, which is also known as its "third side".

This is the part which exceeds the area of the die which strikes the coin during production, and as a result is pushed upward and sharpened to form a sort of border around the coin's design. The raised rim reduces wear on the face of the coin.

For accessibility purposes, the rim of the coin is sometimes milled with certain patterns in order for the blind to more easily distinguish between coins. In Australia, the two dollar coin has periodically distributed around its edge a short set of grooves, which alternate between the smooth rim, whilst the one dollar coin has a larger set of grooves, and the similar sized ten cent coin has grooves continuously about its edge.


Rim may refer to:

  • Rim (coin), the sharp circular (or otherwise shaped) edge which surrounds the coin design
  • Rim (craters), the part of a crater that extends above the height of the local surface
  • Rim (firearms), a projection machined into the bottom of a firearms cartridge
  • Rim (novel), by Alexander Besher
  • Rim (wheel), the outer part of a wheel on which the tire is mounted
  • Rim (basketball), part of equipment for basketball
    • Breakaway rim, a specialized rim capable of sustaining forceful dunks
  • Rim, Nepal
  • Rim, Črnomelj, a village in the Municipality of Črnomelj, southeastern Slovenia
  • Rim, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, a village near Vrbovsko, Croatia

RIM may stand for:

  • Royal Indian Marine, the name of the British colonial navy of India from 1892 to 1934
  • Research in Motion, the former name of Canadian wireless-device company BlackBerry Limited
  • Recording Industry Association of Malaysia
  • Red Island Minerals, Western Australia-based coal development company
  • Responsible information management
  • Revolutionary Internationalist Movement, an international Maoist organization
  • Reaction injection molding, a type of processing for network polymers
  • Remote Integrated Multiplexer, a term for digital loop carrier in Australia
  • Remote Infrastructure Management, a 2nd/3rd line computer support team
  • Reference Information Model, a specification created by HL7
  • Reb Itche Meir (Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Alter), the first Gerrer Rebbe
  • The US Military designation for a ship-launched, intercept guided missile; examples include
    • RIM-66 Standard missile
    • RIM-7 Sea Sparrow
Rim (wheel)

The rim is the "outer edge of a wheel, holding the tire". It makes up the outer circular design of the wheel on which the inside edge of the tire is mounted on vehicles such as automobiles. For example, on a bicycle wheel the rim is a large hoop attached to the outer ends of the spokes of the wheel that holds the tire and tube. The term rim is also used non-technically to refer to the entire wheel, or even to a tire.

In the 1st millennium BC an iron rim was introduced around the wooden wheels of chariots.

Rim (novel)

Rim: A Novel of Virtual Reality, often shortened to Rim (1994) is a novel by American writer Alexander Besher. Set in the near future where virtual reality has dominated the economy and popular culture (much like today's internet), commercial space travel is commonplace, and orbiting space hotels surpass the complexity of even the International Space Station, it follows the story of former psychic detective Frank Gobi and his son Trevor as they solve the mystery of a VR crash that leaves millions of people in a trancelike state.

The novel takes place in the year 2027. Its sequels Mir and Chi take place in 2036 and 2038, respectively.

Usage examples of "rim".

Black and blue halos rimmed her eyes, and her cheeks were abraided, with dried blood at one corner of her mouth.

He followed ALL THINGS WISE AND WONDERFUL167 with an antistaphylococcal injection and finally handed over a sauce bottle filled to the rim with acriflavine solution.

Late one night, Aiken and a gang of young confederates stole quantities of cement and conduit and modified the rocks at the rim of the falls.

Her entourage had retreated to the rim, to join Alfin, the treemouth custodian.

Even in those years, only the most foolhardy explorers poked themselves over the altiplano rim of the bowl.

A multitude of anfractuous cracks spread out from the rim of the segment as though tendrils of frost were gripping the tube.

The populations of the attacked Rim worlds had been driven insane by the presence of the Terrors appalling heralds, but Corcoran had been right at the edge of the solar system, racing towards hyperspace and safety.

Light bulbs concealed beneath the brick rim illuminated the arching water, which swirled up from the crystal pool like an aqueous ballerina.

There were, so far as the Archdeacon could see, no markings, no ornamentation, except for a single line, about half an inch below the rim.

Mad Binny said, running a finger slowly around the rim of the cup so it began to sing a note.

While MiLady was doing this, Bitsy the fairy was holding onto the candlestick and watching over the rim of the casket.

His eyes bleared and troubled him as tears of exhausted rage collected in the rims and gave a misty view.

Has the strut, his bling bling, has his girls iced up, big spinning rims on his car, a heavy bass in his sound box.

A number of Plebos were clustered around its base and Favril and Bolar were among them, but it was up the lacy spire that my eyes lifted--to where its apex, level with the rim of the bowl, was surmounted by a wide platform that held a knot of Plebos and Daster and several machines whose nature I could not make out.

They were running fast toward the head of this cove, and I had hard work to hold Black Bolly to a safe gait along that tricky rim.