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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ At the same rime, there was a requirement to self-consciously interrogate art's own internal, usually formal, functions.
▪ He had lost the feeling in his fingers and a rime of frost clung to his moustache and beard.
▪ In the morning white rime coated the sill of the barred window-space.
▪ Initial contract Liz and her therapist arranged to meet initially three rimes and then decide whether further contact was necessary.
▪ Now the back was a problem for the longest rime.
▪ Ropes became fringed with a rime of dew.
▪ There was rime on his beard, making him appear grizzled and old.
▪ Too many things demanded his attention at the same rime.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Rhyme \Rhyme\, n. [OE. ryme, rime, AS. r[=i]m number; akin to OHG. r[=i]m number, succession, series, G. reim rhyme. The modern sense is due to the influence of F. rime, which is of German origin, and originally the same word.] [The Old English spelling rime is becoming again common. See Note under Prime.]

  1. An expression of thought in numbers, measure, or verse; a composition in verse; a rhymed tale; poetry; harmony of language. ``Railing rhymes.''

    A ryme I learned long ago.

    He knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rime.

  2. (Pros.) Correspondence of sound in the terminating words or syllables of two or more verses, one succeeding another immediately or at no great distance. The words or syllables so used must not begin with the same consonant, or if one begins with a vowel the other must begin with a consonant. The vowel sounds and accents must be the same, as also the sounds of the final consonants if there be any.

    For rhyme with reason may dispense, And sound has right to govern sense.

  3. Verses, usually two, having this correspondence with each other; a couplet; a poem containing rhymes.

  4. A word answering in sound to another word.

    Female rhyme. See under Female.

    Male rhyme. See under Male.

    Rhyme or reason, sound or sense.

    Rhyme royal (Pros.), a stanza of seven decasyllabic verses, of which the first and third, the second, fourth, and fifth, and the sixth and seventh rhyme.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"hoarfrost," Old English hrim, from Proto-Germanic *khrima- (cognates: Old Norse hrim, Dutch rijm, German Reif). Old French rime is of Germanic origin. Rare in Middle English, surviving mainly in Scottish and northern English, revived in literary use late 18c.


Etymology 1 n. 1 (context meteorology uncountable English) ice formed by the rapid freezing of cold water droplets of fog onto a cold surface. 2 (context meteorology uncountable English) a coating or sheet of ice so formed. 3 (context uncountable English) a film or slimy coating. vb. To freeze or congeal into hoarfrost. Etymology 2

alt. 1 (context obsolete or dialectal English) number. 2 (context archaic except in direct borrowings from French English) rhyme 3 (context linguistics English) the second part of a syllable, from the vowel on, as opposed to the onset n. 1 (context obsolete or dialectal English) number. 2 (context archaic except in direct borrowings from French English) rhyme 3 (context linguistics English) the second part of a syllable, from the vowel on, as opposed to the onset vb. (obsolete form of rhyme English) Etymology 3

n. A step of a ladder; a rung. Etymology 4

n. A rent or long aperture; a chink; a fissure; a crack.

  1. n. ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside) [syn: frost, hoar, hoarfrost]

  2. correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds) [syn: rhyme]

  3. v. be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable; "hat and cat rhyme" [syn: rhyme]

  4. compose rhymes [syn: rhyme]


Rime is a coating of ice:

  • Hard rime, white ice that forms when water droplets in fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects, such as trees
  • Soft rime, similar to hard rime, but feathery and milky in appearance

Rime is also an alternate spelling of "rhyme" as a noun:

  • Syllable rime, term used in the study of phonology in linguistics
  • Rime dictionary, type of ancient Chinese dictionary used for writing poetry
  • Rime table, a syllable chart of the Chinese language
  • Rime riche, a form of rhyme using identical sounds
Rime (video game)

Rime is an upcoming open world, third-person view, adventure and puzzle video game under development by Tequila Works.

Usage examples of "rime".

A small deal table was jammed into the fireplace and had been set afire several rimes but had smoldered out.

Using a special insertion hook, she extracted a cryotron chip from its minus-four-hundred-degree environment, then quickly returned it to the receptacle before rime frost occurred.

She thought of the rime with Dap, and how she had allowed her fears to ruin an innocent and beautiful experience.

Manfort was manipulated by the Society as a whole, most directly by Lord Enziet and the other advisers such as Rime and Drisheen but also by other means, for their own ends.

It had been a night of iron frost and the tussocky pastures beyond the walls were held in a pitiless white grip with every blade of grass stiffly ensheathed in rime.

The gasses froze into a rime that glim-mered in the shadows and sublimed where the sunlight caught it out.

Your picks and hatchets and really big tongs, red knuckles and rimed windows and thin bitter freezer-smell with runny-nosed Poles in plaid coats and kalpacs, your older ones with a chronic cant to one side from all the time lugging ice.

Walsingham observed, looking down at his shoes, rimed with the frost on the lawn in front of the house.

His chest heaved, and his hair had come completely loose from its tidy club, rimed with frost.

Mais je crois bien me rappeler que ce miracle, mis en rimes par les trouveres, est egalement attribue a Notre-Dame de Chartres.

Daon Ramon wore snow rime like snagged silk around weathered rims of bared rock.

She stares out across the troposphere of Saturn, where a thin rime of blown methane snow catches the distant sunrise in a ruby-tinted fog.

And then the cold weather before long put an end to the little promenades of rime by the shore, and Gard had to try other lines of attack on this radiant and beflowered German fortress.

Crested heads capped in drifts, and cold eye sockets scalloped with crusts of rimed ice, the carvings aligned their uncanny awareness and sampled his stalking presence.

The gasses froze into a rime that glim-mered in the shadows and sublimed where the sunlight caught it out.