brim

brim
brim1 [brım] n
1.) the bottom part of a hat that sticks out to protect you from sun and rain
an old straw hat with a broad brim
2.) the top edge of a container
She filled each glass to the brim.
filled/full to the brim
(=completely full)
The cup was filled to the brim with coffee.
brim 2
brim2 past tense and past participle brimmed present participle brimming
v [I]
1.) if your eyes brim with tears, or if tears brim from your eyes, you start to cry
brim with
Her eyes brimmed with tears.
Her tears brimmed over again as she started to speak.
2.) be brimming (over) with sth
to have a lot of a particular thing, quality, or emotion
The flowerbeds were brimming over with flowers
He seemed to be brimming with confidence .
Rob was just brimming with enthusiasm.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • brim — brim·ful; brim·less; brim·ming·ly; brim·my; brim; brim·stony; brim·mer; brim·stone; brim·full; brim·ful·ly; brim·ful·ness; …   English syllables

  • Brim — Brim, n. [OE. brim, brimme, AS. brymme edge, border; akin to Icel. barmr, Sw. br[ a]m, Dan. br[ae]mme, G. brame, br[ a]me. Possibly the same word as AS. brim surge, sea, and properly meaning, the line of surf at the border of the sea, and akin to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brim — Brim, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Brimmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Brimming}.] To be full to the brim. The brimming stream. Milton. [1913 Webster] {To brim over} (literally or figuratively), to be so full that some of the contents flows over the brim; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brim — Brim, v. t. To fill to the brim, upper edge, or top. [1913 Webster] Arrange the board and brim the glass. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brim — [brim] n. [ME brimme, akin to ON barmr, rim: for IE base see BROOM] 1. the topmost edge of a cup, glass, bowl, etc. 2. Archaic a) a rim or edge around a body of water b) the water at such an edge 3. a projecting rim or edge of anything …   English World dictionary

  • Brim — Brim, a. Fierce; sharp; cold. See {Breme}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brim — [n] edge of object, usually the top border, brink, circumference, fringe, hem, lip, margin, perimeter, periphery, rim, skirt, verge; concept 836 Ant. center, interior, middle brim [v] flow over the top fill, fill up, hold no more, overflow, run… …   New thesaurus

  • brim|my — «BRIHM ee», adjective, mi|er, mi|est. having a wide brim; broad brimmed …   Useful english dictionary

  • brim — index border, edge (border), margin (outside limit) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • brim — s. m. Tecido forte de linho …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • brim — rim, edge, brink, *border, verge, margin …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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