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rim

rim

 
 
pronunciation:
rIm
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the edge or border of something round or circular.
I cut myself on the broken rim of the glass.
 
synonyms:
brim, circuit, circumference, lip, ring
similar words:
brink, edge, margin
definition 2: a metal ring or hoop from which a basketball net is hung.
The ball bounced off the rim and into the basket.
synonyms:
hoop
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: rimmed, rimming, rims
definition: to fit with a rim or serve as a rim for; border.
Stones rim the flower bed.
synonyms:
circle, encircle, ring, surround
similar words:
bound, edge, enclose, verge