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rim

rim

 
 
pronunciation:
rIm
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the outer edge or border of something, esp. something round or circular.
 
synonyms:
brim, circuit, circumference, lip, ring
similar words:
brink, edge, margin
definition 2: the outer part of a wheel, usu. connected to the hub by spokes.
synonyms:
felly, wheel
definition 3: a circular metal structure to which an automobile tire is attached.
definition 4: a metal ring or hoop from which a basketball net is hung.
synonyms:
hoop
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: rimmed, rimming, rims
definition 1: to furnish with a rim or serve as a rim for; border.
Stones rim the flower bed.
synonyms:
circle, encircle, girdle, ring, surround
similar words:
border, bound, edge, enclose, margin, verge
definition 2: to roll or run around the edge of (a basket, hole, or the like) without falling in.
The basketball rimmed the basket.
synonyms:
round, skirt
similar words:
circuit, ring