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BRIM (brimmed, brimming)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does brim mean? 

BRIM (noun)
  The noun BRIM has 2 senses:

1. the top edge of a vessel or other container
2. a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat

  Familiarity information: BRIM used as a noun is rare.


BRIM (verb)
  The verb BRIM has 2 senses:

1. be completely full
2. fill as much as possible

  Familiarity information: BRIM used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BRIM (noun)


Sense 1brim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The top edge of a vessel or other container

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

brim; lip; rim

Hypernyms ("brim" is a kind of...):

edge (a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "brim"):

collar; shoe collar (the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot)

Holonyms ("brim" is a part of...):

vessel (an object used as a container (especially for liquids))


Sense 2brim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("brim" is a kind of...):

projection (any structure that branches out from a central support)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "brim"):

bill; eyeshade; peak; visor; vizor (a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes)

Holonyms ("brim" is a part of...):

chapeau; hat; lid (headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim)


BRIM (verb)


Sense 1brim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be completely full

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

His eyes brimmed with tears

Hypernyms (to "brim" is one way to...):

feature; have (have as a feature)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


Sense 2brim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fill as much as possible

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

brim a cup to good fellowship

Hypernyms (to "brim" is one way to...):

fill; fill up; make full (make full, also in a metaphorical sense)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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