rim (plural rims)
- An edge around something, especially when circular.
- (automotive, cycling) wheelrim
edge around something
- Danish: rand (da), indfatning (for any shape), fælg (da) (only for wheels)
- Dutch: rand (nl) m
- Finnish: reuna (fi), reunus
- French: bord (for any shape) ; jante (only for wheels)
- German: Rand (de) m, Kante (de) f, Felge (of a wheel)
- Icelandic: barmur (is) m, brún (is) f, rönd f, kantur (is) m
- Interlingua: bordo, orlo
- Italian: orlo (it), bordo (it)
- Maori: parengaru, ngutu (of a container), niao (of a vessel), pārua (of a bowl)
- Bokmål: kant (no) m, rand (no) m, f
- Nynorsk: rand f, kant m
- Portuguese: borda (pt) f, orla (pt) f, aro (pt) m
- Russian: край (ru) m (kraj)
- Scottish Gaelic: iomall m, oir f, bile f
- Serbo-Croatian: rub (sh), ivica (sh), obod (sh), naplatak (sh) m (of wheel), gobela f (of wheel)
- Spanish: borde (es) m, canto (es) m
- Swedish: rand (sv) c, kant (sv) c
- Polish: felga (pl) f
- Portuguese: aro (pt) m
- Russian: о́бод (ru) m (óbod)
- Spanish: aro m (Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru, Puerto Rico), llanta f (Chile, Paraguay, Spain, Uruguay), rin m (Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela)
- Swedish: fälg (sv) c
- Tagalog: yantas
rim (third-person singular simple present rims, present participle rimming, simple past and past participle rimmed) (transitive)
- To form a rim on.
- To follow the contours, possibly creating a circuit
- Palm trees rim the beach.
- A walking path rims the island.
- (of a ball) To roll around a rim.
- The golf ball rimmed the cup.
- The basketball rimmed in and out.
From Middle English rim, rym, ryme, reme, from Old English rēoma (“membrane, ligament”), from Proto-Germanic *reumô (“belt, thong”), from Proto-Indo-European *rew- (“to tear, dig, gather”). Cognate with Dutch riem (“a thong”), German Riemen (“a thong, band”), Swedish rem (“a thong, strap”).
rim (plural rims)
- (Britain dialectal) A membrane.
- (Britain dialectal or obsolete) The membrane enclosing the intestines; the peritoneum, hence loosely, the intestines; the lower part of the abdomen; belly.
1599, Shakespeare, “Act IV, scene IV - Pistol to a captured French soldier from whom he wants a ransom and whom he does not understand”, in King Henry V:
- Moy shall not serve; I will have forty moys; / Or I will fetch thy rim out at thy throat / In drops of crimson blood.
From a variation of ream.
rim (third-person singular simple present rims, present participle rimming, simple past and past participle rimmed)
- (slang) to lick the anus of a partner as part of the sexual act.
- 2008, Lexy Harper, Bedtime Erotica for Freaks (Like Me), page 216
- When she started thrusting her hips back against his finger, he turned her over and rimmed her **** as he fingered her ****.
From Old Norse rím and (Old?) French rime
rim n (definite singular rimet, indefinite plural rim, definite plural rima or rimene)
- a rhyme
From Old Norse hrím
rim m (definite singular rimen, uncountable)
rim n (definite singular rimet, uncountable)
- rime (frost)
- “rim” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
Proto-Germanic *rīmą (“number, count, series”), from Proto-Indo-European *re(i)- (“to reason, count”). Akin to Old Frisian rīm, Old Saxon -rīm, Old High German rīm, Icelandic rím
- a number, counting, reckoning, numeral; calendar
- Rim miclade monna mægþe geond middan-geard — Cædmon’s Metrical Paraphrase
- sum; enumeration
Declension of rim (strong a-stem)
- gerīm n. — A number, computation, measurement, calendar, diary
- rīman — to count, number; tell, enumerate, relate; account, esteem as
- rīmāþ m. — oath by a number of persons
- rīmbōc — calendar
- rīmcræft m. — arithmetic; calendar
- rīmcræftig — skilled in reckoning
- rīmcræftiga m. — one skilful at figures
- rīmgetæl, rīmgetel n. — number
- rīmre m. — reckoner, calculator
- rīmtæl n. — number
- rīmtalu f. number
rim (plural rims)