Brim vs. Rim

Brim vs. Rim — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Brim and Rim

Brimnoun

The uppermost edge of a hollow container or natural basin.

Rimnoun

The upper or outer edge of an object, especially when curved or circular.

Brimnoun

A projecting rim or edge, especially around the bottom of a hat.

Rimnoun

The upper edge of a steep slope; a cliff or brink

the rim of a canyon.

Brimnoun

Full capacity

"No sooner had the fighting started than the hotel filled to the brim with a most extraordinary collection of people" (George Orwell).

Rimnoun

The circular outer part of a wheel, furthest from the axle.

Brimverb

To be full to the brim, often to overflowing

The cup is brimming with chowder.

Rimnoun

A circular metal structure around which a wheel tire is fitted.

Brimverb

To be abundantly filled or supplied

a monument brimming with tourists.workers brimming with pride.

Rimverb

To furnish with a rim.

Brimverb

To fill to the brim.

Rimverb

(Sports) To roll around the rim of (a basket or golf cup, for example) without falling in.

Brimnoun

(obsolete) The sea; ocean; water; flood.

Rimverb

Vulgar Slang To perform anilingus on.

Brimnoun

An edge or border (originally specifically of the sea or a body of water).

Rimnoun

An edge around something, especially when circular.

Brimnoun

The topmost rim or lip of a container.

The toy box was filled to the brim with stuffed animals.

Rimnoun

A wheelrim.

Brimnoun

A projecting rim, especially of a hat.

He turned the back of his brim up stylishly.

Rimnoun

(journalism) A semicircular copydesk.

Brimverb

(intransitive) To be full to overflowing.

The room brimmed with people.

Rimnoun

A membrane.

Brimverb

(transitive) To fill to the brim, upper edge, or top.

Rimnoun

The membrane enclosing the intestines; the peritoneum, hence loosely, the intestines; the lower part of the abdomen; belly.

Brimverb

Of pigs: to be in heat, to rut.

Rimverb

To form a rim on.

Brimadjective

(obsolete) Fierce; sharp; cold.

Rimverb

(transitive) To follow the contours, possibly creating a circuit.

Palm trees rim the beach.A walking path rims the island.

Brimnoun

the top edge of a vessel

Rimverb

To roll around a rim.

The golf ball rimmed the cup.The basketball rimmed in and out.

Brimnoun

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

Rimverb

(slang) To lick the anus of a partner as a sexual act.

Brimverb

be completely full;

His eyes brimmed with tears

Rimnoun

the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object

Brimverb

fill as much as possible;

brim a cup to good fellowship

Rimnoun

(basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended;

the ball hit the rim and bounced off

Rimnoun

the outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached

Rimnoun

a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object

Rimnoun

the top edge of a vessel

Rimverb

run around the rim of;

Sugar rimmed the dessert plate

Rimverb

furnish with a rim;

rim a hat

Rimverb

roll around the rim of;

the ball rimmed the basket