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1. The uppermost edge of a hollow container or natural basin.
2. A projecting rim or edge, especially around the bottom of a hat.
3. Full capacity: "No sooner had the fighting started than the hotel filled to the brim with a most extraordinary collection of people" (George Orwell).
v. brimmed, brim·ming, brims
1. To be full to the brim, often to overflowing: The cup is brimming with chowder.
2. To be abundantly filled or supplied: a monument brimming with tourists; workers brimming with pride.
To fill to the brim.

[Middle English brimme.]
References in classic literature ?
He stood by her chair, leaning his elbows on her knees and twisting her apron strings in his slender fingers, while he told her his story softly in Bohemian, and the tears brimmed over and hung on his long lashes.
His brimmed hat of worn felt was well pulled over his eyes, and he revolved a quid of tobacco in his left cheek.
The wine-cup brimmed again and again, food was piled up in front of the honoured guest, and the attendant who waited was Death.