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sign covered in rime atop
Mt. Washington, New Hampshire

rime 1

 (rīm)
n.
1. A white incrustation of ice formed when supercooled water droplets freeze almost instantly on contact with a solid surface.
2. A coating, as of mud or slime, likened to a frosty film: "A meal couldn't leave us feeling really full unless it laid down a rime of fat globules in our mouths and stomachs" (James Fallows).
tr.v. rimed, rim·ing, rimes
To cover with or as if with frost or ice: "heavy [shoes] rimed with mud and cement ... from the building site" (Seamus Deane).

[Middle English rim, from Old English hrīm.]

rim′y adj.

rime 2

 (rīm)
n. & v.
Variant of rhyme.

rime

(raɪm)
n
(Physical Geography) frost formed by the freezing of supercooled water droplets in fog onto solid objects
vb
(Physical Geography) (tr) to cover with rime or something resembling rime
[Old English hrīm; related to Dutch rijm, Middle High German rīmeln to coat with frost]

rime

(raɪm)
n, vb
(Poetry) an archaic spelling of rhyme

rime1

(raɪm)

n., v. rimed, rim•ing. n. v.t.
2. to cover with rime or hoarfrost.
[before 900; Middle English rim, Old English hrīm; c. Dutch rijm, Old Norse hrīm]
rim′y, adj. rim•i•er, rim•i•est.

rime2

(raɪm)

n., v.t., v.i. rimed, rim•ing.

rime


Past participle: rimed
Gerund: riming

Imperative
rime
rime
Present
I rime
you rime
he/she/it rimes
we rime
you rime
they rime
Preterite
I rimed
you rimed
he/she/it rimed
we rimed
you rimed
they rimed
Present Continuous
I am riming
you are riming
he/she/it is riming
we are riming
you are riming
they are riming
Present Perfect
I have rimed
you have rimed
he/she/it has rimed
we have rimed
you have rimed
they have rimed
Past Continuous
I was riming
you were riming
he/she/it was riming
we were riming
you were riming
they were riming
Past Perfect
I had rimed
you had rimed
he/she/it had rimed
we had rimed
you had rimed
they had rimed
Future
I will rime
you will rime
he/she/it will rime
we will rime
you will rime
they will rime
Future Perfect
I will have rimed
you will have rimed
he/she/it will have rimed
we will have rimed
you will have rimed
they will have rimed
Future Continuous
I will be riming
you will be riming
he/she/it will be riming
we will be riming
you will be riming
they will be riming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been riming
you have been riming
he/she/it has been riming
we have been riming
you have been riming
they have been riming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been riming
you will have been riming
he/she/it will have been riming
we will have been riming
you will have been riming
they will have been riming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been riming
you had been riming
he/she/it had been riming
we had been riming
you had been riming
they had been riming
Conditional
I would rime
you would rime
he/she/it would rime
we would rime
you would rime
they would rime
Past Conditional
I would have rimed
you would have rimed
he/she/it would have rimed
we would have rimed
you would have rimed
they would have rimed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rime - ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)rime - ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)
ice, water ice - water frozen in the solid state; "Americans like ice in their drinks"
2.rime - correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)rime - correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)
poem, verse form - a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
versification - the form or metrical composition of a poem
internal rhyme - a rhyme between words in the same line
alliteration, beginning rhyme, head rhyme, initial rhyme - use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse; "around the rock the ragged rascal ran"
assonance, vowel rhyme - the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words
consonance, consonant rhyme - the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
double rhyme - a two-syllable rhyme; "`ended' and `blended' form a double rhyme"
eye rhyme - an imperfect rhyme (e.g., `love' and `move')
Verb1.rime - be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable; "hat and cat rhyme"
correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally, agree, fit, check - be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
assonate - correspond in vowel sounds; rhyme in assonance; "The accented vowels assonated in this poem"
2.rime - compose rhymes
poesy, poetry, verse - literature in metrical form
create verbally - create with or from words
tag - supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes
alliterate - use alliteration as a form of poetry
Translations
huurrekuura
dérzúzmara

rime

1 [raɪm] N (poet) → rima f

rime

2 [raɪm] N (liter) (= frost) → escarcha f

rime

2
n (liter)(Rauh)reif m
References in classic literature ?
A frosty rime was on his head, and on his eyebrows, and his wiry chin.
Shrubs are gone, Withered the grass; all chill as the white rime Of early morn.
It came on to freeze with a North wind blowing; the snow fell small and fine like hoar frost, and our shields were coated thick with rime.
Then he walked out in the garden, and looked at the early rime on the grass and fresh spring leaves.
Quick-growing trees had shadowed the kingposts so that the idols and totems, seated in carved shark jaws, grinned greenly and monstrously at the futility of man through a rime of moss and mottled fungus.
Cutting carefully, slice after slice fell apart; each firm and dark, spicy and rich, under the frosty rime above; and laying a specially large piece in one of grandma's quaint little china plates, Polly added the flowers and handed it to Tom, with a look that said a good deal, for, seeing that he remembered her sermon, she was glad to find that her allegory held good, in one sense at least.
These short lines remind us somewhat of the old Anglo-Saxon short half-lines, except that they rime.
What chiefly makes The Book of Philip Sparrow interesting is that it is the original of our nursery rime Who Killed Cock Robin?
There is no proper connection either in spelling or in meaning between rhythm and rime (which is generally misspelled 'rhyme').
On this morning of the Great Snow, perchance, which is still raging and chilling men's blood, I bear the muffled tone of their engine bell from out the fog bank of their chilled breath, which announces that the cars are coming, without long delay, notwithstanding the veto of a New England northeast snow-storm, and I behold the plowmen covered with snow and rime, their heads peering, above the mould-board which is turning down other than daisies and the nests of field mice, like bowlders of the Sierra Nevada, that occupy an outside place in the universe.
Last night we had ten degrees of frost(Fahrenheit), and I went out the first thing this morning to see what had become of the tea-roses, and behold, they were wide awake and quite cheerful--covered with rime it is true, but anything but black and shrivelled.
Every visitor who came to the house paid his tribute to the melancholy mood of the hostess, and then amused himself with society gossip, dancing, intellectual games, and bouts rimes, which were in vogue at the Karagins'.