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sign covered in rime atop
Mt. Washington, New Hampshire
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.]
n. & v.
Variant of rhyme.
(Physical Geography) frost formed by the freezing of supercooled water droplets in fog onto solid objects
(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]
(Poetry) an archaic spelling of rhyme
n., v. rimed, rim•ing. n.
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.
n., v.t., v.i. rimed, rim•ing.
Past participle: rimed
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|Noun||1.||rime - ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)|
|2.||rime - correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)|
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')
|Verb||1.||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|
create verbally - create with or from words
tag - supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes
alliterate - use alliteration as a form of poetry