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brim

 (brĭm)
n.
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
v.intr.
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.
v.tr.
To fill to the brim.

[Middle English brimme.]

brim

(brɪm)
n
1. the upper rim of a vessel: the brim of a cup.
2. a projecting rim or edge: the brim of a hat.
3. the brink or edge of something
vb, brims, brimming or brimmed
to fill or be full to the brim: eyes brimming with tears.
[C13: from Middle High German brem, probably from Old Norse barmr; see berm]
ˈbrimless adj

brim

(brɪm)

n., v. brimmed, brim•ming. n.
1. the upper edge of anything hollow; rim; brink.
2. a projecting edge: the brim of a hat.
3. a margin.
v.i.
4. to be full to the brim.
v.t.
5. to fill to the brim.
[1175–1225; Middle English brimme brink, rim]
brim′less, adj.
brim′ming•ly, adv.
syn: See rim.

brim


Past participle: brimmed
Gerund: brimming

Imperative
brim
brim
Present
I brim
you brim
he/she/it brims
we brim
you brim
they brim
Preterite
I brimmed
you brimmed
he/she/it brimmed
we brimmed
you brimmed
they brimmed
Present Continuous
I am brimming
you are brimming
he/she/it is brimming
we are brimming
you are brimming
they are brimming
Present Perfect
I have brimmed
you have brimmed
he/she/it has brimmed
we have brimmed
you have brimmed
they have brimmed
Past Continuous
I was brimming
you were brimming
he/she/it was brimming
we were brimming
you were brimming
they were brimming
Past Perfect
I had brimmed
you had brimmed
he/she/it had brimmed
we had brimmed
you had brimmed
they had brimmed
Future
I will brim
you will brim
he/she/it will brim
we will brim
you will brim
they will brim
Future Perfect
I will have brimmed
you will have brimmed
he/she/it will have brimmed
we will have brimmed
you will have brimmed
they will have brimmed
Future Continuous
I will be brimming
you will be brimming
he/she/it will be brimming
we will be brimming
you will be brimming
they will be brimming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been brimming
you have been brimming
he/she/it has been brimming
we have been brimming
you have been brimming
they have been brimming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been brimming
you will have been brimming
he/she/it will have been brimming
we will have been brimming
you will have been brimming
they will have been brimming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been brimming
you had been brimming
he/she/it had been brimming
we had been brimming
you had been brimming
they had been brimming
Conditional
I would brim
you would brim
he/she/it would brim
we would brim
you would brim
they would brim
Past Conditional
I would have brimmed
you would have brimmed
he/she/it would have brimmed
we would have brimmed
you would have brimmed
they would have brimmed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brim - the top edge of a vessel or other container
shoe collar, collar - the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot
edge - a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; "he rounded the edges of the box"
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
2.brim - a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat
eyeshade, visor, vizor, peak, bill - a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes; "he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead"
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
projection - any structure that branches out from a central support
snap brim - a brim that can be turned up and down on opposite sides
Verb1.brim - be completely full; "His eyes brimmed with tears"
feature, have - have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"
2.brim - fill as much as possible; "brim a cup to good fellowship"
fill, fill up, make full - make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"

brim

noun
1. peak, shade, shield, visor Rain dripped from the brim of his baseball cap.
2. rim, edge, border, lip, margin, verge, brink, flange The toilet was full to the brim with insects.
verb
1. be full, spill, well over, run over, overflow, spill over, brim over They are brimming with confidence.
2. fill, well over, fill up, overflow Michael looked at him imploringly, his eyes brimming with tears.

brim

noun
1. The projecting rim on the front of a cap:
2. A fairly narrow line or space forming a boundary:
Chiefly Military: perimeter.
Translations
حافّـهرَفْرَف القُبَّعَهيَطْفَحُ، يَفيضُ
krempanaplnit seokraj
fylde til randen medløbe over afrandskygge
csordultig telikszél
barmafullurbarmur, brúnhattbarî
kraštaipripildytiprisipildyti
malapiepildīt līdz malām
strecha
rob
ağızdolu olmakkenar

brim

[brɪm]
A. N [of cup] → borde m; [of hat] → ala f
B. VI (also brim over) → rebosar, desbordarse
to brim withrebosar de

brim

[ˈbrɪm]
n
[hat] → bord m
to be full to the brim [container] → être plein à ras bord
to be full to the brim with sth [person] → déborder de qch
vi
to be brimming with sth [+ confidence, love] → être débordant(e) de qch
Her eyes were brimming with tears
BUT Elle avait les yeux pleins de larmes.

brim

n (of cup)Rand m; (of hat also)Krempe f; full to the brim (with something) (lit)randvoll (mit etw); she is full to the brim with joysie strömt über vor Freude
vistrotzen (→ with von or vor +dat); her eyes were brimming with tearsihre Augen schwammen in Tränen

brim

[brɪm]
1. n (of cup) → orlo; (of hat) → tesa, falda
2. vi to brim (over) withtraboccare di
eyes brimming with tears → occhi colmi di lacrime

brim

(brim) noun
1. the top edge of a cup, glass etc. The jug was filled to the brim.
2. the edge of a hat. She pulled the brim of her hat down over her eyes.
verbpast tense, past participle brimmed
to be, or become, full to the brim. Her eyes were brimming with tears.
References in classic literature ?
After the winter begun she wore a man's long overcoat and boots, and a man's felt hat with a wide brim.
Before these fields were shorn and till'd, Full to the brim our rivers flow'd; The melody of waters fill'd The fresh and boundless wood; And torrents dash'd, and rivulets play'd, And fountains spouted in the shade.
There was something in the small valor of it that quite finished me: these three words from her were, in a flash like the glitter of a drawn blade, the jostle of the cup that my hand, for weeks and weeks, had held high and full to the brim that now, even before speaking, I felt overflow in a deluge.
There were several kinds and sizes of jets, and after a certain precise quantity had come out, each stopped automatically, and the wonderful machine made a turn, and took the can under another jet, and so on, until it was filled neatly to the brim, and pressed tightly, and smoothed off.
Sam's palm-leaf had been ingeniously disentangled from all pretensions to braid, as respects its brim; and the slivers starting apart, and standing upright, gave it a blazing air of freedom and defiance, quite equal to that of any Fejee chief; while the whole brim of Andy's being departed bodily, he rapped the crown on his head with a dexterous thump, and looked about well pleased, as if to say, "Who says I haven't got a hat?
Then he flung himself panting on the sofa again, and rasped out the remark, "He arrived just at the right moment; I was full to the brim with bitter thinkings, and nobody to take it out of.
I was spying out from under the shade of my hat brim, searching the floor for leather.
Full to the brim as she was of clever thoughts and quaint fancies, she made at first but a poor hand at composition.
fine girls of sixteen and seventeen) had grey beaver hats, then in fashion, shaded with ostrich plumes, and from under the brim of this graceful head-dress fell a profusion of light tresses, elaborately curled; the elder lady was enveloped in a costly velvet shawl, trimmed with ermine, and she wore a false front of French curls.
and I only see two white spots on the whole range of moors: the sky is blue, and the larks are singing, and the becks and brooks are all brim full.
You can trifle with your breakfast and seem to disdain your dinner if you are full to the brim with roasted eggs and potatoes and richly frothed new milk and oatcakes and buns and heather honey and clotted cream.
Estella opened the gate as usual, and, the moment she appeared, Joe took his hat off and stood weighing it by the brim in both his hands: as if he had some urgent reason in his mind for being particular to half a quarter of an ounce.