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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.]
completely full with something
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|Adj.||1.||brimming - filled to capacity; "a brimful cup"; "I am brimful of chowder"; "a child brimming over with curiosity"; "eyes brimming with tears"|
full - containing as much or as many as is possible or normal; "a full glass"; "a sky full of stars"; "a full life"; "the auditorium was full to overflowing"