brimming


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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.]

brimming

(ˈbrɪmɪŋ)
adj
completely full with something
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"

brimming

adjective
1. Full to the point of flowing over:
2. Completely filled:
References in classic literature ?
Receiving the brimming pewter, and turning to the harpooneers, he ordered them to produce their weapons.
Men, ye seem the years; so brimming life is gulped and gone.
It is this, it is this that oppresses my soul, When I think of my uncle's last words: And my heart is like nothing so much as a bowl Brimming over with quivering curds!
With sheep and shaggy goats the porkers bled, And the proud steer was on the marble spread; With fire prepared, they deal the morsels round, Wine rosy bright the brimming goblets crown'd.
Show Summer Boulevard After two weeks off, the Churchill Street cabaret venue has gone from being full of the joys of spring to brimming with summer love.
ISLAMABAD, July 02, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Nationwide rains have ushered in a pleasant change in the intensive heatwave, besides brimming up reservoirs of various dams.
ISLAMABAD, July 02, 2009 (Frontier Star) -- Nationwide rains have ushered in a pleasant change in the intensive heatwave, besides brimming up reservoirs of various dams.