brim

The brim is the top of a container, like the edge of a cup. Also, if a cup is brimming, it’s full.

This word has a couple meanings related to fullness. If a cup is full, it’s filled to the brim. The brim is the top. Containers such as buckets and pitchers have brims too. Also, the bucket is brimming if it's totally full. A brimming container is likely to spill. People can brim too: you can be brimming with enthusiasm or happiness. Like a cup about to spill, you can’t quite contain yourself when you’re brimming with joy.

Primary Meanings of brim

1.
nv
the top edge of a vessel or other container
be completely full
2.
n
a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat
Full Definitions of brim
1

n the top edge of a vessel or other container

Synonyms:
lip, rim
Types:
collar, shoe collar
the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot
Type of:
edge
a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object

v be completely full

“His eyes brimmed with tears”
Type of:
feature, have
have as a feature

v fill as much as possible

brim a cup to good fellowship”
Type of:
fill, fill up, make full
make full, also in a metaphorical sense
2

n a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat

Types:
bill, eyeshade, peak, visor, vizor
a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes
snap brim
a brim that can be turned up and down on opposite sides
Type of:
projection
any structure that branches out from a central support

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