rim

A rim is an edge. The rim of a mug is where you put your mouth to drink hot chocolate, and the rim holding a basketball net is where you're aiming when you shoot the ball.

People often use the word rim for the lip of a cup or bowl. You can also use the word rim for the circle at the top of a basketball hoop. There's also the rim of a wheel — the part the tire is attached to — and the rim of your eyeglasses. Rim comes from the Old English rima, "edge," which appears in the Old English word særima, "seashore," or "rim of the sea."

Definitions of rim
  1. noun
    the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object
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    type of:
    round shape
    a shape that is curved and without sharp angles
    bound, boundary, edge
    a line determining the limits of an area
  2. noun
    the top edge of a vessel or other container
    synonyms: brim, lip
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    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
  3. noun
    (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended
    “the ball hit the rim and bounced off”
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    type of:
    hoop, ring
    a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling
  4. noun
    the outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached
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    felloe, felly
    rim (or part of the rim) into which spokes are inserted
    type of:
    hoop, ring
    a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling
  5. noun
    a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object
    synonyms: flange
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    type of:
    projection
    any structure that branches out from a central support
  6. verb
    run around the rim of
    “Sugar rimmed the dessert plate”
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    beard
    go along the rim, like a beard around the chin
    type of:
    line, run along
    be in line with; form a line along
  7. verb
    roll around the rim of
    “the ball rimmed the basket”
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    type of:
    roll, turn over
    move by turning over or rotating
  8. verb
    furnish with a rim
    rim a hat”
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    type of:
    furnish, provide, render, supply
    give something useful or necessary to
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