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

n the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object

Type of:
round shape
a shape that is curved and without sharp angles
bound, boundary, edge
a line determining the limits of an area

n the top edge of a vessel or other container

Synonyms:
brim, lip
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

n (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended

“the ball hit the rim and bounced off”
Type of:
hoop, ring
a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling

n the outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached

Types:
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

n a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object

Synonyms:
flange
Type of:
projection
any structure that branches out from a central support

v run around the rim of

“Sugar rimmed the dessert plate”
Types:
beard
go along the rim, like a beard around the chin
Type of:
line, run along
be in line with; form a line along

v roll around the rim of

“the ball rimmed the basket”
Type of:
roll, turn over
move by turning over or rotating

v furnish with a rim

rim a hat”
Type of:
furnish, provide, render, supply
give something useful or necessary to

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