rime definition by Webster's New World
- rimer noun
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English hrim, akin to Old Norse ; from Indo-European base an unverified form krei-, to touch lightly from source Old English hrinan, to touch
rime definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A coating of ice, as on grass and trees, formed when extremely cold water droplets freeze almost instantly on a cold surface.
- A coating, as of mud or slime, likened to a frosty film: “A meal couldn't leave us feeling really full unless it laid down a rime of fat globules in our mouths and stomachs” (James Fallows).
Origin: Middle English rim, from Old English hrīm.
- rimˈy adjective
noun & v.