Brim meaning

brĭm
The definition of a brim is the edge at the very top of a dish, or a rim or edge on something.

An example of a brim is the top edge of a bowl.

An example of a brim is the part of a hat that shields your eyes.

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Full capacity.
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A projecting rim or edge, especially around the bottom of a hat.
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To be full to the brim, often to overflowing.

The cup is brimming with chowder.

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To be abundantly filled or supplied.

A monument brimming with tourists; workers brimming with pride.

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To fill to the brim.
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The topmost edge of a cup, glass, bowl, etc.
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A projecting rim or edge of anything.

The brim of a hat.

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A rim or edge around a body of water.
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The water at such an edge.
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To be completely full, often with a resulting overflow.

Eyes brimming with tears.

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(obsolete) The sea; ocean; water; flood.
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An edge or border (originally specifically of the sea or a body of water).
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The topmost rim or lip of a container.

The toy box was filled to the brim with stuffed animals.

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A projecting rim, especially of a hat.

He turned the back of his brim up stylishly.

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To be full to overflowing.

The room brimmed with people.

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To fill to the brim, upper edge, or top.
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Of pigs: to be in heat, to rut.
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(obsolete) Fierce; sharp; cold.
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The uppermost edge of a hollow container or natural basin.
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Origin of brim

From Middle English, from Old English brim, brym, brymm (“surf, flood, wave, sea, ocean, water, sea-edge, shore”), from Old English *brimman, bremman (“to rage, roar”), from Proto-Germanic *bremmaną, *bremaną (“to roar”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerem-, *bʰrem(e)-, *breme- (“to hum, make a noise”). Cognate with Icelandic brim (“sea, surf”), Dutch brommen (“to hum, buzz”), German brummen (“to hum, drone”), Latin fremō (“roar, growl”, verb), Ancient Greek βρέμω (brémou, “roar, roar like the ocean”, verb).