the upper edge of anything hollow; rim; brink: the brim of a cup.
a projecting edge: the brim of a hat.
to be full to the brim.
to fill to the brim.
- brimless, adjective
- brim·ming·ly, adverb
- un·brim·ming, adjective
Other definitions for brim (2 of 2)
Southern U.S. bream1 (def. 4).
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How to use brim in a sentence
It had a wide brim and a tall crown, which created an insulated pocket of air and could also be used to carry water.
And he had a cowboy hat that he liked touching, too—he smoothed the brim back like it was a ducktail haircut.The Stacks: Pete Dexter on What It’s Like to Lose the Knack of Having Fun | Pete Dexter | September 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On it are balanced a plate of eggs and toast, an open quart jar of grape jelly, and a beer mug full to the brim with orange juice.
Just as his fingers touched the brim, his foot would kick the hat out of reach.Oklahoma Farmers Find Ways to Cope While Waiting for Drought to End | Malcolm Jones | October 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
At times like these you must be careful not to brim over with elation-into-crashing-despair.
The rebellious brown hair was almost in the shade of my own dashing hat-brim.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
Gunn touched the brim of his soft felt hat, which he wore turned down all round apparently in imitation of a flower-pot.Dope | Sax Rohmer
At the farm-gate they met Dorothy, fresh and blooming as a rose, with a pail in each hand foaming to the brim with milk.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
Piegan was already mounted, watching us whimsically from under the dripping brim of his hat.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
She wore a black silk cloak, a dark grey hat with a wide brim, and a broad satin ribbon under her chin.Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
British Dictionary definitions for brim
the upper rim of a vessel: the brim of a cup
a projecting rim or edge: the brim of a hat
the brink or edge of something
to fill or be full to the brim: eyes brimming with tears
- brimless, adjective
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Other Idioms and Phrases with brim
see filled to the brim.
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