verb (used without object), brimmed, brim·ming.
verb (used with object), brimmed, brim·ming.
- brilliant cut,
- brilliant green,
Origin of brim1
verb brims, brimming or brimmed
Word Origin for brim
"being full to the brim," 1660s, present participle adjective from brim (v.).
c.1200, brymme "edge of the sea," of obscure origin, perhaps akin to Old Norse barmr "rim, brim," probably related to German bräme "margin, border, fringe," from PIE *bhrem- "point, spike, edge." (Old English had brim in the sense "sea, surf," but this probably was from the Germanic stem *brem- "to roar, rage.") Extended by 1520s to cups, basins, hats.
see filled to the brim.