rime

1
[ rahym ]
/ raɪm /

noun

Also called rime ice. an opaque coating of tiny, white, granular ice particles, caused by the rapid freezing of supercooled water droplets on impact with an object.Compare frost(def 3), glaze(def 17).

verb (used with object), rimed, rim·ing.

to cover with rime or hoarfrost.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. rima pudendi,
  2. rima vestibuli,
  3. rimaye,
  4. rimbaud,
  5. rimbaud, arthur,
  6. rime riche,
  7. rime suffisante,
  8. rimer,
  9. rimester,
  10. rimfire

Origin of rime

1
before 900; Middle English rim, Old English hrīm; cognate with Dutch rijm, Old Norse hrīm

Related formsrime·less, adjective

rime

2
[ rahym ]
/ raɪm /

noun, verb (used with or without object), rimed, rim·ing.

rhyme

or rime

[ rahym ]
/ raɪm /

noun

verb (used with object), rhymed, rhym·ing.

verb (used without object), rhymed, rhym·ing.

Origin of rhyme

1250–1300; Middle English rime < Old French, derivative of rimer to rhyme < Gallo-Romance *rimāre to put in a row ≪ Old High German rīm series, row; probably not connected with Latin rhythmus rhythm, although current spelling (from c1600) apparently by association with this word

Related forms
Can be confusedrhyme rhythm

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British Dictionary definitions for rime

rime

1
/ (raɪm) /

noun

frost formed by the freezing of supercooled water droplets in fog onto solid objects

verb

(tr) to cover with rime or something resembling rime

Word Origin for rime

Old English hrīm; related to Dutch rijm, Middle High German rīmeln to coat with frost

noun, verb

an archaic spelling of rhyme

rhyme

archaic rime

/ (raɪm) /

noun

verb


Derived Formsrhymeless or rimeless, adjective

Word Origin for rhyme

C12: from Old French rime, from rimer to rhyme, from Old High German rīm a number; spelling influenced by rhythm

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Word Origin and History for rime
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Culture definitions for rime

rhyme

A similarity of sound between words, such as moon, spoon, croon, tune, and June. Rhyme is often employed in verse.

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