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rime

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[ rahym ]
/ raɪm /
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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.
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Origin of rime

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

OTHER WORDS FROM rime

rimeless, adjective

Other definitions for rime (2 of 2)

rime2
[ rahym ]
/ raɪm /

noun, verb (used with or without object), rimed, rim·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for rime (1 of 2)

rime1
/ (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

British Dictionary definitions for rime (2 of 2)

rime2
/ (raɪm) /

noun, verb
an archaic spelling of rhyme
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