verb (used with object), rimed, rim·ing.
Origin of rime1
Related formsrime·less, adjective
Definition for rimed (2 of 3)
noun, verb (used with or without object), rimed, rim·ing.
Definition for rimed (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), rhymed, rhym·ing.
verb (used without object), rhymed, rhym·ing.
Origin of rhyme
Can be confusedrhyme rhythm
The source of the French rime is from an unrecorded Gallo-Romance verb rimāre “to set in a row,” a derivative of the Germanic noun rīm “number, series,” and possibly developing the senses “series of rhymed syllables” and “rhymed verse.”
The English spelling rhyme dates from around 1600 and shows the influence of the unrelated Latin rhetorical term rhythmus “a patterned sequence of sounds; measured flow of words or phrases in prose,” a borrowing from Greek rhythmós, which has the same meanings.
Examples from the Web for rimed
It is perhaps unfair to call Michael of Northgate's doggerel (p. 33) to witness the misfortunes of rimed metres.
All the Breton poetry is rimed, very frequently in triads or tercets.The Fairy Mythology|Thomas Keightley
Wyatt has one rimed abbaaccacddcee, and Surrey one ababababababaa.The Principles of English Versification|Paull Franklin Baum
The Envoy, which alone is original, consists of ten lines, rimed a a b a a b b a a b.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
In both Cintio's pieces the metre is blank verse (hendecasyllabic), diversified in the case of the Egle with a rimed chorus.Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama|Walter W. Greg
British Dictionary definitions for rimed (1 of 3)
Word Origin for rime
British Dictionary definitions for rimed (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for rimed (3 of 3)
Derived Formsrhymeless or rimeless, adjective
Word Origin for rhyme
Culture definitions for rimed
A similarity of sound between words, such as moon, spoon, croon, tune, and June. Rhyme is often employed in verse.