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Definition rim

Etymology 1

From Middle English rim, rym, rime, from Old English rima (“rim, edge, border, bank, coast”), from Proto-Germanic *rimô, *rembô (“edge, border”), from Proto-Indo-European *rem-, *remə- (“to rest, support, be based”). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Rim (“plank, wooden cross, trellis”), Old Saxon rimi (“edge; border; trim”), Icelandic rimi (“a strip of land”).

Noun

rim (plural rims)

  1. An edge around something, especially when circular.
  2. (automotive, cycling) wheelrim
Verb

rim (third-person singular simple present rims, present participle rimming, simple past and past participle rimmed) (transitive)

  1. To form a rim on.
  2. (transitive) To follow the contours, possibly creating a circuit.
  3. (transitive or intransitive, of a ball) To roll around a rim.

Etymology 2

From Middle English rim, rym, ryme, reme, from Old English membrane, ligament, from Proto-Germanic *reumô (“belt, thong”), from Proto-Indo-European *rew- (“to tear, dig, gather”). Cognate with Dutch riem (“a thong”), German Riemen (“a thong, band”), Swedish rem (“a thong, strap”).

Noun

rim (plural rims)

  1. (Britain dialectal) A membrane.
  2. (Britain dialectal or obsolete) The membrane enclosing the intestines; the peritoneum, hence loosely, the intestines; the lower part of the abdomen; belly.

Etymology 3

From a variation of ream.

Verb

rim (third-person singular simple present rims, present participle rimming, simple past and past participle rimmed)

  1. (slang) To lick the anus of a partner as a sexual act.

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