Meaning of BRIM in English

BRIM

/ brɪm; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

1.

the top edge of a cup, bowl, glass, etc. :

two wine glasses, filled to the brim

( figurative )

2.

the flat edge around the bottom of a hat that sticks out

—picture at panama

3.

-brimmed (in adjectives) having the type of brim mentioned :

a wide-brimmed hat

■ verb

( -mm- ) [ v ] brim (with sth) to be full of sth; to fill sth :

Her eyes brimmed with tears.

Tears brimmed in her eyes.

The team were brimming with confidence before the game.

PHRASAL VERBS

- brim over (with sth)

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English (denoting the edge of the sea or other body of water): perhaps related to German Bräme trimming.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.