Pronunciation Noun

rim (plural rims)

  1. An edge around something, especially when circular.
  2. (automotive, cycling) A wheelrim.
  3. (journalism) A semicircular copydesk.
    • 2004, John Russial, Strategic Copy Editing (page 130)
      A copy chief with poor people skills makes life miserable for copy editors on the rim; […]
    • 2009, Gaylon Eugene Murray, Effective Editing (page 7)
      On the rim are copy editors who edit stories for accuracy, brevity and clarity.
Translations Translations Verb

rim (rims, present participle rimming; past rimmed, past participle rimmed) (transitive)

  1. To form a rim on.
  2. (transitive) To follow the contours, possibly creating a circuit.
    Palm trees rim the beach.
    A walking path rims the island.
  3. (transitive or intransitive, of a ball) To roll around a rim.
    The golf ball rimmed the cup.
    The basketball rimmed in and out.
Translations Noun

rim (plural rims)

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

rim (rims, present participle rimming; past and past participle rimmed)

  1. (slang) To lick the anus of a partner as a sexual act.
    • 2008, Lexy Harper, Bedtime Erotica for Freaks (Like Me), page 216
      When she started thrusting her hips back against his finger, he turned her over and rimmed her asshole as he fingered her clit.

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