rime
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) enPR: rīm, IPA: /ɹaɪm/

Noun

rime

  1. (meteorology) ice#Noun|Ice form#Verb|formed by the rapid freezing#Noun|freezing of cold#Adjective|cold water#Noun|water droplets of fog#Noun|fog on to a cold surface#Noun|surface.
    Synonyms: hoarfrost, frost
    • The trees were now covered with rime.
    • 1899, Knut Hamsun, “Part III”, in George Egerton [pseudonym; Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright], transl., Hunger: Translated from the Norwegian, London: Leonard Smithers and Co. […], OCLC 560168646 ↗; republished New York, N.Y.: Alfred A. Knopf, October 1920 (December 1920 printing), OCLC 189563 ↗, page 144 ↗:
      I rose, put on my shoes, and began to walk up and down the floor to try and warm myself. I looked out; there was rime on the window; it was snowing.
  2. (meteorology) A coating or sheet of ice so formed.
  3. A film#Noun|film or slimy coating#Noun|coating.
Translations
Verb

rime (rimes, present participle riming; past and past participle rimed)

  1. To freeze or congeal into hoarfrost.

Noun

rime (plural rimes)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal) Number.
  2. (archaic except in direct borrowings from French) Rhyme.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in the 18th century.
  3. (linguistics) The second part of a syllable, from the vowel on, as opposed to the onset.
    Coordinate term: onset#English|onset
    meronyms en
Translations
  • French: rime
  • German: Silbenreim
  • Italian: rima

Verb

rime (rimes, present participle riming; past and past participle rimed)

  1. Obsolete form of rhyme#English|rhyme.

Noun

rime (plural rimes)

  1. A step of a ladder; a rung.

Noun

rime (plural rimes)

  1. A rent or long aperture; a chink; a fissure; a crack.



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