1. The border, edge, or margin of a thing, usually of something circular or curving; as, the rim of a kettle or basin.
2. The lower part of the abdomen. [Obs.]
Arch rim Phonetics, the line between the gums and the palate.
Rim-fire cartridge. Mil. See under Cartridge.
Rim lock. See under Lock.
Rim, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rimmed p. pr. & vb. n. Rimming.] To furnish with a rim; to border.
n 1: the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object
2: (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended; "the
ball hit the rim and bounced off"
3: the outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached
4: a projection used for strength or for attaching to another
object [syn: flange]
5: the top edge of a vessel [syn: brim, lip]
v 1: run around the rim of; "Sugar rimmed the dessert plate"
2: furnish with a rim; "rim a hat"
3: roll around the rim of; "the ball rimmed the basket"
[also: rimming, rimmed]