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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Origin uncertain. Probably cognate with berm, Dutch berm, French berme, German Brame, Bräme, Old Norse barmr. Compare Old English brim, brymme.

Noun

Singular
brim

Plural
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  1. an edge or border (originally specifically of the sea or a body of water)
  2. the topmost rim or lip of a container
    The toy box was filled to the brim with stuffed animals.
  3. a projecting rim, especially of a hat
    He turned the back of his brim up stylishly.
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Translations
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Verb

Infinitive
to brim

Third person singular
brim

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
m

to brim (third-person singular simple present brim, present participle m, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. to be full to overflowing
    The room brimmed with people.
    • 2006 New York Times
      It was a hint of life in a place that still brims with memories of death, a reminder that even five years later, the attacks are not so very distant.
Translations
  • Hebrew: גדוש (he)

Etymology 2

Either from breme, or directly from Old English bremman (to roar, rage) (though not attested in Middle English).

Verb

Infinitive
to brim

Third person singular
brim

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
m

to brim (third-person singular simple present brim, present participle m, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. Of pigs: to be in heat, to rut.

Old English

Pronunciation

Noun

brim n.

  1. (poetic) the edge of the sea or a body of water
  2. (poetic) surf; the surface of the sea
  3. (poetic) sea, ocean, water

Declension

Singular Plural
nominative brim brimu
accusative brim brimu
genitive brimes brima
dative brime brimum


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