(noun, verb)


1. the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object

Definition categories: shape, bound, boundary, edge

2. (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended

- the ball hit the rim and bounced off

Definition categories: man–made, hoop, ring

3. the outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached

Definition categories: man–made, hoop, ring

4. a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object

Similar word(s): flange

Definition categories: man–made, projection

5. the top edge of a vessel or other container

Similar word(s): brim, lip

Definition categories: man–made, edge


1. run around the rim of

- Sugar rimmed the dessert plate

Definition categories: stative, line

2. furnish with a rim

- rim a hat

Definition categories: possession, furnish, provide, render, supply

3. roll around the rim of

- the ball rimmed the basket

Definition categories: motion, roll

Sentences with rim as a verb:

- Palm trees rim the beach.A walking path rims the island.

- The golf ball rimmed the cup.

- The basketball rimmed in and out.