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English noun: rim

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

Broader (hypernym)bound, boundary, edge, round shape

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

SamplesThe ball hit the rim and bounced off.

Broader (hypernym)hoop, ring

Domain categorybasketball, basketball game, hoops

3. rim (artifact) the outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached

Broader (hypernym)hoop, ring

Narrower (hyponym)felloe, felly

Part meronymwheel

4. rim (artifact) a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object


Broader (hypernym)projection

5. rim (artifact) the top edge of a vessel or other container

Synonymsbrim, lip

Broader (hypernym)edge

Narrower (hyponym)collar, shoe collar

Part meronymvessel

English verb: rim

1. rim (stative) run around the rim of

SamplesSugar rimmed the dessert plate.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)line, run along

Narrower (hyponym)beard

2. rim (possession) furnish with a rim

SamplesRim a hat.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

3. rim (motion) roll around the rim of

SamplesThe ball rimmed the basket.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)roll, turn over

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