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rimnoun [C]

uk   us   /rɪm/
the ​outer, often ​curved or ​circular, ​edge of something: The rim of the ​cup was ​chipped and ​broken. My ​readingglasses have ​wire rims.
adjective uk   us   /-ləs/
He's got new rimless ​reading glasses.

rimverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪm/ (-mm-)
to be round or along the ​edge of something: The ​martiniglass was rimmed withsugar.
suffix uk   us   /-d/
gold-rimmed ​glasses
(Definition of rim from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rimnoun [C]

 us   /rɪm/
the ​outeredge of something, esp. of something ​curved or ​circular: The rim of this ​cup is ​chipped.
(Definition of rim from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rim”
in Korean 테두리…
in Arabic حافّة…
in Malaysian tepi…
in French jante, bord…
in Russian ободок, край…
in Chinese (Traditional) (圓形物的)外緣,邊緣…
in Italian orlo, bordo…
in Turkish kenar…
in Polish brzeg, krawędź…
in Spanish (rueda) llanta, borde, canto…
in Vietnamese vành, mép…
in Portuguese borda, aro…
in Thai ขอบ…
in German der Rand…
in Catalan vora, cantell…
in Japanese (丸い物の)ふち, へり…
in Chinese (Simplified) (圆形物的)外缘,边缘…
in Indonesian tepi…
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