Definition of “brim” - English Dictionary

“brim” in British English

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brimnoun

uk /brɪm/ us /brɪm/

brim noun (PART OF HAT)

[ C usually singular ] the bottom part of a hat that sticks out all around the head

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brim noun (TOP)

[ C ] the very top edge of a container:

She poured the cream until it reached the brim.
He filled the glass to the brim.
She passed him the mug, filled/full to the brim with hot black coffee.
-brimmed
suffix uk / -brɪmd/ us / -brɪmd/

She wore a wide-brimmed hat.

brimverb [ I ]

uk /brɪm/ us /brɪm/ -mm-

(Definition of “brim” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“brim” in American English

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brimnoun

us /brɪm/

brim noun (TOP)

[ C ] the very top edge of a container:

He filled his cup to the brim.

brim noun (PART OF HAT)

[ C usually sing ] the bottom part of a hat that sticks out:

He pulled the brim of his hat down over his eyes.

brimverb [ I ]

us /brɪm/ -mm-

brim verb [ I ] (BE FULL)

to fill or be full to the top:

Her eyes brimmed with tears.
fig. She’s brimming with confidence.

(Definition of “brim” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)