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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brim  \Brim\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Brimmed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Brimming}.] 
  To  be  full  to  the  brim.  ``The  brimming  stream.''  --Milton. 
 
  {To  brim  over}  (literally  or  figuratively),  to  be  so  full 
  that  some  of  the  contents  flows  over  the  brim;  as  a  cup 
  brimming  over  with  wine;  a  man  brimming  over  with  fun. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brim  \Brim\,  n.  [OE.  brim,  brimme,  AS  brymme  edge,  border;  akin 
  to  Icel.  barmr,  Sw  br["a]m,  Dan.  br[ae]mme,  G.  brame, 
  br["a]me.  Possibly  the  same  word  as  AS  brim  surge,  sea,  and 
  properly  meaning,  the  line  of  surf  at  the  border  of  the  sea, 
  and  akin  to  L.  fremere  to  roar,  murmur.  Cf  {Breeze}  a  fly.] 
  1.  The  rim,  border,  or  upper  edge  of  a  cup,  dish,  or  any 
  hollow  vessel  used  for  holding  anything 
 
  Saw  I  that  insect  on  this  goblet's  brim  I  would 
  remove  it  with  an  anxious  pity.  --Coleridge. 
 
  2.  The  edge  or  margin,  as  of  a  fountain,  or  of  the  water 
  contained  in  it  the  brink;  border. 
 
  The  feet  of  the  priests  that  bare  the  ark  were 
  dipped  in  the  brim  of  the  water.  --Josh.  iii. 
  15. 
 
  3.  The  rim  of  a  hat.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brim  \Brim\,  v.  t. 
  To  fill  to  the  brim,  upper  edge,  or  top 
 
  Arrange  the  board  and  brim  the  glass.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brim  \Brim\,  a. 
  Fierce;  sharp;  cold.  See  {Breme}.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breme  \Breme\  (br[=e]m),  a.  [OE.  breme,  brime,  fierce, 
  impetuous,  glorious,  AS  br[=e]me,  br[=y]me,  famous.  Cf 
  {Brim},  a.] 
  1.  Fierce;  sharp;  severe;  cruel.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  the  septentrion  cold,  in  the  breme  freezing 
  air.  --Drayton. 
 
  2.  Famous;  renowned;  well  known  --Wright.  [Written  also 
  {brim}  and  {brimme}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brim 
  n  1:  the  top  edge  of  a  vessel  [syn:  {rim},  {lip}] 
  2:  a  rim  that  sticks  outward  from  the  crown 
  v  1:  be  completely  full;  "His  eyes  brimmed  with  tears" 
  2:  fill  as  much  as  possible;  "brim  a  cup  to  good  fellowship" 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  BRIM 
  Bridge/Router  Interface  Module 
 
 




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