from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Correspondence of terminal sounds of words or of lines of verse.
- n. A poem or verse having a regular correspondence of sounds, especially at the ends of lines.
- n. Poetry or verse of this kind.
- n. A word that corresponds with another in terminal sound, as behold and cold.
- intransitive v. To form a rhyme.
- intransitive v. To compose rhymes or verse.
- intransitive v. To make use of rhymes in composing verse.
- transitive v. To put into rhyme or compose with rhymes.
- transitive v. To use (a word or words) as a rhyme.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Number.
- n. Rhyming verse (poetic form)
- n. A thought expressed in verse; a verse; a poem; a tale told in verse.
- n. A word that rhymes with another.
- n. Rhyming: sameness of sound of part of some words.
- n. Rhyming verse (poetic form).
- n. rime
- v. To number; count; reckon.
- v. To compose or treat in verse; versify.
- v. Of a word, to be pronounced identically with another from the vowel in its stressed syllable to the end.
- v. Of two or more words, to be pronounced identically from the vowel in the stressed syllable of each to the end of each.
- v. To put words together so that they rhyme.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An expression of thought in numbers, measure, or verse; a composition in verse; a rhymed tale; poetry; harmony of language.
- n. Correspondence of sound in the terminating words or syllables of two or more verses, one succeeding another immediately or at no great distance. The words or syllables so used must not begin with the same consonant, or if one begins with a vowel the other must begin with a consonant. The vowel sounds and accents must be the same, as also the sounds of the final consonants if there be any.
- n. Verses, usually two, having this correspondence with each other; a couplet; a poem containing rhymes.
- n. A word answering in sound to another word.
- intransitive v. To make rhymes, or verses.
- intransitive v. To accord in rhyme or sound.
- transitive v. To put into rhyme.
- transitive v. To influence by rhyme.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See rime, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable
- n. correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)
- n. a piece of poetry
- v. compose rhymes
Alteration (influenced by rhythm) of Middle English rime, from Old French, of Germanic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)