Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a brim; in composition, having a brim of the kind specified: as, a broad-brimmed hat.
  • Filled to the brim; level with the brim.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a brim; -- usually in composition.
  • adjective Full to, or level with, the brim.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having a brim.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of brim.

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Examples

  • In his left hand he held them, and the coins brimmed his cupped palm.

    Riders of the Silences

  • A kind of brimmed helmet resembling a hat, without a beaver or visor, worn chiefly by foot soldiers in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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  • The passive participle is so often used where we now use the active that 'brimmed' may mean 'brimming' = full to the brim.

    Milton's Comus

  • I came of age in a period when our country brimmed with hope and generosity.

    The Good Fight

  • I came of age in a period when our country brimmed with hope and generosity.

    The Good Fight

  • I came of age in a period when our country brimmed with hope and generosity.

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  • And because of this, her world brimmed with mystery.

    Amaryllis in Blueberry

  • And because of this, her world brimmed with mystery.

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  • But when they reached the end of the street, he turned and took off his broad-brimmed hat.

    A Different Stripe

  • Flatbed trucks overstuffed with the carcasses of alligators shot through the back of the heads or brimmed with those skins of what were once alligators, now the figments of shoes and boots and briefcases and the homes of rats and the nests of birds.

    The Clown Show

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