from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having a brim.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of brim.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.


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

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • More than 50 models paraded under the arches of the courtyard, wearing multicolored knit sandals with fun rounded heels and a square-brimmed sombrero with the zigzag print.

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  • A large-brimmed black silk hat with a strap of fiber, wood, gold and semiprecious stones, excavated from a Yuan tomb, is the only known example of the type worn by Mongol emperors.

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  • He gasped and nearly coughed several times, while involuntary tears brimmed in his eyes and ran down his cheeks.



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