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Another word for rim

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Noun
  1. A fairly narrow line or space forming a boundary

      1. A closed line bounding a plane area.
      2. The length of such a line.
      3. The outer limits of an area.
      1. An edge or margin; a border.
      2. The edge of the tiling that projects over a roof gable.
      3. A grassy border, as along a road.
      1. A line that forms the boundary of an area; a perimeter.
      2. The outside surface of an object.
      3. The area along a boundary; the margin.
      1. An edge and the area immediately adjacent to it; a border.
      2. The blank space bordering the written or printed area on a page.
      3. A limit in a condition or process, beyond or below which something is no longer possible or acceptable:
      1. A decorative border or edging of hanging threads, cords, or strips, often attached to a separate band.
      2. Something that resembles such a border or edging.
      3. A marginal, peripheral, or secondary part:
      1. Something that forms or serves as an edge or border.
      1. A thin, sharpened side, as of the blade of a cutting instrument.
      2. The degree of sharpness of a cutting blade.
      3. A penetrating, incisive quality:
      1. The upper edge of a steep or vertical slope:
      2. The margin of land bordering a body of water.
      3. The point at which something is likely to begin; the verge:
      1. The uppermost edge of a hollow container or natural basin.
      2. A projecting rim or edge, especially around the bottom of a hat.
      3. Full capacity:
      1. A line that establishes or marks a border.
      2. An indefinite area intermediate between two qualities or conditions:
      3. Verging on a given quality or condition:
      1. A part that forms the outer edge of something.
      2. A decorative strip around the edge of something, such as fabric.
      3. A strip of ground, as at the edge of a garden or walk, in which ornamental plants or shrubs are planted.
    See also:

    edge

Verb
  1. To put or form a border on

      1. An edge or margin; a border.
      2. The edge of the tiling that projects over a roof gable.
      3. A grassy border, as along a road.
      1. The part of a garment, such as a dress or coat, that hangs freely from the waist down.
      2. A garment hanging from the waist and worn especially by women and girls.
      3. One of the leather flaps hanging from the side of a saddle.
      1. An edge and the area immediately adjacent to it; a border.
      2. The blank space bordering the written or printed area on a page.
      3. A limit in a condition or process, beyond or below which something is no longer possible or acceptable:
      1. A decorative border or edging of hanging threads, cords, or strips, often attached to a separate band.
      2. Something that resembles such a border or edging.
      3. A marginal, peripheral, or secondary part:
      1. A thin, sharpened side, as of the blade of a cutting instrument.
      2. The degree of sharpness of a cutting blade.
      3. A penetrating, incisive quality:
      1. To leap forward or upward; spring.
      2. To progress by forward leaps or springs.
      3. To bounce; rebound.
      1. A part that forms the outer edge of something.
      2. A decorative strip around the edge of something, such as fabric.
      3. A strip of ground, as at the edge of a garden or walk, in which ornamental plants or shrubs are planted.
    See also:

    edge

Another word for rim

Noun
      1. A line that forms the boundary of an area; a perimeter.
      2. The outside surface of an object.
      3. The area along a boundary; the margin.
      1. The final point; the end.
      2. An end point on a transportation line or the town in which it is located.
      3. A boundary or border.
      1. Either extremity of something that has length:
      2. The outside or extreme edge or physical limit; a boundary:
      3. The point in time when an action, event, or phenomenon ceases or is completed; the conclusion:
      1. To keep within bounds; restrict:
      2. To shut or keep in, especially to imprison.
      3. To restrict in movement:
      1. The point, edge, or line beyond which something ends, may not go, or is not allowed:
      2. The boundary surrounding a specific area; bounds:
      3. Something that restricts or restrains; a restraint:
      1. An edge or border on a piece of cloth, especially a finished edge, as for a garment or curtain, made by folding an edge under and stitching it down.
      2. The height or level of the bottom edge of a skirt, dress, or coat; a hemline.
      3. To fold back and stitch down the edge of.
      1. A decorative border or edging of hanging threads, cords, or strips, often attached to a separate band.
      2. Something that resembles such a border or edging.
      3. A marginal, peripheral, or secondary part:
      1. The part of a garment, such as a dress or coat, that hangs freely from the waist down.
      2. A garment hanging from the waist and worn especially by women and girls.
      3. One of the leather flaps hanging from the side of a saddle.
      1. A horizontal projection forming a narrow shelf on a wall.
      2. A cut or projection forming a shelf on a cliff or rock wall.
      3. An underwater ridge or rock shelf.
      1. A concrete border or row of joined stones forming part of a gutter along the edge of a street.
      2. An enclosing framework, such as that around a skylight.
      3. A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
      1. The superciliary ridge over the eyes.
      2. The eyebrow.
      3. The forehead.
      1. To remove clothing or covering from:
      2. To remove or take off (clothing or covering):
      3. To remove an exterior coating, as of paint or varnish, from:
      1. A circular object, form, line, or arrangement.
      2. A small circular band, generally made of precious metal and often set with jewels, worn on the finger.
      3. A circular band used for carrying, holding, or containing something:
      1. A thin strip of flexible material used to encircle and bind one object or to hold a number of objects together:
      2. A strip or stripe that contrasts with something else in color, texture, or material.
      3. A narrow strip of fabric used to trim, finish, or reinforce articles of clothing.
      1. A structure that gives shape or support:
      2. The structure or physique of a human or animal body:
      3. An open structure or rim for encasing, holding, or bordering:
      1. A line indicating the outer contours or boundaries of an object or figure:
      2. A style of drawing in which objects are delineated in contours without shading.
      3. A sketch done in this style.
      1. A geometric figure formed by a point moving along a fixed direction and the reverse direction.
      2. A thin continuous mark, as that made by a pen, pencil, or brush applied to a surface.
      3. A similar mark cut or scratched into a surface.
      1. An edge and the area immediately adjacent to it; a border.
      2. The blank space bordering the written or printed area on a page.
      3. A limit in a condition or process, beyond or below which something is no longer possible or acceptable:
      1. The uppermost part, point, surface, or end:
      2. The part farthest from a given reference point:
      3. The crown of the head:
      1. The upper edge of a steep or vertical slope:
      2. The margin of land bordering a body of water.
      3. The point at which something is likely to begin; the verge:
      1. Either of two fleshy folds that surround the opening of the mouth.
      2. A labium.
      3. The margin of flesh around a wound.
      1. The uppermost edge of a hollow container or natural basin.
      2. A projecting rim or edge, especially around the bottom of a hat.
      3. Full capacity:
      1. An edge or margin; a border.
      2. The edge of the tiling that projects over a roof gable.
      3. A grassy border, as along a road.
      1. A part that forms the outer edge of something.
      2. A decorative strip around the edge of something, such as fabric.
      3. A strip of ground, as at the edge of a garden or walk, in which ornamental plants or shrubs are planted.
      1. A thin, sharpened side, as of the blade of a cutting instrument.
      2. The degree of sharpness of a cutting blade.
      3. A penetrating, incisive quality:

Synonym Study

  • Edge refers to the limiting line itself or the terminating line at the sharp convergence of two surfaces the edge of a box: all of these terms have figurative application the rim of consciousness, a mind filled to the brim, the brink of disaster, the border of good taste, a margin of error, an edge on one's appetite
  • Margin implies a bordering strip more or less clearly defined by some distinguishing feature the margin of a printed page
  • Border refers to the boundary of a surface and may imply the limiting line itself or the part of the surface immediately adjacent to it
  • Brink refers to the edge at the top of a steep slope
  • Brim refers to the inner rim at the top of a cup, glass, bowl, etc. or to the projecting rim of a hat
  • Rim is applied to the edge of a circular or curved surface