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The part farthest from the middle; line where something begins or ends; border, or part nearest the border; margin
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  1. The part farthest from the middle; line where something begins or ends; border, or part nearest the border; margin
  2. (Geom.) A line or line segment at which two plane surfaces meet
  3. The line or area farthest away from the middle:
An edge or a part near an edge; margin; side
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  1. An edge or a part near an edge; margin; side
  2. A narrow strip, often ornamental, along an edge; fringe; edging
  3. The line or frontier area separating political divisions or geographic regions; a boundary.
The point beyond which an action, state, or condition is likely to begin or occur; the brink:
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  1. The point beyond which an action, state, or condition is likely to begin or occur; the brink:
  2. (--- Architecture) The edge of the tiling that projects over a roof gable.
  3. An enclosing line or border; boundary, esp. of something more or less circular
The topmost edge of a cup, glass, bowl, etc.
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  1. The topmost edge of a cup, glass, bowl, etc.
  2. (Archaic) A rim or edge around a body of water
  3. A projecting rim or edge, especially around the bottom of a hat.
In humans, the smooth brownish to reddish border of the lip.
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  1. In humans, the smooth brownish to reddish border of the lip.
  2. The edge on either side of the sound-producing opening of an organ flue pipe
  3. (Botany) One of the two divisions of a bilabiate corolla or calyx, as in the snapdragon, or the modified median petal of an orchid flower.
The upper edge of a steep or vertical slope:
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  1. The upper edge of a steep or vertical slope:
  2. The margin of land bordering a body of water.
  3. The bank, esp. when steep, of a river or other body of water
A toy having one end tapered to a point, allowing it to be spun, as by suddenly pulling a string wound around it.
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  1. A toy having one end tapered to a point, allowing it to be spun, as by suddenly pulling a string wound around it.
  2. A child's cone-shaped toy, spun on its pointed end
  3. The uppermost part, point, surface, or end:
The blank space around the printed or written area on a page or sheet
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  1. The blank space around the printed or written area on a page or sheet
  2. A limit in a condition or process, beyond or below which something is no longer possible or acceptable:
  3. A border, edge, or brink
A geometric figure formed by a point moving in a fixed direction and in the reverse direction. The intersection of two planes is a line. &diamf3; The part of a line that lies between two points on the line is called a line segment.
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  1. A geometric figure formed by a point moving in a fixed direction and in the reverse direction. The intersection of two planes is a line. &diamf3; The part of a line that lies between two points on the line is called a line segment.
  2. The players arranged in a row on either side of the line of scrimmage at the start of each play
  3. (Informal) Glib or insincere talk, usually intended to deceive or impress:
The outer shape of an object or figure.
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  1. The outer shape of an object or figure.
  2. A line indicating the outer contours or boundaries of an object or figure:
  3. A line marking the boundary of an object figure.
The rectangular image on a film screen, or the particular objects or activity focused on by the camera
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  1. The rectangular image on a film screen, or the particular objects or activity focused on by the camera
  2. Basic or skeletal structure around which a thing is built and that gives the thing its shape; framework, as of a house
  3. A single image, as in a comic strip or graphic novel, usually bounded by a rectangular line.
Two strips hanging in front from the neck, as part of certain academic, legal, or clerical dress
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  1. Two strips hanging in front from the neck, as part of certain academic, legal, or clerical dress
  2. A narrow strip of cloth used to bind, line, decorate, etc.; binding; banding
  3. A thin strip of flexible material used to encircle and bind one object or to hold a number of objects together:
A group of atoms linked by bonds that may be represented graphically in circular or triangular form. Benzene, for example, contains a ring of six carbon atoms. All cyclic compounds contain one or more rings.
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  1. A group of atoms linked by bonds that may be represented graphically in circular or triangular form. Benzene, for example, contains a ring of six carbon atoms. All cyclic compounds contain one or more rings.
  2. (Astron.) A thin, flat, reflective band of orbiting particles, probably ice crystals and dust, encircling a planet, as Saturn or Uranus, along its equatorial plane at altitudes below the Roche limit
  3. A circular line, mark, or figure
An area of dense commercial development, often of a specified kind, along a thoroughfare
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  1. An area of dense commercial development, often of a specified kind, along a thoroughfare
  2. A long narrow region of land or body of water.
  3. A long narrow piece, usually of uniform width:
(Literary) A facial expression
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  1. (Literary) A facial expression
  2. The projecting upper edge of a steep place:
  3. The projecting top edge of a steep hill or cliff
A concrete border or row of joined stones forming part of a gutter along the edge of a street.
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  1. A concrete border or row of joined stones forming part of a gutter along the edge of a street.
  2. A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
  3. A chain or strap passed around a horse's lower jaw and attached to the bit: the curb checks the horse by causing it to lower its head when the reins are pulled
Such a ridge under the surface of the water near the shore
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  1. Such a ridge under the surface of the water near the shore
  2. A horizontal projection forming a narrow shelf on a wall.
  3. A cut or projection forming a shelf on a cliff or rock wall.
An outer edge; a border or margin:
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  1. An outer edge; a border or margin:
  2. A flexible strip hanging from the base of an air-cushion vehicle.
  3. Something like a skirt, as a flap hanging from the side of a saddle or one covering the legs of a sofa, chair, etc.
An outer edge; border; margin
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  1. An outer edge; border; margin
  2. A decorative border or edging of hanging threads, cords, or strips, often attached to a separate band.
  3. A border or trimming of cords or threads, hanging loose or tied in bunches
The height or level of the bottom edge of a skirt, dress, or coat; a hemline.
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  1. The height or level of the bottom edge of a skirt, dress, or coat; a hemline.
  2. Any border, edge, or margin
  3. 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.
The greatest number or amount allowed
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  1. The greatest number or amount allowed
  2. A number or point for which, from a given set of numbers or points, one can choose an arbitrarily close number or point. For example, for the set of all real numbers greater than zero and less than one, the numbers one and zero are limit points, since one can pick a number from the set arbitrarily close to one or zero (even though one and zero are not themselves in the set). Limits form the basis for calculus , where a number L is defined to be the limit approached by a function f(x) as x approaches a if, for every positive number Ɛ, there exists a number ẟ such that | f(x)−L | < Ɛ if 0 < | x−a | < ẟ.
  3. The point, line, or edge where something ends or must end; boundary or border beyond which something ceases to be or to be possible
(Obs.) A place of confinement
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  1. (Obs.) A place of confinement
  2. Limit.
  3. A boundary or bounded region; border; limit
A key that when pressed causes the cursor to go to the last character of the current line.
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  1. A key that when pressed causes the cursor to go to the last character of the current line.
  2. The point in time when an action, event, or phenomenon ceases or is completed; the conclusion:
  3. (Football) A player at either end of the line
A stone or post marking a border.
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  1. A stone or post marking a border.
  2. (Chiefly Brit.) Either end of a transportation line, or a station or town located there; terminal
  3. An end; final point; extremity or goal
An outside surface, esp. that of a rounded object or body
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  1. An outside surface, esp. that of a rounded object or body
  2. A line that forms the boundary of an area; a perimeter.
  3. A boundary line, esp. that of a rounded figure; perimeter
The line or frontier area separating political divisions or geographic regions; a boundary.
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  1. The line or frontier area separating political divisions or geographic regions; a boundary.
  2. An ornamental strip of flowers or shrubs along the edge of a garden, walk, etc.
  3. An edge or a part near an edge; margin; side
An indefinite area intermediate between two qualities or conditions:
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  1. An indefinite area intermediate between two qualities or conditions:
  2. A boundary or accepted division; a border.
  3. A line that establishes or marks a border.
A projecting rim or edge, especially around the bottom of a hat.
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  1. A projecting rim or edge, especially around the bottom of a hat.
  2. The uppermost edge of a hollow container or natural basin.
  3. The topmost edge of a cup, glass, bowl, etc.
The margin of land bordering a body of water.
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  1. The margin of land bordering a body of water.
  2. The bank, esp. when steep, of a river or other body of water
  3. The upper edge of a steep or vertical slope:
The line or area farthest away from the middle:
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  1. The line or area farthest away from the middle:
  2. A margin of superiority; an advantage:
  3. A rim or brink:
The operation of shaping or dressing the edge of anything, as of a piece of metal.
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  1. The operation of shaping or dressing the edge of anything, as of a piece of metal.
  2. (Rock climbing) Technique involving the placement of the edge of the climbing shoe on a sharp hold.
  3. Something forming an edge or placed along the edge; fringe, trimming, etc. for a border
A decorative border or edging of hanging threads, cords, or strips, often attached to a separate band.
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  1. A decorative border or edging of hanging threads, cords, or strips, often attached to a separate band.
  2. A border or trimming of cords or threads, hanging loose or tied in bunches
  3. An outer edge; border; margin
An edge and the area immediately adjacent to it; a border.
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  1. An edge and the area immediately adjacent to it; a border.
  2. (Botany) The border of a leaf.
  3. A border, edge, or brink
The area along a boundary; the margin.
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  1. The area along a boundary; the margin.
  2. A line that forms the boundary of an area; a perimeter.
  3. A boundary line, esp. that of a rounded figure; perimeter
(--- Chiefly British) A grassy border, as along a road.
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  1. (--- Chiefly British) A grassy border, as along a road.
  2. (--- Architecture) The edge of the tiling that projects over a roof gable.
  3. An edge or margin; a border.
The outer boundary of a figure or area
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  1. The outer boundary of a figure or area
  2. (Mil.) A boundary strip where defenses are set up
  3. The length of such a line.
To provide with a border
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  1. To provide with a border
  2. To put a border on.
  3. To extend along the edge of; bound
To border on another place, state, or country.
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  1. To border on another place, state, or country.
  2. Simple past tense and past participle of bind
  3. To be a limit or boundary to
To form or put an edge on; provide an edge for
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  1. To form or put an edge on; provide an edge for
  2. To put a border or edge on:
  3. To trim the edge of
To decorate with or as with fringe
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  1. To decorate with or as with fringe
  2. To be a fringe for; line
  3. To decorate with or as if with a fringe:
To provide with a margin or border; be a margin to; border
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  1. To provide with a margin or border; be a margin to; border
  2. To deposit margin for:
  3. To be a margin to; border.
To border or edge with something
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  1. To border or edge with something
  2. To move along the edge of or pass around rather than through
  3. To lie along or form the border or edge of
To be on or as if on the verge, edge, brink, or border: usually with on or upon
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  1. To be on or as if on the verge, edge, brink, or border: usually with on or upon
  2. To slope or incline.
  3. To be on the edge or border:

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
Find another word for rim. In this page you can discover 50 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for rim, like: edge, border, verge, brim, lip, brink, top, margin, line, outline and frame.