(||Chi*mæ"ra) n. [NL. See Chimera.] (Zoöl.) A cartilaginous fish of several species, belonging to
the order Holocephali. The teeth are few and large. The head is furnished with appendages, and the
tail terminates in a point.
(Chi*mæ"roid) a. [Chimæra + old.] (Zoöl.) Related to, or like, the chimæra.
(Chi*man"go) [Native name] (Zoöl.) A south American carrion buzzard See Caracara.
(Chimb) n. [AS. cim, in cimstan base of a pillar; akin to D. kim, f. Sw. kim., G. kimme f.]
The edge of a cask, etc; a chine. See Chine, n., 3. [Written also chime.]
(Chimb), v. i. Chime. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Chime) n. [See Chimb.] See Chine, n., 3.
(Chime) n. [OE. chimbe, prop., cymbal, OF. cymbe, cymble, in a dialectic form, chymble, F.
cymbale, L. cymbalum, fr. Gr. ky`mbalon. See Cymbal.]
1. The harmonious sound of bells, or of musical instruments.
Instruments that made melodius chime.
2. A set of bells musically tuned to each other; specif., in the pl., the music performed on such a set of
bells by hand, or produced by mechanism to accompany the striking of the hours or their divisions.
We have heard the chimes at midnight.
3. Pleasing correspondence of proportion, relation, or sound. "Chimes of verse." Cowley.
(Chime), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chimed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chiming.] [See Chime, n.]
1. To sound in harmonious accord, as bells.
2. To be in harmony; to agree; to suit; to harmonize; to correspond; to fall in with.
Everything chimed in with such a humor.
3. To join in a conversation; to express assent; followed by in or in with. [Colloq.]
4. To make a rude correspondence of sounds; to jingle, as in rhyming. Cowley
(Chime) v. i.
1. To cause to sound in harmony; to play a tune, as upon a set of bells; to move or strike in harmony.
And chime their sounding hammers.
2. To utter harmoniously; to recite rhythmically.
Chime his childish verse.
(Chim"er) n. One who chimes.
(Chime"ra) n.; pl. Chimeras [L. chimaera a chimera (in sense 1), Gr. a she-goat, a chimera,
fr. he-goat; cf. Icel. qymbr a yearling ewe.]