(Rim), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rimmed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Rimming.] To furnish with a rim; to border.
(||Ri"ma) n.; pl. Rimæ [L.] (Anat.) A narrow and elongated aperture; a cleft; a fissure.
(||Ri"mau da"han) [From the native Oriental name.] (Zoöl.) The clouded tiger cat (Felis
marmorata) of Southern Asia and the East Indies.
(Rim"base`) n. (Mil.) A short cylinder connecting a trunnion with the body of a cannon. See
Illust. of Cannon.
(Rime) n. [L. rima.] A rent or long aperture; a chink; a fissure; a crack. Sir T. Browne.
(Rime), n. [AS. hrim; akin to D. rijm, Icel. hrim, Dan. rim, Sw. rim; cf. D. rijp, G. reif, OHG.
rifo, hrifo.] White frost; hoarfrost; congealed dew or vapor.
The trees were now covered with rime.De Quincey.
(Rime), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rimed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Riming.] To freeze or congeal into hoarfrost.
(Rime), n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A step or round of a ladder; a rung.
(Rime), n. Rhyme. See Rhyme. Coleridge. Landor.
This spelling, which is etymologically preferable, is coming into use again.
(Rime), v. i. & t. To rhyme. See Rhyme.
(Rim"er) n. A rhymer; a versifier.
(Rim"er), n. A tool for shaping the rimes of a ladder.
(Rim"ey) v. t. [Cf. OF. rimoier. See Ryime.] To compose in rhyme; to versify. [Obs.]
[Lays] rimeyed in their first Breton tongue.Chaucer.
(Rim"mer) n. An implement for cutting, trimming, or ornamenting the rim of anything, as the
edges of pies, etc.; also, a reamer. Knight.
(Ri*mose") a. [L. rimosus, fr. rima a chink: cf. F. rimeux.]
1. Full of rimes, fissures, or chinks.
2. (Nat. Hist.) Having long and nearly parallel clefts or chinks, like those in the bark of trees.