Definition of rim


  • the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object.
  • (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended; "the ball hit the rim and bounced off".
  • the outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached.
  • a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object. Synonyms: flange.
  • the top edge of a vessel or other container. Synonyms: brim, lip.


  • run around the rim of; "Sugar rimmed the dessert plate".
  • furnish with a rim; "rim a hat".
  • roll around the rim of; "the ball rimmed the basket".

Related words

beard, collar, felloe, felly.

Words nearby rim

aim, brim, cim, dim, grim, nim, prim, ram, rem, ri, rib, rid, rig, rima, rime, rimu, rimy, rio, rip, rom, rpm, rum, trim, vim.

Rhymes with rim

brim, dim, grim, grimm, gym, hymn, limb, limn, mckim, patronym, prelim, prelim, prim, shim, skim, slim, swim, trim, vim, whim.

Start with rim

rimshot, rimshots.

End with rim

underbrims, retrims, untrims, pilgrims, interims, megrims, scrims, trims, begrims, prims, brims, overtrims, pretrims, trimethoprims.

More information about rims

rim unscrambled

Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • rims is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 6 points
  • rims is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 6 points
  • rims is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 7 points
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