- 1The projecting edge around the bottom of a hat: a soft hat with a turned-up brimMore example sentences
- It's made from 100% polyester soft pro fleece with binding at the brim and a little pocket centered at forehead level.
- Another tip is to sew or heat press your company information, including address and phone number, inside the brim.
- When resting your hat on a table, rest it on its crown (upside down), rather than its brim.
verb (brims, brimming, brimmed)[no object] (often as adjective brimming) Back to top
- 1Be full to the point of overflowing: a brimming cupMore example sentences
- ‘People don't pick on people's sisters,’ she protested, her eyes brimming.
- He stared back at me, blue eyes actually brimming.
- Greenhouse shelves are brimming, but make room for cucurbit starts (squash, melons and gourds).
- 1.1Fill something so completely that it almost overflows: large tears brimmed in her eyesMore example sentences
- With tears brimming, I stop filming and rub the backs of my knuckles across my eyes.
- I could feel the tears brimming at the edge of my eyes.
- Then she pulled her hand away, but not before I saw her eyes brim with tears.
- 1.2Be full of a particular quality, feeling, etc.: he is brimming with ideasMore example sentences
- The recording brims with the excitement of realized talent.
- His writing brims with death and decay, but, buoyed by a certain old-fashioned stateliness, it avoids cheap gore.
- That disc brims with behind-the-scenes explanations and endearing insights into the mind of the director.
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- I wore a brimless baseball cap underneath.
- He also outlawed the traditional fez, a brimless, cone-shaped, red hat.
- Everyone who works production at the plant wears white coveralls and a brimless white cap.
Middle English (denoting the edge of the sea or other body of water): perhaps related to German Bräme 'trimming'.