1 [rahym]
Also called rime ice. an opaque coating of tiny, white, granular ice particles, caused by the rapid freezing of supercooled water droplets on impact with an object. Compare frost ( def 2 ), glaze ( def 17 ).
verb (used with object), rimed, riming.
to cover with rime or hoarfrost.

before 900; Middle English rim, Old English hrīm; cognate with Dutch rijm, Old Norse hrīm

rimeless, adjective
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2 [rahym]
noun, verb (used with object), verb (used without object), rimed, riming.
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rhyme or rime (raɪm)
1.  identity of the terminal sounds in lines of verse or in words
2.  a word that is identical to another in its terminal sound: ``while'' is a rhyme for ``mile''
3.  a verse or piece of poetry having corresponding sounds at the ends of the lines: the boy made up a rhyme about his teacher
4.  any verse or piece of poetry
5.  rhyme or reason sense, logic, or meaning: this proposal has no rhyme or reason
6.  to use (a word) or (of a word) to be used so as to form a rhyme; be or make identical in sound
7.  to render (a subject) into rhyme
8.  to compose (verse) in a metrical structure
[C12: from Old French rime, from rimer to rhyme, from Old High German rīm a number; spelling influenced by rhythm]
rime or rime
[C12: from Old French rime, from rimer to rhyme, from Old High German rīm a number; spelling influenced by rhythm]
'rhymeless or rime
'rimeless or rime

rime1 (raɪm)
1.  frost formed by the freezing of supercooled water droplets in fog onto solid objects
2.  (tr) to cover with rime or something resembling rime
[Old English hrīm; related to Dutch rijm, Middle High German rīmeln to coat with frost]

rime2 (raɪm)
n, —vb
an archaic spelling of rhyme

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Word Origin & History

"hoarfrost," O.E. hrim, from P.Gmc. *khrima- (cf. O.N. hrim, Du. rijm, Ger. Reif). O.Fr. rime is of Gmc. origin. Rare in M.E., surviving mainly in Scottish and northern Eng., revived in literary use late 18c.
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Example sentences
The droplets coat snow crystals with still more crystals, and that frost is called rime.
Chunks of rime ice were crashing against the observatory windows.
A: higher temperatures, fatigue lives are altered due to rime-dependent, thermally activated creep.
At this moment one of the little boys took up the tin soldier, and without rime or reason, threw him into the fire.
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