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rime1

[rahym] /raɪm/
noun
1.
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.
2.
to cover with rime or hoarfrost.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English rim, Old English hrīm; cognate with Dutch rijm, Old Norse hrīm
Related forms
rimeless, adjective

rime2

[rahym] /raɪm/
noun, verb (used with object), verb (used without object), rimed, riming.
1.
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Examples from the web for rime
  • 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.
  • At this moment one of the little boys took up the tin soldier, and without rime or reason, threw him into the fire.
  • A: higher temperatures, fatigue lives are altered due to rime-dependent, thermally activated creep.
  • Glaze ice is denser, harder, and sometimes more transparent than rime ice.
  • rime ice is brittle and more easily removed than clear ice.
  • rime ice typically forms in an aerodynamic shape, on both rotating and static engine hardware.
British Dictionary definitions for rime

rhyme

/raɪm/
noun
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
verb
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
Derived Forms
rhymeless, rimeless, adjective
Word Origin
C12: from Old French rime, from rimer to rhyme, from Old High German rīm a number; spelling influenced by rhythm

rime1

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

rime2

/raɪm/
noun, verb
1.
an archaic spelling of rhyme
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Word Origin and History for rime
n.

"hoarfrost," Old English hrim, from Proto-Germanic *khrima- (cf. Old Norse hrim, Dutch rijm, German Reif). Old French rime is of Germanic origin. Rare in Middle English, surviving mainly in Scottish and northern English, revived in literary use late 18c.

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