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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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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"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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