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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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British Dictionary definitions for riming

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 riming

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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