brimming "being full to the brim," 1660s, from prp. of BRIM (Cf. brim) (v.).

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  • Brimming — Brim ming, a. Full to the brim; overflowing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brimming — index replete Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • brimming — / brimful [adj] overflowing; up to the top awash, chock full, crammed, crowded, filled, flush, full, full to the top, jammed, level with, loaded, overfull, packed, running over, stuffed, topfull; concepts 481,771,774 Ant. empty, unfilled …   New thesaurus

  • Brimming — Brim Brim, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Brimmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Brimming}.] To be full to the brim. The brimming stream. Milton. [1913 Webster] {To brim over} (literally or figuratively), to be so full that some of the contents flows over the brim; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brimming — Recorded as Breming, Brimman, Brimin, Briming, Brimming and possibly others, this is an English surname. It is probably locational from some place such as Brimham in North Yorkshire, or even the city of Birmingham, which over the centuries has… …   Surnames reference

  • brimming — adjective filled to capacity a brimful cup I am brimful of chowder a child brimming over with curiosity eyes brimming with tears • Syn: ↑brimful, ↑brimfull • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • brimming — adj. Brimming is used with these nouns: ↑glass …   Collocations dictionary

  • brimming — Synonyms and related words: SRO, awash, brimful, bulging, bursting, capacity, chock full, chuck full, congested, cram full, crammed, crowded, farci, filled, flush, full, full to bursting, jam packed, jammed, loaded, overfull, overstuffed, packed …   Moby Thesaurus

  • brimming — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Full to the point of flowing over: awash, big, brimful, overflowing. See BIG, RICH. 2. Completely filled: brimful, bursting, chockablock, full, packed, replete. See FULL …   English dictionary for students

  • brimming — adj. brimful, full to capacity, ready to overflow brɪm n. edge, lip; edge of a hat v. fill to the rim; overflow adj. full to the rim …   English contemporary dictionary

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