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Brim vs. Lip

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Brimnoun

(obsolete) The sea; ocean; water; flood.

Lipnoun

(countable) Either of the two fleshy protrusions around the opening of the mouth.

Brimnoun

An edge or border (originally specifically of the sea or a body of water).

Lipnoun

(countable) A part of the body that resembles a lip, such as the edge of a wound or the labia.

Brimnoun

The topmost rim or lip of a container.

‘The toy box was filled to the brim with stuffed animals.’;

Lipnoun

The projecting rim of an open container; a short open spout.

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Brimnoun

A projecting rim, especially of a hat.

‘He turned the back of his brim up stylishly.’;

Lipnoun

Backtalk; verbal impertinence.

‘Don’t give me any lip!’;

Brimverb

(intransitive) To be full to overflowing.

‘The room brimmed with people.’;

Lipnoun

The edge of a high spot of land.

Brimverb

(transitive) To fill to the brim, upper edge, or top.

Lipnoun

The sharp cutting edge on the end of an auger.

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Brimverb

Of pigs: to be in heat, to rut.

Lipnoun

(botany) One of the two opposite divisions of a labiate corolla.

Brimadjective

(obsolete) Fierce; sharp; cold.

Lipnoun

(botany) The distinctive petal of the Orchis family.

Brimnoun

The rim, border, or upper edge of a cup, dish, or any hollow vessel used for holding anything.

‘Saw I that insect on this goblet's brimI would remove it with an anxious pity.’;

Lipnoun

(zoology) One of the edges of the aperture of a univalve shell.

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Brimnoun

The edge or margin, as of a fountain, or of the water contained in it; the brink; border.

‘The feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water.’;

Lipnoun

Embouchure: the condition or strength of a wind instrumentalist's lips.

Brimnoun

The rim of a hat.

Lipverb

(transitive) To touch or grasp with the lips; to kiss; to lap the lips against (something).

Brimverb

To be full to the brim.

Lipverb

(of something inanimate) To touch lightly.

Brimverb

To fill to the brim, upper edge, or top.

‘Arrange the board and brim the glass.’;

Lipverb

To wash against a surface, lap.

Brimadjective

Fierce; sharp; cold. See Breme.

Lipverb

(intransitive) To rise or flow up to or over the edge of something.

Brimnoun

the top edge of a vessel

Lipverb

(transitive) To form the rim, edge or margin of something.

Brimnoun

a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat

Lipverb

(transitive) To utter verbally.

Brimverb

be completely full;

‘His eyes brimmed with tears’;

Lipverb

(transitive) To simulate speech by moving the lips without making any sound; to mouth.

Brimverb

fill as much as possible;

‘brim a cup to good fellowship’;

Lipverb

(sports) To make a golf ball hit the lip of the cup, without dropping in.

Lipverb

To change the sound of (a musical note played on a wind instrument) by moving or tensing the lips.

Lipnoun

One of the two fleshy folds which surround the orifice of the mouth in man and many other animals. In man the lips are organs of speech essential to certain articulations. Hence, by a figure they denote the mouth, or all the organs of speech, and sometimes speech itself.

‘Thine own lips testify against thee.’;

Lipnoun

An edge of an opening; a thin projecting part of anything; a kind of short open spout; as, the lip of a vessel.

Lipnoun

The sharp cutting edge on the end of an auger.

Lipnoun

One of the two opposite divisions of a labiate corolla.

Lipnoun

One of the edges of the aperture of a univalve shell.

Lipnoun

Impudent or abusive talk; as, don't give me any of your lip.

Lipverb

To touch with the lips; to put the lips to; hence, to kiss.

‘The bubble on the wine which breaksBefore you lip the glass.’; ‘A hand that kingsHave lipped and trembled kissing.’;

Lipverb

To utter; to speak.

Lipverb

To clip; to trim.

Lipnoun

fleshy folds of tissue as those surrounding the mouth

Lipnoun

an impudent or insolent rejoinder;

‘don't give me any of your sass’;

Lipnoun

the top edge of a vessel

Lip

Lips are a visible body part at the mouth of many animals, including humans. Lips are soft, movable, and serve as the opening for food intake and in the articulation of sound and speech.

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