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RIME, n. [The deduction of this word from the Greek is a palpable error. The true orthography is rime or ryme; but as rime is hoar frost, and rhyme gives the true pronunciation, it may be convenient to continue the present orthography.

1. In poetry, the correspondence of sounds in the terminating words or syllables of two verses, one of which succeeds the other immediately, or at no great distance.

For rhyme with reason may dispense, and sound has right to govern sense.

To constitute this correspondence in single words or in syllables, it is necessary that the vowel, and the final articulations or consonants, should be the same, or have nearly the same sound. The initial consonants may be different, as in find and mind, new and drew, cause and laws.

2. A harmonical succession of sounds.

The youth with songs and rhymes, some dance, and some haul the rope.

3. Poetry; a poem.

He knew himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme.

4. A word of sound to answer to another word.

Rhyme or reason, number or sense.

But from that time unto this season, I had neither rhyme nor reason.



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RIME, n. [The deduction of this word from the Greek is a palpable error. The true orthography is rime or ryme; but as rime is hoar frost, and rhyme gives the true pronunciation, it may be convenient to continue the present orthography.

1. In poetry, the correspondence of sounds in the terminating words or syllables of two verses, one of which succeeds the other immediately, or at no great distance.

For rhyme with reason may dispense, and sound has right to govern sense.

To constitute this correspondence in single words or in syllables, it is necessary that the vowel, and the final articulations or consonants, should be the same, or have nearly the same sound. The initial consonants may be different, as in find and mind, new and drew, cause and laws.

2. A harmonical succession of sounds.

The youth with songs and rhymes, some dance, and some haul the rope.

3. Poetry; a poem.

He knew himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme.

4. A word of sound to answer to another word.

Rhyme or reason, number or sense.

But from that time unto this season, I had neither rhyme nor reason.

RIME, n.1 [Sax. rim, number; W. rhiv. This is the more correct orthography, but rhyme is commonly used – which see.]


RIME, n.2 [Sax. hrim; Ice. hrym; D. rym. The French write this frimas, Arm. frim; probably allied to cream. In G. it is reif, D. ryp.]

White or hoar frost; congealed dew or vapor. – Bacon.


RIME, n.3 [L. rima; Sw. remna, whence remna, to split; perhaps from the root of rive.]

A chink; a fissure; a rent or long aperture. [Not in use.]


RIME, v.i.

To freeze or congeal into hoar frost.


Rime
  1. A rent or long aperture; a chink; a fissure; a crack.

    Sir T. Browne.
  2. White frost; hoarfrost; congealed dew or vapor.

    The trees were now covered with rime. De Quincey.

  3. To freeze or congeal into hoarfrost.
  4. A step or round of a ladder] a rung.
  5. Rhyme. See Rhyme.

    Coleridge. Landor.

    * This spelling, which is etymologically preferable, is coming into use again.

  6. To rhyme. See Rhyme.
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Rime

RIME, noun [The deduction of this word from the Greek is a palpable error. The true orthography is rime or ryme; but as rime is hoar frost, and rhyme gives the true pronunciation, it may be convenient to continue the present orthography.

1. In poetry, the correspondence of sounds in the terminating words or syllables of two verses, one of which succeeds the other immediately, or at no great distance.

For rhyme with reason may dispense, and sound has right to govern sense.

To constitute this correspondence in single words or in syllables, it is necessary that the vowel, and the final articulations or consonants, should be the same, or have nearly the same sound. The initial consonants may be different, as in find and mind, new and drew, cause and laws.

2. A harmonical succession of sounds.

The youth with songs and rhymes, some dance, and some haul the rope.

3. Poetry; a poem.

He knew himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme.

4. A word of sound to answer to another word.

Rhyme or reason, number or sense.

But from that time unto this season, I had neither rhyme nor reason.

RHYME, verb intransitive

1. To accord in sound.

But fagoted his notions as they fell, and if they rhym'd and rattl'd, all was well.

2. To make verses.

There march'd the bard and blockhead side by side, who rhym'd for hire, and patroniz'd for pride.

RHYME, verb transitive To put into rhyme.

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