rim-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: a circular, upper border of an object

Commentary: RIM[+form][+circular][+border][+top]

The bartender wiped the rims of the glasses and put them on the shelf.
The basketball hit the rim of the basket and rebounded to the floor.
The cream should be placed around the rim of the diaphragm.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 5

Sense Number 2: the outermost part of a car or truck wheel

Commentary: RIM[+artifact][+wheel][+part][+outer]

The mechanic told John his rims looked worn.
Sally had her tires rebalanced so her rims would wear more evenly.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: circular metal attachment to a wheel

Commentary: RIM[+artifact][+support][+circular][+tire]

Bob bent the rim of his left front wheel when he hit a big pot hole.
Can you get me some replacement rims for my wheels at the junk yard?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: an encircling deposit or crust of some substance, matter

Commentary: RIM[+substance][+deposit][+encircling][+salt/+rust/+suds]

There were rims of salt deposited along the edge of the shallow desert lake.
The old jar had a rim of rust around the lid.
John slurped the thick rim of suds off the top of his root beer.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1e

Sense Number 5: an outer limit, region or boundary, relative to a position

Commentary: RIM[+location][+relative][+outermost]

We could just make out the island at the rim of the horizon.
These comets are orbiting the sun at the outer rim of the solar system.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1d