- rhyme [rīm]n.[ME rime < OFr < rimer, to rhyme, prob. < Frank * rim, row, series, akin to OE, OHG rim, series, number < IE * rei- (> OIr rim, number) < base * are-, to join, fit (> ART1, RATIO, RITE): form infl. by assoc. with L rhythmus,RHYTHM]1. a piece of verse, or poem, in which there is a regular recurrence of corresponding sounds, esp. at the ends of lines2. such verse or poetry in general3. correspondence of sound between stressed syllables at the ends of words or lines of verse; specif., PERFECT RHYME (sense 1)4. a word that corresponds with another in sound, esp. end soundvi.rhymed, rhyming1. to make verse, esp. rhyming verse2. to form a rhyme [“more” rhymes with “door”]3. to be composed in metrical form with rhymes4. to be in accord or agreement [the eyewitness accounts rhyme on the essential points]vt.1. to put into rhyme2. to compose in metrical form with rhymes3. to use as a rhyme or rhymes——————rhyme or reasonorder or sense: preceded by without, no, etc.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.