Meaning of rhyme

rhyme

Pronunciation: (rīm), [key]
— n., v., rhymed, rhym•ing.
—n.
  1. identity in sound of some part, esp. the end, of words or lines of verse.
  2. a word agreeing with another in terminal sound: Find is a rhyme for mind and womankind.
  3. verse or poetry having correspondence in the terminal sounds of the lines.
  4. a poem or piece of verse having such correspondence.
  5. verse (def. 4).
  6. logic, sense, or plan: There was no rhyme or reason for what they did.
—v.t.
  1. to treat in rhyme, as a subject; turn into rhyme, as something in prose.
  2. to compose (verse or the like) in metrical form with rhymes.
  3. to use (a word) as a rhyme to another word; use (words) as rhymes.
—v.i.
  1. to make rhyme or verse; versify.
  2. to use rhyme in writing verse.
  3. to form a rhyme, as one word or line with another: a word that rhymes with orange.
  4. to be composed in metrical form with rhymes, as verse: poetry that rhymes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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