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Meaning of DIM

Pronunciation:  dim

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  1. [adj]  lacking in light; not bright or harsh; "a dim light beside the bed"; "subdued lights and soft music"
  2. [adj]  made dim or less bright; "the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation"; "dimmed headlights"; "we like dimmed lights when we have dinner"
  3. [adj]  slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"
  4. [adj]  lacking clarity or distinctness; "a dim figure in the distance"; "only a faint recollection"; "shadowy figures in the gloom"; "saw a vague outline of a building through the fog"; "a few wispy memories of childhood"
  5. [adj]  offering little or no hope; "the future looked black"; "prospects were bleak"; "Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult"- J.M.Synge; "took a dim view of things"
  6. [v]  become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred"
  7. [v]  make dim by comparison or conceal
  8. [v]  make dim or lusterless; "Time had dimmed the silver"
  9. [v]  become dim or lusterless; "the lights dimmed and the curtain rose"
  10. [v]  become or make darker; "The screen darkend"; "He darkened the colors by adding brown"
  11. [v]  switch a car's headlights from a higher to a lower beam

DIM is a 3 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: black, bleak, blind, blur, dark, darken, dense, dimmed, dip, dull, dumb, faint, hopeless, indistinct, low-beam(a), obtuse, shadowy, slow, slur, stupid, subdued, vague, wispy
 Antonyms: bright, brighten, focalise, focalize, focus, undimmed
 See Also: change, change intensity, darken, efface, gloss over, obliterate, skate over, skimp over, slur over, smooth over, weaken, wipe out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dim\, a. [Compar. {Dimmer}; superl. {Dimmest}.] [AS. dim;
    akin to OFries. dim, Icel. dimmr: cf. MHG. timmer, timber; of
    uncertain origin.]
    1. Not bright or distinct; wanting luminousness or clearness;
       obscure in luster or sound; dusky; darkish; obscure;
       indistinct; overcast; tarnished.
             The dim magnificence of poetry.       --Whewell.
             How is the gold become dim!           --Lam. iv. 1.
             I never saw The heavens so dim by day. --Shak.
             Three sleepless nights I passed in sounding on,
             Through words and things, a dim and perilous way.
    2. Of obscure vision; not seeing clearly; hence, dull of
       apprehension; of weak perception; obtuse.
             Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow. --Job
                                                   xvii. 7.
             The understanding is dim.             --Rogers.
    Note: Obvious compounds: dim-eyed; dim-sighted, etc.
    Syn: Obscure; dusky; dark; mysterious; imperfect; dull;
         sullied; tarnished.
  2. \Dim\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dimmed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To render dim, obscure, or dark; to make less bright or
       distinct; to take away the luster of; to darken; to dull;
       to obscure; to eclipse.
             A king among his courtiers, who dims all his
             attendants.                           --Dryden.
             Now set the sun, and twilight dimmed the ways.
    2. To deprive of distinct vision; to hinder from seeing
       clearly, either by dazzling or clouding the eyes; to
       darken the senses or understanding of.
             Her starry eyes were dimmed with streaming tears.
                                                   --C. Pitt.
  3. \Dim\, v. i.
    To grow dim. --J. C. Shairp.
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