Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Adjective: dim (dimmer,dimmest)  dim
  1. Lacking in light; not bright or harsh
    "a dim light beside the bed";
    - subdued
     
  2. Lacking clarity or distinctness
    "a dim figure in the distance";
    - faint, shadowy, vague, wispy
     
  3. Made dim or less bright
    "the dim houselights brought a hush of anticipation";
    - dimmed
     
  4. Offering little or no hope
    "took a dim view of things";
    - black, bleak
     
  5. Taking more than usual time to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
    "never met anyone quite so dim";
    - dense, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow
Verb: dim (dimmed,dimming)  dim
  1. Switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
    - dip
     
  2. Become dim or lusterless
    "the lights dimmed and the curtain rose"
     
  3. Make dim or lusterless
    "Time had dimmed the silver"
     
  4. Make dim by comparison or conceal
    - blind
     
  5. Become vague or indistinct
    "The distinction between the two theories dimmed";
    - blur, slur

Derived forms: dimmest, dimming, dims, dimmer, dimmed

See also: dark, hopeless, indistinct, low-beam, stupid

Type of: change, change intensity, darken, weaken

Encyclopedia: Dim, Iran