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dim

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adjective \ˈdim\

Simple Definition of dim

  • : not bright or clear : not seen clearly

  • : not understood or remembered in a clear way

  • : not likely to to be good or successful

Full Definition of dim

dim·merdim·mest

  1. 1 a :  emitting or having a limited or insufficient amount of light <dim stars> <a dim lamp> <a dim hallway> b :  dull, lusterless <dim colors> c :  lacking pronounced, clear-cut, or vigorous quality or character <a dim echo of the past>

  2. 2 a :  seen indistinctly <a dim outline> b :  perceived by the senses or mind indistinctly or weakly :  faint <had only a dim notion of what was going on> c :  having little prospect of favorable result or outcome <a dim future> d :  characterized by an unfavorable, skeptical, or pessimistic attitude —usually used in the phrase take a dim view of

  3. 3 :  not perceiving clearly and distinctly <dim eyes>

  4. 4 :  dim-witted

dim·ly adverb
dim·ma·ble play \ˈdi-mə-bəl\ adjective
dim·ness noun

Examples of dim

  1. Just the dim outline of the building could be seen through the fog.

  2. I have a dim memory of your last visit.



Origin of dim

Middle English, from Old English dimm; akin to Old High German timber dark


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with dim


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dim

verb

Simple Definition of dim

  • : to make (a light) less bright or to become less bright

  • : to make (something) less strong or clear or to become less strong or clear

Full Definition of dim

dimmeddim·ming

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make dim or lusterless

  3. 2 :  to reduce the light from

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become dim

Examples of dim

  1. The latest setback has dimmed hopes of an early settlement.

  2. Hopes of an early settlement have dimmed.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of dim

before 12th century


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dim

noun

Definition of dim

  1. 1 archaic :  dusk, dimness

  2. 2 :  low beam



14th Century

First Known Use of dim

14th century

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dim

abbreviation

Definition of dim

  1. 1 dimension

  2. 2 diminished

  3. 3 diminuendo

  4. 4 diminutive




Medical Dictionary

dim

abbreviation

Medical Definition of dim

  1. diminished






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