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1dim

adjective \ˈdim\

: not bright or clear : not seen clearly

: not understood or remembered in a clear way

: not likely to to be good or successful

dim·merdim·mest

Full Definition of DIM

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
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
:  not perceiving clearly and distinctly <dim eyes>
4
dim·ly adverb
dim·ma·ble \ˈdi-mə-bəl\ adjective
dim·ness noun
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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

2dim

verb

: 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

dimmeddim·ming

Full Definition of DIM

transitive verb
1
:  to make dim or lusterless
2
:  to reduce the light from
intransitive verb
:  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.

First Known Use of DIM

before 12th century

3dim

noun

Definition of DIM

1
archaic :  dusk, dimness
2
:  low beam

First Known Use of DIM

14th century

Other Automotive Terms

articulated, block, choke, clutch, diesel, neutral, transmission

4dim

abbreviation

Definition of DIM

1
dimension
2
diminished
3
diminuendo
4
diminutive
DIMMING Defined for Kids

1dim

adjective \ˈdim\
dim·merdim·mest

Definition of DIM for Kids

1
:  not bright or distinct :  faint <a dim light>
2
:  not seeing or understanding clearly <dim eyes> <He has only a dim awareness of the problem.>
dim·ly adverb
dim·ness noun

2dim

verb
dimmeddim·ming

Definition of DIM for Kids

:  to make or become less bright or clear <Please dim the lights.> <His eyesight dimmed with age.>
Medical Dictionary

dim

abbreviation

Medical Definition of DIM

diminished

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