Definition of Dim

1. Verb. Switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam.

Exact synonyms: Dip
Generic synonyms: Change Intensity



2. Adjective. Lacking in light; not bright or harsh. "Subdued lights and soft music"
Exact synonyms: Subdued
Similar to: Dark
Derivative terms: Dimness, Subduedness

3. Verb. Become dim or lusterless. "The lights dimmed and the curtain rose"
Generic synonyms: Change

4. Adjective. Lacking clarity or distinctness. "A few wispy memories of childhood"
Exact synonyms: Faint, Shadowy, Vague, Wispy
Similar to: Indistinct
Derivative terms: Dimness, Faintness, Vagueness

5. Verb. Make dim or lusterless. "Time had dimmed the silver"
Generic synonyms: Darken

6. Adjective. Made dim or less bright. "We like dimmed lights when we have dinner"
Exact synonyms: Dimmed
Similar to: Low-beam
Derivative terms: Dimness
Antonyms: Undimmed

7. Verb. Make dim by comparison or conceal.
Exact synonyms: Blind
Generic synonyms: Darken

8. Adjective. Offering little or no hope. "Took a dim view of things"
Exact synonyms: Black, Bleak
Similar to: Hopeless
Derivative terms: Bleakness

9. Verb. Become vague or indistinct. "The distinction between the two theories blurred"
Exact synonyms: Blur, Slur
Generic synonyms: Weaken
Specialized synonyms: Efface, Obliterate
Derivative terms: Blur
Antonyms: Focus
Also: Slur Over

10. Adjective. Slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity. "Worked with the slow students"
Exact synonyms: Dense, Dull, Dumb, Obtuse, Slow
Similar to: Stupid
Derivative terms: Denseness, Dullness, Dumbness, Obtuseness, Slowness, Slowness

Definition of Dim

1. a. Not bright or distinct; wanting luminousness or clearness; obscure in luster or sound; dusky; darkish; obscure; indistinct; overcast; tarnished.

2. v. t. 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.

3. v. i. To grow dim.

Definition of Dim

1. Adjective. Not bright or colorful. ¹

2. Adjective. Not smart or intelligent. ¹

3. Adjective. Indistinct, hazy or unclear. ¹

4. Adjective. Disapproving, unfavorable: (non-gloss definition (rare sub=labelcat)ly used outside the phrase (term take a dim view of).) ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To make something less bright. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To become darker. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dim

1. obscure [v DIMMED, DIMMING, DIMS] - See also: obscure

Medical Definition of Dim

1. 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." (Wordsworth) 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) Obvious compounds: dim-eyed; dim-sighted, etc. Synonym: Obscure, dusky, dark, mysterious, imperfect, dull, sullied, tarnished. Origin: AS. Dim; akin to OFries. Dim, Icel. Dimmr: cf. MHG. Timmer, timber; of uncertain origin. 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." (Cowper) 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) Origin: Dimmed; Dimming. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dim

dilutions
dilutive
dilutor
dilutors
diluvia
diluvial
diluvian
diluviate
diluviated
diluviates
diluviating
diluvion
diluvions
diluvium
diluviums
dim (current term)
dim-bulb
dim-headed
dim-sighted
dim-witted
dim.
dim bulb
dim sum
dimanganese
dimaprit
dimazole dihydrochloride
dimazon
dimber damber upright man
dimble
dimbles

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