Definitions for dim

Definitions for (verb) dim

Main entry: blur, dim, slur

Definition: become vague or indistinct

Usage: The distinction between the two theories blurred

Main entry: dim, blind

Definition: make dim by comparison or conceal

Main entry: dim

Definition: make dim or lusterless

Usage: Time had dimmed the silver

Main entry: dim

Definition: become dim or lusterless

Usage: the lights dimmed and the curtain rose

Main entry: dim, dip

Definition: switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam

Definitions for (adj) dim

Main entry: dim, subdued

Definition: lacking in light; not bright or harsh

Usage: a dim light beside the bed; subdued lights and soft music

Main entry: dim, dimmed

Definition: made dim or less bright

Usage: the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation; dimmed headlights; we like dimmed lights when we have dinner

Main entry: dim, dense, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow

Definition: slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity

Usage: 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

Main entry: faint, shadowy, dim, vague, wispy

Definition: lacking clarity or distinctness

Usage: 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

Main entry: black, dim, bleak

Definition: offering little or no hope

Usage: 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

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