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Definition of DIM

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Dim \Dim\, a. [Compar. {Dimmer}; superl. {Dimmest}.] [AS. dim; akin to OFries. dim, Icel. dimmr: cf. MHG. timmer, timber; of uncertain origin.]
     1. Not bright or distinct; wanting luminousness or clearness; obscure in luster or sound; dusky; darkish; obscure; indistinct; overcast; tarnished. [1913 Webster]

              The dim magnificence of poetry.       --Whewell. [1913 Webster]

              How is the gold become dim!           --Lam. iv. 1. [1913 Webster]

              I never saw
              The heavens so dim by day.            --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Three sleepless nights I passed in sounding on, Through words and things, a dim and perilous way.
                                                    --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

     2. Of obscure vision; not seeing clearly; hence, dull of apprehension; of weak perception; obtuse. [1913 Webster]

              Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow. --Job xvii. 7. [1913 Webster]

              The understanding is dim.             --Rogers. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Obvious compounds: dim-eyed; dim-sighted, etc.

     Syn: Obscure; dusky; dark; mysterious; imperfect; dull; sullied; tarnished. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Dim \Dim\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dimmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dimming}.]
     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. [1913 Webster]

              A king among his courtiers, who dims all his attendants.                           --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

              Now set the sun, and twilight dimmed the ways.
                                                    --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              Her starry eyes were dimmed with streaming tears.
                                                    --C. Pitt. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Dim \Dim\, v. i.
     To grow dim. --J. C. Shairp.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

252 Moby Thesaurus words for "dim":
     achromatic, achromatize, achromic, amorphous, anemic, ashen, ashy, banausic, bandage, barely audible, becloud, bedarken, bedazzle, bedim, befog, begloom, benight, black, black out, blacken, blah, blanch, bleach, blear, blear-eyed, bleared, bleary, bleary-eyed, bled white, blind, blind the eyes, blindfold, block the light, bloodless, blot out, blunt, blunt-witted, blur, blurred, blurry, brown, cadaverous, caliginous, cast a shadow, chloranemic, clear as mud, cloud, cloud over, cloudy, colorless, confused, dark, dark-colored, darken, darken over, darkish, darkle, darksome, daze, dazzle, dead, deadly pale, deathly pale, decolor, decolorize, decrescendo, defocus, deprive of sight, dim out, dim-eyed, dim-sighted, dim-witted, dimmed, dimmish, dimpsy, dingy, discolor, discolored, distant, dopey, drain, drain of color, dreary, dull, dull of mind, dull-headed, dull-pated, dull-sighted, dull-witted, dusk, dusky, eclipse, encloud, encompass with shadow, etiolate, etiolated, excecate, exsanguinated, exsanguine, exsanguineous, fade, faded, faint, faint-voiced, fallow, fat-witted, feeble, feeble-eyed, film, filmy, filmy-eyed, flat, fog, foggy, fume, fuzzy, gentle, ghastly, glare, gloam, gloom, gloomy, gouge, gravel-blind, gray, gross-headed, grow dark, grow dim, haggard, half-blind, half-heard, half-seen, half-visible, haze, hazy, heavy, hebetudinous, hoodwink, hueless, humdrum, hypochromic, ill-defined, inconspicuous, indefinite, indeterminate, indistinct, indistinguishable, lackluster, leaden, livid, lose resolution, low, low-profile, lower, lurid, lusterless, make blind, mat, mealy, merely glimpsed, mist, misty, mole-eyed, monotone, monotonous, muddy, murk, murksome, murky, murmured, muted, nebulous, neutral, obfuscate, obnubilate, obscure, obtuse, obumbrate, occult, occultate, opaque, out of focus, overcast, overcloud, overshadow, pale, pale as death, pale-faced, pallid, pasty, pedestrian, peroxide, pianissimo, piano, poky, purblind, sallow, sand-blind, scarcely heard, semidark, semivisible, shade, shadow, shadowy, shapeless, sickly, slow, slow-witted, sluggish, snow-blind, soft, soft-sounding, soft-voiced, soften, somber, stodgy, strike blind, subaudible, subdued, subfusc, tallow-faced, tarnish, tenebrous, thick-brained, thick-headed, thick-pated, thick-witted, thickskulled, tone down, toneless, transcendent, uncertain, unclear, uncolored, undefined, undetermined, unilluminated, unplain, unrecognizable, vague, wan, wash out, washed-out, waxen, weak, weak-eyed, weak-voiced, whey-faced, whispered, white, whiten, wooden


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