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Definitions of dim

  1. To render or grow dim; tarnish; fade. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To deprive of distinct vision; to hinder from seeing clearly, either by dazzling or clouding the eyes; to darken the senses or understanding of. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To render obscure or less distinct; cloud; tarnish; dull. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To make dark: to obscure:-pr.p. dimming; pa.p. dimmed'. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To grow dim. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To become indistinct; fade. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. make dim by comparison or conceal Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. make dim or lusterless; "Time had dimmed the silver" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. become dim or lusterless; "the lights dimmed and the curtain rose" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To cloud; to obscure; to render dull; to make less bright; to tarnish or sully. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To cloud or obscure; to make less bright; to sully or tarnish. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Not bright or distinct; wanting luminousness or clearness; obscure in luster or sound; dusky; darkish; obscure; indistinct; overcast; tarnished. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Of obscure vision; not seeing clearly; hence, dull of apprehension; of weak perception; obtuse. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Dimming. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Dimness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Dimly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. lacking in light; not bright or harsh; "a dim light beside the bed"; "subdued lights and soft music" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. lacking clarity or distinctness; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. Somewhat dark; hazy; obscure; faint; tarnished; ill-defined. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Not bright or distinct: obscure: mysterious: not seeing clearly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Not bright or clear; obscure; mysterious. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. Obscure; indistinct; shadowy; misty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Not seeing clearly; purblind; obtuse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Not seeing clearly; not clearly seen; obscure; somewhat dark; dull of apprehension; having its lustre obscured. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. Obscure; imperfectly seen or discovered; somewhat dark; tarnished; faint; vague. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. Dimmed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for dim

  1. You fool, they simply grew dim when they got to this door. – Ronicky Doone by Max Brand
  2. Bradley looked toward the dim form of old Welborne through the darkness. – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
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