Definitions of dim:
- verb: switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
- verb: make dim or lusterless
Example: "Time had dimmed the silver"
- verb: become dim or lusterless
Example: "The lights dimmed and the curtain rose"
- verb: become or make darker
- verb: become vague or indistinct
- verb: make dim by comparison or conceal
- adjective: lacking in light; not bright or harsh
Example: "A dim light beside the bed"
- adjective: lacking clarity or distinctness
Example: "A dim figure in the distance"
- adjective: made dim or less bright
Example: "The dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation"
- adjective: slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
Example: "Never met anyone quite so dim"
- adjective: offering little or no hope
Example: "Took a dim view of things"
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