- The definition of dim is not bright, somewhat dark or unclear.
An example of something dim is a fading light.
- Dim is defined as headlights on a low beam.
An example of a dim is a low level headlight beam on a car.
- Dim means to make or become darker.
An example of dim is to lower the lights.
A dimly lit street.
dim definition by Webster's New World
- not bright; somewhat dark
- not clear or distinct in character; lacking definition, distinction, strength, etc.
- without luster; dull
- not clearly seen, heard, perceived, or understood; vague
- not clearly seeing, hearing, understanding, etc.
- not likely to turn out well: dim prospects
- Informal lacking intelligence; stupid
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English akin to Old Norse dimmr, dark ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dhem-, to be dusty, misty from source damp, German dunkel, dark
- to make dim
- to make seem dim, as by comparison
- to turn (headlights) down by switching from high to low beam
- Archaic dim light; dimness; dusk
- headlights on a low-beam setting
dim definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective dim·mer, dim·mest
- a. Lacking in brightness: a dim room.b. Emitting only a small amount of light; faint: a dim lightbulb.
- Lacking luster; dull and subdued.
- a. Faintly outlined; indistinct: a dim figure in the distance.b. Obscure to the mind or the senses: a dim recollection of the accident.
- Lacking sharpness or clarity of understanding or perception. See Synonyms at dark.
- Lacking keenness or vigor.
- Negative, unfavorable, or disapproving: took a dim view of their prospects.
- Slang Dull; dimwitted.
- a. A parking light on a motor vehicle.b. A low beam.
- Archaic Dusk.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English.
- dimˈly adverb
- dimˈness noun
dim - Computer Definition
dim - Medical Definition
dim - Phrases/Idioms
take a dim view of