A dim recollection; only a dim idea of how the machine worked.
An example of dim is to lower the lights.
A dim figure in the distance; dim, far-off sounds.
An example of something dim is a fading light.
Dim eyesight; a dim hope.
A dim future in store; takes a dim view of gambling.
Dim, faded colors.
A dim room.
A dim light bulb.
The lighting was too dim for me to make out his facial features.
The lights dimmed briefly when the air conditioning was turned on.
An example of a dim is a low level headlight beam on a car.
- to view skeptically, pessimistically, etc.
Other Word Forms
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of dim
- Middle English from Old English
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition