adjective, dim·mer, dim·mest.
verb (used with object), dimmed, dim·ming.
verb (used without object), dimmed, dim·ming.
Origin of dim
Synonyms for dim
Origin of dim.1
Examples from the Web for dim
Justin gazed out from the dim interior as more than 300 police motorcycles from dozens of jurisdictions rumbled past.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Below, the thick marshland and dim lights created a scene that Breman describes as “Joseph Conrad territory.”
In a dim backroom of a mud hut in Save, 82-year-old Teresa Nyirabutunda sits propped upright in bed by her daughter, Francine.
My concerns about the study do not dim my admiration for the fund itself or the work that it does.
For a place with a past stretching into the dim mists, this is the architectural equivalent of a historical death.
He stayed in his own room, a dim light penetrating the opaque window-panes.Rudy and Babette|Hans Christian Andersen
He no longer felt a dim animosity and inferiority in his presence.Flappers and Philosophers|F. Scott Fitzgerald
Presenty there was a little light—not much, but enough to mark clearly the dim outlines of the trees.Wang the Ninth|Putnam Weale
The rose had faded from the cheek, the eyes were dim and lustreless.The Life and Beauties of Fanny Fern|Anonymous
We arranged, before starting, to meet at a certain tall tree, which stood up against the sky in the dim starlight.The Somnambulist and the Detective|Allan Pinkerton
adjective dimmer or dimmest
verb dims, dimming or dimmed
Word Origin for dim
Old English dimm "dark, gloomy, obscure," from Proto-Germanic *dimbaz (cf. Old Norse dimmr, Old Frisian dim, Old High German timber "dark, black, somber"). Not known outside Germanic. Slang sense of "stupid" is from 1892. Related: Dimly; dimness.
c.1200, perhaps in Old English, from dim (adj.). Related: Dimmed; dimming.
see take a dim view.