Idioms

    take a dim view of, to regard with disapproval, skepticism, or dismay: Her mother takes a dim view of her choice of friends.

Origin of dim

before 1000; Middle English, Old English dim(me), cognate with Old Frisian dim, Old Norse dimmr

Related forms

Synonym study

1. See dark.

Definition for dim (2 of 3)

dim.

1

(in prescriptions) one-half.

Origin of dim.

1
From the Latin word dīmidius

Definition for dim (3 of 3)

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British Dictionary definitions for dim

dim

/ (dɪm) /

adjective dimmer or dimmest

verb dims, dimming or dimmed

Derived Forms

dimly, adverbdimness, noun

Word Origin for dim

Old English dimm; related to Old Norse dimmr gloomy, dark
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Medicine definitions for dim

dim.


abbr.

dimidius (half)
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Idioms and Phrases with dim

dim


see take a dim view.

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