adjective, dim·mer, dim·mest.
verb (used with object), dimmed, dim·ming.
verb (used without object), dimmed, dim·ming.
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It was too dim for me to tell if the baby actually ate the leaves.On a cool night in Malaysia, scientists track mysterious colugos across the treetops|Yao-Hua Law|November 20, 2020|Science News
The lights would dim, and you’d be transported into different worlds, cultures and experiences for a couple of hours.The best things to do — virtually and in person — while social distancing in the D.C. area|Fritz Hahn, Hau Chu|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
The likelihood of a Blue Wave, or a Democrat-controlled House and Senate, has dimmed in recent days, though the Senate races are tight, and Democrats could still secure the necessary seats to control the chamber in January.Stocks rise on game-changing news: A new President and a possible vaccine|Anne Sraders|November 9, 2020|Fortune
Still, the dimmed prospect of higher corporate taxes or heavy regulation that might have been expected under a “blue wave” scenario has led to particular exuberance among tech investors.Four days of big gains put the S&P 500 just 2% below its all- time high|Lee Clifford|November 5, 2020|Fortune
In the dancing candlelight of a dim Argentinian restaurant, at the age of 31, I made one of the best decisions of my life.
On the inside is the usual mix of off-white, flecked linoleum tiles and segmented ceiling panels, dull and dimly lit.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own|Robert Silverman|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We sat in his dimly lit office—no bigger than a broom closet—where we commiserated over the current state of American medicine.
There are curtained cubicles for seeing the doctor, dimly lit halls, a smell of stopped-up toilets.Adam Hochschild on Keeping Company With His Dying Father|Adam Hochschild|June 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The setting was the Satyricon, a small, dimly lit nightclub in Portland, Oregon.
I dimly recalled seeing Rod Dreher blog about this happening in malls near his home.Criminal Flash Mobs. Apparently, That's a Thing Now.|Megan McArdle|February 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Dimly she felt that it was to be through her that he would find it.Contrary Mary|Temple Bailey
Dimly, he sensed that Corrigan was striking at him; with a sort of vague half-consciousness he felt that the blows were landing.'Firebrand' Trevison|Charles Alden Seltzer
We heard, and dimly saw, him engaged with a metallic object which he drew from under his coat.The Boss of Little Arcady|Harry Leon Wilson
Then a boat was dimly seen gliding away in a line with the hull, by the glowing light.The Wing-and-Wing|J. Fenimore Cooper
However, for the true creation and revealing of this personality, at first only dimly felt, a new stimulus was needed.A Critic in Pall Mall|Oscar Wilde
British Dictionary definitions for dim
adjective dimmer or dimmest
verb dims, dimming or dimmed
Derived forms of dimdimly, adverbdimness, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with dim
see take a dim view.