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
Examples from the Web for dimly
Contemporary Examples of dimly
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
August 31, 2014
We sat in his dimly lit office—no bigger than a broom closet—where we commiserated over the current state of American medicine.I Got a Weed License in Minutes
June 24, 2014
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
June 14, 2014
The setting was the Satyricon, a small, dimly lit nightclub in Portland, Oregon.The Moment Kurt Cobain Met Courtney Love
Charles R. Cross
April 5, 2014
I dimly recalled seeing Rod Dreher blog about this happening in malls near his home.Criminal Flash Mobs. Apparently, That's a Thing Now.
February 26, 2013
Historical Examples of dimly
But the thought which had dimly haunted him that day blossomed on this evening.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
We felt, dimly, as if we had had a "warning," and did not yet know how to profit by it.
Dimly I gathered that she had stumbled, and he had saved her from falling.
Dimly it passed through my mind that she had been profiting by her lessons lately.
He was dimly conscious of a dark object hurtling through the air.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
adjective dimmer or dimmest
verb dims, dimming or dimmed
Word Origin for dim
c.1200, perhaps in Old English, from dim (adj.). Related: Dimmed; dimming.
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.
see take a dim view.