- the low-beam headlights of an automobile or truck.
- the small, parking lights of an automobile.
- dimitrov, georgi,
Origin of dimmer
adjective, dim·mer, dim·mest.
verb (used with object), dimmed, dim·ming.
verb (used without object), dimmed, dim·ming.
Origin of dim
Examples from the Web for dimmer
Vaccination works more like a light with a dimmer than an on-off switch, said Slifka.A Fully Vaccinated Woman Contracted and Then Spread Measles. WTF?|Elizabeth Lopatto|April 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Make sure you choose a dimmer manufacturer who provides readily-accessible information on compatible lamps and dimmers.
But the hopes of arriving anywhere else have never been dimmer.Half-Baked Treaty Deal Could Lead to Collapse of Euro Zone|Felix Salmon|December 9, 2011|DAILY BEAST
For a long time after old Jimmy took his leave, Alec sat gazing into the flickering fire, as the room grew dimmer and dimmer.Flip's "Islands of Providence"|Annie Fellows Johnston
Then her form grew dimmer and dimmer until there was only a shadowy outline of what had been clear and distinct.
His answer as he lay back with eyes closed again was another of his smiles, only dimmer now with a faint bitter-sweetness.The Side Of The Angels|Basil King
The dimmer stars were extinguished by the goggles they wore.Space Tug|Murray Leinster
His form became more and more clearly outlined, while that of the angel became dimmer and dimmer.
- a dipped headlight on a road vehicle
- a parking light on a car
adjective dimmer or dimmest
verb dims, dimming or dimmed
Word Origin for dim
1822, agent noun from dim (v.). Of mechanisms for reducing the brightness of electric lights, from 1905.
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.