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
Related Words for dimmingtarnish, eclipse, fade, blur, dull, cloud, lower, blear, muddy, bedim, haze, fog, becloud, obfuscate, pale, befog
Examples from the Web for dimming
Contemporary Examples of dimming
Besides changes in light bulbs, many consumers are showing increased interest in dimming and lighting controls.
Their dimming performance will rarely match that of an incandescent, but it is getting better as the technology improves.
My colleague Lloyd Green wrote last week of “The Sprawling, Dimming Age of Obama.”America Is Not Doomed
July 7, 2013
Reporters declared it a bomb weeks before its release and blamed Cruise and his dimming appeal to moviegoers.Tom Cruise's Failed Comeback
June 28, 2010
Historical Examples of dimming
Dawn was breaking through the windows and dimming the electric lights.White Fang
His eyes were dimming with tears, and his voice quavered uncertainly.The Market-Place
Then the light vanished, leaving a dimming glow where it had been.Space Prison
Now, from his dimming intelligence the sense of time had slipped away.The Watchers of the Trails
Charles G. D. Roberts
Her arms were outstretched to the dimming form of Harry and the incandescence.The Blind Spot
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.