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 dimness
The dimness of Councillor Mikulin's eyes seemed to spread all over his face and made it indistinct to Razumov's sight.Under Western Eyes|Joseph Conrad
She got up and walked to the window; she was aware that she hated the dimness of the sala; she wanted the honest heat of the sun.Play the Game!|Ruth Comfort Mitchell
Dimness while the maiden blushes; light when the maiden smiles.Zanoni|Edward Bulwer Lytton
But she groped in the dimness for Duty's cool touch and found it.Rebecca Mary|Annie Hamilton Donnell
The veranda was wide and low; railed in; and, except for the square of light, cast in dimness.The Silent Places|Steward Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for dimness
adjective dimmer or dimmest
verb dims, dimming or dimmed
Derived Formsdimly, adverbdimness, noun
Word Origin for dim
Idioms and Phrases with dimness
see take a dim view.