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 dimness
Historical Examples of dimness
In the dimness of the saloon door a gun flashed in the hand of Jasper Lanning.Way of the Lawless
Hitherto he had heard their voices in the dimness of imagination.Viviette
William J. Locke
There must have been a dimness in his eyes and a quiver to his wide-lipped, generous mouth.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
But, little by little, his eyes became accustomed to the dimness.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
If I look speculatively on the world, there is nothing but dimness and mystery.A Dish Of Orts
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.