[ jeem ]
/ dʒim /


the fifth letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Origin of jīm

From Arabic

Definition for jim (2 of 6)

[ jim ]
/ dʒɪm /


a male given name, form of James.

Definition for jim (3 of 6)

[ pah-mer or for 6, pahl- ]
/ ˈpɑ mər or for 6, ˈpɑl- /


Alice Elvira,1855–1902, U.S. educator.
Arnold,born 1929, U.S. golfer.
Daniel David,1845–1913, Canadian originator of chiropractic medicine.
George Herbert,1842–1933, U.S. educator, philosopher, and author.
James AlvinJim, born 1945, U.S. baseball player.
a town in S Massachusetts.

Definition for jim (4 of 6)

[ rahy-uh n ]
/ ˈraɪ ən /


James RonaldJim, born 1947, U.S. distance runner; congressman 1996–2007.

Definition for jim (5 of 6)

[ thawrp ]
/ θɔrp /


James FrancisJim, 1888–1953, U.S. track-and-field athlete and football and baseball player.

Definition for jim (6 of 6)

[ dahyn ]
/ daɪn /


JamesJim, born 1935, U.S. painter.
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British Dictionary definitions for jim (1 of 4)

/ (daɪn) /


(intr) to eat dinner
(intr; often foll by on, off, or upon) to make one's meal (of)the guests dined upon roast beef
(tr) informal to entertain to dinner (esp in the phrase wine and dine someone)

Word Origin for dine

C13: from Old French disner, contracted from Vulgar Latin disjējūnāre (unattested) to cease fasting, from dis- not + Late Latin jējūnāre to fast; see jejune

British Dictionary definitions for jim (2 of 4)

/ (ˈpɑːmə) /


(in Medieval Europe) a pilgrim bearing a palm branch as a sign of his visit to the Holy Land
(in Medieval Europe) an itinerant monk
(in Medieval Europe) any pilgrim
any of various artificial angling flies characterized by hackles around the length of the body

Word Origin for palmer

C13: from Old French palmier, from Medieval Latin palmārius, from Latin palma palm

British Dictionary definitions for jim (3 of 4)

/ (ˈpɑːmə) /


Arnold. born 1929, US professional golfer: winner of seven major championships, including four in the US Masters (1958, 1960, 1962, 1964) and two in the British Open (1961,1962)
Samuel. 1805–81, English painter of visionary landscapes, influenced by William Blake

British Dictionary definitions for jim (4 of 4)

/ (θɔːp) /


Ian . born 1982, Australian swimmer; won three gold medals at the 2000 Olympic Games, six gold medals at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and two gold medals at the 2004 Olympic Games.
James Francis. 1888–1953, American football player and athlete: Olympic pentathlon and decathlon champion (1912)
Jeremy. born 1929, British politician; leader of the Liberal party (1967–76)
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Idioms and Phrases with jim


In addition to the idiom beginning with dine

  • dine out on

also see:

  • eat (dine) out
  • wine and dine
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