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  • 1 Dim — Dim, a. [Compar. {Dimmer}; superl. {Dimmest}.] [AS. dim; akin to OFries. dim, Icel. dimmr: cf. MHG. timmer, timber; of uncertain origin.] 1. Not bright or distinct; wanting luminousness or clearness; obscure in luster or sound; dusky; darkish;… …

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  • 2 dim — ► ADJECTIVE (dimmer, dimmest) 1) (of a light or illuminated object) not shining brightly or clearly. 2) made difficult to see by darkness, shade, or distance. 3) (of the eyes) not able to see clearly. 4) not clearly remembered. 5) informal stupid …

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  • 3 dim — I. adjective (dimmer; dimmest) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English dimm; akin to Old High German timber dark Date: before 12th century 1. a. emitting or having a limited or insufficient amount of light < dim stars > < a dim lamp > …

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  • 4 dim — adj. & v. adj. (dimmer, dimmest) 1 a only faintly luminous or visible; not bright. b obscure; ill defined. 2 not clearly perceived or remembered. 3 colloq. stupid; slow to understand. 4 (of the eyes) not seeing clearly. v. (dimmed, dimming) 1 tr …

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  • 5 dim — adjective (dimmer, dimmest) 1》 (of a light or illuminated object) not shining brightly or clearly.     ↘made difficult to see by darkness, shade, or distance.     ↘(of the eyes) not able to see clearly. 2》 not clearly recalled or formulated in… …

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  • 6 dim out — fading of lights; become dim, darken …

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  • 7 dim — [[t]dɪ̱m[/t]] dimmer, dimmest, dims, dimming, dimmed 1) ADJ GRADED Dim light is not bright. She stood waiting, in the dim light... Below decks, the lights were dim. Derived words: dimly ADV GRADED ADV after v, ADV ed Two lamps burned dimly... He… …

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  • 8 dim — dim1 [ dım ] adjective 1. ) dim light is not bright: the dim glow of the streetlamp ─ opposite BRIGHT, BRILLIANT a ) dim places do not have much light in them, so you cannot see very well: The room was very dim. b ) dim shapes are not clear,… …

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  • 9 dim — I UK [dɪm] / US adjective Word forms dim : adjective dim comparative dimmer superlative dimmest 1) dim light is not bright the dim glow of the streetlamp a) dim places do not have much light in them, so you cannot see very well The room was very… …

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  • 10 Dim sum — For other uses, see Dimsum (disambiguation). Dim sum Typical dim sum breakfast in Hong Kong. From left to right and top to bottom: har gau, jasmine tea, chicken and vegetable congee, steamed dumpling, rice nood …

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  • 11 Dim sim — For the Chinese brunch, see Dim sum. A steamed dim sim. A dim sim is a Chinese inspired meat dumpling style snack food popular in Australia. The dish normally consists of a large ball of pork or other meat, cabbage and flavourings, encased in a… …

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  • 12 dim — dimly, adv. dimmable, adj. dimness, n. /dim/, adj., dimmer, dimmest, v., dimmed, dimming. adj. 1. not bright; obscure from lack of light or emitted light: a dim room; a dim flashlight. 2. not seen clearly or in detail; indistinct: a dim object in …

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  • 13 dim — [[t]dɪm[/t]] adj. dim•mer, dim•mest, 1) not bright: a dim room; a dim light[/ex] 2) not seen or perceived clearly, distinctly, or in detail; faint: a dim outline[/ex] 3) not clear to the mind; vague: a dim idea[/ex] 4) not brilliant; dull in… …

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  • 14 dim — /dɪm / (say dim) adjective (dimmer, dimmest) 1. not bright; obscure from lack of light; somewhat dark: a dim room. 2. not clearly seen; indistinct: a dim object. 3. not clear to the mind; vague: a dim idea. 4. not brilliant; dull in lustre: a dim …

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  • 15 dim — 1. adjective 1) the dim light Syn: faint, weak, feeble, soft, pale, dull, subdued, muted Ant: bright 2) long dim corridors Syn …

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  • 16 dim — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. faint, dusky, shadowy; see dark 1 . See Synonym Study at dark . • take a dim view of, Syn. suspect, disapprove, be skeptical about; see doubt 2 , oppose 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. 1. poorly lit faint, dusky,… …

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  • 17 dim — dɪm v. make dim; become faint adj. dark; faint, indistinct …

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  • 18 dim — 1. adjective /dɪm/ a) not bright or colorful b) not smart or intelligent 2. verb /dɪm/ a) To make something less bright. b) To become darker …

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  • 19 Dimmer — Dim Dim, a. [Compar. {Dimmer}; superl. {Dimmest}.] [AS. dim; akin to OFries. dim, Icel. dimmr: cf. MHG. timmer, timber; of uncertain origin.] 1. Not bright or distinct; wanting luminousness or clearness; obscure in luster or sound; dusky;… …

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  • 20 Dimmest — Dim Dim, a. [Compar. {Dimmer}; superl. {Dimmest}.] [AS. dim; akin to OFries. dim, Icel. dimmr: cf. MHG. timmer, timber; of uncertain origin.] 1. Not bright or distinct; wanting luminousness or clearness; obscure in luster or sound; dusky;… …

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