Definitions of dim

  1. To render or grow dim; tarnish; fade.
  2. To render dim, obscure, or dark; to make less bright or distinct; to take away the luster of; to darken; to dull; to obscure; to eclipse.
  3. To deprive of distinct vision; to hinder from seeing clearly, either by dazzling or clouding the eyes; to darken the senses or understanding of.
  4. To render obscure or less distinct; cloud; tarnish; dull.
  5. To make dark: to obscure:- pr. p. dimming; pa. p. dimmed'.
  6. To grow dim.
  7. To become indistinct; fade.
  8. make dim by comparison or conceal
  9. make dim or lusterless; " Time had dimmed the silver"
  10. become dim or lusterless; " the lights dimmed and the curtain rose"
  11. switch ( a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
  12. To cloud; to obscure; to render dull; to make less bright; to tarnish or sully.
  13. To cloud or obscure; to make less bright; to sully or tarnish.
  14. Not bright or distinct; wanting luminousness or clearness; obscure in luster or sound; dusky; darkish; obscure; indistinct; overcast; tarnished.
  15. Of obscure vision; not seeing clearly; hence, dull of apprehension; of weak perception; obtuse.
  16. Dimming.
  17. Dimness.
  18. Dimly.
  19. lacking clarity or distinctness; " a dim figure in the distance"; " only a faint recollection"; " shadowy figures in the gloom"; " saw a vague outline of a building through the fog"; " a few wispy memories of childhood"
  20. Somewhat dark; hazy; obscure; faint; tarnished; ill- defined.
  21. Not bright or distinct: obscure: mysterious: not seeing clearly.
  22. Not bright or clear; obscure; mysterious.
  23. Obscure; indistinct; shadowy; misty.
  24. Not seeing clearly; purblind; obtuse.
  25. Not seeing clearly; not clearly seen; obscure; somewhat dark; dull of apprehension; having its lustre obscured.
  26. Obscure; imperfectly seen or discovered; somewhat dark; tarnished; faint; vague.
  27. Dimmed.