Dictionary Results for dim


1. dim - verb

· switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam

Synonym(s): dip

Hypernym(s): change_intensity




2. dim - verb

· become dim or lusterless; "the lights dimmed and the curtain rose"

Hypernym(s): change




3. dim - verb

· make dim or lusterless; "Time had dimmed the silver"

Hypernym(s): darken




4. dim - verb

· make dim by comparison or conceal

Synonym(s): blind

Hypernym(s): darken




5. dim - verb

· become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred"

Synonym(s): blur, slur

Hypernym(s): weaken




6. dim - adjective

· lacking in light; not bright or harsh; "a dim light beside the bed"; "subdued lights and soft music"

Synonym(s): subdued




7. dim - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): faint, shadowy, vague, wispy




8. dim - adjective

· made dim or less bright; "the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation"; "dimmed headlights"; "we like dimmed lights when we have dinner"

Synonym(s): dimmed

Antonym(s): undimmed




9. dim - adjective

· offering little or no hope; "the future looked black"; "prospects were bleak"; "Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult"- J.M.Synge; "took a dim view of things"

Synonym(s): black, bleak




10. dim - adjective

· slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"

Synonym(s): dense, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow





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