dim dim  /ˈdɪm/


  1. (v) switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
  2. (v) become dim or lusterless
  3. (v) make dim or lusterless
  4. (v) make dim by comparison or conceal
  5. (v) become vague or indistinct
  6. (adj) lacking in light; not bright or harsh
  7. (adj) lacking clarity or distinctness
  8. (adj) made dim or less bright
  9. (adj) offering little or no hope
  10. (adj) slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity



  1. The LECs illuminate surfaces evenly but can also be programmed to dim, fade or flash on contact.
  2. Green remains a dim figure for many Americans.
  3. Those not in the mood for dim sum can seat themselves at a sushi counter run by one of Singapore's best Japanese restaurants, Tatsuya.


  1. Graham: Without immigration, GOP to fail in 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the authors of a bipartisan Senate proposal is warning fellow Republicans that if they fail to pass an immigration overhaul, the party's prospects of winning the White House are dim.        
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. 2013 Golden Remote Awards: Vote for TV's Best Couple and Oddest Couple!

    Dim the lights, because it's time to talk romance! Now that we've shined a light on TV's funny people and drama kings and queens in our annual Golden Remote Awards, it's...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: E! Online

  3. Yuan Forwards Discount Widening Shows Dim Sum Risk: China Credit

    Yuan forwards are trading at the biggest discount to the spot rate in four years and the top Dim Sum debt underwriters predict a halt to appreciation.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. "I wanted to give this opportunity to girls who had a light so bright that not even poverty could dim that light," Winfrey said at a news conference.
    on Jan 2, 2007 By: Oprah Winfrey Source: Washington Post

  2. "I disagree with this assessment that, you know, that people view America in a dim light," Bush said.
    on Jan 12, 2009 By: President Bush Source: TIME

  3. "It's a disguised way to raise the income tax to buy down the property taxes without any reform also in the system, so we would take a dim view of that proposal," Pawlenty said at a news conference Monday morning.
    on May 6, 2008 By: Tim Pawlenty Source: Houston Chronicle

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