HyperDic: dim

English > 10 senses of the word dim:
ADJECTIVEalldim, subduedlacking in light
alldim, faint, shadowy, vague, wispylacking clarity or distinctness
alldim, dimmedmade dim or less bright
alldim, black, bleakoffering little or no hope
alldim, dense, dull, dumb, obtuse, slowslow to learn or understand
VERBperceptiondim, dipswitch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
changedimbecome dim or lusterless
changedimmake dim or lusterless
changedim, blindmake dim by comparison or conceal
changedim, blur, slurbecome vague or indistinct
dim > pronunciation
Soundsdih'm
Rhymesacronym ... whim: 31 rhymes with ihm...
English > dim: 10 senses > adjective 1
Meaninglacking in light; not bright or harsh.
Example"a dim light beside the bed"
Synonymsubdued
BroaderdarkDevoid of or deficient in light or brightness
Spanishapagado, tenue
Catalanapagat, tènue
Nounsdimnessthe property of lights or sounds that lack brilliance or are reduced in intensity
Adverbsdimlywith a dim light
English > dim: 10 senses > adjective 2
Meaninglacking clarity or distinctness.
Example"a dim figure in the distance"
Synonymsfaint, shadowy, vague, wispy
Broaderindistinctnot clearly / clearly / clearly defined / defined / defined or easy to perceive or understand
Spanishborroso, débil, sombrío, ténue, vago
Catalanborrós, dèbil, ombrívol, tènue, vague
Nounsdimnessthe quality of being dim or lacking contrast
Adverbsdimlyin a dim indistinct manner
English > dim: 10 senses > adjective 3
Meaningmade dim or less bright.
Examples
  • "the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation"
  • "dimmed headlights"
  • "we like dimmed lights when we have dinner"
Synonymdimmed
Narrowerlow-beamUsed of headlights
Oppositeundimmed, brightnot made dim or less bright
Spanishatenuado
Nounsdimnessthe state of being poorly illuminated
English > dim: 10 senses > adjective 4
Meaningoffering little or no hope.
Example "took a dim view of things"
Synonymsblack, bleak
BroaderhopelessWithout hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success
Spanishdesolador, negro, sombrío
Catalandesolador, negre, ombrívol
English > dim: 10 senses > adjective 5
MeaningSlow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity.
Example "never met anyone quite so dim"
Synonymsdense, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow
Broaderstupidlacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity
Spanishcorto, estúpido, lento, obtuso, pasmado, tonto, torpe
Catalanaturat, curt, estúpid, gamarús, lent, obtús, pallús
English > dim: 10 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaningswitch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymdip
Broaderchange intensityincrease / increase or decrease in intensity
Spanishatenuar, bajar, meter
Catalanatenuar
English > dim: 10 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome dim or lusterless.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"the lights dimmed and the curtain rose"
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Spanishatenuar, ofuscar, oscurecer
Catalanatenuar, enfosquir, obscurir, ofuscar
English > dim: 10 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake dim or lusterless.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Time had dimmed the silver"
Broaderdarkenmake dark or darker
Spanishatenuar, ofuscar, opacar, oscurecer
Catalanatenuar, enfosquir, esmorteir, obscurir
English > dim: 10 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningmake dim by comparison or conceal.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymblind
Broaderdarkenmake dark or darker
Spanishatenuar, ensombrecer
Catalanenlluernar
English > dim: 10 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningBecome vague or indistinct.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsblur, slur
Caused byblur, blearmake dim or indistinct
Narrowerobliterate, effaceRemove completely from recognition or memory
BroaderweakenBecome weaker
Oppositefocus, focalize, focaliseBecome focussed or come into focus
Spanishatenuar, desdibujarse, desdibujar, difuminarse, difuminar, empañar, enturbiarse
Catalanatenuar, desdibuixar-se, desdibuixar, difuminar-se, difuminar, entelar-se, entelar, enterbolir-se, fer-se borrós

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