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Etymology

Old English dimm. Compare Icelandic dimmur ("dark") and dimma ("darkness").

Adjective

dim (comparative dimmer, superlative dimmest)

Positive
dim

Comparative
dimmer

Superlative
dimmest

  1. not bright or colorful
  2. not smart or intelligent
  3. indistinct, hazy or unclear
  4. disapproving, unfavorable, rarely used outside the phrase "take a dim view of".

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Verb

Infinitive
to dim

Third person singular
dims

Simple past
dimmed

Past participle
-

Present participle
dimming

to dim (third-person singular simple present dims, present participle dimming, simple past and past participle dimmed)
  1. (transitive) To make something less bright.
  2. (intransitive) To become darker.

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Croatian

Noun

dȉm m.

  1. smoke

Declension


Indonesian

Etymology

From Dutch duim.

Noun

dim

  1. thumb

Slovene

Noun

dim m.

  1. smoke (particles and vapor/vapour given off by burning material)

Welsh

Adjective

dim

  1. any
  2. no, not, none

Noun

dim m.

  1. anything
  2. nothing, none, nil

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