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Overview of verb dim

The verb dim has 5 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. dim, dip

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

2. dim

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

3. dim

(make dim or lusterless; "Time had dimmed the silver")

4. blind, dim

(make dim by comparison or conceal)

5. blur, dim, slur

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

Overview of adj dim

The adj dim has 5 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (4) dim, subdued

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

2. (3) dim, faint, shadowy, vague, wispy

(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")

3. dimmed, dim

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

4. black, bleak, dim

(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")

5. dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow

(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") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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