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  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dim  \Dim\,  a.  [Compar.  {Dimmer};  superl.  {Dimmest}.]  [AS.  dim; 
  akin  to  OFries  dim,  Icel.  dimmr:  cf  MHG.  timmer,  timber;  of 
  uncertain  origin.] 
  1.  Not  bright  or  distinct;  wanting  luminousness  or  clearness; 
  obscure  in  luster  or  sound;  dusky;  darkish;  obscure; 
  indistinct;  overcast;  tarnished. 
 
  The  dim  magnificence  of  poetry.  --Whewell. 
 
  How  is  the  gold  become  dim!  --Lam.  iv  1. 
 
  I  never  saw  The  heavens  so  dim  by  day  --Shak. 
 
  Three  sleepless  nights  I  passed  in  sounding  on 
  Through  words  and  things  a  dim  and  perilous  way 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  2.  Of  obscure  vision;  not  seeing  clearly;  hence  dull  of 
  apprehension;  of  weak  perception;  obtuse. 
 
  Mine  eye  also  is  dim  by  reason  of  sorrow.  --Job 
  xvii.  7. 
 
  The  understanding  is  dim.  --Rogers. 
 
  Note:  Obvious  compounds:  dim-eyed;  dim-sighted,  etc 
 
  Syn:  Obscure;  dusky;  dark;  mysterious;  imperfect;  dull; 
  sullied;  tarnished. 




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