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dim

  

      adj   , dimmer, dimmest  
1    badly illuminated  
a dim room     
2    not clearly seen; indistinct; faint  
a dim shape     
3    having weak or indistinct vision  
eyes dim with tears     
4    lacking in understanding; mentally dull  
5    not clear in the mind; obscure  
a dim memory     
6    lacking in brilliance, brightness, or lustre  
a dim colour     
7    tending to be unfavourable; gloomy or disapproving (esp. in the phrase take a dim view)  
      vb   , dims, dimming, dimmed  
8    to become or cause to become dim  
9    tr   to cause to seem less bright, as by comparison  
10       the U.S. and Canadian word for       dip       5  
     (Old English dimm; related to Old Norse dimmr gloomy, dark)  
  dimly      adv  
  dimness      n  


dim.  
      abbrev. for  
1    dimension  
2      (Also)    dimin     (Music)   diminuendo  
3      (Also)    dimin   diminutive  
dim sum  
      n   a Chinese appetizer of steamed dumplings containing various fillings  
     (Cantonese)  
simmer dim  
      n     (Scot)   the night-long twilight found in the Northern Isles around midsummer  
     (Scottish form of summer1 + dim)  
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diminuendo     (Music)  
      n   pl   , -dos  
1   
a    a gradual decrease in loudness or the musical direction indicating this,   (Abbrev.)    dim            (Symbol)    <dimin>   written over the music affected  
b    a musical passage affected by a dimuendo  
      adj  
2    gradually decreasing in loudness  
3    with a diminuendo,   (Also)    decrescendo  
     (C18: from Italian, from diminuire to diminish)  


dim         
      adj   , dimmer, dimmest  
1    badly illuminated  
a dim room     
2    not clearly seen; indistinct; faint  
a dim shape            
3    having weak or indistinct vision  
eyes dim with tears     
4    lacking in understanding; mentally dull  
5    not clear in the mind; obscure  
a dim memory     
6    lacking in brilliance, brightness, or lustre  
a dim colour     
7    tending to be unfavourable; gloomy or disapproving (esp. in the phrase take a dim view)  
      vb   , dims, dimming, dimmed  
8    to become or cause to become dim  
9    tr   to cause to seem less bright, as by comparison  
10       the U.S. and Canadian word for       dip       5  
     (Old English dimm; related to Old Norse dimmr gloomy, dark)  
  dimly      adv  
  dimness      n  
dim.  
      abbrev. for  
1    dimension  
2      (Also)    dimin     (Music)   diminuendo  
3      (Also)    dimin   diminutive  
dim sum  
      n   a Chinese appetizer of steamed dumplings containing various fillings  
     (Cantonese)  
simmer dim  
      n     (Scot)   the night-long twilight found in the Northern Isles around midsummer  
     (Scottish form of summer1 + dim)  

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dip  
      vb   , dips, dipping, dipped  
1    to plunge or be plunged quickly or briefly into a liquid, esp. to wet or coat  
2    intr   to undergo a slight decline, esp. temporarily  
sales dipped in November     
3    intr   to slope downwards  
the land dips towards the river     
4    intr   to sink or appear to sink quickly  
the sun dipped below the horizon     
5    tr   to switch (car headlights) from the main to the lower beam,   (U.S. and Canadian word)    dim         
6    tr  
a    to immerse (poultry, sheep, etc.) briefly in a liquid chemical to rid them of or prevent infestation by insects, etc.  
b    to immerse (grain, vegetables, or wood) in a preservative liquid  
7    tr   to stain or dye by immersing in a liquid  
8    tr   to baptize (someone) by immersion  
9    tr   to plate or galvanize (a metal, etc.) by immersion in an electrolyte or electrolytic cell  
10    tr   to scoop up a liquid or something from a liquid in the hands or in a container  
11    to lower or be lowered briefly  
she dipped her knee in a curtsy     
12    tr   to make (a candle) by plunging the wick into melted wax  
13    intr   to plunge a container, the hands, etc., into something, esp. to obtain or retrieve an object  
he dipped in his pocket for money     
14    intr; foll by: in or into   to dabble (in); play (at)  
he dipped into black magic     
15    intr   (of an aircraft) to drop suddenly and then regain height  
16    intr   (of a rock stratum or mineral vein) to slope downwards from the horizontal  
17    intr; often foll by: for   (in children's games) to select (a leader etc.) by reciting any of various rhymes  
      n  
18    the act of dipping or state of being dipped  
19    a brief swim in water  
20   
a    any liquid chemical preparation in which poultry, sheep, etc. are dipped  
b    any liquid preservative into which objects, esp. of wood, are dipped  
21    a preparation of dyeing agents into which fabric is immersed  
22    a depression, esp. in a landscape  
23    something taken up by dipping  
24    a container used for dipping; dipper  
25    a momentary sinking down  
26    the angle of slope of rock strata, fault planes, etc., from the horizontal plane  
27      (Also called)    angle of dip, magnetic dip, inclination   the angle between the direction of the earth's magnetic field and the plane of the horizon; the angle that a magnetic needle free to swing in a vertical plane makes with the horizontal  
28    a creamy mixture into which pieces of food are dipped before being eaten  
29      (Surveying)   the angular distance of the horizon below the plane of observation  
30    a candle made by plunging a wick repeatedly into wax  
31    a momentary loss of altitude when flying  
32    (in gymnastics) a chinning exercise on the parallel bars  
33       a slang word for       pickpocket     (See also)        dip into       dip out  
     (Old English dyppan; related to Old High German tupfen to wash, German taufen to baptize; see deep)  


dim         
      adj   , dimmer, dimmest  
1    badly illuminated  
a dim room     
2    not clearly seen; indistinct; faint  
a dim shape     
3    having weak or indistinct vision  
eyes dim with tears     
4    lacking in understanding; mentally dull  
5    not clear in the mind; obscure  
a dim memory     
6    lacking in brilliance, brightness, or lustre  
a dim colour     
7    tending to be unfavourable; gloomy or disapproving (esp. in the phrase take a dim view)  
      vb   , dims, dimming, dimmed  
8    to become or cause to become dim  
9    tr   to cause to seem less bright, as by comparison  
10       the U.S. and Canadian word for       dip       5  
     (Old English dimm; related to Old Norse dimmr gloomy, dark)  
  dimly      adv  
  dimness      n  
dim.  
      abbrev. for  
1    dimension  
2      (Also)    dimin     (Music)   diminuendo  
3      (Also)    dimin   diminutive  
dim sum  
      n   a Chinese appetizer of steamed dumplings containing various fillings  
     (Cantonese)  
simmer dim  
      n     (Scot)   the night-long twilight found in the Northern Isles around midsummer  
     (Scottish form of summer1 + dim)  

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dim

  

      adj  
1    caliginous     (archaic)   cloudy, dark, darkish, dusky, grey, overcast, poorly lit, shadowy, tenebrous, unilluminated  
2    bleary, blurred, faint, fuzzy, ill-defined, indistinct, obscured, shadowy, unclear  
3    braindead     (informal)   dense, doltish, dozy     (Brit. informal)   dull, dumb     (informal)   obtuse, slow, slow on the uptake     (informal)   stupid, thick  
4    confused, hazy, imperfect, indistinct, intangible, obscure, remote, shadowy, vague  
5    dingy, dull, feeble, lacklustre, muted, opaque, pale, sullied, tarnished, weak  
6    dashing, depressing, discouraging, gloomy, sombre, unfavourable, unpromising  
7    take a dim view      be displeased, be sceptical, disapprove, look askance, reject, suspect, take exception, view with disfavour  
      vb  
8    bedim, blur, cloud, darken, dull, fade, lower, obscure, tarnish, turn down  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    bright, clear, cloudless, fair, limpid, pleasant, sunny, unclouded  
2    bright, brilliant, clear, distinct, limpid, palpable  
3    acute, astute, aware, brainy, bright, clever, intelligent, keen, quick-witted, sharp, smart  


dim-witted     
braindead     (informal)   dense, dim, doltish, dopey     (informal)   dozy     (Brit. informal)   dull, dumb     (informal)   obtuse, slow, slow on the uptake, stupid, thick     (informal)   thick-skulled, unperceptive  
  
Antonyms     
   alert, astute, bright, clever, keen, perceptive, quick on the uptake, quick-witted, sharp, shrewd, smart  

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