What does DIM mean?

Definitions for DIMdɪm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word DIM.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dim, subdued(adj)

    lacking in light; not bright or harsh

    "a dim light beside the bed"; "subdued lights and soft music"

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

    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(adj)

    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(adj)

    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(verb)

    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"

  6. dim, dip(verb)

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

  7. dim(verb)

    become dim or lusterless

    "the lights dimmed and the curtain rose"

  8. dim(verb)

    make dim or lusterless

    "Time had dimmed the silver"

  9. blind, dim(verb)

    make dim by comparison or conceal

  10. blur, dim, slur(verb)

    become vague or indistinct

    "The distinction between the two theories blurred"


  1. dim(Verb)

    To make something less bright.

    He dimmed the lights and put on soft music.

  2. dim(Verb)

    To become darker.

    The lights dimmed briefly when the air condition was turned on.

  3. dim(Adjective)

    Not bright or colorful.

    The lighting was too dim for me to make out his facial features.

  4. dim(Adjective)

    Not smart or intelligent.

    He may be a bit dim, but he's not retarded.

  5. dim(Adjective)

    Indistinct, hazy or unclear.

    His vision grew dimmer as he aged.

  6. dim(Adjective)

    Disapproving, unfavorable:

  7. Origin: dimm. Compare and .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dim

    not bright or distinct; wanting luminousness or clearness; obscure in luster or sound; dusky; darkish; obscure; indistinct; overcast; tarnished

  2. Dim

    of obscure vision; not seeing clearly; hence, dull of apprehension; of weak perception; obtuse

  3. Dim(verb)

    to render dim, obscure, or dark; to make less bright or distinct; to take away the luster of; to darken; to dull; to obscure; to eclipse

  4. Dim(verb)

    to deprive of distinct vision; to hinder from seeing clearly, either by dazzling or clouding the eyes; to darken the senses or understanding of

  5. Dim(verb)

    to grow dim


  1. DIM

    . DIM Motor Company, a Greek automobile maker, was created by Georgios Dimitriadis as a successor to his earlier company, Bioplastic S.A., which had produced the Attica automobile. The DIM represented one more effort by Mr. Dimitriadis to design and develop a modern car entirely by his company's own means. A 400cc, air-cooled, 2-cylinder, 30-hp engine was also developed in-house to power the vehicle, but due to delays in the engine development, the car was introduced with a 600cc engine and other mechanical parts of the Fiat 126 model. A 650cc Fiat engine was also used, in an improved version. The car was finally introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1977, and for this reason received more publicity than most Greek vehicles, appearing in many international publications. All development work had been made in a factory intended for its production in Acharnes, while the company was advertised in the Greek press; plans were also made for more versions, including a sports coupe. However, the costs involved—mostly for bureaucratic reasons—and the car's poor prospects in the Greek market resulted in termination of production after only about ten had been produced. The whole project was abandoned in 1982, having been Georgios Dimitriadis' last venture in the automotive industry. For more than 20 years, Mr. Dimitriadis had fought Greek bureaucracy and laws that effectively prohibited production of locally developed passenger cars, with significant costs in capital and resources.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dim

    dim, adj. not bright or distinct: obscure: mysterious: not seeing clearly.—v.t. to make dark: to obscure.—v.i. to become dim:—pr.p. dim′ming; pa.p. dimmed.—adv. Dim′ly.—adj. Dim′mish, somewhat dim.—n. Dim′ness. [A.S. dim; akin to Ice. dimmr, dark, and Ger. dämmerung, twilight.]

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Anagrams for DIM »

  1. MDI

  2. mid

  3. IDM


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DIM in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DIM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. President Obama:

    That possibility seems very dim.

  2. Thomas Gitzel:

    The decline in orders from abroad paints a dim picture.

  3. Robert Byrne:

    Cogito ergo dim sum. (Therefore I think these are pork buns.)

  4. Nelson Peltz:

    I think the prospects for a last-minute settlement are very dim.

  5. Louis-Ferdinand Céline:

    Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it.

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Translations for DIM

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • خافتArabic
  • неясен, замъглен, помътнявам, мътен, потъмнявамBulgarian
  • mdlý, tmavýCzech
  • dämmerig, schummrig, dämlichGerman
  • σκοτεινός, θολός, θαμπώνω, θαμπός, δυσδιάκριτος, αμυδρός, κουτός, θολώνωGreek
  • tenue, tontoSpanish
  • himmeäFinnish
  • tamisé, bête, indistinct, flou, ternir, faibleFrench
  • כההHebrew
  • homályos, opálos, elmosódott, színtelen, ködbe vesző, fénytelenHungarian
  • debole, abbassare, annerire, oscura, affievolire, affievolirsi, indistinto, fioca, annebbiare, indistinta, tonta, fioco, offuscare, oscuro, tontoItalian
  • ほの暗い, 薄暗いJapanese
  • blāvsLatvian
  • afblinden, donker, vaag, verduisteren, mat, schemerig, dimmen, schemerachtig, domDutch
  • dimt, dim, dimmeNorwegian
  • indistinto, ofuscar, sombrio, burro, opaco, obtuso, escurecer, FracoPortuguese
  • vag, ternRomanian
  • смутный, тускнеть, затемнять, неясный, тупой, тусклыйRussian
  • మసకTelugu
  • тусклоUkrainian

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