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TranslingualEdit

SymbolEdit

dim

  1. (mathematics) dimension

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English dim, dym, from Old English dim, dimm (dim, dark, gloomy; wretched, grievous, sad, unhappy), from Proto-Germanic *dimmaz (dark), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰem- (to whisk, smoke, blow; dust, haze, cloud; obscure). Compare Faroese dimmur, Icelandic dimmur (dark) and dimma (darkness).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dim (comparative dimmer, superlative dimmest)

  1. Not bright or colorful.
    The lighting was too dim for me to make out his facial features.
  2. (colloquial) Not smart or intelligent.
    He may be a bit dim, but he's not retarded.
  3. Indistinct, hazy or unclear.
    His vision grew dimmer as he aged.
  4. Disapproving, unfavorable: rarely used outside the phrase take a dim view of.

TranslationsEdit

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AdverbEdit

dim (comparative more dim, superlative most dim)

  1. Dimly, indistinctly.
    • Shelley, Adonais
      that sustaining Love / Which, through the web of being blindly wove / By man and beast and earth and air and sea, / Burns bright or dim

NounEdit

dim (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) Dimness.

VerbEdit

dim (third-person singular simple present dims, present participle dimming, simple past and past participle dimmed)

  1. (transitive) To make something less bright.
    He dimmed the lights and put on soft music.
  2. (intransitive) To become darker.
    The lights dimmed briefly when the air conditioning was turned on.
  3. 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.
    • Dryden
      a king among his courtiers, who dims all his attendants
    • Cowper
      Now set the sun, and twilight dimmed the ways.
  4. To deprive of distinct vision; to hinder from seeing clearly, either by dazzling or clouding the eyes; to darken the senses or understanding of.
    • C. Pitt
      Her starry eyes were dimmed with streaming tears.

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IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch duim.

NounEdit

dim

  1. thumb

LatvianEdit

VerbEdit

dim

  1. 3rd person singular present indicative form of dimēt
  2. 3rd person plural present indicative form of dimēt
  3. (with the particle lai) 3rd person singular imperative form of dimēt
  4. (with the particle lai) 3rd person plural imperative form of dimēt

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

dim

  1. rafsi of dimna.

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse dimmr. Related to English dim and Icelandic dimmur.

NounEdit

dim (m and f), dimt (n), dimme (pl)

  1. dim
  2. to have bad vision
    Han er dim på synet
    His vision is dim/bad

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *dymъ, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰuh₂mós (smoke).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dȉm m (Cyrillic spelling ди̏м)

  1. smoke

DeclensionEdit


SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *dymъ, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰuh₂mós (smoke).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dìm m inan (genitive díma, uncountable)

  1. smoke

DeclensionEdit


WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dim

  1. any
  2. no, not, none

NounEdit

dim m (plural {{{2}}})

  1. anything
  2. nothing, none, nil, zero

ParticleEdit

dim

  1. not

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
dim ddim nim unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.