dim

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Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
dim

Comparative
dimmer

Superlative
dimmest

  1. If a thing is dim, it is not bright.
    It is hard to see in a room where the lights are dim.
  2. If a person is dim, they are not very smart.

Related words[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
dim

Third-person singular
dims

Past tense
dimmed

Past participle
dimmed

Present participle
dimming

  1. (transitive) If you dim something, you make it darker.
    Before a movie starts, it is normal to dim the lights in the movie theater.
  2. (intransitive) If something dims, it gets darker.
    As time went by the fire dimmed.