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3 letters words from 'dim'

DIM 6MID 6

2 letters words from 'dim'

DI 3ID 3
MI 4 

All 3 letters words made out of dim

dim idm dmi mdi imd mid

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Definitions and meaning of dim

dim

Translingual

Symbol

dim

  1. (mathematics) dimension

Etymology

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).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: dĭm, IPA(key): /dɪm/
  • Rhymes: -ɪm

Adjective

dim (comparative dimmer, superlative dimmest)

  1. Not bright or colorful.
    The lighting was too dim for me to make out his facial features.
    • 1821, Percy Bysshe 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
  2. (colloquial) Not smart or intelligent.
    He may be a bit dim, but he's not stupid.
  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.
  5. (music) Clipping of diminished.

Translations

Noun

dim (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) Dimness.

Verb

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
    • 1695, John Dryden (translator), Observations on the Art of Painting by Charles Alphonse du Fresnoy
      a king among his courtiers, [] who out to dim the lustre of all his attendants
    • 1791, William Cowper, The Odyssey of Homer
      Now set the sun, and twilight dimm'd 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.
    • 1740, Christopher Pitt, The Aeneid
      Her starry eyes were dimm'd with streaming tears.

Derived terms

  • bedim
  • dimly
  • dimmer (noun)

Translations

Anagrams

  • DMI, IDM, IM'd, IMD, MDI, MID, Mid., mid, mid-

Indonesian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈdɪm]
  • Hyphenation: dim

Etymology 1

From Dutch duim.

Noun

dim (plural, first-person possessive dimku, second-person possessive dimmu, third-person possessive dimnya)

  1. thumb
  2. inch
    Synonym: inci

Etymology 2

From English dimmer.

Noun

dim (plural, first-person possessive dimku, second-person possessive dimmu, third-person possessive dimnya)

  1. high-beam headlamp on a road vehicle.

Further reading

  • “dim” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Latvian

Verb

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

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

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

Adjective

dim (neuter singular dimt, definite singular and plural dimme, comparative dimmere, indefinite superlative dimmest, definite superlative dimmeste)

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

References

  • “dim” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From the Old Norse adjective dimmr, from Proto-Germanic *dimmaz. The neuter noun is derived from the adjective. The automotive senses may be a Back-formation from - of the verb dimme.

Adjective

dim (neuter singular dimt, definite singular and plural dimme, comparative dimmare, indefinite superlative dimmast, definite superlative dimmaste)

  1. gloomy
  2. dim
  3. having bad vision
    Han er dim på synet
    His vision is dim/bad/poor
Related terms
  • dimma, dimme (verb)

Noun 1

dim m (definite singular dimmen, indefinite plural dimmar, definite plural dimmane)

  1. (automotive, colloquial) a switching of one's headlamps from high-beam to low-beam
  2. (automotive, colloquial) lever, button or other
  3. (dialectal) Clipping of dimme (twilight, half darkness).

Noun 2

dim n (definite singular dimmet, uncountable)

  1. (dialectal) dimmest, darkest part of the summer night
  2. (dialectal) twilight
    Synonym: skumring

Etymology 2

Noun

dim m (definite singular dimmen, indefinite plural dimmar, definite plural dimmane)

  1. (colloquial) Clipping of dimensjon.

References

  • “dim” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • mid-

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dîm/

Noun

dȉm m (Cyrillic spelling ди̏м)

  1. smoke

Declension

Derived terms

  • dimni signal

Slovene

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dím/

Noun

dȉm m inan

  1. smoke

Inflection

Further reading

  • dim”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɪm/

Adjective

dim

  1. any
  2. no, not, none

Noun

dim m (uncountable)

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

Particle

dim

  1. not

Mutation


Source: wiktionary.org
  • to reduce the light of.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)