dimmer

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dim \Dim\, adjective [Compar. {Dimmer}; superl. {Dimmest}.] [AS. dim; akin to OFries. dim, Icel. dimmr: cf. MHG. timmer, timber; of uncertain origin.]

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

The dim magnificence of poetry. --Whewell.

How is the gold become dim! --Lam. iv. 1.

I never saw The heavens so dim by day. --Shak.

Three sleepless nights I passed in sounding on, Through words and things, a dim and perilous way. --Wordsworth.

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

Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow. --Job xvii. 7.

The understanding is dim. --Rogers.

Note: Obvious compounds: dim-eyed; dim-sighted, etc.

Syn: Obscure; dusky; dark; mysterious; imperfect; dull; sullied; tarnished.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

dimmer

noun

1: a rheostat that varies the current through an electric light in order to control the level of illumination


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