DIM, a. See Damp.
1. Not seeing clearly; having the vision obscured and indistinct.
When Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim. Genesis 27.
2. Not clearly seen; obscure; imperfectly seen or discovered; as a dim prospect.
3. Somewhat dark; dusky; not luminous; as a dim shade.
4. Dull of apprehension; having obscure conceptions.
The understanding is dim.
5. Having its luster obscured; sullied; tarnished.
How is the gold become dim? Lamentations 4.
1. To cloud; to impair the powers of vision; as, to dim the eyes.
2. To obscure; as, to dim the sight; to dim the prospect.
3. To render dull the powers of conception.
4. To make less bright; to obscure.
Each passion dimmed his face.
5. To render less bright; to tarnish or sully; as, to dim gold.