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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dim \Dim\, a. [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. [1913 Webster] The dim magnificence of poetry. --Whewell. [1913 Webster] How is the gold become dim! --Lam. iv. 1. [1913 Webster] I never saw The heavens so dim by day. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Three sleepless nights I passed in sounding on, Through words and things, a dim and perilous way. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] 2. Of obscure vision; not seeing clearly; hence, dull of apprehension; of weak perception; obtuse. [1913 Webster] Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow. --Job xvii. 7. [1913 Webster] The understanding is dim. --Rogers. [1913 Webster] Note: Obvious compounds: dim-eyed; dim-sighted, etc. Syn: Obscure; dusky; dark; mysterious; imperfect; dull; sullied; tarnished. [1913 Webster]