The word "dim" is an adjective that describes a low level of light.
It’s getting dim.
- It gets dim as the sun sets.
- It suddenly got dim as storm clouds passed overhead.
- It was way too dim for Carla to read, so she turned on a light.
- Dim lighting at the intersection caused an accident
- The light coming from my computer was too bright, so I made it dimmer.
The word "dim" can also be used to describe a situation:
- They took a dim view of his proposal. (They didn’t like his idea.)
- Chances for a deal to avoid a government shutdown are looking dim.
- Matt’s odds of getting the job that he wants are looking dimmer and dimmer.
Sometimes "dim" describes a person who is not very intelligent:
- Todd is a dim person.
- She’s not very interesting. In fact, she’s kind of dim.
- A lot of people say that the owner of the company is a dimwit.
A device that decreases or increases the level of light is called a "dimmer."
- Turn down the light with the dimmer.
- Is there a dimmer switch?
- Hit the dimmer.
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September 30, 2013