KJV Dictionary Definition: dim


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.

DIM, v.t.

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.


DIMMING, ppr. Obscuring.

DIMMING, n. Obscurity.



1. Dullness of sight; as the dimness of the eyes.

2. Obscurity of vision; imperfect sight; as the dimness of a view.

3. Faintness; imperfection; as the dimness of a color.

4. Want of brightness; as the dimness of gold or silver.

5. Want of clear apprehension; stupidity; as the dimness of perception.