US: /ˈdɪm/
UK: /dˈɪm/

English Vietnamese dictionary

dim /dim/
  • tính từ
    • mờ, lờ mờ, tối mờ mờ, không rõ ràng; nhìn không rõ
      • a dim light: ánh sáng lờ mờ
      • a dim room: gian phòng tối mờ mờ
      • dim eyes: mắt mờ không nhìn rõ
    • nghe không rõ; đục (tiếng)
      • a dim sound: tiếng đục nghe không rõ
    • không rõ rệt, mập mờ, lờ mờ
      • a dim recollection: ký ức lờ mờ
      • a dim idea: ý nghĩ mập mờ
    • xỉn, không tươi, không sáng (màu sắc, kim loại...)
    • to take a dim view of something)
      • (thông tục) bi quan về cái gì
  • ngoại động từ
    • làm mờ, làm tối mờ mờ
      • to dim a light: làm mờ ánh sáng
      • to dim the eyes: làm mờ mắt
      • to dim a room: làm gian phòng tối mờ mờ
    • làm nghe không rõ, làm đục (tiếng)
    • làm lu mờ (danh tiếng của ai...)
    • làm thành mập mờ, làm cho không rõ rệt, làm thành mơ hồ
      • to dim the memory: làm cho trí nhớ thanh mập mờ
    • làm xỉn (màu sắc, kim loại...)
    • nội động từ
      • mờ đi, tối mờ đi
      • đục đi (tiếng)
      • lu mờ đi (danh tiếng)
      • hoá thành mập mờ, hoá thành mơ hồ
      • xỉn đi (màu sắc, kim loại...)

    Advanced English dictionary

    adjective, verb
    + adjective (dimmer, dimmest)
    1 not bright: the dim glow of the fire in the grate + This light is too dim to read by.
    2 where you cannot see well because there is not much light: a dim room / street
    3 that you cannot see well because there is not much light: the dim outline of a house in the moonlight + I could see a dim shape in the doorway.
    4 not able to see well: His eyesight is getting dim.
    5 that you cannot remember or imagine clearly: dim memories + She had a dim recollection of a visit to a big house. + (humorous) in the dim and distant past
    6 (informal, especially BrE) not intelligent: He's very dim.
    7 not hopeful or good: Her future career prospects look dim.
    dimness noun [U]: It took a while for his eyes to adjust to the dimness.
    See also - DIMLY
    Idioms: take a dim view of sb/sth to disapprove of sb/sth; to not have a good opinion of sb/sth: She took a dim view of my suggestion.
    + verb (-mm-)
    1 if a light dims or if you dim it, it becomes or you make it less bright: [V] The lights in the theatre dimmed as the curtain rose. [also VN]
    feeling / quality
    2 if a feeling or quality dims, or if sth dims it, it becomes less strong: [V] Her passion for dancing never dimmed over the years. [also VN]

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 obscure, obscured, vague, faint, weak, weakened, pale, imperceptible, fuzzy, indistinct, ill-defined, indiscernible, undefined, indistinguishable, foggy, clouded, cloudy, nebulous, blurred, blurry, unclear, dull, hazy, misty, dark, shadowy, murky, tenebrous, gloomy, sombre, dusky, crepuscular:
    Her beauty made The bright world dim. We could barely see in the dim light of the cave.
    2 stupid, obtuse, doltish, dull, dull-witted, foolish, slow-witted, dim-witted, dense, Colloq thick, dumb:
    Anyone who can't understand that is really quite dim.
    3 obscure, dull, becloud:
    His natural feelings of compassion had been dimmed by neglect.
    4 darken, bedim, shroud, shade:
    Twilight dims the sky above. The stage-lights dimmed and the curtain fell.

    Concise English dictionary

    +switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
    +become or make darker
    +become dim or lusterless
    +make dim or lusterless
    +make dim by comparison or conceal
    +become vague or indistinct
    +lacking in light; not bright or harsh
    +lacking clarity or distinctness
    +made dim or less bright
    +offering little or no hope
    +slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity