American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A rheostat or other device used to vary the intensity of an electric light.
- n. A parking light on a motor vehicle.
- n. A low beam.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In electricity, an adjustable reactive coil used for reducing the amount of light of incandescent lamps.
- n. A rheostat that is used to vary the intensity of a domestic electric light
- n. A switch used to select between the low and high headlamp beam on a road vehicle. (usually as "dimmer switch", primarily in North America; elsewhere "dipswitch" or "dipper switch")
- adj. comparative form of dim: more dim
- n. a rheostat that varies the current through an electric light in order to control the level of illumination
“In shadowy outlines, in dimmer and dimmer crowding forms, the very figure of the old dead Time itself may perhaps be faintly discernible here.”
“And maybe it’s because I’m tired of Hollywood grabbing the headlines and having all the juicy fun while we poets twirl dutifully in dimmer orbits, sipping chai, submitting to Kingsley Tufts, and sharpening our pencils.”
“But this hardly addresses the deeper mystery of why this administration has gotten itself caught in the Venus flytrap of the Arab-Israeli conflict, after vowing not to do so, and why it has done so with a degree of ineptitude that recalls the dimmer moments of the Carter administration.”
“The dimmer is a 600watt rated with a preset button and ONLY in White, It's a $15.00 value”
“Lutron Maestro IR® preset dimmer, which is controlled by an integral micro-processor and can be programmed to recall a favorite brightness.”
“Pricier items are typically at eye level, following merchandising conventions, with high-turnover impulse purchases such as dimmer switches and 40-watt light bulbs always in reach.”
“Parents notice a glimmer, a glow, a glint in the child's eyes, and it normally happens in kind of dimmer light.”
“In a pointed dissent, Justice Eugene Nardelli took a "dimmer" view of Lillian S. 's behavior, saying that she played "fast and loose" with her youngest son's health by concealing his true parentage from health care providers and creating "potentially life-threatening gaps" in his medical history.”
“Lightwright manages lighting design paperwork, storing the information for each instrument in a show as well as general things such as dimmer capacities, color frame dimensions, and stock equipment.”
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