bedim

To make dim; to obscure or darken.

Read in thy New Testament and elsewhere, — if, with floods of mealymouthed inanity, with miserable froth-vortices of Cant now several centuries old, thy New Testament is not all bedimmed for thee.


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  • Bedim — Be*dim (b[ e]*d[i^]m ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bedimmed} (b[ e]*d[i^]md ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bedimming}.] To make dim; to obscure or darken. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bedim — index blind (obscure), camouflage, obfuscate, obnubilate, obscure, sully Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • bedim — (v.) 1560s, from BE (Cf. be ) + DIM (Cf. dim) (adj.). Related: Bedimmed; bedimming …   Etymology dictionary

  • bedim — dim, eclipse, cloud, becloud, fog, befog, obfuscate, *obscure, darken Analogous words: cloak, mask, *disguise: conceal, *hide, screen …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bedim — [bē dim′, bidim′] vt. bedimmed, bedimming to make (the eyes or the vision) dim; darken or obscure …   English World dictionary

  • bedim — transitive verb Date: 1565 1. to make less bright 2. to make indistinct ; obscure …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bedim — /bi dim /, v.t., bedimmed, bedimming. to make dim; darken; obscure. [1560 70; BE + DIM] Syn. becloud, overcast, shroud; muddle. Ant. illumine, brighten. * * * …   Universalium

  • bedim — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To make dim or indistinct: becloud, befog, blear, blur, cloud, dim, dull, eclipse, fog, gloom, mist, obfuscate, obscure, overcast, overshadow, shadow. See CLEAR …   English dictionary for students

  • bedim — be·dim || bɪ dɪm v. darken; make unclear …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bedim — imbed …   Anagrams dictionary

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