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Definitions of dark

  1. an unenlightened state; "he was in the dark concerning their intentions"; "his lectures dispelled the darkness" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. absence of light or illumination Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. absence of moral or spiritual values; "the powers of darkness" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Absence of light; darkness; obscurity; a place where there is little or no light. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The condition of ignorance; gloom; secrecy. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A dark shade or dark passage in a painting, engraving, or the like; as, the light and darks are well contrasted. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Absence of light; a place where there is little light; nightfall; often, un-derhand secrecy; as, to work in the dark; ignorance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Absence of light: obscurity: a state of ignorance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Absence of light; obscurity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Lack of light; a place without light; a shadow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The absence of light; secrecy; obscurity; a state of ignorance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. DARKLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture; "this benighted country"; "benighted ages of barbarism and superstition"; "the dark ages"; "a dark age in the history of education" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. secret; "keep it dark"; "the dark mysteries of Africa and the fabled wonders of the East" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. not giving performances; closed; "the theater is dark on Mondays" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. (used of hair or skin or eyes) "dark eyes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. devoid or partially devoid of light or brightness; shadowed or black or somber-colored; "sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark shadows"; "the theater is dark on Mondays"; "dark as the inside of a black cat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. (used of color) having a dark hue; "dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. marked by difficulty of style or expression; "much that was dark is now quite clear to me"; "those who do not appreciate Kafka's work say his style is obscure" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; "black deeds"; "a black lie"; "his black heart has concocted yet another black deed"; "Darth Vader of the dark side"; "a dark purpose"; "dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility"; "the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"-Thomas Hardy Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes); "dark eyes" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. Destitute, or partially destitute, of light; not receiving, reflecting, or radiating light; wholly or partially black, or of some deep shade of color; not light-colored; as, a dark room; a dark day; dark cloth; dark paint; a dark complexion. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Not clear to the understanding; not easily seen through; obscure; mysterious; hidden. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Destitute of knowledge and culture; in moral or intellectual darkness; unrefined; ignorant. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Evincing black or foul traits of character; vile; wicked; atrocious; as, a dark villain; a dark deed. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Foreboding evil; gloomy; jealous; suspicious. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Deprived of sight; blind. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Without light; not reflecting light; wholly black or gray; of a brunette complexion; as, the Indian has a dark skin; gloomy; as, a dark mood; mysterious; as, a dark saying; ignorant; as, the mind of the savage is dark; dastardly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. Without light: black or somewhat black: gloomy: difficult to understand: unenlightened: secret. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. Wanting light; deep, colored; obscure. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. Lacking light; of a deep shade; obscure; gloomy; strocious. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Without light; obscure; gloomy; disheartening; ignorant; secret; concealed. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for dark

  1. It is hardly dark yet. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  2. It was dark except for a light in Tom Delamere's room. – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
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