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Definitions of dark

  1. 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
  2. causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "the dark races"; "dark-skinned peoples" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. secret; "keep it dark"; "the dark mysteries of Africa and the fabled wonders of the East" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an unenlightened state; "he was in the dark concerning their intentions"; "his lectures dispelled the darkness" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. absence of light or illumination Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. absence of moral or spiritual values; "the powers of darkness" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. not giving performances; closed; "the theater is dark on Mondays" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (used of hair or skin or eyes) "dark eyes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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
  13. (used of color) having a dark hue; "dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd" Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes); "dark eyes" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. Darkness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. 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
  20. Not clear to the understanding; not easily seen through; obscure; mysterious; hidden. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Destitute of knowledge and culture; in moral or intellectual darkness; unrefined; ignorant. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Evincing black or foul traits of character; vile; wicked; atrocious; as, a dark villain; a dark deed. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Foreboding evil; gloomy; jealous; suspicious. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Deprived of sight; blind. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Absence of light; darkness; obscurity; a place where there is little or no light. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. The condition of ignorance; gloom; secrecy. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A dark shade or dark passage in a painting, engraving, or the like; as, the light and darks are well contrasted. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To darken to obscure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  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. 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.
  31. Without light: black or somewhat black: gloomy: difficult to understand: unenlightened: secret. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. Absence of light: obscurity: a state of ignorance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. DARKLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. Absence of light; obscurity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  35. Wanting light; deep, colored; obscure. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. Lacking light; of a deep shade; obscure; gloomy; strocious. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. Lack of light; a place without light; a shadow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. Destitute of light; wholly or partially black; gloomy; disheartening; obscure; not easily understood: mysterious; unenlightened; without spiritual light; wicked; blind; uncertain; not fair in complexion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. The absence of light; secrecy; obscurity; a state of ignorance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. Without light; obscure; gloomy; disheartening; ignorant; secret; concealed. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. därk, adj. without light: black, or somewhat black: gloomy: difficult to understand: unenlightened: secret: sinister.--n. absence of light: obscurity: a state of ignorance.--adv. (Shak.) in a state of dark.--v.t. DARK'EN, to make dark: to render ignorant: to sully.--v.i. to grow dark or darker.--n. DARK'-HOUSE (Shak.), a mad-house.--adj. DARK'ISH, somewhat dark: dusky.--v.i. DARK'LE, to grow dark.--adv. and adj. DARK'LING, dark: in the dark.--advs. DARK'LINGS (poet.), in the dark; DARK'LY.--n. DARK'NESS.--adj. DARK'SOME, dark: (poet.) gloomy.--ns. DARK'Y, DARK'EY, a negro: (slang) a policeman's lantern.--DARK AGES, the period of intellectual darkness in Europe, from the 5th to the 15th century.--DARKEN THE DOOR, to enter in at the door.--A DARK HORSE, in racing, a horse whose capabilities are not known: a candidate about whom it is not known till the last moment that he is a candidate.--KEEP DARK, to be silent or secret; KEEP IT DARK, to conceal.--THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS, Satan. [A.S. deorc.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  42. With no or relatively little light, unilluminated (d. lantern, that can have its light covered), gloomy, sombre; of colour more or less near black (esp. as pref. to adjj. of colour as d.-brown); brown-complexioned, not fair; evil, atrocious; cheerless (d. side of things); sad, sullen (a d. humour), frowning; obscure (d. saying, d. oblivion); secret (keep thing d.; keep d., remain in hiding); little known of (d. horse, unexpected winner of race, & fig. of persons); unenlightened (in the darkest ignorance; the d. ages, Middle Ages); the D. Continent (in last two senses), Africa; d.-room, with actinic rays excluded for treating photographic plates. Hence darkish a., darkly adv., darkness n. (Prince of darkness, the Devil). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  43. Absence of light (esp. in the d.); nightfall (at d.); d. colour (esp. in art, the lights and dd. of a picture); want of knowledge (am in the d. about it; leap in the d., rash step or enterprise). Hence darksome a. (poet.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  44. n. Absence of light; gloom; obscurity;—condition of ignorance; secrecy; unknown state. Cabinet Dictionary
  45. Without light; not of a showy or vivid colour; blind; opake; obscure; ignorant; gloomy. Complete Dictionary

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