Dark

  • (adj): Devoid or partially devoid of light or brightness; shadowed or black or somber-colored.
    Example: "Sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark shadows"; "the theater is dark on Mondays"; "dark as the inside of a black cat"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "dark":

  • (adj): Lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture.
    Example: "The dark ages"; "a dark age in the history of education"
    Synonyms: benighted
  • (noun): An unenlightened state.
    Example: "He was in the dark concerning their intentions"
    Synonyms: darkness
  • (adj): Brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes).
    Example: "Dark eyes"
  • (adj): Not giving performances; closed.
    Example: "The theater is dark on Mondays"
  • (adj): Marked by difficulty of style or expression.
    Example: "Much that was dark is now quite clear to me"
    Synonyms: obscure
  • (adj): Stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable.
    Example: "Darth Vader of the dark side"; "a dark purpose"; "dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility"
    Synonyms: black, sinister
  • (noun): Absence of light or illumination.
    Synonyms: darkness
  • (adj): (used of color) having a dark hue.
    Example: "Dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue"
  • (adj): Secret.
    Example: "Keep it dark"; "the dark mysteries of Africa and the fabled wonders of the East"
  • (adj): Having skin rich in melanin pigments.
    Example: "The dark races"; "dark-skinned peoples"
    Synonyms: colored, coloured, dark-skinned
  • (noun): The time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside.
    Synonyms: night, nighttime

Famous quotes containing the word dark:

    The soul’s dark cottage, battered and decayed,
    Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made:
    Stronger by weakness, wiser men become
    As they draw near to their eternal home.
    Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view
    That stand upon the threshold of the new.
    Edmund Waller (1606–1687)

    So in the dark we hide the heart that bleeds,
    And wait, and tend our agonizing seeds.
    Countee Cullen (1903–1946)

    And was Jerusalem builded here,
    Among these dark Satanic Mills?
    William Blake (1757–1827)