More definitions of "dark":
- (adj): (used of color) having a dark hue.
Example: "Dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue"
- (noun): An unenlightened state.
Example: "He was in the dark concerning their intentions"
- (adj): Lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture.
Example: "The dark ages"; "a dark age in the history of education"
- (adj): Secret.
Example: "Keep it dark"; "the dark mysteries of Africa and the fabled wonders of the East"
- (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.
- (adj): Causing dejection.
Example: "The dark days of the war"; "a dark gloomy day"
Synonyms: blue, depressing, disconsolate, dismal, dispiriting, gloomy, grim
- (adj): Brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes).
Example: "Dark eyes"
- (adj): Showing a brooding ill humor.
Example: "A dark scowl"
Synonyms: dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen
- (noun): The time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside.
Synonyms: night, nighttime
- (adj): Having skin rich in melanin pigments.
Example: "The dark races"; "dark-skinned peoples"
Synonyms: colored, coloured, dark-skinned
- (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"
- (adj): Marked by difficulty of style or expression.
Example: "Much that was dark is now quite clear to me"
Famous quotes containing the word dark:
“Spite of all the Indian-summer sunlight on the hither side of Hawthornes soul, the other sidelike the dark half of the physical sphereis shrouded in a blackness, ten times black.”
—Herman Melville (18191891)
“The inference is, that God has restated the superiority of the West. God always does like that when a thousand white people surround one dark one. Dark people are always bad when they do not admit the Divine Plan like that. A certain Javanese man who sticks up for Indonesian Independence is very lowdown by the papers, and suspected of being a Japanese puppet.”
—Zora Neale Hurston (18911960)
“In dark places and dungeons the preachers words might perhaps strike root and grow, but not in broad daylight in any part of the world that I know.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)