Dark

  • (adj): (used of color) having a dark hue.
    Example: "Dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "dark":

  • (adj): Marked by difficulty of style or expression.
    Example: "Much that was dark is now quite clear to me"
    Synonyms: obscure
  • (adj): Having skin rich in melanin pigments.
    Example: "The dark races"; "dark-skinned peoples"
    Synonyms: colored, coloured, dark-skinned
  • (adj): Lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture.
    Example: "The dark ages"; "a dark age in the history of education"
    Synonyms: benighted
  • (adj): Brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes).
    Example: "Dark eyes"
  • (adj): Secret.
    Example: "Keep it dark"; "the dark mysteries of Africa and the fabled wonders of the East"
  • (noun): Absence of light or illumination.
    Synonyms: darkness
  • (noun): The time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside.
    Synonyms: night, nighttime
  • (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
  • (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"
  • (noun): An unenlightened state.
    Example: "He was in the dark concerning their intentions"
    Synonyms: darkness
  • (adj): Not giving performances; closed.
    Example: "The theater is dark on Mondays"

Famous quotes containing the word dark:

    Light silence, dark speech.
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)

    You could not tell, and yet it looked as if
    The shore was lucky in being backed by cliff,
    The cliff in being backed by continent;
    It looked as if a night of dark intent
    Was coming, and not only a night, an age.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Morning smack of the spade that wakes up sleep,
    Shakes a desolate boy who slits his throat
    In the dark of the coffin and sheds dry leaves,
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)