Dark

  • (noun): The time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside.
    Synonyms: night, nighttime
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "dark":

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

Famous quotes containing the word dark:

    who should moor at his edge
    And fare on afoot would find gates of no gardens,
    But the hill of dark underfoot diving,
    Closing overhead, the cold deep, and drowning.
    He is called Leviathan, and named for rolling,
    William Stanley Merwin (b. 1927)

    His singing carried me back to the period of the discovery of America ... when Europeans first encountered the simple faith of the Indian. There was, indeed, a beautiful simplicity about it; nothing of the dark and savage, only the mild and infantile. The sentiments of humility and reverence chiefly were expressed.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    ethereal, their mauve
    almost a transparent gray,
    their dark veins
    bruise-blue.
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)