What is 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":

  • (noun): Absence of light or illumination.
    Synonyms: darkness
  • (adj): Not giving performances; closed.
    Example: "The theater is dark on Mondays"
  • (adj): Lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture.
    Example: "The dark ages"; "a dark age in the history of education"
    Synonyms: benighted
  • (adj): Secret.
    Example: "Keep it dark"; "the dark mysteries of Africa and the fabled wonders of the East"
  • (adj): (used of color) having a dark hue.
    Example: "Dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue"
  • (adj): Having skin rich in melanin pigments.
    Example: "The dark races"; "dark-skinned peoples"
    Synonyms: colored, coloured, dark-skinned
  • (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): 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): Brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes).
    Example: "Dark eyes"

Famous quotes containing the word dark:

    The elaborate star-light throws a reflection
    On the dark stream,
    Till all the eddies gleam;
    And thereupon there comes that scream
    From terrified, invisible beast or bird:
    Image of poignant recollection.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Such as boxed
    Their feelings properly, complete to tags
    A box for dark men and a box for Other
    Would often find the contents had been scrambled.
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)

    War is no strife
    To the dark house and the detested wife.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)