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":

  • (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): 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"
    Synonyms: obscure
  • (noun): Absence of light or illumination.
    Synonyms: darkness
  • (adj): Having skin rich in melanin pigments.
    Example: "The dark races"; "dark-skinned peoples"
    Synonyms: colored, coloured, dark-skinned
  • (noun): An unenlightened state.
    Example: "He was in the dark concerning their intentions"
    Synonyms: darkness
  • (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): 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"
  • (adj): (used of color) having a dark hue.
    Example: "Dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue"

Famous quotes containing the word dark:

    she drew back a while,
    Then, yielding to the irresistible joy,
    With frantic gesture and short breathless cry
    Folded his frame in her dissolving arms.
    Now blackness veiled his dizzy eyes, and night
    Involved and swallowed up the vision; sleep,
    Like a dark flood suspended in its course,
    Rolled back its impulse on his vacant brain.
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    will your eyes lie in wait,
    little field mice nestling on their paws?
    Perhaps they will say nothing,
    perhaps they will be dark and leaden,
    having played their own game
    somewhere else....
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    In business be as able as you can, but do not be cunning; cunning is the dark sanctuary of incapacity.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)