What is dark?

More definitions of "dark":

  • (noun): The time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside.
    Synonyms: night, nighttime
  • (adj): Not giving performances; closed.
    Example: "The theater is dark on Mondays"
  • (noun): Absence of light or illumination.
    Synonyms: darkness
  • (adj): Marked by difficulty of style or expression.
    Example: "Much that was dark is now quite clear to me"
    Synonyms: obscure
  • (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): 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"
  • (adj): Lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture.
    Example: "The dark ages"; "a dark age in the history of education"
    Synonyms: benighted
  • (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"
  • (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:

    She walks in Beauty, like the night
    Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
    And all that’s best of dark and bright
    Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
    Thus mellowed to that tender light
    Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    Sometimes a neighbor whom we have disliked a lifetime for his arrogance and conceit lets fall a single commonplace remark that shows us another side, another man, really; a man uncertain, and puzzled, and in the dark like ourselves.
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)

    Shuttles in the rocking loom of history,
    the dark ships move, the dark ships move,
    their bright ironical names
    like jests of kindness on a murderer’s mouth;
    Robert Earl Hayden (1913–1980)