What is dark?

  • (adj): Having skin rich in melanin pigments.
    Example: "The dark races"; "dark-skinned peoples"
    Synonyms: colored, coloured, dark-skinned
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "dark":

  • (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): (used of color) having a dark hue.
    Example: "Dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue"
  • (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): 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"
  • (noun): Absence of light or illumination.
    Synonyms: darkness
  • (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): Brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes).
    Example: "Dark eyes"
  • (noun): The time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside.
    Synonyms: night, nighttime

Famous quotes containing the word dark:

    I turned my head and saw the wind,
    Not far from where I stood,
    Dragging the corn by her golden hair,
    Into a dark and lonely wood.
    William Henry Davies (1871–1940)

    When it is dark in the east, it is light in the west; when things are dark in the south there is still light in the north.
    Chinese proverb.

    Spite of all the Indian-summer sunlight on the hither side of Hawthorne’s soul, the other side—like the dark half of the physical sphere—is shrouded in a blackness, ten times black.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)