What is darkness?

  • (noun): An unilluminated area.
    Example: "He moved off into the darkness"
    Synonyms: dark, shadow
    See also — Additional definitions below


Darkness, as polar to brightness, is understood to be an absence of visible light. It is also the appearance of black in a color space.

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Great Evil Beast - Fictional Character Biography
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Crna (river)
... its earlier Thracian name, Erigon, meaning "black", akin to Greek érebos, "darkness" Armenian erek, "evening" Old Norse røkkr, "darkness" Gothic riqis, "darkness" Sanskrit rájas ...
Cryptal Darkness - History
... Cryptal Darkness started life as a Grind/Death Metal band, that later changed styles and became doom band from Melbourne, Australia ... Cryptal Darkness had plans to tour Europe in late 2000, but this seems to have not occurred ... with InSomnius Dei with fellow Cryptal Darkness alumni, Terry Vainoras ...
Guns Of Darkness
... Guns of Darkness is a 1962 British drama film directed by Anthony Asquith which stars David Niven, Leslie Caron and James Robertson Justice ... by Francis Clifford (the book was re-entitled Guns of Darkness in its US publication) ...

More definitions of "darkness":

  • (noun): Absence of moral or spiritual values.
    Example: "The powers of darkness"
    Synonyms: iniquity, wickedness, dark
  • (noun): Absence of light or illumination.
    Synonyms: dark
  • (noun): An unenlightened state.
    Example: "His lectures dispelled the darkness"
    Synonyms: dark
  • (noun): Having a dark or somber color.

Famous quotes containing the word darkness:

    You have but little more to do than throw up your cap for entertainment these American days.... Farmers’ sons will stare by the hour to see a juggler draw ribbons from his throat, though he tells them it is all deception. Surely, men love darkness rather than light.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    And we, with all our wounds and all our powers,
    Must each await alone at his own height
    Another darkness or another light;
    Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935)

    This thing of darkness I
    Acknowledge mine.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)