Definitions of dark

  1. lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture; " this benighted country"; " benighted ages of barbarism and superstition"; " the dark ages"; " a dark age in the history of education"
  2. causing dejection; " a blue day"; " the dark days of the war"; " a week of rainy depressing weather"; " a disconsolate winter landscape"; " the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; " a dark gloomy day"; " grim rainy weather"
  3. having skin rich in melanin pigments; " National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; " the dark races"; " dark- skinned peoples"
  4. secret; " keep it dark"; " the dark mysteries of Africa and the fabled wonders of the East"
  5. an unenlightened state; " he was in the dark concerning their intentions"; " his lectures dispelled the darkness"
  6. an unilluminated area; " he moved off into the darkness"
  7. absence of light or illumination
  8. absence of moral or spiritual values; " the powers of darkness"
  9. the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
  10. not giving performances; closed; " the theater is dark on Mondays"
  11. ( used of hair or skin or eyes) " dark eyes"
  12. devoid or partially devoid of light or brightness; shadowed or black or somber- colored; " sitting in a dark corner"; " a dark day"; " dark shadows"; " the theater is dark on Mondays"; " dark as the inside of a black cat"
  13. ( used of color) having a dark hue; " dark green"; " dark glasses"; " dark colors like wine red or navy blue"
  14. showing a brooding ill humor; " a dark scowl"; " the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; " a glum, hopeless shrug"; " he sat in moody silence"; " a morose and unsociable manner"; " a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; " a sour temper"; " a sullen crowd"
  15. marked by difficulty of style or expression; " much that was dark is now quite clear to me"; " those who do not appreciate Kafka's work say his style is obscure"
  16. stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; " black deeds"; " a black lie"; " his black heart has concocted yet another black deed"; " Darth Vader of the dark side"; " a dark purpose"; " dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility"; " the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"- Thomas Hardy
  17. brunet ( used of hair or skin or eyes); " dark eyes"
  18. Darkness.
  19. Destitute, or partially destitute, of light; not receiving, reflecting, or radiating light; wholly or partially black, or of some deep shade of color; not light- colored; as, a dark room; a dark day; dark cloth; dark paint; a dark complexion.
  20. Not clear to the understanding; not easily seen through; obscure; mysterious; hidden.
  21. Destitute of knowledge and culture; in moral or intellectual darkness; unrefined; ignorant.
  22. Evincing black or foul traits of character; vile; wicked; atrocious; as, a dark villain; a dark deed.
  23. Foreboding evil; gloomy; jealous; suspicious.
  24. Deprived of sight; blind.
  25. Absence of light; darkness; obscurity; a place where there is little or no light.
  26. The condition of ignorance; gloom; secrecy.
  27. A dark shade or dark passage in a painting, engraving, or the like; as, the light and darks are well contrasted.
  28. To darken to obscure.
  29. Without light; not reflecting light; wholly black or gray; of a brunette complexion; as, the Indian has a dark skin; gloomy; as, a dark mood; mysterious; as, a dark saying; ignorant; as, the mind of the savage is dark; dastardly.
  30. Absence of light; a place where there is little light; nightfall; often, un- derhand secrecy; as, to work in the dark; ignorance.
  31. Without light: black or somewhat black: gloomy: difficult to understand: unenlightened: secret.
  32. Absence of light: obscurity: a state of ignorance.
  33. DARKLY.
  34. Absence of light; obscurity.
  35. Wanting light; deep, colored; obscure.
  36. Lacking light; of a deep shade; obscure; gloomy; strocious.
  37. Lack of light; a place without light; a shadow.
  38. Destitute of light; wholly or partially black; gloomy; disheartening; obscure; not easily understood: mysterious; unenlightened; without spiritual light; wicked; blind; uncertain; not fair in complexion.
  39. The absence of light; secrecy; obscurity; a state of ignorance.
  40. Without light; obscure; gloomy; disheartening; ignorant; secret; concealed.

Usage examples for dark

  1. But one dark night he died. – White Queen of the Cannibals: The Story of Mary Slessor by A. J. Bueltmann
  2. The room is getting dark – The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2 by Rupert Hughes
  3. It was dark except for a light in Tom Delamere's room. – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
  4. He liked to be able to find his way around in the dark – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  5. The room at first seemed to her dark – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. Muriel raised her fine dark brows. – Running Sands by Reginald Wright Kauffman
  7. It is hardly dark yet. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  8. " I'm just as much in the dark there, as you are. – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  9. Things looked dark for it. – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  10. The road, this night, is dark – The La Chance Mine Mystery by Susan Carleton Jones
  11. " How are we to get home after it is dark – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  12. It was so dark that I could see nothing. – The White Chief of the Caffres by A.W. Drayson
  13. How should I in this dark night?" – The Man-Wolf and Other Tales by Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
  14. I'll stay on until it's too dark to see, and come round again first thing in the morning. – A Prairie Courtship by Harold Bindloss
  15. Some one may fall over it in the dark – Under Padlock and Seal by Charles Harold Avery
  16. It was dark the other . – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  17. What a pity it's too dark to begin again! – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton
  18. Into a dark corner where no one will see us. – Jill's Red Bag by Amy Le Feuvre
  19. No, sir, not dark at all. – The Lilac Girl by Ralph Henry Barbour
  20. She sat on in the dark thinking over every word, every look. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward