Definitions for darkdɑrk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
darkdɑrk(adj.; n.; v.)dark•er, dark•est
having very little or no light:
a dark room.
radiating, admitting, or reflecting little light:
a dark color.
approaching black in hue:
a dark brown.
not pale or fair; swarthy:
a dark complexion.
having brunette hair.
(of coffee) containing only a small amount of milk or cream.
the dark days of the war.
a dark expression.
evil; iniquitous; wicked:
a dark plot.
destitute of knowledge or culture; unenlightened.
hard to understand; obscure.
(of a theater) offering no performances; closed.
(of an l-sound) pronounced with the back of the tongue raised, giving back-vowel resonance, as the l in
(n.)the absence of light.
to come home after dark.
a dark place.
a dark color.
(v.i.)to make or grow dark; darken.
Idioms for dark:
in the dark, in ignorance; uninformed.
Origin of dark:
bef. 1000; ME derk, OE deorc
absence of light or illumination
iniquity, wickedness, darkness, dark(noun)
absence of moral or spiritual values
"the powers of darkness"
darkness, dark, shadow(noun)
an unilluminated area
"he moved off into the darkness"
night, nighttime, dark(noun)
the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
an unenlightened state
"he was in the dark concerning their intentions"; "his lectures dispelled the darkness"
devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black
"sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark shadows"; "dark as the inside of a black cat"
(used of color) having a dark hue
"dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue"
brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes)
black, dark, sinister(adj)
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
"keep it dark"
dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen(adj)
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"
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"
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"
blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary(adj)
"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"
colored, coloured, dark, dark-skinned, non-white(adj)
having skin rich in melanin pigments
"National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "dark-skinned peoples"
not giving performances; closed
"the theater is dark on Mondays"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
with little or no light
too dark to see in the room; a very dark night
to become dark outside
It'll be getting dark soon.
closer to black than white
He wore dark clothes.; dark blue/green/brown/gray
the time when it becomes night
The fireworks start at dark.; Be home before dark.
having no knowledge of
I was completely in the dark about all the changes.
A complete or (more often) partial absence of light.
Dark surrounds us completely.
It was after dark before we got to playing baseball.
Having an absolute or (more often) relative lack of light.
The room was too dark for reading.
Dull or deeper in hue; not bright or light.
Without moral or spiritual light; sinister, malign.
Conducive to hopelessness; depressing or bleak
The Great Depression was a dark time.
Lacking progress in science or the arts; said of a time period
With emphasis placed on the unpleasant aspects of life; said of a work of fiction, a work of nonfiction presented in narrative form or a portion of either
The ending of this book is rather dark.
Dark signals should be treated as all-way stop signs.
Having racing capability not widely known.
Origin: From derk, from deorc, from derkaz, from dʰerg-, from dʰer-. Cognate with derken, terken and Albanian terr.
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
not clear to the understanding; not easily seen through; obscure; mysterious; hidden
destitute of knowledge and culture; in moral or intellectual darkness; unrefined; ignorant
evincing black or foul traits of character; vile; wicked; atrocious; as, a dark villain; a dark deed
foreboding evil; gloomy; jealous; suspicious
deprived of sight; blind
absence of light; darkness; obscurity; a place where there is little or no light
the condition of ignorance; gloom; secrecy
a dark shade or dark passage in a painting, engraving, or the like; as, the light and darks are well contrasted
to darken to obscure
In the broadcasting industry, a dark or silent radio or television station is one that has gone off-the-air for an indefinite period of time. Unlike dead air, a station that is dark does not even transmit a carrier signal.
Translations for dark
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a dark room; It's getting dark; the dark (= not cheerful) side.
- escuroPortuguese (BR)
- אָפֵל, חָשוּךHebrew
- mračan, tamanCroatian
- myrkur, dimmurIcelandic
- تياره، تور، پټ مبهم، بې نومه، بد نامينده، ګونجې ګونجې (تندې): مغشوش، مجهولPashto
- 黑暗的Chinese (Trad.)
- tối tămVietnamese
- 黑暗的Chinese (Simp.)
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