What does darkness mean?

Definitions for darknessˈdɑrk nɪs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word darkness.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dark, darkness(noun)

    absence of light or illumination

  2. darkness, dark, shadow(noun)

    an unilluminated area

    "he moved off into the darkness"

  3. iniquity, wickedness, darkness, dark(noun)

    absence of moral or spiritual values

    "the powers of darkness"

  4. dark, darkness(noun)

    an unenlightened state

    "he was in the dark concerning their intentions"; "his lectures dispelled the darkness"

  5. darkness(noun)

    having a dark or somber color

  6. darkness, duskiness, swarthiness(noun)

    a swarthy complexion

Wiktionary

  1. darkness(Noun)

    The state of being dark; lack of light.

  2. darkness(Noun)

    Gloom.

  3. darkness(Noun)

    The product of being dark.

  4. darkness(Noun)

    The state or quality of reflecting little light, of tending to a blackish or brownish color.

  5. darkness(Noun)

    Evilness, lack of understanding or compassion, reference to death or suffering.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Darkness(noun)

    the absence of light; blackness; obscurity; gloom

  2. Darkness(noun)

    a state of privacy; secrecy

  3. Darkness(noun)

    a state of ignorance or error, especially on moral or religious subjects; hence, wickedness; impurity

  4. Darkness(noun)

    want of clearness or perspicuity; obscurity; as, the darkness of a subject, or of a discussion

  5. Darkness(noun)

    a state of distress or trouble

Freebase

  1. Darkness

    Darkness, as polar to brightness, is understood to be an absence of visible light. It is also the appearance of black in a colored space. Humans are unable to distinguish color when either light or darkness predominate. In the absence of light, perception is achromatic and ultimately, black. The emotional response to darkness has metaphorical connotations in many cultures.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Darkness

    The absence of light.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'darkness' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2873

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'darkness' in Nouns Frequency: #1271

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of darkness in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of darkness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Philip Nel:

    The darkness of the book is what makes the optimism credible.

  2. Etienne Edeva:

    We're living in darkness here, but miserable or not we're getting by and making the best of it.

  3. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that.

  4. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk:

    I demand from the ministry and local authorities to stop lighting billboards, government buildings, central streets at a time when the whole country is in darkness.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Candle needs darkness to show his talents. Good shines only beside the bad; it will disappear when the bad disappears. Where there is no darkness, candle is forgotten.

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