Definitions for duskdʌsk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. twilight, dusk, gloaming, gloam, nightfall, evenfall, fall, crepuscule, crepuscle(verb)

    the time of day immediately following sunset

    "he loved the twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night"

  2. dusk(verb)

    become dusk

Wiktionary

  1. dusk(Noun)

    A period of time occurring at the end of the day during which the sun sets.

  2. dusk(Verb)

    to begin to lose light or whiteness; to grow dusk

  3. Origin: From dosk, duske, from dox, from duskaz, from dhūs (cf. Old Irish donn 'dark', Latin fuscus 'dark, dusky', Sanskrit 'dust-colored'), from *dhū, dheu- 'to smoke, dust'. More at dye. Related to dust.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dusk(adj)

    tending to darkness or blackness; moderately dark or black; dusky

  2. Dusk(noun)

    imperfect obscurity; a middle degree between light and darkness; twilight; as, the dusk of the evening

  3. Dusk(noun)

    a darkish color

  4. Dusk(verb)

    to make dusk

  5. Dusk(verb)

    to grow dusk

  6. Origin: [OE. dusc, dosc, deosc; cf. dial. Sw. duska to drizzle, dusk a slight shower. .]

Freebase

  1. Dusk

    Dusk is the darkest stage of twilight in the evening. During early to intermediate stages of twilight, there may be enough light in the sky under clear-sky conditions to read outdoors without artificial illumination. Civil dusk occurs when the earth rotates to a point at which the center of the sun is at 6° below the local horizon. This marks the end of the evening civil twilight, the point where artificial illumination is required to read outside. Twilight comes after sunset, which is the point at which the earth has rotated just enough that the sun is no longer visible on the local horizon.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dusk

    dusk, adj. darkish: of a dark colour.—n. twilight: partial darkness: darkness of the colour.—v.t. to occasion a dusky appearance.—v.i. Dusk′en, to grow dark.—adv. Dusk′ily.—n. Dusk′iness.—adj. Dusk′ish, rather dusky: slightly dark or black.—adv. Dusk′ishly.—n. Dusk′ishness.—adv. Dusk′ly.—n. Dusk′ness.—adj. Dusk′y, partially dark or obscure: dark-coloured: sad: gloomy. [A.S. dox, dosc, dark—further history of word obscure.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dusk in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dusk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tonya Winders:

    Pollen count is highest between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., and again at dusk, so plan your workouts for other times of the day when pollen levels are lower.

  2. Chris Fischer:

    Don't go play with the seals in the water at dawn or dusk. Other than that, enjoy life, go swimming. Because if you're worried about a shark interaction, you should be scared to death to get in the car.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Look at the magnificence of love, at this heavenly dusk, wind is singing the song of joy, the sun is kissing the ocean. Saying goodbye for the night, promising to wake her up at the dawn of life, with the touch of his warmth and light.

  4. Henry Anatole Grunwald:

    Home is the wallpaper above the bed, the family dinner table, the church bells in the morning, the bruised shins of the playground, the small fears that come with dusk, the streets and squares and monuments and shops that constitute one's first universe.

  5. Thomas Hood (1799-1845), in the poem called No!:

    No sun - no moon! No morn - no noon -
    No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day.
    No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
    No comfortable feel in any member -
    No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
    No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds,
    November!

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