What does Darkness mean?
Definitions for Darkness
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Darkness.
absence of light or illumination
darkness, dark, shadownoun
an unilluminated area
"he moved off into the darkness"
iniquity, wickedness, darkness, darknoun
absence of moral or spiritual values
"the powers of darkness"
an unenlightened state
"he was in the dark concerning their intentions"; "his lectures dispelled the darkness"
having a dark or somber color
darkness, duskiness, swarthinessnoun
a swarthy complexion
The state of being dark; lack of light.
The product of being dark.
The state or quality of reflecting little light, of tending to a blackish or brownish color.
Evilness, lack of understanding or compassion, reference to death or suffering.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from dark.
Darkness was upon the face of the deep. Gen. i. 2.
I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death. Job, x. 20.
The instruments of darkness tell us truths;
Win us with honest trifles, to betray us
In deepest consequence. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
All the light truth has, or can have, is from the clearness and validity of those proofs upon which it is received: to talk of any other light in the understanding, is to put ourselves in the dark, or in the power of the prince of darkness. John Locke.
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of his dear son. Coloss. i. 13.
Darkness, the direct opposite of lightness, is defined as a lack of illumination, an absence of visible light, or a surface that absorbs light, such as black. Human vision is unable to distinguish colors in conditions of very low luminance because the hue sensitive photoreceptor cells on the retina are inactive when light levels are insufficient, in the range of visual perception referred to as scotopic vision. The emotional response to darkness has generated metaphorical usages of the term in many cultures, often used to describe an unhappy or foreboding feeling. Referring to a time of day, complete darkness occurs when the Sun is more than 18° below the horizon, without the effects of twilight on the night sky.
the absence of light; blackness; obscurity; gloom
a state of privacy; secrecy
a state of ignorance or error, especially on moral or religious subjects; hence, wickedness; impurity
want of clearness or perspicuity; obscurity; as, the darkness of a subject, or of a discussion
a state of distress or trouble
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
The absence of light.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Darkness' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2873
Rank popularity for the word 'Darkness' in Nouns Frequency: #1271
The numerical value of Darkness in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Darkness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of Darkness in a Sentence
When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take the step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for us to stand on or we will be taught to fly.
A pessimist finds the darkness around the light but an optimist becomes the light in the darkness.
Voting Rights's always been darkness before light broke through, we come out of that tradition.
Let us not allow darkness and fear to distract us and control us.
The way to the light is out of the darkness
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Translations for Darkness
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- цемра, змрокBelarusian
- мрак, тъмнинаBulgarian
- tenebres, foscor, negrorCatalan, Valencian
- temnota, tmaCzech
- тьмаOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- Dunkelheit, FinsternisGerman
- σκοτάδι, ζόφος, έρεβοςGreek
- tenebro, mallumoEsperanto
- تاریکی, تیرگیPersian
- pimeys, synkkyysFinnish
- sombreur, noirceur, obscurité, ténèbresFrench
- tsjusternisWestern Frisian
- dorchadas, dubhar, dubhScottish Gaelic
- escuridade, negror, tebrasGalician
- अन्धेरा, अंधेराHindi
- sötétség, sHungarian
- խավար, մթությունArmenian
- myrkur, dimma, ljósleysa, niflIcelandic
- oscurità, buioItalian
- 闇, 暗黒Japanese
- 暗黑, 암흑, 어둠Korean
- obscuritas, tenebrae, caligo, tenebrisLatin
- Donkelheet, DäischtertLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ny maìzinaMalagasy
- schemering, donkerheid, duisternisDutch
- mørker, mørkeNorwegian Nynorsk
- chahałheełNavajo, Navaho
- ciemność, mrokPolish
- trevas, escuridão, escuroPortuguese
- negreală, întuneric, întristare, întunecime, tristețeRomanian
- тьма, темнота́, потёмки, мрак, темнотаRussian
- tamnoća, mračnost, mračnina, tama, тамаSerbo-Croatian
- temnota, tmaSlovak
- terr, errësirë, mugëtirëAlbanian
- mörker, mSwedish
- అంధకారము, చీకటిTelugu
- темрява, морок, тьма, темнотаUkrainian
- اندھیرا, اندھیرےUrdu
- bóng tốiVietnamese
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