What does darken mean?

Definitions for darken
ˈdɑr kəndark·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. darken(verb)

    become dark or darker

    "The sky darkened"

  2. darken(verb)

    tarnish or stain

    "a scandal that darkened the family's good name"

  3. darken(verb)

    make dark or darker

    "darken a room"


  1. darken(Verb)

    To make dark or darker by reducing light.

  2. darken(Verb)

    To become dark or darker (having less light).

  3. darken(Verb)

    To make dark or darker in colour.

  4. darken(Verb)

    To become dark or darker in colour.

  5. darken(Verb)

    To render gloomy, dark(er) of mood

  6. darken(Verb)

    To become gloomy, dark of mood

  7. darken(Verb)

    To blind, impair eyesight

  8. darken(Verb)

    To be blinded, loose clear vision

Webster Dictionary

  1. Darken(adj)

    to make dark or black; to deprive of light; to obscure; as, a darkened room

  2. Darken(adj)

    to render dim; to deprive of vision

  3. Darken(adj)

    to cloud, obscure, or perplex; to render less clear or intelligible

  4. Darken(adj)

    to cast a gloom upon

  5. Darken(adj)

    to make foul; to sully; to tarnish

  6. Darken(verb)

    to grow or darker

  7. Origin: [AS. deorcian. See Dark, a.]


  1. Darken

    Darken is a completed webcomic set in a Dungeons & Dragons-style fantasy world, featuring a cast of morally ambiguous or outright evil characters led by Gort, lord of hellfire. It is based on a story by Mike Foulks. Darken is one of the more popular members of Cornstalker Webcomic Collective. It was originally a member of Comicgenesis since its creation in December 2003 and was later a member of Keenspot from July 2006 until January 2010. It ended on October 17th, and the artist went on to make a new comic, Widdershins.

Anagrams for darken »

  1. ranked

  2. endark

  3. Kendra

  4. danker

  5. narked

How to pronounce darken?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say darken in sign language?

  1. darken


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of darken in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of darken in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of darken in a Sentence

  1. Groucho Marx:

    Go, and never darken my towels again.

  2. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares if there seemed any danger of their coming true

  3. Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts (1931) "Life and Human Nature":

    How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares if there seemed any danger of their coming true!

  4. Dave Jones:

    Remember, the sun is 93 million miles away. The shadow of the moon will still darken the sky, if it is cloudy ,it will get even darker.

  5. John Nelson:

    It would literally darken the sky, i remember one day, I was standing back about 300 feet. I could still see the flames rising above the pit.

Images & Illustrations of darken

  1. darkendarkendarkendarkendarken

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