What does darkness mean?

Definitions for darkness
ˈdɑrk nɪsdark·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dark, darknessnoun

    absence of light or illumination

  2. darkness, dark, shadownoun

    an unilluminated area

    "he moved off into the darkness"

  3. iniquity, wickedness, darkness, darknoun

    absence of moral or spiritual values

    "the powers of darkness"

  4. dark, darknessnoun

    an unenlightened state

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

  5. darknessnoun

    having a dark or somber color

  6. darkness, duskiness, swarthinessnoun

    a swarthy complexion

Wiktionary

  1. darknessnoun

    The state of being dark; lack of light.

  2. darknessnoun

    Gloom.

  3. darknessnoun

    The product of being dark.

  4. darknessnoun

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

  5. darknessnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Darknessnoun

    the absence of light; blackness; obscurity; gloom

  2. Darknessnoun

    a state of privacy; secrecy

  3. Darknessnoun

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

  4. Darknessnoun

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

  5. Darknessnoun

    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

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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

Examples of darkness in a Sentence

  1. Miguel de Unamuno:

    Man dies of cold, not of darkness.

  2. Chinese Proverb:

    Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

  3. Hannah Guy:

    The way to the light is out of the darkness

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    When the sun sleeps, the darkness awakens! When the shepherd disappears, the wolf appears on the horizon!

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Every little candle is a great knight fighting against the darkness! Every time you feel yourself tiny, remember these brave candles!

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