What does darkness mean?

Definitions for darkness
ˈdɑrk nɪsdark·ness

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

How to pronounce darkness?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say darkness in sign language?

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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. Tessa Virtue:

    We wanted to make a bit of a different statement, and if that was bringing a certain edge or sexuality or darkness or a contemporary feeling to it, mission accomplished I guess.

  2. Old Chinese Proverb:

    It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Seek truth! Seek truth in the darkness, under the oceans, above the clouds; seek it everywhere and every time! Stop deceiving yourself with the untruth, seek the truth!

  4. Epictetus:

    When you close your doors, and make darkness within, remember never to say that you are alone, for you are not alone nay, God is within, and your genius is within. And what need have they of light to see what you are doing

  5. Gooding Jr.:

    [The biggest challenge of the role was] the mindset, the psychosis; I remember when Heath Ledger talked about playing the Joker…I always used to look out of the side of my eye, going ‘yeah actors,’ but there really is a darkness when you are playing someone psychotic you have to go there mentally. It’s almost like we look over a cliff and picture yourself falling so that gives you a fear of it. So this is falling for six months and kind of what that means to you.

Images & Illustrations of darkness

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