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, 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

How to pronounce darkness?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. STOOLarts KONCEPT:

    Mimesis is darkness, create your own light, the brighter inner light, the brighter it shines

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    When you're surrounded by deepest darkness, it's hard to even think about a ray of Sunshine. Likewise it's difficult to think of justice, when you see the triumph of evil and deceit, and the defeat of truth and honesty all around us. Nonetheless, just as the first ray of Sun penetrates the dark and illuminates our world, the justice of Supreme Power prevails to uproot and smash the evil. The promise is that you will always get double of what was taken away from you; see e.g. the following lines from Holy Book: "Because you got a double dose of trouble and more than your share of contempt, your inheritance in the land will be doubled and your joy go on forever." The justice from Supreme Power shall thus prevail - always! Never lose the Hope and keep your Faith strong!

  3. Louis Aragon:

    The whole fauna of human fantasies, their marine vegetation, drifts and luxuriates in the dimly lit zones of human activity, as though plaiting thick tresses of darkness. Here, too, appear the lighthouses of the mind, with their outward resemblance to less pure symbols. The gateway to mystery swings open at the touch of human weakness and we have entered the realms of darkness. One false step, one slurred syllable together reveal a man's thoughts.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

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

  5. Oscar Wilde, "De Profundis":

    ... Nature, whose sweet rains fall of just and unjust alike, will have clefts in the rocks where I may hide, and secret valleys in whose silence I may weep undetected. She will hang the night with stars so that I may walk abroad in the darkness without stumbling, and send the wind over my footprints so that none may track me to my hurt: she will cleanse me in great waters, and with bitter herbs make me whole.

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