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. Proverb:

    Proverbs in conversation are torches in darkness.

  2. Josh Gravens:

    I do believe the tide is turning, it has very much to do with the fact that people are coming out of the darkness, speaking about their experiences and saying' We're just trying to get on with our lives. Can we ?'.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    When you admire the light, remember to give the darkness its due as well, because without it, the beauty of the light will disappear!

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    People who live in the world of light are often envied by people from the world of darkness. Those jealous people always try every manipulation to drag the wonderful people of the world of light into their dark depressing world. Never allow yourself to be pulled down and mucked up into their mucky world of darkness and ignorance. Continue your journey on your pre-planned path illuminated with the shining bright light of Knowledge and Truth. A Viaxe Continua!

  5. Alan Jamieson:

    We were just watching the video back and saw the thing come out of the darkness.

Images & Illustrations of darkness

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