Definition and Meanings for dark

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Dark is ranked 2,164 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of dark

adjective, noun, transitive verb

Etymology of dark

oe. dark, derk, deork, as. dearc, deorc; cf. gael. & ir. dorch, dorcha, dark, black, dusky

Meaning of dark

as adjective

  • destitute, or partially destitute, of light; not receiving, reflecting, or radiating light; wholly or partially black, or of some deep shade of color; not light-colored; as, a dark room; a dark day; dark cloth; dark paint; a dark complexion.
  • not clear to the understanding; not easily seen through; obscure; mysterious; hidden.
  • destitute of knowledge and culture; in moral or intellectual darkness; unrefined; ignorant.
  • evincing black or foul traits of character; vile; wicked; atrocious; as, a dark villain; a dark deed.
  • foreboding evil; gloomy; jealous; suspicious.
  • deprived of sight; blind.

as noun

  • absence of light; darkness; obscurity; a place where there is little or no light.
  • the condition of ignorance; gloom; secrecy.
  • a dark shade or dark passage in a painting, engraving, or the like; as, the light and darks are well contrasted.

as transitive verb

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