Definition of Dark

1. Noun. Absence of light or illumination.

Exact synonyms: Darkness
Generic synonyms: Illumination
Specialized synonyms: Night, Black, Blackness, Lightlessness, Pitch Blackness, Total Darkness, Blackout, Brownout, Dimout, Semidarkness
Antonyms: Light

2. Adjective. Devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black. "Dark as the inside of a black cat"

3. Noun. Absence of moral or spiritual values. "The powers of darkness"
Exact synonyms: Darkness, Iniquity, Wickedness
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Specialized synonyms: Foulness
Derivative terms: Wicked

4. Adjective. (used of color) having a dark hue. "Dark colors like wine red or navy blue"
Attributes: Value
Also: Black
Similar to: Darkish
Derivative terms: Darkness
Antonyms: Light

5. Noun. An unilluminated area. "He moved off into the darkness"
Exact synonyms: Darkness, Shadow
Generic synonyms: Scene
Derivative terms: Shadow

6. Adjective. Brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes). "Dark eyes"
Similar to: Brunet, Brunette
Derivative terms: Darkness

7. Noun. The time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside.
Exact synonyms: Night, Nighttime
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Group relationships: 24-hour Interval, Day, Mean Solar Day, Solar Day, Twenty-four Hour Period, Twenty-four Hours
Specialized synonyms: Weeknight, Wedding Night
Terms within: Evening, Late-night Hour, Midnight, Small Hours, Lights-out
Antonyms: Day
Derivative terms: Nightly

8. Adjective. Stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable. "The scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"
Exact synonyms: Black, Sinister
Similar to: Evil
Derivative terms: Darkness

9. Noun. An unenlightened state. "His lectures dispelled the darkness"
Exact synonyms: Darkness
Generic synonyms: Unenlightenment

10. Adjective. Secret. "Keep it dark"
Similar to: Concealed
Derivative terms: Darkness

11. Adjective. Showing a brooding ill humor. "A sullen crowd"

12. Adjective. Lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture. "A dark age in the history of education"
Exact synonyms: Benighted
Similar to: Unenlightened
Derivative terms: Darkness

13. Adjective. Marked by difficulty of style or expression. "Those who do not appreciate Kafka's work say his style is obscure"
Exact synonyms: Obscure
Similar to: Incomprehensible, Uncomprehensible
Derivative terms: Darkness, Obscureness, Obscurity

14. Adjective. Causing dejection. "Grim rainy weather"
Exact synonyms: Blue, Dingy, Disconsolate, Dismal, Drab, Drear, Dreary, Gloomy, Grim, Sorry
Similar to: Cheerless, Depressing, Uncheerful
Derivative terms: Dreariness

15. Adjective. Having skin rich in melanin pigments. "Dark-skinned peoples"
Exact synonyms: Colored, Coloured, Dark-skinned, Non-white
Similar to: Black
Derivative terms: Colored, Darkness

16. Adjective. Not giving performances; closed. "The theater is dark on Mondays"
Similar to: Inactive

Definition of Dark

1. a. 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.

2. n. Absence of light; darkness; obscurity; a place where there is little or no light.

3. v. t. To darken; to obscure.

Definition of Dark

1. Adjective. Having an absolute or (more often) relative lack of light. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of colour) Dull or deeper in hue; not bright or light. ¹

3. Adjective. Hidden, secret ¹

4. Adjective. Without moral or spiritual light; sinister, malign. ¹

5. Adjective. Conducive to hopelessness; depressing or bleak ¹

6. Adjective. Lacking progress in science or the arts; said of a time period ¹

7. Adjective. With emphasis placed on the unpleasant aspects of life; said of a work of fiction, a work of nonfiction presented in narrative form or a portion of either ¹

8. Adjective. (context: of a source of light) Extinguished. ¹

9. Adjective. (context: betting of race horses) Having racing capability not widely known. ¹

10. Noun. A complete or (more often) partial absence of light. ¹

11. Noun. Ignorance. ¹

12. Noun. Nightfall. ¹

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Definition of Dark

1. having little or no light [adj DARKER, DARKEST] / to darken [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: darken

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dark

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dark-adapted eye
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dark-field condenser
dark-field microscope
dark-ground illumination
dark adaptation

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