Crossword clues for dark
- With 4-Down, black magic
- Alternative to white, as turkey meat
- Giving no performances
- Word with horse or meat
- With 24-Across, witchcraft, e.g.
- ___ horse (surprise candidate)
- Absence of light or illumination
- Absence of moral or spiritual values
- An unilluminated area
- An unenlightened state
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Dark \Dark\ (d[aum]rk), n.
Absence of light; darkness; obscurity; a place where there is little or no light.
Here stood he in the dark, his sharp sword out.
The condition of ignorance; gloom; secrecy.
Look, what you do, you do it still i' th' dark.
Till we perceive by our own understandings, we are as much in the dark, and as void of knowledge, as before.
(Fine Arts) A dark shade or dark passage in a painting, engraving, or the like; as, the light and darks are well contrasted.
The lights may serve for a repose to the darks, and the darks to the lights.
Dark \Dark\ (d[aum]rk), a. [OE. dark, derk, deork, AS. dearc, deorc; cf. Gael. & Ir. dorch, dorcha, dark, black, dusky.]
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.
O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse Without all hope of day!
In the dark and silent grave.
--Sir W. Raleigh.
Not clear to the understanding; not easily seen through; obscure; mysterious; hidden.
The dark problems of existence.
What may seem dark at the first, will afterward be found more plain.
What's your dark meaning, mouse, of this light word?
Destitute of knowledge and culture; in moral or intellectual darkness; unrefined; ignorant.
The age wherein he lived was dark, but he Could not want light who taught the world to see.
The tenth century used to be reckoned by medi[ae]val historians as the darkest part of this intellectual night.
Evincing black or foul traits of character; vile; wicked; atrocious; as, a dark villain; a dark deed.
Left him at large to his own dark designs.
Foreboding evil; gloomy; jealous; suspicious.
More dark and dark our woes.
A deep melancholy took possesion of him, and gave a dark tinge to all his views of human nature.
There is, in every true woman-s heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
Deprived of sight; blind. [Obs.]
He was, I think, at this time quite dark, and so had been for some years.
Note: Dark is sometimes used to qualify another adjective; as, dark blue, dark green, and sometimes it forms the first part of a compound; as, dark-haired, dark-eyed, dark-colored, dark-seated, dark-working.
A dark horse, in racing or politics, a horse or a candidate whose chances of success are not known, and whose capabilities have not been made the subject of general comment or of wagers. [Colloq.]
Dark house, Dark room, a house or room in which madmen were confined. [Obs.]
Dark lantern. See Lantern. -- The
Dark Ages, a period of stagnation and obscurity in literature and art, lasting, according to Hallam, nearly 1000 years, from about 500 to about 1500 A. D.. See Middle Ages, under Middle.
The Dark and Bloody Ground, a phrase applied to the State of Kentucky, and said to be the significance of its name, in allusion to the frequent wars that were waged there between Indians.
The dark day, a day (May 19, 1780) when a remarkable and unexplained darkness extended over all New England.
To keep dark, to reveal nothing. [Low]
Dark \Dark\, v. t.
To darken; to obscure. [Obs.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English deorc "dark, obscure, gloomy; sad, cheerless; sinister, wicked," from Proto-Germanic *derkaz (cognates: Old High German tarchanjan "to hide, conceal"). "Absence of light" especially at night is the original meaning. Application to colors is 16c. Theater slang for "closed" is from 1916.
early 13c., from dark (adj.). Figurative in the dark "ignorant" first recorded 1670s.
a. Having an absolute or (more often) relative lack of light. n. A complete or (more often) partial absence of light.
an unenlightened state; "he was in the dark concerning their intentions"; "his lectures dispelled the darkness" [syn: darkness]
adj. devoid or partially devoid of light or brightness; shadowed or black or somber-colored; "sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark shadows"; "the theater is dark on Mondays"; "dark as the inside of a black cat" [ant: light]
(used of color) having a dark hue; "dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue" [ant: light]
brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes); "dark eyes"
stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; "black deeds"; "a black lie"; "his black heart has concocted yet another black deed"; "Darth Vader of the dark side"; "a dark purpose"; "dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility"; "the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"-Thomas Hardy [syn: black, sinister]
causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather" [syn: blue, depressing, disconsolate, dismal, dispiriting, gloomy, grim]
secret; "keep it dark"; "the dark mysteries of Africa and the fabled wonders of the East"
showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd" [syn: dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen]
lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture; "this benighted country"; "benighted ages of barbarism and superstition"; "the dark ages"; "a dark age in the history of education" [syn: benighted]
marked by difficulty of style or expression; "much that was dark is now quite clear to me"; "those who do not appreciate Kafka's work say his style is obscure" [syn: obscure]
not giving performances; closed; "the theater is dark on Mondays"
Dark (stylized as DARK) is a stealth action role-playing video game developed by Realmforge Studios and published by Kalypso Media, released in July 2013. It was officially announced on May 4, 2012. A playable version of the game was presented at the 2012 Role Play Convention in Cologne, Germany and the E3 2012.
A reveal trailer was released on May 24, 2012.
Dark commonly refers to darkness, the absence of light.
Dark or DARK may also refer to:
- Evil, sinister or malign
- Dark (broadcasting), a broadcasting service that has ceased transmission
- "Dark" (Legend of the Seeker), an episode of Legend of the Seeker
- Dark (surname)
- Dark (video game), a stealth/action video game
- Dark (album), a 2012 album by Hwyl Nofio
- Dark Mousy, a character in the anime D.N.Angel
- DARK, a criminal organisation featured in the manga and anime Kikaider
- G. M. Dark, a fictional character from the novel Something Wicked This Way Comes
Dark is an album by experimental music group Hwyl Nofio, released in 2012. Dark explores a landscape steeped in Parry's own personal experience, inspired by walking through his home region of South Wales with a camera and field recorder in hand. Parry provides tangible evidence of this landscape in an accompanying book that introduces the listener to a world of chilling folk myths and the resonances of his own family histories, as well as timely references to the forgotten legacies of local artists/writers.
Dark is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Alice Elliott Dark, American writer
- Alvin Dark (born 1922), American baseball player and manager
- Angel Dark (born 1982), Slovakian pornographic actress and model
- Ben Dark (born 1972), Australian television presenter
- Danny Dark (1938–2004), American TV announcer and voice actor
- David Dark, American writer
- Jacqueline Dark, Australian mezzo-soprano
- Gregory Dark, (born 1957), American film director
- Johnny Dark, American comedian
- Joanna Dark, the protagonist in the video game Perfect Dark
Usage examples of "dark".
It was now late in the afternoon, and Ralph pondered whether he should abide the night where he was and sleep the night there, or whether he should press on in hope of winning to some clear place before dark.
There he himself stood in a dark blue loincloth with a white pinstripe, his chest abloom with curly red hair and tasteful pseudo-tattoos, his fingers heavy with rings, his ankles clanking with bracelets.
On the dressing table, ably guarded by a dark Regency armchair cushioned in yet another floral, sat an assemblage of antique silver-hair accessories and crystal perfume flacons, the grouping flanked by two small lamps, everything centered around a gold Empire vanity mirror.
I began to wonder what it was like for Aboriginal people with really dark skin and broad features, how did Australians react to them?
The same women that despised Sky Eyes, that gossiped about her and futilely forbade their sons to come near her, they came for abortifacients, joint easers, the silvery drink that brought one out of a dark mood, a dozen other things.
Shimon made a movement with his hand and Abrim waited for the screen to go dark.
With a redder, more abysmal gleam in his deep dark eyes he told of men and women flayed alive, mutilated and dismembered, of captives howling under tortures so ghastly that even the barbarous Cimmerian grunted.
The hostage ships themselves were accelerating forward, their dark shapes backlit by blue halos of ion glow.
Of the dark world, ten thousand spheres diffuse Their lustre through its adamantine gates.
The confirmation of that truth becomes irresistible when we see how reason and conscience, with delighted avidity, seize upon its adaptedness alike to the brightest features and the darkest defects of the present life, whose imperfect symmetries and segments are harmoniously filled out by the adjusting complement of a future state.
His voice made Addle think of coffee, deep and dark and rich, with a texture that slid between her senses.
He knew that Tarrian was right and that even now the wolf would be silently prowling the dark edges of his addled mind to protect him from unseen dangers, just as its wilder fellows would prowl the woods in search of prey.
The admin office windows were all dark when he arrived, and he realized he did not have a key.
Lord of the Hawks was waiting, and his eyes were as dark a blue as any Aerian eyes she had ever seen.
The thing was going so fast he had but an instant apprehension of the dark figure of the aeronaut crouched together clutching at his wheel.