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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a dark cloud (=a black or grey cloud)
▪ A dark cloud covered the sun.
a dark colour (=more like black than white)
▪ People tend to wear dark colours to work.
a dark patch
▪ She noticed two dark patches on the sleeve of his shirt.
a dark tunnel
▪ He peered uneasily down the dark tunnel at the end of the platform.
a dark/black shadow
▪ She saw the dark shadow of a man in the doorway.
a dark/terrible secret (=a secret about something bad)
▪ I’m sure every family has a few dark secrets.
a red/brown/dark etc stain
▪ There was a brown stain on the bedroom ceiling.
black/dark comedy (=about subjects that are usually sad or serious, especially death)
▪ The plot contains plenty of black comedy.
black/dark humour (=jokes, funny stories etc about the unpleasant parts of life)
▪ The tone of the film is light but there are moments of black humour.
bleak/grim/dark (=without anything to make you feel hopeful)
▪ The theatre is losing money and its future looks bleak.
Dark Ages
▪ Ed is stuck in the Dark Ages when it comes to his attitudes towards women.
dark brown/pale brown
▪ His eyes are dark brown.
dark chocolate (also plain chocolate British English) (= without milk and with very little sugar)
▪ strawberries dipped in dark chocolate
dark glasses (=sunglasses)
▪ She wore a scarf over her head and dark glasses.
dark glasses
dark horse
▪ In the 1955 golf championship, dark horse Jack Fleck defeated Ben Hogan.
dark matter
▪ Bright colours may suit you if your complexion is dark.
▪ He groped his way along the dark passage.
▪ He’s about six feet tall, with dark hair and blue eyes.
▪ Fireworks burst up into the dark sky.
▪ a girl with beautiful dark skin
dark/deep brown
▪ dark brown eyes
dark/light grey
▪ dark grey trousers
dark/light/pale/bright blue
▪ a dark blue raincoat
dark/light/pale/bright green
▪ a dark green dress
golden/dark/black etc curls
▪ a little boy with a tangle of blond curls
▪ His face suddenly became pale and I thought he was going to faint.
sb's face is dark/red/purple with rage
▪ His face went purple with rage.
sb’s blonde/dark/grey etc head (=with blonde etc hair)
▪ I saw my son’s blond head sticking out from the car window.
tall, dark, and handsome
▪ Sam was tall, dark, and handsome.
the Dark Ages (=the period in European history from 476 AD to about 1000 AD)
the dark side (=bad things relating to something)
▪ The book is an examination of the dark side of genius.
▪ Quite taken with them she was, so lovely to look at, him so fair, her so dark.
▪ It was so dark he could barely make out the tree line on the distant shore.
▪ It's so dark, yet it's so full of colours, and it's so cool.
▪ Their skins are of so dark a brown color that they look almost black.
▪ It was so dark that he could not see who was bending over him.
▪ But it was eerie in the sense that the trees were so big and dense and it was so dark.
▪ Out of the rock's foot grew a shadow so dark that it contained all colours.
▪ I am so dark that a black cat looks illuminated to me.
▪ Perhaps it was too dark for Miriam to notice how Louise was taken aback by this remark, how she blushed.
▪ I was privately grateful that it was too dark to make out the edge of the precipice.
▪ It was too dark to see his expression, but Virginia had no doubt it would be the same mocking smile.
▪ He told police it was too dark to tell whether the woman attempted to get out of the way.
▪ I tried to peer in but it was getting too dark to see properly.
▪ The softball game that starts in the morning and finishes when it is too dark to see the ball anymore.
▪ It was, it was too dark.
▪ It was too dark to see clearly, but I could hear him staggering.
▪ Wexford switched off the light and for a moment the room seemed very dark.
▪ They go on very dark in the crease or like a thin film of colored smoke on the lids.
▪ It was very dark tonight, some of the stars hidden by cloud, but it was very hot.
▪ The outer half of the belt is dominated by the C-type asteroids, very dark materials that closely resemble carbonaceous meteorites.
▪ The hold was very dark, but not quite as dark as Willis had expected.
▪ The blade is as long as the petiole, elliptical, and dark green with very dark nerves.
▪ It was very dark, I could just make out the path and some trees.
▪ A cold rain was beginning to fall, the sky to the east was very dark.
▪ No more Tube, no more of your favourite bands on the telly, another dark age as regards the media.
▪ But now a dark age was about to begin.
▪ The dark ages to come will endure not twelve, but thirty thousand years.
▪ Different to Lefortovo, back in the dark ages from the second floor of the hospital block at Vladimir.
▪ We must recover that dark age if we wish to understand our archaic fears and to rationalize them.
▪ The dark ages, as she called them, have covered most of her royal life.
▪ It was the middle of the dark ages.
▪ Like the people at Upchurch, Kubinski prefers dark chocolate to milk.
▪ A dark cloud floated across the moon.
▪ And those bushy eyebrows that resembled dark clouds on his horizon.-How come?
▪ Any minute now that dark cloud will open: a short, sharp shower.
▪ We were bumping along a dirt road when a storm gathered dark clouds above us.
▪ Sadly, when I was there war was not the only dark cloud looming on the horizon.
▪ The dark clouds of red ink and layoffs at Apple Computer Inc. may contain a silver lining for consumers.
▪ The sun was up, the dark clouds disappeared and for a moment she breathed easy.
▪ It grows to be a small dark cloud of purpose, opaque with life.
▪ He is not a matey deity who shines a flashlight into some dark corner of his recalcitrant universe on demand.
▪ I climbed up to the gateway of the bridge and hid in a dark corner.
▪ A large emerald ring flashed a spot of light into a dark corner of the room.
▪ White illuminates dark corners and enmasse provides a still breathing space among more lively shades.
▪ I cried on reading that, quietly, in a dark corner of our hall.
▪ The passenger was sitting in a dark corner and I could not see his face.
▪ She sat in a quiet, dark corner listening to the service.
▪ How very nice to find one in these dark days.
▪ The widow in question is hardly spending dark days adorned in black.
▪ I still have dark days, but now I have hope and I know that the Lord will keep me safe.
▪ In 1985, the darkest days of Macintosh, the evangelizing began to pay dividends.
▪ As the dark days of winter engulfed the Old World the Chaos armies struck.
▪ Those dark days are behind him and psychologically he is stronger.
▪ It is often the case that the highest ambitions can be born in the darkest days of defeat.
▪ It would have filled the count's dark face with fury and suspicion.
▪ In the fading light of the patio, Yolanda can not make out the expression on the dark face.
▪ His dark face wore the cool, slightly ironic expression that she was getting to know well.
▪ He was tall, with a thin dark face and cool white hands.
▪ Benjamin, with his long, dark face, kindly eyes and lawyer's stoop.
▪ He studies the little dark face and massages a limp hand until the fingers curl around his own.
▪ In mounting anger she glared up at the taunting dark face, wondering how she could ever have thought his laughter attractive.
▪ His dark face was framed by raven-black hair so perfectly cut that it barely changed its set as he moved.
▪ Behind them in a doorway is a man wearing plain clothes and dark glasses.
▪ For a long time I wore dark glasses.
▪ Method: Funnel the grapeseed oil into a dark glass bottle, add the essential oils and shake well.
▪ He is photographed one more time, wearing dark glasses.
▪ He is walking about Nice with dark glasses and bruises.
▪ Maybe I should wear dark glasses.
▪ She does not wear the dark glasses now.
▪ The dark glasses were the final straw as far as my schoolmates were concerned.
▪ Alternatively, reverse colours, using dark green in feeder 1 and white or pastel colour in feeder 2, as illustrated.
▪ Midway between sun and stagnant water he blazed in his glorious colors of putrefaction dark green, dark blue, black.
▪ If the plant grows emersed, the leaves are dark green, stiff, leathery, sappy and very acutely branched.
▪ In the valleys, you find a darker green of trees and the euphorbias that mimic our cactuses.
▪ This looks to dark greens remarkably like getting into bed with the enemy.
▪ In land forms they are wider and a glossy dark green or sometimes olive yellow-green.
▪ Paint the centres a darker green.
▪ The uniforms of the soldiers are a very dark green that looks gray, almost black in the firelight.
▪ Her hands lifted to cradle his head, and hold him against her, her fingers raking through the crisp dark hair.
▪ The dark hairs of his arm gleamed in the early morning light.
▪ She was under five feet five inches tall, but strikingly good-looking, with dark hair and eyes and vivacious manners.
▪ A short, plump man with dark hair walked in behind her.
▪ The skin tone, the shine on the dark hair, the thick sweep of lashes, were lifelike.
▪ Tall guy, dark hair, hanging over your window like he hated saying goodbye.
▪ Her long dark hair brushed like burnished jet.
▪ All 15 victims were in their teens or early 20s, slim and petite, almost always with long, dark hair.
▪ Damian lifted his dark head to stare at her.
▪ I look at myself in the mirror now and see the same strands of white streaking across my dark head.
▪ He lifted his dark head, turning, moving away from her.
▪ Kissing the dark head beside her, she settled down.
▪ Her hand clutched his dark head.
▪ But inside his small, dark head exciting and violent thoughts ran wild.
▪ Vicky's dark head rose from the bedspread.
▪ She nudged him as the sleek dark head of a seal bobbed up scant yards from where they were.
▪ During the journey away from his old un-reformed self, the mystic has to enter a dark night of the senses.
▪ He knew what Trotsky had written, that revolution leads us out of the dark night of the isolated self.
▪ It was a dark night, and on the beach they had fallen over the dead body of a man.
▪ In the dark night, a house had gone intact to sea.
▪ Nader is untroubled by the prospect of helping bring on the dark night of a Bush presidency.
▪ The snow drifted down, muffling the sounds of the party, the fireworks spluttering, falling damply into the dark night.
▪ I would have to keep my eyes open, on this dark, dark night.
▪ The room was a small, dark place with almost no furniture.
▪ She was not a woman afraid of coming home to a dark place.
▪ And this was certainly a dark place.
▪ To me, a dark place is the Dark.
▪ They returned to the bridge, fearful of every dark place - every corner, every door.
▪ Everyone under-stands that the senate is a dark place, a secret place, a place not unlike a cesspool!
▪ They were drawn from a deeper and darker place than this whiskery, milky, dungy communion with the cattle.
▪ Come out of that dark place, Mitchell.
▪ The girl opened a door with a Yale key and they entered a dark room.
▪ There was food in the dark, yes, mush food in the hush dark room.
▪ She'd like to be on hand the moment they came out of the dark room.
▪ Men, women, and children packed into dark rooms that stank like a stable.
▪ Go to the dark room. 24.
▪ The small dark room would seem to shrink even tinier.
▪ Afterwards, I had to lie on a bed in a dark room.
▪ We stayed in hotels, sharing single beds in small dark rooms.
▪ The terrible face showed the dark secrets of his life.
▪ I was fascinated by Elvira because she had no family and because she seemed to know the darkest secrets.
▪ Dennis Reason, a bank manager with dark secrets.
▪ Did one of our four women have a dark secret?
▪ It leads to death and a scandalous murder inquiry which threatens to expose some dark secrets.
▪ And the deep, dark secret of my life.
▪ He and his stupid little friends pretend to have dark secrets, contacts with the paramilitaries.
▪ The presence of an illegitimate child to that elder brother had been kept a dark secret.
▪ They listen from the creosote-dark shadows of hedgerow and wood.
▪ The voice came from his right, and Miguel noticed there were two guys standing there in an even darker shadow.
▪ It was Corrary who pointed, and drew their gaze to the dark shadow on the water.
▪ One day she came to history class with dark shadows under her eyes.
▪ At first he couldn't see anyone, but suddenly, in the dark shadow of the Monument, he spotted Tina.
▪ But his style casts a dark shadow over the material, rendering it claustrophobic.
▪ On the altar there lay a long dark shadow.
▪ We know also that the dark shadow of the Whitewater fiasco haunts her every endeavor.
▪ This was a night in their minds - a creature from the darker side of man's intellect.
▪ This psychoanalysis of the Enlightenment obviously concentrated only on its darker side, its errors, aberrations and absurdities.
▪ The creature from the darker side of man's intellect.
▪ This, indeed, was the dark side of an economic success which in other respects was undeniably energetic and spectacular.
▪ She was far from confident that she possessed the moral courage to endure further revelations from that dark side of her moon.
▪ The dark side gets plenty of air time as it is.
▪ I have dark skin and hair and am a size 16.
▪ In the early part of the century, only field laborers had dark skin.
▪ Bourjois is well known for its vibrant collections and their spring range is no exception - ideal for dark skin.
▪ But then Coco Chanel came back from a trip all tan and glowing in 1930, and dark skin was in.
▪ He was in his early thirties with dark skin and a long face from which protruded a sharp, aquiline nose.
▪ One morning she asked the class why it was that some people had darker skin than others.
▪ They have dark skin, long noses and wear shabby farmers' smocks.
▪ I think Janir resembles her more, with his dark skin, curly hair and strong features.
▪ There was a clear, dark sky.
▪ Fireworks burst up into the dark sky, then fizz to nothing.
▪ Black fragments of tombs rose up on either side of the road, silhouetted against the still not quite dark sky.
▪ Birds circled in the dark sky.
▪ But we must go further and when men speak of dark skies, we must think of our own bright interior skies.
▪ The dark sky had forced an eerie light on to the buildings, causing colours to jump out in sharp relief.
▪ He was wearing a dark suit.
▪ Gray, a prosperous-looking lawyer in his tasteful dark suits, asked for the presidential apology and brought the survivors to Washington.
▪ With a smothered exclamation, she rested her face against the smooth material of his dark suit jacket.
▪ A policeman, a thin man in a dark suit.
▪ He was photographed by Man Ray in a sharp, dark suit with a striped shirt and white collar.
▪ Although they were dressed formally in dark suits, both men were wearing heavy rubber boots in deference to winter.
▪ Martin Landau dressed as another monarch in a dark suit and tie.
▪ He wore an expensive-looking dark suit, but so creased and rumpled that it hung oddly even from this distance.
▪ At first she was shy but then she chattered about Nantes, how she missed the dark woods and green fields of Brittany.
▪ The dark wood was now lit up with lurid flashes of artillery and the firefly sparkle of rifles.....
▪ The broomstick dipped and then dived towards a dark wood of tall elms and flew over the tops.
▪ The walls were paneled throughout in a dark wood.
▪ The floorboards were still bare and the bed was the only furniture in the room except a large dark wood wardrobe.
▪ All the tables and chairs are of solid dark wood to match the dark stained original wooden beams of the mill.
▪ Augmenting the club-like atmosphere are the carefully chosen dark wood paneling, beveled stained glass and forest-green carpets.
(dark) circles under your eyes
a shot in the dark
▪ Let's see if she's at Fiona's house. It's a shot in the dark, but we've got to start looking somewhere.
▪ My answer to the last question was a complete shot in the dark.
▪ That was a shot in the dark, but judging from the expression on his face it struck home.
be whistling in the dark
▪ I'm just whistling in the dark on this one - I could really use some help.
crop of dark hair/blonde curls etc
leap in the dark
▪ Critics also worry that compassionate conservatism is a leap in the dark without any empirical evidence to back it up.
▪ Ten minutes later - another leap in the dark - he offered the appointment to Churchill.
▪ The man who hopes to be Chancellor next week can not surely be preparing a leap in the dark.
the Dark Ages
▪ ""What do you think of this blouse?'' ""It's a bit dark -- navy doesn't really suit you.''
dark streets
▪ Anyone who disobeyed him ran the risk of getting beaten up in a dark alley, or even killed.
▪ His songs are dark, intelligent, and have a message for our time.
▪ I shrank back into the darkest corner of the room, and prayed that the soldiers would not see me.
▪ If you're going to have such dark walls I really think you should have a pale carpet.
▪ It was a dark night and he was afraid they might get lost if they went across the fields.
▪ It was a tragedy she had never imagined in her darkest thoughts.
▪ No, you can't play outside, it's too dark.
▪ She has beautiful dark brown eyes.
▪ the dark side of his personality
▪ Thick curtains covered the windows and the room was very dark.
▪ But the cracked panes reveal a dark Interior echoing with the cries of children.
▪ I looked at the guy: dark suit; about thirty-four; heavyset.
▪ Once again, you navigate dark passageways and hostile environments, killing everything that moves.
▪ So many dark windows where some one could be watching, and what if a car came along?
▪ The passageway to the cordoned-off Alsbach canal was wet and dark, and I was glad to have a flashlight.
▪ The snow drifted down, muffling the sounds of the party, the fireworks spluttering, falling damply into the dark night.
▪ Wings longer and narrower than Buzzard; tail longer, with similar dark band at tip.
▪ With her piercing sharp dark eyes, she presented a formidable impression.
▪ It was growing dark, for the clocks had been turned back weeks ago and the nights were drawing in.
▪ It was growing dark, but Gabriel and the other men could not avoid noticing how Boldwood looked at her.
▪ It was growing dark, the moon hung between the trees in a misty haze as though unwilling to appear at all.
▪ The September evening was already growing dark.
▪ Outside it was growing dark, only a red glow showed where the sun had set.
▪ But we were so late it was growing dark.
▪ His face dark with temper, he parked the car.
▪ It was pitch dark everywhere, and the whirr of the ceiling fan seemed to fill the silent bedroom.
▪ It was pitch dark where I was standing, and silent as a tomb.
▪ He developed the photographs himself, blundering round the bathroom in the pitch dark.
▪ It was pitch dark, but a man could follow the path by the pale line of sky between the branches.
▪ It was pitch dark inside the attic.
▪ In the freezing cold and pitch dark, families were driven to clinging to the roof.
▪ I set off at 5 am but those Sussex lanes are pitch dark, and hilly!
▪ Inside the coffin it is pitch dark and fouled with faeces because women confined there are refused access to a toilet.
▪ Then she wondered suddenly if Tom Russell had known she would find it intimidating and had deliberately kept her in the dark.
▪ The owner said that he would rather keep the theatre dark than offer such rubbish.
▪ He would keep Auden dark, his true nature masked from Ebert.
▪ It wasn't right for a man in his position to be kept in the dark.
▪ And people, leftover people like - like grubs that've been kept in the dark.
(dark) circles under your eyes
a shot in the dark
▪ Let's see if she's at Fiona's house. It's a shot in the dark, but we've got to start looking somewhere.
▪ My answer to the last question was a complete shot in the dark.
▪ That was a shot in the dark, but judging from the expression on his face it struck home.
be whistling in the dark
▪ I'm just whistling in the dark on this one - I could really use some help.
crop of dark hair/blonde curls etc
leap in the dark
▪ Critics also worry that compassionate conservatism is a leap in the dark without any empirical evidence to back it up.
▪ Ten minutes later - another leap in the dark - he offered the appointment to Churchill.
▪ The man who hopes to be Chancellor next week can not surely be preparing a leap in the dark.
light/fair/dark complected
the Dark Ages
▪ And she gets up in the night and sits by the telephone in the hall in the dark.
▪ He had the impression that there wasn't much left of the still figure in the dark.
▪ Many more settlements, houses and trailers, side roads disappearing into the dark, than there were years ago.
▪ There's nowhere to hang in the dark.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Dark \Dark\ (d[aum]rk), n.

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

    Here stood he in the dark, his sharp sword out.

  2. 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.

  3. (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.]

  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.
    --W. Irving.

  6. 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.

  1. n. absence of light or illumination [syn: darkness] [ant: light]

  2. absence of moral or spiritual values; "the powers of darkness" [syn: iniquity, wickedness, darkness]

  3. an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness" [syn: darkness, shadow]

  4. the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside [syn: night, nighttime] [ant: day]

  5. an unenlightened state; "he was in the dark concerning their intentions"; "his lectures dispelled the darkness" [syn: darkness]

  1. 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]

  2. (used of color) having a dark hue; "dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue" [ant: light]

  3. brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes); "dark eyes"

  4. 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]

  5. 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]

  6. secret; "keep it dark"; "the dark mysteries of Africa and the fabled wonders of the East"

  7. 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]

  8. 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]

  9. 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]

  10. having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "the dark races"; "dark-skinned peoples" [syn: colored, coloured, dark-skinned]

  11. not giving performances; closed; "the theater is dark on Mondays"

Dark (broadcasting)

In the broadcasting industry, a dark television or silent radio station is one that has gone off-the-air for an indefinite period of time. Unlike dead air (broadcasting only silence), a station that is dark or silent does not even transmit a carrier signal.

Dark (video game)

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 (disambiguation)

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 (album)

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 (surname)

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

Fictional characters:

  • 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.