|1.||[ adjective ] 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"
|Related terms:||light dim dusky glooming black darkening tenebrous caliginous darkling aphotic darkling Cimmerian Acheronian lightless darkened light-tight crepuscular light|
|2.||[ adjective ] (used of color) having a dark hue|
"dark green" "dark glasses" "dark colors like wine red or navy blue"
|Related terms:||light darkish black value|
|3.||[ adjective ] brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes)|
|4.||[ noun ] absence of light or illumination|
|Related terms:||light illumination total_darkness blackout night semidarkness|
|5.||[ adjective ] causing dejection|
|Synonyms:||depressing grim disconsolate dispiriting dismal gloomy blue|
"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"
|6.||[ noun ] absence of moral or spiritual values|
|Synonyms:||darkness wickedness iniquity|
"the powers of darkness"
|Related terms:||condition condition|
|7.||[ adjective ] 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"
|8.||[ noun ] an unilluminated area|
"he moved off into the darkness"
|Related terms:||scene shadow|
|9.||[ noun ] the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside|
|Related terms:||day time_period wedding_night weeknight day midnight lights-out late-night_hour small_hours evening|
|10.||[ noun ] an unenlightened state|
"he was in the dark concerning their intentions" "his lectures dispelled the darkness"
|11.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 9044|
|12.||[ adjective ] secret|
"keep it dark" "the dark mysteries of Africa and the fabled wonders of the East"
|13.||[ adjective ] 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"
|14.||[ adjective ] 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"
|15.||[ adjective ] showing a brooding ill humor|
|Synonyms:||sullen morose glowering moody saturnine sour glum dour|
"a dark scowl" "the proverbially dour New England Puritan" "a glum, hopeless shrug" "in moody silence" "a morose and unsociable manner" "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven "a sour temper"
|16.||[ adjective ] (color) having skin rich in melanin pigments|
|Synonyms:||colored dark-skinned coloured|
"National Association for the Advancement of Colored People" "the dark races" "dark-skinned peoples"
|17.||[ adjective ] not giving performances; closed|
"the theater is dark on Mondays"