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Definition of Dark


  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.
  2. Not clear to the understanding; not easily seen through; obscure; mysterious; hidden.
  3. Destitute of knowledge and culture; in moral or intellectual darkness; unrefined; ignorant.
  4. Evincing black or foul traits of character; vile; wicked; atrocious; as, a dark villain; a dark deed.
  5. Foreboding evil; gloomy; jealous; suspicious.
  6. Deprived of sight; blind.
  7. Absence of light; darkness; obscurity; a place where there is little or no light.
  8. The condition of ignorance; gloom; secrecy.
  9. A dark shade or dark passage in a painting, engraving, or the like; as, the light and darks are well contrasted.
  10. To darken to obscure.

Dark Quotations

Helen Keller Quote
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
Helen Keller

Weather forecast for tonight: dark.
George Carlin

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.
Ulysses S. Grant

All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
Swami Vivekananda

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
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Dark Translations

dark in Afrikaans is duister, donker
dark in Dutch is somber, donker
dark in German is dunkel
dark in Latin is acerbus, ater atra atrum
dark in Portuguese is escuro
dark in Spanish is oscuro, obscuridad, tenebroso, umbrio

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