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dark meaning

EN[dɑɹk] [dɑːk] [-ɑː(ɹ)k]
US
A fairly dark (lacking light) railroad station, with a very dark (lacking light) tunnel beyond
A fairly dark (lacking light) railroad station, with a very dark (lacking light) tunnel beyond

    Definition of dark in English Dictionary

  • NounPLdarks
    1. A complete or (more often) partial absence of light.
      1. NU Ignorance.
        1. We kept him in the dark. ‎
        2. The lawyer was left in the dark as to why the jury was dismissed. ‎
      2. NU Nightfall.
        1. It was after dark before we got to playing baseball. ‎
      3. A dark shade or dark passage in a painting, engraving, etc.
      4. AdjectiveCOMdarkerSUPdarkest
        1. Having an absolute or (more often) relative lack of light.
          1. The room was too dark for reading. ‎
          2. Dark signals should be treated as all-way stop signs. ‎
          3. He was, I think, at this time quite dark, and so had been for some years.
        2. (of colour) Dull or deeper in hue; not bright or light.
          1. my sister's hair is darker than mine;  her skin grew dark with a suntan ‎
        3. Hidden, secret, obscure.
          1. What's your dark meaning, mouse, of this light word?
        4. Without moral or spiritual light; sinister, malign.
          1. a dark villain;  a dark deed ‎
        5. Conducive to hopelessness; depressing or bleak.
          1. the Great Depression was a dark time;  the film was a dark psychological thriller ‎
        6. Lacking progress in science or the arts; said of a time period.
          1. 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. The ending of this book is rather dark. ‎
        7. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • This wasn’t so problematic at first: exhaustion actually suits Christopher Wheeldon’s “Klavier,” a dark exploration of the moment when opulence overripens to decadence.
            • He heard a voice and looked round to see a man wearing dark clothes. ‎
            • The children loved the slide, and they went on it over and over until it got dark outside.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • I didn't study for the test and took a shot in the dark.
            • I stubbed my toe trying to find the light switch in the dark.
            • Cells were first deenergized by an overnight incubation in Mg-PPB with 5 μM CCCP and loaded with 32 μM 1,2’-DNA at 37°C in the dark.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
                • Singularia tantum
                  • Uncountable nouns
              Related Links:
              1. en darkness
              2. en darkened
              3. en darker
              4. en darkly
              5. en darken
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              Meaning of dark for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "dark" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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