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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 had self-healed the vulnerability to obsession by dark forces that he had self-created.
            • The soylent steaks were sitting like lead in his stomach and twice he had to go back to the dark and miserable toilet in the rear of the building.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • 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.
            • I stubbed my toe trying to find the light switch in the dark.
            • I didn't study for the test and took a shot 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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