Associations to the word «Dark»


DARK, adjective. Having an absolute or (more often) relative lack of light.
DARK, adjective. (of a source of light) Extinguished.
DARK, adjective. Deprived of sight; blind.
DARK, adjective. (of colour) Dull or deeper in hue; not bright or light.
DARK, adjective. Hidden, secret, obscure.
DARK, adjective. Not clear to the understanding; not easily through; obscure; mysterious; hidden.
DARK, adjective. (betting) (of race horses) Having racing capability not widely known.
DARK, adjective. Without moral or spiritual light; sinister, malign.
DARK, adjective. Conducive to hopelessness; depressing or bleak.
DARK, adjective. Lacking progress in science or the arts; said of a time period.
DARK, adjective. 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.
DARK, noun. A complete or (more often) partial absence of light.
DARK, noun. (uncountable) Ignorance.
DARK, noun. (uncountable) Nightfall.
DARK, noun. A dark shade or dark passage in a painting, engraving, etc.
DARK AGES, proper noun. The period of European history encompassing (roughly) 476–1000 CE.
DARK AGES, proper noun. Greek Dark Ages (c. 1100 BC - 750 BCE
DARK AGES, proper noun. Dark ages of Cambodia (c. 1450 - 1863)
DARK AGES, proper noun. Dark ages of Laos (c. 1707 - 1893)
DARK AGES, proper noun. Dark Ages in cosmology
DARK AGES, proper noun. (figuratively) Any relatively primitive period of time.
DARK AGES, noun. Alternative form of Dark Ages
DARK ART, noun. Alternative form of black art
DARK ARTS, noun. Plural of dark art
DARK CHOCOLATE, noun. (uncountable) chocolate that has not had milk products added to lighten and sweeten it
DARK CHOCOLATE, noun. (countable) A serving of this chocolate
DARK CHOCOLATES, noun. Plural of dark chocolate
DARK CONTINENT, noun. (dated) (informal) Africa.
DARK CULTURE, noun. An umbrella term, used to describe a summary of parts of several subcultures including gothic, darkwave, neofolk, industrial, electro, BDSM/fetish, metal and medieval.
DARK CULTURES, noun. Plural of dark culture
DARK CURRENT, noun. (physics) The temperature-dependant current that flows in a photodetector when no light is shining on it
DARK EARTH, noun. Soil that is high in organic matter, including charcoal, which, as a horizon (i.e. layer) indicates settlement and urbanization of an area.
DARK ELF, noun. (Norse mythology) A member of the race of Dǫkkálfar, creatures who live underground.
DARK ELF, noun. (fantasy) A member of a race of evil elves.
DARK ELVES, noun. Plural of dark elf
DARK ENERGY, noun. (astronomy) (astrophysics) A hypothetical form of energy which, it is supposed, is spread uniformly throughout space (and time) and has anti-gravitational properties: it represents a possible mechanism for the cosmological constant, and thus is one of the possible explanations for the current accelerating rate of expansion of the universe; and it is estimated to account for about 74% of the mass-energy of the universe.
DARK FACTORY, noun. A factory with no human labor.
DARK FIGURE, noun. The estimated number of unreported criminal cases; the dark figure of crime.
DARK FLOW, noun. (astrophysics) A possible non-random component of the peculiar velocity of galaxy clusters.
DARK GREEN FRITILLARIES, noun. Plural of dark green fritillary
DARK GREEN FRITILLARY, noun. A big, bright orange and black butterfly with a greenish body, Argynnis aglaja, of the family Nymphalidae
DARK HORSE, noun. (idiomatic) Someone who possesses talents or favorable characteristics that are not known or expected by others.
DARK HORSE, noun. (idiomatic) (politics) A candidate who is nominated unexpectedly, without previously having been discussed or considered as a likely choice.
DARK HORSES, noun. Plural of dark horse
DARK L, noun. (linguistics) A consonantal sound, the velarized alveolar lateral approximant, represented by ɫ in the International Phonetic Alphabet.
DARK LANTERN, noun. A lantern with a panel that slides to block the light.
DARK LANTERNS, noun. Plural of dark lantern
DARK MARKET, noun. Alternative form of darknet market
DARK MARKET, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see dark,‎ market.
DARK MARKETS, noun. Plural of dark market
DARK MARKETS, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see dark,‎ markets.
DARK MATTER, noun. (astronomy) (astrophysics) Particles of matter that cannot be detected by their radiation but whose presence is inferred from gravitational effects.
DARK MEAT, noun. The legs, thighs and wings of poultry.
DARK MEAT, noun. (slang) (vulgar) A black person, regarded as a sex partner.
DARK MEATS, noun. Plural of dark meat
DARK MONEY, noun. (US) (political) funds used to pay for an election campaign that are not disclosed to voters prior to voting, whether spent on behalf of a candidate running in an election, or to influence voting on a ballot question.
DARK NEBULA, noun. (astronomy) A type of nebula that unlike other types of nebulae does not emit or reflect light and therefore appears as a starless region in the sky.
DARK RED, adjective. (This entry is here for translation purposes only.)
DARK RIDE, noun. An indoor amusement ride where riders in guided vehicles travel through specially lit scenes, often with animation, sounds, and special effects.
DARK RIDES, noun. Plural of dark ride
DARK SECTOR, noun. (astrophysics) (cosmology) (astronomy) (physics) the unknown portion of the Universe outside standard physics, including dark matter and dark energy
DARK SLEEPER, noun. Odontobutis obscura, a freshwater goby found in East Asia
DARK SLEEPERS, noun. Plural of dark sleeper
DARK SLIDE, noun. (photography) A plate that covers the sensitized emulsion side of a photographic plate.
DARK SLIDES, noun. Plural of dark slide
DARK SPACE, noun. Any of several regions in a glow discharge in which little or no light is produced
DARK SPACES, noun. Plural of dark space
DARK STORE, noun. The building containing the physical goods sold by the operations of a supermarket.
DARK TERRITORIES, noun. Plural of dark territory
DARK TERRITORY, noun. (US) (transport) A section of railroad track not controlled by signals.
DARK TRIAD, proper noun. A group of three callous-manipulative personality traits: narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy.
DARK WAVE, noun. Alternative form of darkwave
DARK WEB, proper noun. (computing) (Internet) the portion of the Deep Web hosted on darknets (restricted networks)
DARK WEB, proper noun. (computing) (Internet) (proscribed) the Deep Web

Dictionary definition

DARK, noun. Absence of light or illumination.
DARK, noun. Absence of moral or spiritual values; "the powers of darkness".
DARK, noun. An unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness".
DARK, noun. The time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside.
DARK, noun. An unenlightened state; "he was in the dark concerning their intentions"; "his lectures dispelled the darkness".
DARK, adjective. Devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black; "sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark shadows"; "dark as the inside of a black cat".
DARK, adjective. (used of color) having a dark hue; "dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue".
DARK, adjective. Brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes); "dark eyes".
DARK, 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"; "the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"-Thomas Hardy.
DARK, adjective. Secret; "keep it dark".
DARK, adjective. 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".
DARK, 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".
DARK, 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".
DARK, adjective. 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".
DARK, adjective. Having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "dark-skinned peoples".
DARK, adjective. Not giving performances; closed; "the theater is dark on Mondays".

Wise words

Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.
Victor Hugo