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Definition for: dark

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English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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Pronunciation

  • AHD: därk , IPA: /dɑː(ɹ)k/ , SAMPA: /dA:(r)k/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(r)k

Etymology

Old English deorc

Adjective

dark ( comparative darker , superlative darkest )

  1. Having an absolute or (more often) relative lack of light.
  2. Hidden, secret
    "Meantime we shall express our darker pupose" (Shakespeare, King Lear , 1:1).
  3. Without moral or spiritual light; sinister, malign
  4. (of colour) Dull or deeper in hue; not bright or light.

Synonyms

  • dim
  • gloomy

Antonyms

Translations

Having an absolute or (more often) relative lack of light (1)
  • Breton: teñval
  • Bulgarian: тъмен
  • Czech: tmavý
  • Danish: mørk
  • Dutch: donker, duister
  • Finnish: pimeä
  • French: obscure
  • German: dunkel
  • Italian: scuro, oscuro, fosco, tetro
  • Korean: 어둡다 (eodubda, eodupda)
  • Latvian: tumšs m . , tumša f .
  • Polish: ciemny m .
  • Romanian: murg
  • Russian: тёмный (t'ómnyj)
  • Slovene: temen m . , temna f . , temno n .
  • Swedish: mörk
hidden, secret (2)
  • Bulgarian: тъмен
  • Czech: temný
  • Danish: dunkel, hemmelighedsfuld
  • Dutch: duister
  • Finnish: pimeä
  • French: noir
  • German: dunkel, düster
  • Italian: oscuro, fosco, tetro
  • Korean: 어둡다 (eodubda, eodupda)
  • Latvian: tumšs m . , tumša f .
  • Polish: mroczny m .
  • Slovene: temen m . , temna f . , temno n .
Without moral or spiritual light (3)
  • Danish: mørk, skummel
  • Finnish: hämärä, synkkä
  • Korean: 어둡다 (eodubda, eodupda)
  • Russian: мрачный (mráčnyj), угрюмый (ugr'úmyj)
not bright or light, deeper in hue (4)
  • Danish: mørke-
  • Finnish: tumma, synkkä
  • Korean: 어둡다 (eodubda, eodupda)
  • Latvian: tumšs m . , tumša f .
  • Russian: тусклый (túsklyj)
  • Swedish: mörk
  • Albanian : errët, murgash
  • Catalan : fosc
  • Chinese Characters : 暗, 闇, 黑, 黒
  • Chinese : 黑暗
  • Croatian : taman
  • French : sombre
  • Hungarian : sötét
  • Ido : tenebroza
  • Italian : buio, tenebroso, oscuro, fosco
  • Japanese : 暗い (kurai)
  • Korean : 어두운, 캄캄한
  • Frisian : tsjuster, donker
  • Lithuanian : tamsus
  • Romanian : intunecat, sumbru, obscur
  • Serbian : mračan m . , mračna f . , mračno n .
  • Slovak : tmavý
  • Spanish : oscuro
  • Swedish : mörk
  • Telugu : అంధకారం (aMdhakaaraM)

Noun

dark

  1. A complete or (more often) partial absence of light.
    Dark surrounds us completely.
  2. Ignorance
    We kept him in the dark .
  3. Nightfall
    It was after dark before we got to playing baseball.

Translations

A complete or (more often) partial absence of light (1)
  • Breton: teñvalded f .
  • Bulgarian: мрак m . , тъмнина f .
  • Chinese: 黑暗 (heian)
  • Danish: mørke
  • Dutch: donker n .
  • Finnish: pimeys
  • German: Dunkelheit f . , Dunkel n .
  • Italian: oscurità f . , tenebra f .
  • Korean: 어둠 (eodum), 암흑 (暗黑, amheug, -heuk)
  • Latin: obscuritas
  • Latvian: tumsa f .
  • Polish: ciemność f .
  • Russian: тьма (t'ma), темнота (t'emnotá), мрак (mrak)
  • Spanish: oscuridad f .
Ignorance (2)
  • Breton: teñvalijenn
  • Bulgarian: невидение n . , незнание n .
  • Chinese: 黑暗 (heian)
  • Danish: uvidenhed
  • Dutch: ongewisse, onwetendheid f .
  • Finnish: tietämättömyys
  • German: Dunkel n .
  • Italian: oscurità f .
  • Korean: 어둠 (eodum)
  • Latin: obscuritas
  • Polish: mroki pl n
  • Russian: неведение (n'ev'éd'enije) n .
  • Spanish: oscuridad f .
Nightfall (3)
  • Bulgarian: свечеряване n .
  • Chinese: 黄昏 (huanghun)
  • Danish: mørke, skumring
  • Dutch: het vallen van de avond
  • Finnish: pimeys
  • French: tombée de la nuit
  • German: Dunkelwerden
  • Greek: σούρουπο
  • Italian: tenebra f . , tramonto m .
  • Korean: 땅거미 (ttanggeomi)
  • Latin: annoctatio
  • Polish: zmrok m .
  • Russian: темнота (t'emnotá)
  • Spanish: anochecer m .
  • Albanian : terr m .
  • Breton : teñvalijenn f .
  • Catalan : fosca f .
  • Croatian : tama
  • French : noir m . , obscurité f .
  • Hungarian : sötétség
  • Ido : tenebro
  • Italian : buio m .
  • Japanese : 暗黒, 暗闇, 闇 (やみ)
  • Korean : 캄캄함
  • Romanian : intuneric n . , obscuritate f .
  • Serbian : mrak m .
  • Slovene : tema f .
  • Swedish : mörker
  • Telugu : చీకటి (cIkaTi), నిశి (niSi), నిశీధి (niSIdhi), రాత్రి (raatri)

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Derived terms

Other Translations for "dark"

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