Meaning of DARK in English


■ adjective

1》 with little or no light.

2》 of a deep or sombre colour.

↘(of skin, hair, or eyes) brown or black.

↘(of a person) having ~ skin, hair, or eyes.

3》 characterized by unhappiness or unpleasantness: the ~ days of the war.

↘(of an expression) angry.

↘evil; sinister: ~ deeds.

4》 mysterious: a ~ secret.

↘( ~est ) humorous (of a region) most remote, inaccessible, or uncivilized.

↘ archaic ignorant.

■ noun

1》 ( the ~ ) the absence of light.

↘a ~ colour or shade.

2》 nightfall.


in the ~ in a state of ignorance.

keep something ~ Brit. keep something secret.

a shot (or stab ) in the ~ a mere guess.


~ish adjective

~ly adverb

~ness noun

~some adjective ( literary ).


OE deorc , of Gmc origin.

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