Meaning of DARK in English


I. adjective Etymology: Middle English derk, from Old English deorc; akin to Old High German tarchannen to hide Date: before 12th century 1. devoid or partially devoid of light ; not receiving, reflecting, transmitting, or radiating light , transmitting only a portion of light , 2. wholly or partially black , of low or very low lightness, being less light in color than other substances of the same kind , 3. arising from or showing evil traits or desires ; evil , dismal , gloomy , lacking knowledge or culture ; unenlightened , relating to grim or depressing circumstances , 4. not clear to the understanding, not known or explored because of remoteness , not fair in complexion ; swarthy , secret , possessing depth and richness , closed to the public , see: obscure ~ish adjective ~ly adverb ~ness noun II. noun Date: 13th century 1. a place or time of little or no light ; night , nightfall , absence of light ; ~ness , a ~ or deep color, III. verb Date: 14th century intransitive verb to grow ~, transitive verb to make ~

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