1. Destitute of light; obscure. A dark atmosphere is one which prevents vision.
2. Wholly or partially black; having the quality opposite to white; as a dark color or substance.
3. Gloomy; disheartening; having unfavorable prospects; as a dark time in political affairs.
There is in every true woman's heart a spark of
heavenly fire, which beams and blazes in the dark
hour of adversity. Irving.
4. Obscure; not easily understood or explained; as a dark passage in an author; a dark saying.
5. Mysterious; as, the ways of Providence are often dark to human reason.
6. Not enlightened with knowledge; destitute of learning and science; rude; ignorant; as a dark age.
7. Not vivid; partially black. Leviticus 13:6
9. Gloomy; not cheerful; as a dark temper.
10. Obscure; concealed; secret; not understood; as a dark design.
11. Unclean; foul.
12. Opake. But dark and opake are not synonymous. Chalk is opake, but not dark
13. Keeping designs concealed.
The dark unrelenting Tiberius. Gibbon.
1. Darkness; obscurity; the absence of light. We say we can hear in the dark
Shall the wonders be known in the dark? Ps.
2. Obscurity; secrecy; a state unknown; as, things done in the dark
3. Obscurity; a state of ignorance; as, we are all in the dark
D'ARK, verb transitive
1. To make dark; to deprive of light; as, close the shutters and darken the room.
2. To obscure; to cloud.
His confidence seldom darkened his foresight.
3. To make black.
The locusts darkened the land. Exodus 10:1.
4. To make dim; to deprive of vision.
Let their eyes be darkened. Romans 11:10.
5. To render gloomy; as, all joy is darkened. Isaiah 24:1.
6. To deprive of intellectual vision; to render ignorant or stupid.
Their foolish heart was darkened. Romans 1:21.
Having the understanding darkened. Ephesians 4:1.
7. To obscure; to perplex; to render less clear or intelligible.
Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words
without knowledge? Job 38:1.
8. To render less white or clear; to tan; as, a burning sun darkens the complexion.
9. To sully; to make foul.