1. Absence of light.
And darkness was on the face of the deep. Genesis 1:2.
2. Obscurity; want of clearness or perspicuity; that quality or state which renders any thing difficult to be understood; as the darkness of counsels.
3. A state of being intellectually clouded; ignorance.
Men loved darkness rather than light. John 3:19.
4. A private place; secrecy; privacy.
What I tell in darkness that speak ye in light.
5. Infernal gloom; hell; as utter darkness Matthew 22:13.
6. Great trouble and distress; calamities; perplexities.
A day of clouds and thick darkness Joel 2:2. Is.
7. Empire of Satan.
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness
Land of darkness the grave. Job 10:21.