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Dark

Dark appears in the following tongue twister:

  • To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,
    In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,
    Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,
    From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
    To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,
    In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,
    Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,
    From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
    A dull, dark dock, a life-long lock,
    A short, sharp shock, a big black block!
    To sit in solemn silence in a pestilential prison,
    And awaiting the sensation
    From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
    (by W.S. Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan from The Mikado)

Dark appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Verily, the dark ex-Jew quit Zionism, preferring the cabala. (48 letters)
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Dark appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Was it a smock radar or a dark comsat I saw?
  • Hero, lock radar of steel fleets for a dark color eh?
  • To get a ruck radared, I cap a cider a dark curate got.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun dark:

wickednessdarkdarknessshadownight

Comparison of usage frequency between the noun dark and its most common antonym:

lightdark

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective dark:

glummoodydourdingydrearydrabsourgloomyobscuregrimsorryblack
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Dark is sometimes a misspelling of back.

The word dark is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective dark

What does dark mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: darker | darkest

  1. devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black
  2. (used of color) having a dark hue
    • examples: dark green | dark glasses | dark colors like wine red or navy blue
    • antonym: light
    • similar: darkish
    • attribute: value = relative darkness or lightness of a color
    • see also: black
  3. brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes)
  4. stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable
    • examples: Darth Vader of the dark side | a dark purpose | dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility
    • synonyms of dark: black / sinister
    • similar: evil
  5. secret
  6. showing a brooding ill humor
  7. lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture
    • examples: the dark ages | a dark age in the history of education
    • synonym of dark: benighted
    • similar: unenlightened
  8. marked by difficulty of style or expression
  9. causing dejection
  10. not giving performances; closed
    • example: the theater is dark on Mondays
    • similar: inactive

Alternative definition of the adjective dark

adjective

  1. Having an absolute or (more often) relative lack of light.
  2. [context: of colour] Dull or deeper in hue; not bright or light.
  3. Hidden, secret
  4. Without moral or spiritual light; sinister, malign.
  5. Conducive to hopelessness; depressing or bleak
  6. Lacking progress in science or the arts; said of a time period
  7. With emphasis placed on the unpleasant aspects of life; said of a work of fiction, a work of nonfiction presented in narrative form or a portion of either
  8. [context: of a source of light] Extinguished.

Definition of the noun dark

What does dark mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: darks

  1. absence of light or illumination
  2. absence of moral or spiritual values
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of dark: darkness / wickedness
    • more generic words: condition / status = a state at a particular time
    • more specific word: foulness = disgusting wickedness and immorality
  3. an unilluminated area
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonyms of dark: darkness / shadow
    • more generic word: scene = the place where some action occurs
  4. the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
  5. an unenlightened state
    • example: he was in the dark concerning their intentions
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of dark: darkness
    • more generic word: unenlightenment = a lack of understanding

Alternative definition of the noun dark

noun

  1. A complete or (more often) partial absence of light.
  2. [uncountable] Ignorance.
  3. [uncountable] Nightfall.

Game

"Dark" is a stealth action role-playing video game developed by Realmforge Studios and published by Kalypso Media, released on July 9, 2013. It was officially announced on May 4, 2012. A playable version of the game was presented at the 2012 Role Play Convention in Cologne, Germany and the E3 2012.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • publisher: Kalypso Media
  • released on

Film

"Dark" is a film, directed by D.A. Bullock.

Character

Dark is a fictional film character.

Music

  1. "Dark" is an album by experimental music group Hwyl Nofio, released in 2012. Dark explores a landscape steeped in Parry's own personal experience, inspired by walking through his home region of South Wales with a camera and field recorder in hand. Parry provides tangible evidence of this landscape in an accompanying book that introduces the listener to a world of chilling folk myths and the resonances of his own family histories, as well as timely references to the forgotten legacies of local artists/writers.
  2. "Dark" is a musical album of Los 7 Delfines.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  3. "Dark" is a musical album of [V]arga.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  4. "Dark" is a composition.
  5. "dark" is a musical album of Moran.
    • released on
  6. "Dark" is a musical single of Gass.
    • released on (17 years ago)
  7. "Dark" is a musical album of Duir.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  8. "Dark" is a composition.

People

  1. Dark a.k.a. Ryan James is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Gold Coast Titans of the National Rugby League. His position is primarily in the Second Row but can also play Prop. He is eligible to play for the New South Wales Country rugby league team and the New South Wales rugby league team. He has been likened to the former New Zealand forward Jason Cayless in both appearance and style of play.
  2. Dark is a musical artist.

There are other people with in their name, like Alf Dark, Ben Dark, dark alex, John Dark, Aaron Dark, Alvin Dark, Angel Dark, Anita Dark, Danny Dark, Dark Bones and many others.

Groups

  1. Dark is a musical group.
  2. Dark is a musical group.
  3. Dark is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like Dark Age, Dark Fog, Dark Sky, Dark Sun, Dark Ages, Dark Arts, Dark Bird, Dark Daze, Dark Eden, Dark Fury, Dark Hall, Dark Lord, Dark Meat, Dark moon, Dark Moor, Dark Soho, Dark Soul, Dark Star, Dark Suns.

Business

Dark is a record label.

Miscellanea

  1. Dark: In the broadcasting industry, a dark or silent radio or television station is one that has gone off-the-air for an indefinite period of time. Unlike dead air, a station that is dark does not even transmit a carrier signal.
  2. Dark is a canonical version, musical recording.

Phrases with Dark

Phrases starting with the word Dark:

  1. Dark L
  2. Dark elf
  3. dark red
  4. dark ages
  5. dark blue
  6. Dark Doto
  7. dark meat
  8. dark-blue
  9. dark-gray
  10. dark-grey
  11. dark bread
  12. Dark Drupe
  13. Dark Glyph
  14. dark horse
  15. Dark Pewee
  16. Dark Shrew
  17. Dark Space
  18. dark-brown

Phrases ending with the word Dark:

  1. At Dark
  2. After Dark

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dark

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Google previewThe natural method of teaching the elements of grammar, for the nursery and infant schools (1851)

by Robert Pemberton (F.R.S.L.)

Dark is an adjective. Darker is an adjective. Darkest is an adjective. Hard is an adjective. Harder is an adjective.

Google previewFabric Dyer's Dictionary (2010)

900+ Colors, Specialty Techiniques, The Only Dyeing Book You'll Ever Need! by Linda Johansen

Clear Purple, Dark to Light . .. 52 Clear Complementary Purple to Muted Cross Yellow . . . 52 Clear Dark Purple to Light to . Muted .. 53 Yellow Complementary Cross, Clear Purple to Black, Dark to Light... 55 Clear Purple to Black.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the British Novel (2015)

by Victoria Gaydosik

Dark. 1947 Work Author: C.P. Snow The second volume to be published in the romanfleuve collectively entitled Strangers and Brothers, this novel follows George Passant (1940; originally titled Strangers and Brothers) and continues the life ...

Google previewThe Ezzrath Metaphysical and Biblical Encyclopedia (2001)

by Ezzrath Baht Shem

Dark Ages — Said to be the period sometime between 350 B.C. and 1200 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2001)

by Gordon Gordh, David Headrick

FUSCESCENT Adj (Latin, fuscus = dark, dusky, -escent = adjectival suffix, starting to be.) Becoming brown; structure with a brown shading. FUSCO- FERRUGINOUS Adj (Latin, fusco = dark; ferruos = rusty, -osus = full of) Brownish, rust red.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Asian-American Literature (2015)

Dark. Blue. Suit. and. Other. Stories. 1997 Work Author: Peter Bacho In this collection of interconnected, semiautobiographical short stories, Peter Bacho explores the FilipinoAmerican community of Seattle. Narrated from the perspective of ...

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Usage statistics about dark

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun dark:

wickednessdarkdarknessshadownight

Comparison of usage frequency between the noun dark and its most common antonym:

lightdark

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective dark:

glummoodydourdingydrearydrabsourgloomyobscuregrimsorryblack

Comparison of usage frequency between the adjective dark and its most common antonym:

lightdark

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Video language resources about Dark

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View more videos about Dark L, At Dark, The Dark, Dark Cloud, Dark Horse, Before Dark, Dark Figure, Dark matter, Oh Dark Thirty, Dark and Stormy Night, and Dark Side of the Moon.

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Quotes about Dark

Is dark in my room

is dark in the clouds

is dark outside

is dark

is dark

is dark (Amin Ali)
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Scrabble value of D2A1R1K5

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of DARK

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