: a color of low or very low lightness : a dark or deep color
- a painter who uses a lot of darks
: clothing that is dark colored
- separated the darks and the lights before starting the laundry
in the dark
: in secrecy
- most of his dealings were done in the dark
: in ignorance
- kept the public in the dark about the agreement
: to become dark
- The room suddenly went dark.
: to stop operating or functioning : to shut down
- Most Salt Lake City restaurants go dark on Sundays …
- —Kurt Repanshek
- Andy Beal was one of 220 million subscribers to Skype … who saw the service go dark on Aug. 16.
- —Stephen Baker
- In the end, the heart stops, the cells die, the neurons go dark …
- —Joshua Ferris
: to stop broadcasting or transmitting : to go off-line
- The roosters were just beginning to crow in that lost hour before dawn when Lt. Col. Steve Russell of the Army's 4th Infantry Division ordered his men to "go dark" and roll their Humvees up to the edge of a lone farmhouse here.
- —William Booth