the Dark Ages

Definition of the Dark Ages

  1. 1 :  the period of European history from about A.D. 500 to 1000 :  the first 500 years of the Middle Ages

  2. 2 or the dark ages often humorous :  the period of time before things developed into their modern form In the dark ages before computers, we often wrote our letters by hand. Her father's ideas about women are from the Dark Ages.

Word by Word Definitions

darkplay Dark
  1. :  devoid or partially devoid of light :  not receiving, reflecting, transmitting, or radiating light

    :  transmitting only a portion of light

    :  wholly or partially black

  1. :  a place or time of little or no light :  night, nightfall

    :  absence of light :  darkness

    :  a color of low or very low lightness :  a dark or deep color

  1. :  to grow dark (see 1dark)

    :  to make dark


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