the dark

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the dark

1 : a state in which no light can be seen
  • She stumbled around in the dark until she finally found the light switch.
  • He's 12 years old and still afraid of the dark.
2 : a place where little or no light can be seen
  • The burglars hid in the dark between the two buildings.
  • He bought the kids special rings that glow in the dark.
3 : a state in which something is hidden or kept secret
  • Most of their deals were made in the dark.
4 : a state of not knowing about something
  • I'm in the dark about the agreement.
  • The public was kept in the dark about the meeting.

Word by Word Definitions

dark play
  1. : devoid or partially devoid of light : not receiving, reflecting, transmitting, or radiating light

  2. : transmitting only a portion of light

  3. : wholly or partially black

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

  2. : absence of light : darkness

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

  1. : to grow dark (see 1dark)

  2. : to make dark


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