the dark

noun

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.

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“The dark.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20dark. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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