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.

Learn More about the dark

Statistics for the dark

Look-up Popularity

Comments on the dark

What made you want to look up the dark? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

important, real, or meaningful

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!