A dark scowl.
An example of dark is a black labrador retriever.
An example of dark is a house at night without any lights on.
An example of dark is midnight.
An example of dark is the time just following the death of a loved one.
An example of dark is Darth Vader from Star Wars.
A dark day for the economy; dark predictions of what lies in store.
A dark secret; the dark workings of the unconscious.
A dark age in the history of education.
Dark deeds; a dark past.
Home before dark.
This theater is dark tonight.
Responding to criticism with dark looks.
The room was too dark for reading.
The Great Depression was a dark time; the film was a dark psychological thriller.
The ending of this book is rather dark.
Dark signals should be treated as all-way stop signs.
Dark surrounds us completely.
We kept him in the dark.
The lawyer was left in the dark as to why the jury was dismissed.
It was after dark before we got to playing baseball.
A dark, melancholy vocal tone.
The movie theater is dark on Mondays.
A dark corner.
A dark day.
- In secret:High-level decisions made in the dark.
- In a state of ignorance; uninformed:Kept me in the dark about their plans.
- in a place with no light
- uninformed; ignorant
- to keep secret or hidden
Other Word Forms
Origin of dark
- Middle English derk from Old English deorc
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English derk, from Old English deorc (“dark, obscure, gloomy, without light, dreadful, horrible, sad, cheerless, sinister, wicked”), from Proto-Germanic *derkaz (“dark”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰerg- (“dim, dull”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰer- (“dull, dirty”). Cognate with Middle High German derken, terken (“to darken, sully”), Albanian terr (“darkness”) and Persian تاريك (tārīk, “dark”).