Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
dark

dark

 
pronunciation:
dark
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
phrases:
in the dark
features:
Word History, Word Builder, Word Explorer
part of speech: adjective
inflections: darker, darkest
definition 1: having little or no light.
It was a dark, moonless night.
antonyms:
bright, light, luminous, radiant
similar words:
black, dim, gloomy, murky, overcast, shady, somber, sullen
definition 2: not light or pale in color.
Black and brown are two of the darkest colors.
antonyms:
light
similar words:
black, somber
definition 3: gloomy, evil, or mysterious.
Sometimes Beethoven's music is dark and sometimes it is full of joy.The witch cast a dark spell.
synonyms:
ominous, somber
antonyms:
cheerful, happy
similar words:
black, bleak, dismal, dreary, evil, gloomy, glum, grim, hidden, hopeless, murky, mysterious, obscure, sinister, sullen, wicked
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: lack of light.
He lied about his fear of the dark.
synonyms:
blackness, darkness
similar words:
gloom
definition 2: night.
She told him to be home before dark.
synonyms:
night, nighttime
antonyms:
daylight, light
similar words:
dusk, evening, nightfall, twilight
phrase: in the dark
derivation: darkish (adj.)
Word History
Dark comes from an early German word that means "to hide something," particularly in a dark place.
Word Builder: dark +
  • darkness:
    the state of being dark.
Word Explorer
See
  color, sad