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darkness the absence of light. [4 definitions]
darkroom a room made lightproof and equipped for processing photographic materials.
darky (offensive) a dark-skinned person.
darling a deeply loved person (used esp. in direct address). [5 definitions]
darn1 to mend, esp. by weaving thread or yarn over a hole in fabric. [2 definitions]
darn2 (informal) used as a mild form of damned or cursed; darned. [4 definitions]
darned (informal) damned or cursed in a mild way; darn. [2 definitions]
darnel any of several flat-leaved grasses.
darning the act of mending a hole or tear, esp. by using interwoven stitches. [2 definitions]
darning needle a large needle with a big eye, used in darning. [2 definitions]
darshan in Hinduism, an instance of seeing or being in the presence of the divine, thought to be experienced through seeing a very holy person, sacred object, or holy place. [2 definitions]
dart a small pointed missile, thrown by hand or shot from a blowgun or other device. [6 definitions]
darter a person or thing that darts. [3 definitions]
Darvon trademark for a painkilling drug, propoxyphene hydrochloride, often with phenacetin, caffeine, and aspirin added.
Darwinian theory Charles Darwin's theory that plants and animals evolved from early primitive life forms with variation caused by natural selection and survival of the fittest. (See evolution.)
Darwinism the Darwinian theory. [2 definitions]
dash to hurl or thrust (something) violently, esp. so as to break or shatter. [12 definitions]
dashboard in an automobile or other vehicle, a panel below the windshield containing dials, controls, and compartments.
dashi a broth used in Japanese cookery that is typically made from dried bonito, kelp, or sardine, or a combination of these.
dashiki a loose, often brightly-colored tunic or pullover shirt of African origin.
dashing bold and gallant; exciting; daring. [2 definitions]