I fumbled for the light switch in the pitch dark.


We could just make out some figures in the gathering dark.

after dark

The girls weren't allowed out after dark.

before dark

We'd better try and finish this job before dark.

in the dark

I hate getting up in the dark.

afraid of the dark

Many small children are afraid of the dark.

be, look, seem
become, get, go, grow, turn

It gets dark at about six o'clock.

Suddenly the whole sky went dark.

As it grew dark, they gathered around the fire.

remain, stay
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
a little, slightly, etc.
almost, nearly

It's only three o'clock and it's nearly dark already.

Dark is used with these nouns: ↑alley, ↑attic, ↑background, ↑basement, ↑beer, ↑blonde, ↑brow, ↑brown, ↑bruise, ↑cave, ↑cellar, ↑chamber, ↑chestnut, ↑chocolate, ↑cloak, ↑cloud, ↑coffee, ↑colour, ↑colouring, ↑comedy, ↑complexion, ↑confines, ↑corner, ↑corridor, ↑crimson, ↑curl, ↑day, ↑deed, ↑depth, ↑earth, ↑emotion, ↑evening, ↑eye, ↑eyebrow, ↑eyelash, ↑face, ↑figure, ↑foliage, ↑force, ↑foreboding, ↑forest, ↑freckle, ↑gaze, ↑glasses, ↑gleam, ↑grey, ↑hair, ↑hall, ↑hallway, ↑head, ↑heart, ↑hill, ↑hint, ↑hollow, ↑humour, ↑ink, ↑interior, ↑look, ↑make-up, ↑man, ↑matter, ↑meat, ↑mood, ↑mystery, ↑night, ↑overcoat, ↑passage, ↑patch, ↑period, ↑pit, ↑pool, ↑purple, ↑recess, ↑red, ↑ring, ↑road, ↑room, ↑satire, ↑scowl, ↑secret, ↑sense of humour, ↑shade, ↑shading, ↑shadow, ↑shape, ↑side, ↑silhouette, ↑skin, ↑sky, ↑stain, ↑stranger, ↑streak, ↑street, ↑stripe, ↑sunglasses, ↑suspicion, ↑tale, ↑tan, ↑thought, ↑tint, ↑tone, ↑tunnel, ↑undertone, ↑underworld, ↑void, ↑window, ↑winter, ↑wood

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  • Dark — (d[aum]rk), a. [OE. dark, derk, deork, AS. dearc, deorc; cf. Gael. & Ir. dorch, dorcha, dark, black, dusky.] 1. Destitute, or partially destitute, of light; not receiving, reflecting, or radiating light; wholly or partially black, or of some deep …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dark — adj 1 Dark, dim, dusky, obscure, murky, gloomy mean partly or wholly destitute of light. Dark, the ordinary word and the most general of these terms, implies a lack of the illumination necessary to enable one to see or to identify what is before… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dark — [adj1] lack of light aphotic, atramentous, black, blackish, caliginous, Cimmerian, clouded, cloudy, crepuscular, darkened, dim, dingy, drab, dull, dun, dusk, dusky, faint, foggy, gloomy, grimy, ill lighted, indistinct, inky, lightless, lurid,… …   New thesaurus

  • dark — dark; dark·en; dark·en·er; dark·ish; dark·lins; dark·ly; dark·ness; dark·some; dark·ling; bow·dark; dark·lings; …   English syllables

  • dark — [därk] adj. [ME derk < OE deorc, gloomy, cheerless < IE * dherg < base * dher , dirty, somber > DREGS] 1. a) entirely or partly without light b) neither giving nor receiving light ☆ 2. giving no performance; closed [this theater is… …   English World dictionary

  • Dark — Жанры дум метал дэт метал индастриал метал готик метал Годы 1991 1999 …   Википедия

  • Dark — (d[aum]rk), n. 1. Absence of light; darkness; obscurity; a place where there is little or no light. [1913 Webster] Here stood he in the dark, his sharp sword out. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. The condition of ignorance; gloom; secrecy. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dark — ► ADJECTIVE 1) with little or no light. 2) of a deep or sombre colour. 3) (of skin, hair, or eyes) brown or black. 4) secret or mysterious. 5) (darkest) humorous most remote or uncivilized. 6) depressing or cheerless …   English terms dictionary

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