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(n.) The condition of ignorance; gloom; secrecy.


(a.) Destitute, or partially destitute, of light; not receiving, reflecting, or radiating light; wholly or partially black, or of some deep shade of color; not light-colored; as, a dark room; a dark day; dark cloth; dark paint; a dark complexion.


(a.) Foreboding evil; gloomy; jealous; suspicious.


(a.) Evincing black or foul traits of character; vile; wicked; atrocious; as, a dark villain; a dark deed.


(v. t.) To darken to obscure.


(a.) Deprived of sight; blind.


(n.) Absence of light; darkness; obscurity; a place where there is little or no light.


(a.) Destitute of knowledge and culture; in moral or intellectual darkness; unrefined; ignorant.


(a.) Not clear to the understanding; not easily seen through; obscure; mysterious; hidden.


(n.) A dark shade or dark passage in a painting, engraving, or the like; as, the light and darks are well contrasted.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Dark'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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