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Енглески[уреди]

Etymology[уреди]

From Средњи Енглески derk, from Стари Енглески deorc (dark, obscure, gloomy, without light, dreadful, horrible, sad, cheerless, sinister, wicked), from Пра-Германски *derkaz (dark), from Пра-Индо-Европски *dʰerg- (dim, dull), from Пра-Индо-Европски *dʰer- (dull, dirty). Cognate with Middle High German derken, terken (to darken, sully) and Персијски تاریک(tārīk, dark).

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A fairly dark (lacking light) railroad station, with a very dark (lacking light) tunnel beyond
A woman with dark hair and skin.

dark (comparative darker, superlative darkest)

  1. Having an absolute or (more often) relative lack of light.
    The room was too dark for reading.
    1. (of a source of light) Extinguished.
      Dark signals should be treated as all-way stop signs.
    2. Deprived of sight; blind.
      • John Evelyn (1620-1706)
        He was, I think, at this time quite dark, and so had been for some years.
  2. (of colour) Dull or deeper in hue; not bright or light.
    my sister's hair is darker than mine;  her skin grew dark with a suntan
  3. Hidden, secret, obscure.
    1. Not clear to the understanding; not easily through; obscure; mysterious; hidden.
      • William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
        What's your dark meaning, mouse, of this light word?
      • 1594-, Richard Hooker, Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie
        What may seem dark at the first, will afterward be found more plain.
      • 1801, Isaac Watts, The improvement of the mind, or A supplement to the art of logic
        It is the remark of an ingenious writer, should a barbarous Indian, who had never seen a palace or a ship, view their separate and disjointed parts, and observe the pillars, doors, windows, cornices and turrets of the one, or the prow and stern, the ribs and masts, the ropes and shrouds, the sails and tackle of the other, he would be able to form but a very lame and dark idea of either of those excellent and useful inventions.
      • John Shairp (1819-1885)
        the dark problems of existence
    2. (gambling, of race horses) Having racing capability not widely known.
  4. Without moral or spiritual light; sinister, malign.
    a dark villain;  a dark deed
    • John Milton (1608-1674)
      Left him at large to his own dark designs.
  5. Conducive to hopelessness; depressing or bleak.
    the Great Depression was a dark time;  the film was a dark psychological thriller
    • Thomas Macaulay (1800-1859)
      A deep melancholy took possession of him, and gave a dark tinge to all his views of human nature.
    • Washington Irving (1783-1859)
      There is, in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
  6. Lacking progress in science or the arts; said of a time period.
    • Sir John Denham (1614-1669)
      The age wherein he lived was dark, but he / Could not want light who taught the world to see.
    • Arthur Hallam (1811-1833)
      The tenth century used to be reckoned by mediaeval historians as the darkest part of this intellectual night.
  7. With emphasis placed on the unpleasant aspects of life; said of a work of fiction, a work of nonfiction presented in narrative form or a portion of either.
    The ending of this book is rather dark.

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dark (usually uncountable, plural darks)

  1. A complete or (more often) partial absence of light.
    Dark surrounds us completely.
  2. (uncountable) Ignorance.
    We kept him in the dark.
    The lawyer was left in the dark as to why the jury was dismissed.
    • Shakespeare
      Look, what you do, you do it still i' th' dark.
    • John Locke
      Till we perceive by our own understandings, we are as much in the dark, and as void of knowledge, as before.
  3. (uncountable) Nightfall.
    It was after dark before we got to playing baseball.
  4. A dark shade or dark passage in a painting, engraving, etc.
    • Dryden
      The lights may serve for a repose to the darks, and the darks to the lights.

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Etymology[уреди]

Енглески

Adjective[уреди]

dark (invariable)

  1. dark (used especially to describe a form of punk music)