D'ARK, a.1. Destitute of light; obscure. A dark atmosphere is one which prevents vision.2. Wholly or partially black; having the quality opposite to white; as a dark color or substance.3. Gloomy; disheartening; having unfavorable prospects; as a dark time in political affairs.There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. Irving.4. Obscure; not easily understood or explained; as a dark passage in an author; a dark saying.5. Mysterious; as, the ways of Providence are often dark to human reason.6. Not enlightened with knowledge; destitute of learning and science; rude; ignorant; as a dark age.7. Not vivid; partially black. Lev. xiii8. Blind.9. Gloomy; not cheerful; as a dark temper.
10. Obscure; concealed; secret; not understood; as a dark design.
11. Unclean; foul.
12. Opake. But dark and opake are not synonymous. Chalk is opake, but not dark.
13. Keeping designs concealed.The dark unrelenting Tiberius. Gibbon.
D'ARK, n. 1. Darkness; obscurity; the absence of light. We say we can hear in the dark.Shall the wonders be known in the dark? Ps. 1xxxviii.2. Obscurity; secrecy; a state unknown; as, things done in the dark.3. Obscurity; a state of ignorance; as, we are all in the dark.
D'ARK, v.t.1. To make dark; to deprive of light; as, close the shutters and darken the room.2. To obscure; to cloud.His confidence seldom darkened his foresight. Bacon.3. To make black.
The locusts darkened the land. Ex. x.4. To make dim; to deprive of vision.Let their eyes be darkened. Rom xi.5. To render gloomy; as, all joy is darkened. Is.24.6. To deprive of intellectual vision; to render ignorant or stupid.Their foolish heart was darkened. Rom. i.Having the understanding darkened. Eph. iv.7. To obscure; to perplex; to render less clear or intelligible.Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? Job 38.8. To render less white or clear; to tan; as, a burning sun darkens the complexion.9. To sully; to make foul.