D'ARKNESS, n.1. Absence of light.And darkness was on the face of the deep. Gen. i.2. Obscurity; want of clearness or perspicuity; that quality or state which renders any thing difficult to be understood; as the darkness of counsels.3. A state of being intellectually clouded; ignorance.Men loved darkness rather than light. John iii.4. A private place; secrecy; privacy.What I tell in darkness, that speak ye in light. Matt. x.5. Infernal gloom; hell; as utter darkness. Matt. xxii.6. Great trouble and distress; calamities; perplexities.
A day of clouds and thick darkness. Joel ii. Is. viii.7. Empire of Satan.Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness. Col. i.8. Opakeness.Land of darkness, the grave. Job x.