Dark 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]

Look, what you do, you do it still i' th' dark. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Till we perceive by our own understandings, we are as much in the dark, and as void of knowledge, as before. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

3. (Fine Arts) A dark shade or dark passage in a painting, engraving, or the like; as, the light and darks are well contrasted. [1913 Webster]

The lights may serve for a repose to the darks, and the darks to the lights. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.