from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being dark; lack of light.
- n. Gloom.
- n. The product of being dark.
- n. The state or quality of reflecting little light, of tending to a blackish or brownish color.
- n. Evilness, lack of understanding or compassion, reference to death or suffering.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The absence of light; blackness; obscurity; gloom.
- n. A state of privacy; secrecy.
- n. A state of ignorance or error, especially on moral or religious subjects; hence, wickedness; impurity.
- n. Want of clearness or perspicuity; obscurity.
- n. A state of distress or trouble.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The absolute or comparative absence of light, or the modification of visual sensation produced by such absence; gloom.
- n. Secrecy; concealment; privacy.
- n. The state of being blind physically; blindness.
- n. Hence Mental or spiritual blindness; lack of knowledge or enlightenment, especially in religion and morality: as, heathen darkness.
- n. The kingdom of the evil one; hell: as, the powers of darkness.
- n. The gloom and obscurity of the grave; death.
- n. Obscurity of meaning; lack of clearness or intelligibility.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an unilluminated area
- n. an unenlightened state
- n. having a dark or somber color
- n. a swarthy complexion
- n. absence of moral or spiritual values
- n. absence of light or illumination
While it is true that, regardless of the conditions in our little room, darkness still exists wherever there is no light, and light still exists wherever there is no darkness, yet for this particular room _there is no darkness when the sun shines in_, and _there is no light when the room is filled with darkness_.
And, says One, _if the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness_! [
Queen Ranavalona does not like darkness, so we condemned it at once -- unanimously -- for we could not for a moment tolerate anything with _darkness_ in it. "
Therefore, to distinguish between what appertains to the primary polarity, Levity-Gravity, on the one hand, and their visible effects in the secondary polarity of the colours, on the other, we shall henceforth reserve the term darkness and, with it, lightness for instances where the perceptible components of the respective colours are concerned, while speaking of Dark and Light where reference is made to the generating primary polarity.
Further there are some affirmations which we make concerning God which have the force of absolute negation: for example, when we use the term darkness, in reference to God, we do not mean darkness itself, but that He is not light but above light: and when we speak of Him as light, we mean that
To walk in darkness is to live and act according to such ignorance, error, and erroneous practice, as are contrary to the fundamental dictates of our holy religion.
One bright light in the darkness is a new program offered by Veterans Affairs Canada called Operational Stress Injury Support Services (OSISS), which began offering peer-support counseling to returning soldiers of all rank, bars and stripes, including active-duty, reservists and veterans.
The ability to control the darkness is the ability to command the light, and the ability to control the waters is the ability to delimit their boundaries and make them useful rather than destructive; useful for sustaining life.
Often at night when I can hear mysterious and magic voices, when I can see that the darkness is all alive, he sits at the table with bent head and goes on and on, scratching with his black claw on the white papers.
Red lightsabers for a Jedi, odd, looks like the darkness is already reaching you.