- 1the dark [singular] the lack of light in a place, especially because it is night All the lights went out and we were left in the dark. Are the children afraid of the dark? animals that can see in the dark color
- 2[uncountable] an amount of something that is dark in color patterns of light and dark Idioms
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after/before the sun goes down and it is night Try to get home before dark. Don't go out alone after dark.
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knowing nothing about something Workers were kept in the dark about the plans to sell the company. She arrived at the meeting as much in the dark as everyone else.
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an action or a risk that you take without knowing anything about the activity or what the result will be I didn't know what the new job would be like—I just took a leap in the dark.
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a guess; something you do without knowing what the result will be The figure he came up with was really just a shot in the dark.
a shot/stab in the darkjump to other results