What part of speech is “dark”

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as a noun, 'dark' refers to the absence of light in a place or the time of day when the sun has set and night has begun. It can also symbolize ignorance or lack of knowledge.

I'm afraid of the dark.

It gets cold after dark.

He was kept in the dark about the surprise party.

When 'dark' is used as a noun, it often appears in idiomatic expressions, such as 'in the dark' (meaning unaware or uninformed).


as an adjective, 'dark' describes the absence of light or the presence of very little light. It can also refer to a color that is closer to black than white, or to situations, moods, or themes that are gloomy, sinister, or hidden.

The room was dark and quiet.

She wore a dark blue dress.

The movie had a dark and suspenseful plot.

'Dark' can be used in various contexts, so it's essential to consider the surrounding words and overall context to determine its specific meaning.


hile 'dark' is less commonly used as a verb in modern English, in older or poetic contexts, it can mean to grow dark or become dark.

The sky began to dark with storm clouds.

As the evening wore on, the room darked.

Using 'dark' as a verb can sound archaic or poetic. In modern English, 'darken' is more commonly used to convey this meaning.

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