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Roget-categorie 421

3. Words relating to matter
3.3. Organic matter
›› 3.3.2. Sensation

#421. Darkness

zelfstandig naamwoord

darkness etc. adj., absence of lightblackness etc. (dark color) 431obscurity, gloom, murkdusk etc. (dimness) 422.
Cimmerian darkness, Stygian darkness, Egyptian darknessnightmidnightdead of night, witching hour of night, witching time of nightblind man's holidaydarkness visible, darkness that can be feltpalpable obscureErebus [Lat.]the jaws of darkness" [Midsummer Night's Dream]; sablevested night" [Milton]. shade, shadow, umbra, penumbrasciagraphy.
obscurationoccultation, adumbration, obumbrationobtenebration, offuscation, caligationextinctioneclipse, total eclipsegathering of the clouds.
shadingdistribution of shadechiaroscuro etc. (light) 420.
noctivagation.
[perfectly black objects] black bodyhohlraum [Phys.]black holedark stardark matter, cold dark matter.

werkwoord

be dark etc. adj.. darken, obscure, shadedimtone down, lowerovercast, overshadoweclipseobfuscate, offuscateobumbrate, adumbratecast into the shade becloud, bedim, bedarkencast a shade, throw a shade, spread a shade, cast a shadow, cast a gloom, throw a shadow, spread a shadow, cast gloom, throw gloom, spread gloom.
extinguishput out, blow out, snuff outdoubt.
turn out the lights, douse the lights, dim the lights, turn off the lights, switch off the lights.

bijvoeglijk naamwoord

dark, darksome, darklingobscure, tenebrious, sombrous, pitch dark, pitchy, pitch blackcaliginousblack etc. (in color) 431.
sunless, lightless etc. (sun) (light), etc. 423somber, duskyunilluminated etc. (illuminate) etc. 420nocturnaldingy, lurid, gloomymurky, murksomeshady, umbrageousovercast etc. (dim) 422cloudy etc. (opaque) 426darkenedetc. v.. dark as pitch, dark as a pit, dark as Erebus [Lat.].
benightednoctivagant, noctivagous.

bijwoord

in the dark, in the shade.

uitdrukking

brief as the lightning in the collied night" [M.

zelfstandig naamwoord

D.];
eldest Night and Chaos, ancestors of Nature" [Paradise Lost]; the blackness of the noonday night" [Longfellow]; the prayer of Ajax was for light" [Longfellow].



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