♦ dark

♦ dark
♦ dark (1) /dɑ:k/
a.
1 scuro; buio: a dark night, una notte buia; It's getting dark, comincia a farsi buio; dark blue, blu scuro; a dark room, una stanza buia; dark clouds, nubi scure; It was pitch dark, era buio pesto; the dark side of the moon, la faccia oscura (o nascosta) della luna
2 (di carnagione, di colore) bruno, scuro; (di occhi, di pelle, ecc.) scuro: She has dark eyes, ha gli occhi scuri
3 (fig.) cupo; triste: dark thoughts, pensieri cupi; dark humour, umorismo nero; dark prospects, prospettive tetre; to look on the dark side (of things), guardare il lato negativo delle cose; essere pessimista; to show one's dark side, mostrare il proprio lato peggiore; a dark time (o period) un brutto periodo; the dark days of the civil war, i giorni funesti della guerra civile; sb.'s darkest hour, il peggior momento per q.; The future looks dark, il futuro appare fosco
4 (fig.) oscuro, misterioso; a dark secret, un oscuro segreto
5 oscuro, malvagio: to go over to the dark side, passare al lato oscuro; He gave me a dark look, mi ha dato un'occhiataccia
6 nascosto; segreto: to keep st. dark, tenere nascosto qc.
7 (fam. USA) chiuso: (di un locale, ecc.) to go dark, chiudere
the Dark Ages, i secoli bui, l'alto Medioevo; (spec.) l'età delle invasioni barbariche □ the dark blues ► blue □ dark chocolate, cioccolato fondente □ (teatr.) dark comedy, commedia nera □ (antiq.) the Dark Continent, il continente nero (l'Africa) □ dark-eyed, dagli occhi scuri □ dark glasses, occhiali scuri □ dark-haired, dai capelli scuri; bruno □ a dark horse, (USA) un cavallo sconosciuto (di cui non si conoscono le possibilità di vittoria); un outsider; (fig.) un outsider, un personaggio poco noto; (anche) un tipo misterioso □ (letter.) the dark lady of the Sonnets, la dama bruna dei Sonetti (di Shakespeare) □ dark lantern, lanterna cieca □ (fis., astron.) dark matter, materia oscura □ dark-skinned, dalla pelle scura □ Keep it dark!, acqua in bocca!
♦ dark (2) /dɑ:k/
n. [u]
oscurità; buio: to be afraid of the dark, aver paura del buio: after dark, dopo il crepuscolo; a notte fatta; She was sitting in the dark, se ne stava seduta al buio
before dark, prima che faccia buio, prima del calar della notte □ to be left in the dark (about st.), essere tenuto all'oscuro (di qc.) □ to keep sb. in the dark (about st.), tenere q. all'oscuro (di qc.) □ (fig.) to take a leap in the dark, fare un salto nel buio.

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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