(Dare), n. [See Dace.] (Zoöl.) A small fish; the dace.
(Dare"-dev`il) n. A reckless fellow. Also used adjectively; as, dare-devil excitement.
A humorous dare-devil the very manLd. Lytton.
To suit my prpose.
(Dare"-dev`il*try) n; pl. Dare-deviltries Reckless mischief; the action of a dare-devil.
(Dare"ful) a. Full of daring or of defiance; adventurous. [R.] Shak.
(Dar"er) n. One who dares or defies.
(Darg, Dargue) , n. [Scot., contr. fr. day work.] A day's work; also, a fixed amount of work, whether
more or less than that of a day. [Local, Eng. & Scot.]
(Dar"ic) n. [Gr. dareiko`s, of Persian origin.]
1. (Antiq.) (a) A gold coin of ancient Persia, weighing usually a little more than 128 grains, and bearing
on one side the figure of an archer. (b) A silver coin of about 86 grains, having the figure of an archer,
and hence, in modern times, called a daric.
2. Any very pure gold coin.
(Dar"ing) n. Boldness; fearlessness; adventurousness; also, a daring act.
(Dar"ing), a. Bold; fearless; adventurous; as, daring spirits. Dar"ing*ly, adv. Dar"ing*ness,
(Dark) a. [OE. dark, derk, deork, AS. dearc, deorc; cf. Gael. & Ir. dorch, dorcha, dark, black,
1. Destitute, or partially destitute, of light; not receiving, reflecting, or radiating light; wholly or partially
black, or of some deep shade of color; not light-colored; as, a dark room; a dark day; dark cloth; dark
paint; a dark complexion.
O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon,Milton.
Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse
Without all hope of day!
In the dark and silent grave.Sir W. Raleigh.
2. Not clear to the understanding; not easily seen through; obscure; mysterious; hidden.
The dark problems of existence.Shairp.
What may seem dark at the first, will afterward be found more plain.Hooker.
What's your dark meaning, mouse, of this light word?Shak.
3. Destitute of knowledge and culture; in moral or intellectual darkness; unrefined; ignorant.
The age wherein he lived was dark, but heDenhan.
Could not want light who taught the world to see.
The tenth century used to be reckoned by mediæval historians as the darkest part of this intellectual