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dusk

5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dusk \Dusk\, adjective [OE. dusc, dosc, deosc; cf. dial. Sw. duska to drizzle, dusk a slight shower. ???.] Tending to darkness or blackness; moderately dark or black; dusky.

A pathless desert, dusk with horrid shades. --Milton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dusk \Dusk\, noun

1. Imperfect obscurity; a middle degree between light and darkness; twilight; as, the dusk of the evening.

2. A darkish color.

Whose duck set off the whiteness of the skin. --Dryden.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dusk \Dusk\, verb (used with an object) To make dusk. [Archaic]

After the sun is up, that shadow which dusketh the light of the moon must needs be under the earth. --Holland.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dusk \Dusk\, verb (used without an object) To grow dusk. [R.] --Chaucer.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

dusk

noun

1: the time of day immediately following sunset; "he loved the twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night" [syn: {twilight}, {dusk}, {gloaming}, {gloam}, {nightfall}, {evenfall}, {fall}, {crepuscule}, {crepuscle}]

verb

1: become dusk


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