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Meaning of DUSK

Pronunciation:  dusk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a state of diffused or dim illumination
  2. [n]  the time of day immediately following sunset; "he loved the twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night"

DUSK is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: evenfall, fall, gloaming, nightfall, twilight, twilight
 See Also: eve, evening, eventide, hour, night, semidarkness, time of day



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dusk\, a. [OE. dusc, dosc, deosc; cf. dial. Sw. duska to
    drizzle, dusk a slight shower. ???.]
    Tending to darkness or blackness; moderately dark or black;
          A pathless desert, dusk with horrid shades. --Milton.
  2. \Dusk\, n.
    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.
  3. \Dusk\, v. t.
    To make dusk. [Archaic]
          After the sun is up, that shadow which dusketh the
          light of the moon must needs be under the earth.
  4. \Dusk\, v. i.
    To grow dusk. [R.] --Chaucer.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing the dusk of day in your dream means defeated hopes and a dark, gloom outlook in your endeavors.
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