murk


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murk

 (mûrk)
n.
1. Partial or total darkness; gloom.
2. Dense fog.
adj. Archaic
Partially or totally dark; gloomy.

[Middle English mirke, from Old Norse myrkr or Old English mirce.]

murk

(mɜːk) or

mirk

n
gloomy darkness
adj
an archaic variant of murky
[C13: probably from Old Norse myrkr darkness; compare Old English mirce dark]

murk

(mɜːk)
vb (tr)
1. to murder (a person)
2. to defeat (a team) convincingly
[C20: of unknown origin]

murk

(mɜrk)

n.
1. darkness; gloom.
adj.
2. Archaic. dark; murky.
[before 900; Middle English mirke, myrke < Old Norse myrkr dark, darkness]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.murk - an atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of some substance
atmospheric state, atmosphere - the weather or climate at some place; "the atmosphere was thick with fog"
fug - (British informal) an airless smoky smelly atmosphere
Verb1.murk - make dark, dim, or gloomy
darken - make dark or darker; "darken a room"

murk

also mirk
noun
A thick, heavy atmospheric condition offering reduced visibility because of the presence of suspended particles:
Translations

murk

[mɜːk] Noscuridad f, tinieblas fpl

murk

[ˈmɜːrk] nobscurité f

murk

nDüsternis f; (in water) → trübes Wasser

murk

[mɜːk] noscurità f inv, buio
References in classic literature ?
A street-lamp some little distance away gave enough light through the murk of the rain that was again falling in torrents to make it entirely plain that "no one was there.
As they crossed the bridge, the clear steeples of the many churches looked as if they had advanced out of the murk that usually enshrouded them, and come much nearer.
We will flash first to Worcester, cross the Hudson on the high bridge at Poughkeepsie, swing southwest through a dozen coal towns to the outskirts of Philadelphia, leap across the Susquehanna, zigzag up and down the Alleghenies into the murk of Pittsburg, cross the Ohio at Wheeling, glance past Columbus and Indianapolis, over the Wabash at Terre Haute, into St.
All I saw moving was a heron; he was flying low, and disappeared in the murk.
The smoke of Oakland filled the western sky with haze and murk, while beyond, across the bay, they could see the first winking lights of San Francisco.
It was not that morning that I saw for the first time Therese of the whispering lips and downcast eyes slipping out to an early mass from the house of iniquity into the early winter murk of the city of perdition, in a world steeped in sin.
The meeting was attended by Program Manager Ali Akbar Hingorjo, artists Mohammad Musa Chandio, Ali Imran, Dr Farooq, Rafique Essani, Aqeel, Zafer Mangi, Tehseen, Ashraf, Seema Mirza, Shagufta, Murk Shah, Anum Memon, Azra Bhatti and others.
Khan, Ahmed, Tehreem and Siddiqui were also given silver medals along with Murk, Asifa Jafri, Azhan Ishaque, Afzal Khan and Taha Majeed.
There are some underwater sections that, while initially haunting, can quickly become frustrating if you get a bit lost in the deep sea murk.
He said that critics are criticizing infrastructure development projects in Punjab that is against the ground realities and just an attempt to murk benefits of these good initiatives of Punjab government.
Plus it's a vehicle survival challenge, where too much pedal power too soon (or too late) could see you, your cargo and the crane you ambitiously bolted to your trailer, slip inexorably under 10ft of murk.
Pipelines are one of the safest and most efficient ways to transport liquid energy, said API Pipeline Manager David Murk.