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Meaning & Definition of Black in English

English

Black

/blæk/

noun

1. The quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)

    synonym:
  • black
  • ,
  • blackness
  • ,
  • inkiness

2. Total absence of light

  • "They fumbled around in total darkness"
  • "In the black of night"
    synonym:
  • total darkness
  • ,
  • lightlessness
  • ,
  • blackness
  • ,
  • pitch blackness
  • ,
  • black

3. British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799)

    synonym:
  • Black
  • ,
  • Joseph Black

4. Popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928)

    synonym:
  • Black
  • ,
  • Shirley Temple Black
  • ,
  • Shirley Temple

5. A person with dark skin who comes from africa (or whose ancestors came from africa)

    synonym:
  • Black
  • ,
  • Black person
  • ,
  • blackamoor
  • ,
  • Negro
  • ,
  • Negroid

6. (board games) the darker pieces

    synonym:
  • black

7. Black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning)

  • "The widow wore black"
    synonym:
  • black

verb

1. Make or become black

  • "The smoke blackened the ceiling"
  • "The ceiling blackened"
    synonym:
  • blacken
  • ,
  • melanize
  • ,
  • melanise
  • ,
  • nigrify
  • ,
  • black

adjective

1. Being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness

  • Having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light
  • "Black leather jackets"
  • "As black as coal"
  • "Rich black soil"
    synonym:
  • black

2. Of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-saharan african origin

  • "A great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"- martin luther king jr.
    synonym:
  • black

3. Marked by anger or resentment or hostility

  • "Black looks"
  • "Black words"
    synonym:
  • black

4. Offering little or no hope

  • "The future looked black"
  • "Prospects were bleak"
  • "Life in the aran islands has always been bleak and difficult"- j.m.synge
  • "Took a dim view of things"
    synonym:
  • black
  • ,
  • bleak
  • ,
  • dim

5. Stemming from evil characteristics or forces

  • Wicked or dishonorable
  • "Black deeds"
  • "A black lie"
  • "His black heart has concocted yet another black deed"
  • "Darth vader of the dark side"
  • "A dark purpose"
  • "Dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility"
  • "The scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"-thomas hardy
    synonym:
  • black
  • ,
  • dark
  • ,
  • sinister

6. (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences

  • Bringing ruin
  • "The stock market crashed on black friday"
  • "A calamitous defeat"
  • "The battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign"
  • "Such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- charles darwin
  • "It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- douglas macarthur
  • "A fateful error"
    synonym:
  • black
  • ,
  • calamitous
  • ,
  • disastrous
  • ,
  • fatal
  • ,
  • fateful

7. (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood

  • "A face black with fury"
    synonym:
  • black
  • ,
  • blackened

8. Extremely dark

  • "A black moonless night"
  • "Through the pitch-black woods"
  • "It was pitch-dark in the cellar"
    synonym:
  • black
  • ,
  • pitch-black
  • ,
  • pitch-dark

9. Harshly ironic or sinister

  • "Black humor"
  • "A grim joke"
  • "Grim laughter"
  • "Fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"
    synonym:
  • black
  • ,
  • grim
  • ,
  • mordant

10. (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading

  • "Black propaganda"
    synonym:
  • black

11. Distributed or sold illicitly

  • "The black economy pays no taxes"
    synonym:
  • bootleg
  • ,
  • black
  • ,
  • black-market
  • ,
  • contraband
  • ,
  • smuggled

12. (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

  • "Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- rachel carson
  • "An ignominious retreat"
  • "Inglorious defeat"
  • "An opprobrious monument to human greed"
  • "A shameful display of cowardice"
    synonym:
  • black
  • ,
  • disgraceful
  • ,
  • ignominious
  • ,
  • inglorious
  • ,
  • opprobrious
  • ,
  • shameful

13. (of coffee) without cream or sugar

    synonym:
  • black

14. Soiled with dirt or soot

  • "With feet black from playing outdoors"
  • "His shirt was black within an hour"
    synonym:
  • black
  • ,
  • smutty

Examples of using

People usually wear black after someone has died.
Why did you help that black dog?
Is your car black?