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Black meaning

black - 23 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( board games) the darker pieces
  2. 2. dressed in black; " a black knight"; " black friars"
  3. 3. ( of coffee) without cream or sugar
  4. 4. ( of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading; " black propaganda"
  5. 5. Destitute of light, or incapable of reflecting it; of the color of soot or coal; of the darkest or a very dark color, the opposite of white; characterized by such a color; as, black cloth; black hair or eyes.
  6. 6. In a less literal sense: Enveloped or shrouded in darkness; very dark or gloomy; as, a black night; the heavens black with clouds.
  7. 7. Fig.: Dismal, gloomy, or forbidding, like darkness; destitute of moral light or goodness; atrociously wicked; cruel; mournful; calamitous; horrible.
  8. 8. Expressing menace, or discontent; threatening; sullen; foreboding; as, to regard one with black looks.
  9. 9. Sullenly; threateningly; maliciously; so as to produce blackness.
  10. 10. That which is destitute of light or whiteness; the darkest color, or rather a destitution of all color; as, a cloth has a good black.
  11. 11. A black pigment or dye.
  12. 12. A person whose skin is of a black color, or shaded with black; esp. a member or descendant of certain African races.
  13. 13. A black garment or dress; as, she wears black
  14. 14. Mourning garments of a black color; funereal drapery.
  15. 15. The part of a thing which is distinguished from the rest by being black.
  16. 16. A stain; a spot; a smooch.
  17. 17. To make black; to blacken; to soil; to sully.
  18. 18. To make black and shining, as boots or a stove, by applying blacking and then polishing with a brush.
  19. 19. A negro; a person whose skin is of a black color, or shaded with black; esp. a member or descendant of certain African races.
  20. 20. That which reflects no light; a negro.
  21. 21. To become black.
  22. 22. To make black.
  23. 23. Without light; very dark; gloomy; horrible.

black - examples of usage

  1. Was it a white man or a black man that you shot? - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. I ain't got no black eye! - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  3. His master looked so black at this that we said no more about it. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
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