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Definitions of black:
  • noun:   black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning)
    Example: "The widow wore black"
  • noun:   (board games) the darker pieces
  • noun:   the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
  • noun:   a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
  • noun:   popular child actress of the 1930's (born 1927)
  • noun:   British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799)
  • noun:   total absence of light
    Example: "In the black of night"
  • verb:   make or become black
    Example: "The smoke blackened the ceiling"
  • adjective:   (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
    Example: "Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands- Rachel Carson"
  • adjective:   offering little or no hope
    Example: "The future looked black"
  • adjective:   (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading
    Example: "Black propaganda"
  • adjective:   harshly ironic or sinister
    Example: "Black humor"
  • adjective:   marked by anger or resentment or hostility
    Example: "Black looks"
  • adjective:   of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin
    Example: "A great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization- Martin Luther King Jr."
  • adjective:   extremely dark
    Example: "A black moonless night"
  • adjective:   being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light
    Example: "Black leather jackets"
  • adjective:   (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood
    Example: "A face black with fury"
  • adjective:   soiled with dirt or soot
    Example: "With feet black from playing outdoors"
  • adjective:   dressed in black
    Example: "A black knight"
  • adjective:   (of coffee) without cream or sugar
  • adjective:   (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
    Example: "The stock market crashed on Black Friday"
  • adjective:   stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable
    Example: "Black deeds"
  • adjective:   distributed or sold illicitly
    Example: "The black economy pays no taxes"
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 1587 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #149)

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