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Adjective
/blak/,
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blacker, comparative; blackest, superlative;
  1. Of the very darkest color; the opposite of white; colored like coal, due to the absence of or complete absorption of light
    • - black smoke
    • - her hair was black
  2. (of the sky or night) Completely dark due to nonvisibility of the sun, moon, or stars, normally because of dense cloud cover
    • - the sky was moonless and black
  3. Deeply stained with dirt
    • - his clothes were absolutely black
  4. (of a plant or animal) Dark in color as distinguished from a lighter variety
    • - Japanese black pine
  5. (of coffee or tea) Served without milk or cream

  6. Of or denoting the suits spades and clubs in a deck of cards

  7. (of a ski run) Of the highest level of difficulty, as indicated by black markers positioned along it

  8. Of any human group having dark-colored skin, esp. of African or Australian Aboriginal ancestry
    • - black adolescents of Jamaican descent
  9. Of or relating to black people
    • - black culture
  10. (of a period of time or situation) Characterized by tragic or disastrous events; causing despair or pessimism
    • - five thousand men were killed on the blackest day of the war
    • - the future looks black for those of us interested in freedom
  11. (of a person's state of mind) Full of gloom or misery; very depressed
    • - Jean had disappeared and Mary was in a black mood
  12. (of humor) Presenting tragic or harrowing situations in comic terms
    • - “Good place to bury the bodies,” she joked with black humor
  13. Full of anger or hatred
    • - Roger shot her a black look
  14. Very evil or wicked
    • - my soul is steeped in the blackest sin
Verb
  1. Make black, esp. by the application of black polish
    • - blacking the prize bull's hooves
  2. Make (one's face, hands, and other visible parts of one's body) black with polish or makeup, so as not to be seen at night or, esp. formerly, to play the role of a black person in a musical show, play, or movie
    • - white extras blacking up their faces to play Ethiopians
Noun
  1. Black color or pigment
    • - a tray decorated in black and green
    • - a series of paintings done only in grays and blacks
  2. Black clothes or material, often worn as a sign of mourning
    • - dressed in the black of widowhood
  3. Darkness, esp. of night or an overcast sky
    • - the only thing visible in the black was the light of the lantern
  4. A member of a dark-skinned people, esp. one of African or Australian Aboriginal ancestry
    • - a coalition of blacks and whites against violence
  5. (in a game or sport) A black piece or ball, in particular

  6. The player of the black pieces in chess or checkers

  7. The black pieces in chess


  1. the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
  2. 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"
  3. blacken: make or become black; "The smoke blackened the ceiling"; "The ceiling blackened"
  4. total darkness: total absence of light; "they fumbled around in total darkness"; "in the black of night"
  5. 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.
  6. British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799)
  7. Black is the color of objects that do not emit or reflect light in any part of the visible spectrum; they absorb all such frequencies of light. ...
  8. Black: The Man From Darkness is a 2004 Malayalam action thriller movie written and directed by Renjith. It starred Mammootty in the title role. The movie deals with the underworld operations in Kochi City. Mammootty plays the role of Karikkamuri Shanmugham who is a hit man and a contract killer. ...
  9. Black is a French film directed by Pierre Laffargue in 2008.
  10. The C.H. Black Manufacturing Company built the "Black" automobiles in Indianapolis, Indiana, from 1896-1900.
  11. Black is a rock band from Dhaka, Bangladesh. They were one of the very first bands to come out from the underground scene in Dhaka and has over the years garnered a big enough fan-following to be considered a pioneer of alternative rock music in Bangladesh. ...
  12. Black is the self-titled album by Black, the musical vehicle of Colin Vearncombe. It is a retrospective album released in 1987 by WEA Records after the success of the album Wonderful Life (on A&M Records) and comprised several single releases which were recorded while Vearncombe was signed to WEA.
  13. A surname
  14. The colour/color perceived in the absence of light; A black dye, pigment; A pen, pencil, crayon, etc. ...
  15. (blackness) The state, property or quality of being black; The result or product of being black
  16. (Blacking) Carbonaceous material for coating mold or core surfaces.
  17. (Blacking) The coating on the hull below gunwale level, usually based on bitumen or similar. Usually recoated every two or three years.
  18. (blacking) Carbonaceous materials, such as graphite or powdered carbon, usually mixed with a binder and frequently carried in suspension in water or other liquid used as a thin facing applied to surfaces of molds or cores to improve casting finish.
  19. (blacking) shoe or boot polish. As a child Dickens was employed at Warren's Blacking factory.
  20. (Blackness) The apparent darkness of type as it appears on the page. Blackness depends on the boardness of the parts of the letter (boldness), as well as on the x-height and set.
  21. (Blacks) Black curtains at the back and sides of the stage.
  22. (Blacks) A matchcover category that shows a black person in the advertisement. Known black related names, such as The Cotton Club, Aunt Jemima, Picaninny, Mammy, Kit Kat Club, Sambo's Pancakes, etc., are treasured examples of this category.
  23. (Blacks) Black Pikmin are black in color and have small horns growing on their heads and have yellow glowing,angry-looking eyes. They can do everything purples do, including the ability to fight Waterwraiths, but are not slow. ...
  24. (Blacks) Chips valued at $100.
  25. (Blacks) Heavy draperies called legs and teasers (or borders), used to hide what the designer doesn't want the audience to see (lighting equipment, backstage areas). By convention, any solid-colored background is invisible, and actors—beige ones at any rate—look good against solid black. ...