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Definition of BLACK

noun : BLACK

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 3. (

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

  • 6. (

    ) (board games) the darker pieces ;

  • 7. (

    ) black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning); "the widow wore black" ;

verb : BLACK

Source: WordNet 3.1

Adjective : BLACK

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) of or belonging to a racial group especially of sub-Saharan African origin; "a great people;

  • 3. (

    ) marked by anger or resentment or hostility; "black looks"; "black words" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 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 ;

  • 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" ;

  • 7. (

    ) (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood; "a face black with fury" ;

  • 9. (

    ) harshly ironic or sinister; "black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit" ;

  • 10. (

    ) (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading; "black propaganda" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 13. (

    ) (of coffee) without cream or sugar ;

  • 14. (

    ) soiled with dirt or soot; "with feet black from playing outdoors"; "his shirt was black within an hour" ;


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