black

phonetic symbol: / blǽk / 

black - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning)
e.g.)
・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)
blackness , inkiness

[ noun ]
■ a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
black person , blackamoor , negro , negroid

[ noun ]
■ popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928)
shirley temple , shirley temple black

[ noun ]
■ British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799)
joseph black

[ noun ]
■ total absence of light
e.g.)
・in the black of night
blackness , lightlessness , pitch blackness , total darkness

[ verb ]
■ make or become black
e.g.)
・The smoke blackened the ceiling
・The ceiling blackened
blacken , melanise , melanize , nigrify

[ adjective satellite ]
■ marked by anger or resentment or hostility
e.g.)
・black looks
・black words

[ adjective ]
■ of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin
e.g.)
・a great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization

[ adjective satellite ]
■ extremely dark
e.g.)
・a black moonless night
・through the pitch-black woods
pitch-black , pitch-dark

[ adjective ]
■ being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness
■ having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light
e.g.)
・black leather jackets
・as black as coal
・rich black soil

[ adjective satellite ]
■ (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood
e.g.)
・a face black with fury
blackened

[ adjective satellite ]
■ soiled with dirt or soot
e.g.)
・with feet black from playing outdoors
・his shirt was black within an hour
smutty

[ adjective satellite ]
■ (of coffee) without cream or sugar

[ adjective satellite ]
■ (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences
■ bringing ruin
e.g.)
・the stock market crashed on Black Friday
calamitous , disastrous , fatal , fateful

[ adjective satellite ]
■ stemming from evil characteristics or forces
■ wicked or dishonorable
e.g.)
・black deeds
・a black lie
・his black heart has concocted yet another black deed
dark , sinister

[ adjective satellite ]
■ (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
e.g.)
・Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands
disgraceful , ignominious , inglorious , opprobrious , shameful

[ adjective satellite ]
■ offering little or no hope
e.g.)
・the future looked black
bleak , dim

[ adjective satellite ]
■ distributed or sold illicitly
e.g.)
・the black economy pays no taxes
black-market , bootleg , contraband , smuggled

[ adjective satellite ]
■ (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading
e.g.)
・black propaganda

[ adjective satellite ]
■ harshly ironic or sinister
e.g.)
・black humor
grim , mordant

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