Definition of black

Definition of black
  1. black Adjective absorbing all light and reflecting none; dark and colourless.
  2. black Adjective without light.
  3. black Adjective Relating to persons of (usually noticeable) negroid African descent or their culture. Also people of an Asian, Aborigine or Maori descent.
  4. black Adjective Bad; evil; ill-omened.
  5. black Adjective Illegitimate, illegal or disgraced.
  6. black Adjective Overcrowded.
  7. black Adjective Without any cream, milk or creamer.
  8. black Adjective The standard denomination of the playing pieces of a board game deemed to belong to the "black" set, no matter what the actual colour.
  9. black Noun The colour/color perceived in the absence of light.
  10. black Noun A black dye, pigment.
  11. black Noun A pen, pencil, crayon, etc., made of black pigment.
  12. black Noun Black cloth hung up at funerals.
  13. black Noun A person of African descent, or Asian, Aborigine or Maori.
  14. black Noun The black ball.
  15. black Noun The edge of home plate
  16. black Noun a type of firecracker that is really more dark brown in colour.
  17. black Noun blackcurrant syrup (in mixed drinks, e.g. snakebite and black, cider and black).
  18. black Verb To make black, to blacken.
  19. black Verb To apply blacking to something.
  20. black Verb To boycott something or someone, usually as part of an industrial dispute.
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