What is black?

  • (adj): (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin.
    Example: "The stock market crashed on Black Friday"
    Synonyms: calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful
    See also — Additional definitions below

Black

Black is the color of coal, ebony, and the night sky. It is the very darkest color, the result of the absence of or complete absorption of light. It is the opposite of white.

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Black Hole - Properties and Structure
... theorem states that, once it achieves a stable condition after formation, a black hole has only three independent physical properties mass, charge, and ... Any two black holes that share the same values for these properties, or parameters, are indistinguishable according to classical (i.e ... because they are visible from outside a black hole ...
Burzum
... Tolkien's doubly artificial language the Black Speech ... The project quickly became prominent within the early Norwegian black metal scene ... one of the most influential acts in black metal in Metal A Headbanger's Journey, director Sam Dunn described Vikernes as "the most notorious metal ...
Black - Idioms and Expressions
... In the United States, "Black Friday" (the day after Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November) is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year ... Later an alternative explanation began to be offered that "Black Friday" indicates the point in the year that retailers begin to turn a profit, or are "in the black", because ... "In the black" means profitable ...
Garnet Group Endmember Species - Ugrandite Group – Calcium in X Site - Andradite
... variable composition and may be red, yellow, brown, green or black ... or green), demantoid (green) and melanite (black) ... is a golden-yellow variety and melanite is a black variety ...
Nothing But A Man
... The story is about a black railroad worker, who falls in love with a black school teacher, who is the town’s preacher’s daughter ... "Nothing But a Man is one of the most sensitive films about black life ever made in this country” ...

More definitions of "black":

  • (adj): 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.
  • (adj): (of coffee) without cream or sugar.
  • (adj): 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"; "as black as coal"; "rich black soil"
    Synonyms: achromatic
  • (adj): Soiled with dirt or soot.
    Example: "With feet black from playing outdoors"; "his shirt was black within an hour"
  • (adj): (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood.
    Example: "A face black with fury"
    Synonyms: blackened
  • (noun): The quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white).
    Synonyms: blackness
  • (adj): Extremely dark.
    Example: "A black moonless night"; "through the pitch-black woods"
    Synonyms: pitch-black, pitch-dark
  • (adj): Dressed in black.
    Example: "A black knight"; "black friars"
  • (adj): Offering little or no hope.
    Example: "The future looked black"
    Synonyms: bleak, dim
  • (adj): Harshly ironic or sinister.
    Example: "Black humor"
    Synonyms: grim, mordant
  • (noun): Black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning).
    Example: "The widow wore black"
  • (adj): Stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable.
    Example: "Black deeds"; "a black lie"; "his black heart has concocted yet another black deed"
    Synonyms: dark, sinister
  • (adj): Marked by anger or resentment or hostility.
    Example: "Black looks"; "black words"
  • (noun): British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799).
    Synonyms: Joseph Black
  • (noun): (board games) the darker pieces.
  • (adj): (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading.
    Example: "Black propaganda"

Famous quotes containing the word black:

    There with vast wings across the canceled skies,
    There in the sudden blackness the black pall
    Of nothing, nothing, nothing—nothing at all.
    Archibald MacLeish (1892–1982)

    So I won’t hang around in my hospital shift,
    repeating The Black Mass and all of it.
    I say Live, Live because of the sun,
    the dream, the excitable gift.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    We live in a highly industrialized society and every member of the Black nation must be as academically and technologically developed as possible. To wage a revolution, we need competent teachers, doctors, nurses, electronics experts, chemists, biologists, physicists, political scientists, and so on and so forth. Black women sitting at home reading bedtime stories to their children are just not going to make it.
    Frances Beale, African American feminist and civil rights activist. The Black Woman, ch. 14 (1970)