What is black?

  • (adj): (of coffee) without cream or sugar.
    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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Garnet Group Endmember Species - Ugrandite Group – Calcium in X Site - Andradite
... and may be red, yellow, brown, green or black ... (yellow or green), demantoid (green) and melanite (black) ... Topazolite is a golden-yellow variety and melanite is a black variety ...
Burzum
... Tolkien's doubly artificial language the Black Speech ... The project quickly became prominent within the early Norwegian black metal scene ... Burzum is considered one of the most influential acts in black metal in Metal A Headbanger's Journey, director Sam Dunn described Vikernes as "the most ...
Black Hole - Properties and Structure
... no-hair theorem states that, once it achieves a stable condition after formation, a black hole has only three independent physical properties mass, charge ... Any two black holes that share the same values for these properties, or parameters, are indistinguishable according to classical (i.e ... properties are special because they are visible from outside a black hole ...
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 ... "In the black" means profitable ...
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":

  • (noun): Black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning).
    Example: "The widow wore black"
  • (adj): (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood.
    Example: "A face black with fury"
    Synonyms: blackened
  • (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): Marked by anger or resentment or hostility.
    Example: "Black looks"; "black words"
  • (adj): Soiled with dirt or soot.
    Example: "With feet black from playing outdoors"; "his shirt was black within an hour"
  • (adj): (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading.
    Example: "Black propaganda"
  • (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): (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin.
    Example: "The stock market crashed on Black Friday"
    Synonyms: calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful
  • (adj): Dressed in black.
    Example: "A black knight"; "black friars"
  • (adj): Offering little or no hope.
    Example: "The future looked black"
    Synonyms: bleak, dim
  • (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
  • (noun): (board games) the darker pieces.
  • (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.
  • (noun): British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799).
    Synonyms: Joseph Black
  • (adj): Harshly ironic or sinister.
    Example: "Black humor"
    Synonyms: grim, mordant

Famous quotes containing the word black:

    I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day.
    What hours, O what black hours we have spent
    This night!
    Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)

    th’ other black and grave, wherewith each one
    Is checker’d all along,
    Humilitie:
    George Herbert (1593–1633)

    Quadroon mermaids, Afro angels, black saints
    balanced upon the switchblades of that air
    and sang.
    Robert Earl Hayden (1913–1980)