What is black?

  • (adj): Marked by anger or resentment or hostility.
    Example: "Black looks"; "black words"
    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 - 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 ... 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 of the large volume of sales on that day ... "In the black" means profitable ...
Garnet Group Endmember Species - Ugrandite Group – Calcium in X Site - Andradite
... composition and may be red, yellow, brown, green or black ... varieties are topazolite (yellow or green), demantoid (green) and melanite (black) ... Topazolite 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 ... The Washington Post, "Nothing But a Man is one of the most sensitive films about black life ever made in this country” ...
Black Hole - Properties and Structure
... The no-hair theorem states that, once it achieves a stable condition after formation, a black hole has only three independent physical properties mass ... Any two black holes that share the same values for these properties, or parameters, are indistinguishable according to classical (i.e ... are special because they are visible from outside a black hole ...
Burzum
... Tolkien's doubly artificial language the Black Speech ... 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 notorious metal musician of all time" ...

More definitions of "black":

  • (noun): (board games) the darker pieces.
  • (noun): British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799).
    Synonyms: Joseph Black
  • (adj): Soiled with dirt or soot.
    Example: "With feet black from playing outdoors"; "his shirt was black within an hour"
  • (adj): Harshly ironic or sinister.
    Example: "Black humor"
    Synonyms: grim, mordant
  • (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): 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
  • (noun): Black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning).
    Example: "The widow wore black"
  • (noun): The quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white).
    Synonyms: blackness
  • (adj): (of coffee) without cream or sugar.
  • (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 intelligence operations) deliberately misleading.
    Example: "Black propaganda"
  • (adj): (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood.
    Example: "A face black with fury"
    Synonyms: blackened
  • (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): 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

Famous quotes containing the word black:

    That’s the down-town frieze,
    Principally the church steeple,
    A black line beside a white line;
    And the stack of the electric plant,
    A black line drawn on flat air.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Ladies and gents. The time has passed. The time has passed. Got to be a better way. I say to you, can’t any longer, oh no, can’t any longer, play off black against old, young against poor.
    This country cannot house its houseless. Feed its foodless. They’re demanding a government of the people. Peopled by people. Our faith. Our compassion. Our courage on the gridiron. The basic
    indifference that made this country great.
    Jeremy Larner, U.S. screenwriter, and Michael Ritchie. Bill McKay (Robert Redford)

    The desire of most parents is first and foremost to do what is best for their children. Every interview with a mother or father confirms this, every letter written by a parent breathes this deep-seated wish, “I hope I am doing the right thing for my child.” This is real and honest, and at the very base of parenthood.
    —Irma Simonton Black (20th century)