What is Black?

  • (noun): Black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning).
    Example: "The widow wore black"
    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
... no-hair theorem states that, once it achieves a stable condition after formation, a black hole has only three independent physical properties mass, charge, and angular momentum ... 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 ...
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 ... Post, "Nothing But a Man is one of the most sensitive films about black life ever made in this country” ...
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 notorious metal ...
Garnet Group Endmember Species - Ugrandite Group – Calcium in X Site - Andradite
... composition and may be red, yellow, brown, green or black ... The recognized varieties are topazolite (yellow or green), demantoid (green) and melanite (black) ... is a golden-yellow variety and melanite is a black variety ...
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 of the large volume of sales on that day ... "In the black" means profitable ...

More definitions of "Black":

  • (noun): (board games) the darker pieces.
  • (adj): Marked by anger or resentment or hostility.
    Example: "Black looks"; "black words"
  • (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): 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): The quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white).
    Synonyms: blackness
  • (adj): Soiled with dirt or soot.
    Example: "With feet black from playing outdoors"; "his shirt was black within an hour"
  • (adj): (of coffee) without cream or sugar.
  • (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 intelligence operations) deliberately misleading.
    Example: "Black propaganda"
  • (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
  • (noun): British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799).
    Synonyms: Joseph Black
  • (adj): Extremely dark.
    Example: "A black moonless night"; "through the pitch-black woods"
    Synonyms: pitch-black, pitch-dark
  • (adj): Offering little or no hope.
    Example: "The future looked black"
    Synonyms: bleak, dim
  • (adj): (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood.
    Example: "A face black with fury"
    Synonyms: blackened
  • (adj): Dressed in black.
    Example: "A black knight"; "black friars"

Famous quotes containing the word black:

    ...I am who I am because I’m a black female.... When I was health director in Arkansas ... I could talk about teen-age pregnancy, about poverty, ignorance and enslavement and how the white power structure had imposed it—only because I was a black female. I mean, black people would have eaten up a white male who said what I did.
    Joycelyn Elders (b. 1933)

    Stars, hide your fires;
    Let not light see my black and deep desires!
    The eye wink at the hand; yet let that be
    Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    If you’re born in America with a black skin, you’re born in prison, and the masses of black people in America today are beginning to regard our plight or predicament in this society as one of a prison inmate.
    Malcolm X (1925–1965)