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  • EN [ blæk]
  • US [ blæk]

English definition


  • 1. the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)

  • 2. total absence of light;

    • "they fumbled around in total darkness"
    • "in the black of night"
  • 3. (board games) the darker pieces

  • 4. black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning);

    • "the widow wore black"


  • 1. make or become black;

    • "The smoke blackened the ceiling"
    • "The ceiling blackened"


  • 1. being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light;

    • "black leather jackets"
    • "as black as coal"
    • "rich black soil"
  • 2. of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin;

    • "a great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"- Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 3. marked by anger or resentment or hostility;

    • "black looks"
    • "black words"
  • 4. stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable;

    • "black deeds"
    • "a black lie"
    • "his black heart has concocted yet another black deed"
    • "Darth Vader of the dark side"
    • "a dark purpose"
    • "dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility"
    • "the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"-Thomas Hardy
  • 5. offering little or no hope;

    • "the future looked black"
    • "prospects were bleak"
    • "Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult"- J.M.Synge
    • "took a dim view of things"
  • 6. (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin;

    • "the stock market crashed on Black Friday"
    • "a calamitous defeat"
    • "the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign"
    • "such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles Darwin
    • "it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur
    • "a fateful error"
  • 7. (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood;

    • "a face black with fury"
  • 8. extremely dark;

    • "a black moonless night"
    • "through the pitch-black woods"
    • "it was pitch-dark in the celler"
  • 9. harshly ironic or sinister;

    • "black humor"
    • "a grim joke"
    • "grim laughter"
    • "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"
  • 10. (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading;

    • "black propaganda"
  • 11. distributed or sold illicitly;

    • "the black economy pays no taxes"
  • 12. (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame;

    • "Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson
    • "an ignominious retreat"
    • "inglorious defeat"
    • "an opprobrious monument to human greed"
    • "a shameful display of cowardice"
  • 13. (of coffee) without cream or sugar

  • 14. dressed in black;

    • "a black knight"
    • "black friars"
  • 15. soiled with dirt or soot;

    • "with feet black from playing outdoors"
    • "his shirt was black within an hour"

Example sentences

  • In the play, she must appear in a bright red dress and long black stockings.

  • Her house is easily picked out from the rest; it has a large black gate.

  • Black is not my favourite colour.

  • Motorists are warned to take extra care this morning because there is black ice on many roads.

  • Your shoes are black; mine are brown.

  • The black clouds gave warning of an approaching storm.

  • The dog's coat is white with black patches.

  • Light and heat are sent off , together with heavy smoke, and soon only black charcoal is left.

  • It is unlawful for factories to emit black smoke into the air.

  • When he saw a black shadow in the moon light, he was green about the gills.

  • He gave her a black look.

  • It was a cold, black night.

  • After the chairman delivered his opening speech , Mr. black launched into a brilliant tirade.

  • Through his lack of attention to the game he had put his white stone into a " tiger's mouth " formed by three black stones.

  • She wore a sleek little black dress.

  • Please don't think I mistrust you, but I would prefer to have our agreement in black and white.

  • A field of burning grass is billowing thick black clouds of smoke into the sky.

  • The newspaper carried the martyr's photo framed in black.

  • The black paint on the door provides a contrast for the white walls.

  • I hope these black marks will clean off.

  • Black hair is a sharp contrast to a fair skin.

  • In " the black cat " the adjective " black " modifies the noun " cat " .

  • Two black plaits hung down on her back.

  • She was arrayed in a black velvet gown.

  • His eyes narrowed to two small pinpricks of black.

  • Clouds of thick black smoke billowed from the car's exhaust.

  • Although there is no overt hostility, black and white students do not mix much.

  • He has black hair.

  • Three black people were killed by shots fired at random from a minibus.

Phrase collocation

  • black out

    To lose consciousness or memory temporarily

    • blacked out at the podium.

    • blacked out many of my wartime experiences.

    To prohibit the dissemination of, especially by censorship

    • blacked out the news issuing from the rebel provinces.

    To extinguish or conceal all lights that might help enemy aircraft find a target during an air raid.

    To extinguish all the lights on (a stage).

    To cause a failure of electrical power in

    • Storm damage blacked out much of the region.

    To withhold (a televised event or program) from a broadcast area

    • blacked out the football game on local stations.

    • will black out the entire state to increase ticket sales for the game.

  • black someone's eye

    hit someone in the eye so as to cause bruising

  • in someone's black books

    (informal)in disfavour with someone

  • look on the black side

    (informal)view a situation from a pessimistic angle

  • men in black

    (informal)anonymous dark-clothed men who supposedly visit people who have reported an encounter with a UFO or an alien in order to prevent them publicizing it

  • not as black as one is painted

    (informal)not as bad as one is said to be

  • black something out

    (一般作 be blacked out)extinguish all lights or completely cover windows, especially for protection against an air attack or in order to provide darkness in which to show a film

    obscure something completely so that it cannot be read or seen

    • the number plate had been blacked out with masking tape.

  • in the black

    On the credit side of a ledger; prosperous.


  • black out

    • He blacked out at the sight of his own blood.

    • I totally blacked out that evening.

    • The whole region was blacked out for the final game.

  • black money

    • Money that derives from an illegal transaction is considered" dirty" or" black " cash.

Synonym discrimination

  • dark, dim, black, gloomy, obscure, vague, grey



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