Dictionary Results for black


1. black - noun

· the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)

Synonym(s): blackness, inkiness

Hypernym(s): achromatic_color, achromatic_colour

Antonym(s): white




2. black - noun

· total absence of light; "they fumbled around in total darkness"; "in the black of night"

Synonym(s): total_darkness, lightlessness, blackness, pitch_blackness

Hypernym(s): dark, darkness




3. black - noun

· British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799)

Synonym(s): Black, Joseph_Black




4. black - noun

· popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928)

Synonym(s): Black, Shirley_Temple_Black, Shirley_Temple




5. black - noun

· a person with African ancestry, "Negro" and "Negroid" are archaic and pejorative today

Synonym(s): Black, African-American, Negro, Negroid

Hypernym(s): person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul




6. black - noun

· (board games) the darker pieces

Hypernym(s): man, piece

Antonym(s): white




7. black - noun

· black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning); "the widow wore black"

Hypernym(s): clothing, article_of_clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habiliment




8. black - verb

· make or become black; "The smoke blackened the ceiling"; "The ceiling blackened"

Synonym(s): blacken, melanize, melanise

Hypernym(s): discolor, discolour, colour, color

Antonym(s): whiten




9. black - adjective

· 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"

Antonym(s): white




10. black - adjective

· of or belonging to a racial group 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.

Antonym(s): white




11. black - adjective

· marked by anger or resentment or hostility; "black looks"; "black words"




12. black - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): bleak, dim




13. black - adjective

· 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

Synonym(s): dark, sinister




14. black - adjective

· (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"

Synonym(s): calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful




15. black - adjective

· (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood; "a face black with fury"

Synonym(s): blackened




16. black - adjective

· extremely dark; "a black moonless night"; "through the pitch-black woods"; "it was pitch-dark in the cellar"

Synonym(s): pitch-black, pitch-dark




17. black - adjective

· harshly ironic or sinister; "black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"

Synonym(s): grim, mordant




18. black - adjective

· (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading; "black propaganda"




19. black - adjective

· distributed or sold illicitly; "the black economy pays no taxes"

Synonym(s): bootleg, black-market, contraband, smuggled




20. black - adjective

· (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"

Synonym(s): disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful




21. black - adjective

· (of coffee) without cream or sugar




22. black - adjective

· soiled with dirt or soot; "with feet black from playing outdoors"; "his shirt was black within an hour"

Synonym(s): smutty





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