- of the very darkest color owing to the absence of or complete absorption of light; the opposite of white；(of the sky or night) completely dark owing to nonvisibility of the sun, moon, or stars
- black color or pigment；black clothes or material, typically worn as a sign of mourning
- make (something) black; blacken；make (one's face) black with makeup or another substance, as a disguise or to imitate the appearance of a black person.
verb: black, 3rd person present: blacks, gerund or present participle: blacking, past tense: blacked, past participle: blacked
noun: black, plural noun: blacks
- 1. of the very darkest color owing to the absence of or complete absorption of light; the opposite of white black smoke her long black hair 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of the sky or night) completely dark owing to nonvisibility of the sun, moon, or stars the sky was moonless and black 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ deeply stained with dirt his clothes were absolutely black
- ▪ (of a plant or animal) dark in color as distinguished from a lighter variety Japanese black pine 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of coffee or tea) served without milk or cream a mug of black coffee Doyle took his coffee black
- ▪ of or denoting the suits spades and clubs in a deck of cards.
- ▪ (of a ski run) of the highest level of difficulty, as indicated by black markers positioned along it.
- 2. belonging to or denoting a human group having dark-colored skin, especially of sub-Saharan African ancestry. he discusses the position of black people in America the entire cast is black
- ▪ Australian denoting or relating to a person of Australian Aboriginal origin or descent.
- ▪ relating to black people black culture we need to be teaching people more about Black history
- 3. (of a period of time or situation) characterized by tragic or disastrous events; causing despair or pessimism five thousand men were killed on the blackest day of the war the future looks black 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a person's state of mind) full of gloom or misery; very depressed Jean had disappeared and Mary was in a black mood 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of humor) presenting tragic or harrowing situations in comic terms “Good place to bury the bodies,” she joked with black humor 同義詞
- ▪ full of anger or hatred Roger shot her a black look 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ archaic very evil or wicked my soul is steeped in the blackest sin
- 4. denoting a covert military procedure clearance for black operations came from the highest political level
- 1. black color or pigment a tray decorated in black and green a series of paintings done only in grays and blacks
- ▪ black clothes or material, typically worn as a sign of mourning dressed in the black of widowhood
- ▪ darkness, especially of night or an overcast sky the only thing visible in the black was the light of the lantern
- ▪ the player of the black pieces in chess or checkers Black's king's defenses are somewhat weakened
- ▪ a black thing, especially a ball or piece in a game.
- ▪ British informal blackcurrant cordial a rum and black
- 2. the situation of not owing money to a bank or of making a profit in a business operation I managed to break even in the first six months—quite a short time for a small business to get into the black the company just managed to stay in the black
- 3. a member of a human group having dark-colored skin, especially one of sub-Saharan African ancestry.
- ▪ Australian a person of Australian Aboriginal ancestry.
- 1. make (something) black; blacken the house was pocked with bullet holes and blacked by smoke 同義詞
- ▪ make (one's face) black with makeup or another substance, as a disguise or to imitate the appearance of a black person.
- 2. British dated refuse to handle (goods), undertake (work), or have dealings with (a person or business) as a way of taking industrial action the union blacked the film because overtime was not being paid 同義詞