Definitions of black

  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.   make or become black The smoke blackened the ceiling The ceiling blackened
  3.   black clothing worn as a sign of mourning the widow wore black
  4.   chess or checkers the darker pieces
  5.   the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness bearing the least resemblance to white
  6.   a person with dark skin who comes from Africa or whose ancestors came from Africa
  7.   popular child actress of the 1930's born 1927
  8.   British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat 1728 1799
  9.   total absence of light they fumbled around in total darkness in the black of night
  10.   marked by anger or resentment or hostility black looks black words
  11.   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
  12.   soiled with dirt or soot with feet black from playing outdoors his shirt was black within an hour
  13.   distributed or sold illicitly the black economy pays no taxes
  14.   of the face made black especially as with suffused blood a face black with fury
  15.   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
  16.   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
  17.   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
  18.   harshly ironic or sinister black humor a grim joke grim laughter fun ranging from slapstick clowning to savage mordant wit
  19.   extremely dark a black moonless night through the pitch black woods it was pitch dark in the celler
  20.   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
  21.   board games the darker pieces
  22.   dressed in black a black knight black friars
  23.   of coffee without cream or sugar
  24.   of intelligence operations deliberately misleading black propaganda
  25.   Destitute of light or incapable of reflecting it of the color of soot or coal of the darkest or a very dark color the opposite of white characterized by such a color as black cloth black hair or eyes
  26.   In a less literal sense Enveloped or shrouded in darkness very dark or gloomy as a black night the heavens black with clouds
  27.   Fig Dismal gloomy or forbidding like darkness destitute of moral light or goodness atrociously wicked cruel mournful calamitous horrible
  28.   Expressing menace or discontent threatening sullen foreboding as to regard one with black looks
  29.   Sullenly threateningly maliciously so as to produce blackness
  30.   That which is destitute of light or whiteness the darkest color or rather a destitution of all color as a cloth has a good black
  31.   A black pigment or dye
  32.   A person whose skin is of a black color or shaded with black esp a member or descendant of certain African races
  33.   A black garment or dress as she wears black
  34.   Mourning garments of a black color funereal drapery
  35.   The part of a thing which is distinguished from the rest by being black
  36.   A stain a spot a smooch
  37.   To make black to blacken to soil to sully
  38.   To make black and shining as boots or a stove by applying blacking and then polishing with a brush
  39.   A negro a person whose skin is of a black color or shaded with black esp a member or descendant of certain African races
  40.   A negro
  41.   Entirely without light of the darkest hue opposite to white wrapped in darkness dismal gloomy or forbidding without moral light or goodness evil threatening clouded with anger sullen
  42.   The darkest color the opposite of white a black color or dye a negro mourning
  43.   To make black blacken apply blacking to
  44.   Without color reflecting no light the opposite of white
  45.   Of the darkest color without color obscure dismal sullen horrible
  46.   Black color absence of color a negro mourning
  47.   To make black to soil or stain
  49.   That which reflects no light a negro
  50.   To become black
  51.   To make black
  52.   Without light very dark gloomy horrible
  53.   To make or become black blacken
  54.   Reflecting little or no light dark swarthy gloomy dismal forbidding sad evil malignant deadly
  55.   The absence of color or the darkest of all colors sable
  56.   Anything black
  57.   Of the darkest colour destitute of light dark sulien having a cloudy look or countenance atrociously wicked horrible dismal mournful
  58.   Want of colour the darkest of all colours a negro a black dress mourning a particle of soot or black dirt
  59.   To blacken to soil Black and blue livid Black and white writing or print
  60.   The opposite of white dark cloudy dismal sullen very wicked
  61.   Name of the darkest of colours a negro
  62.   To make black to dirty or soil

Antonyms for black

caucasoid, chuffed, legitimate, bleached, white, sunny, just, unstained, encouraged, clear, sunlit, permissible, endorsed, whiten, devout, high, straw, uncoloured, glaring, unpolluted, pallid, wan, purified, unspotted, jocular, Promoted, stainless, day, lofty, guiltless, licensed, holy, blond, beamy, festive, aglow, permitted, conscientious, spotless, palish, moony, uncolored, lightsome, diluted, approved, lit, dilute, lambent, chaste, combed, crystalline, limpid, open, seemly, luminous, righteous, all-right, unsoiled, authorized, gratified, cheering, sparkling, creditable, jocose, tidy, decorous, moonlit, peaked, whitened, bright, lily-white, nice, elevated, illumined, innocent, lucent, albescent, incandescent, fair, gleaming, untouched, honourable, honest, unangry, illuminated, blithe, delighted, Flaxen, correct, Abetted, commendable, flawless, brilliant, pale, laughing, unsarcastic, perfect, gleeful, spick-and-span, sallow, agleam, hopeful, jovial, squeaky-clean, shining, right, thankful, irreproachable, light, neat, effulgent, alight, fortunate, resplendent, highlighted, moral, glad, buoyant, Taintless, respected, true, shiny, law-abiding, radiant, whiteness, Allowed, tawny, unsullied, ordered, straight, right-minded, Brightened, cheery, uncorrupted, incorruptible, starlit, blissful, aglitter, heartwarming, jolly, cleaned, ashy, blithesome, glowing, supported, beaming, immaculate, transparent, joyful, groomed, unblemished, inoffensive, religious, scrupulous, esteemed, reputable, cordial, pure, satisfied, lighthearted, pasty, unobjectionable, overt, clean, blameless, conscionable, caucasian, untainted, friendly, sanctioned, peaky, lustrous, cheerful, Tickled, ethical, decent, worthy, cleanly, upright, unerring, glossy, encouraging, comforting, happy, high-minded, pleased, dazzling, good, ashen, cleansed, lucid, sunshiny, orderly, daytime, mirthful, joyous, sandy, honorable, undefiled, upstanding, principled, golden, ablaze, Relucent, jocund, sublime, light-skinned, optimistic, proper, venerable, merry, saintly, exemplary, noble, sainted, daylight, virtuous, legal, floodlit, wholesome, godly.

Quotes of black

  1. Of my two handicaps being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black – Shirley Chisholm
  2. The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery – Frederick Douglass
  3. Go down to the Republican headquarters They ain't got a single black working there Not one – Charles Evers
  4. We've begun to put fear into those whites who think they can do anything they want to a black person and get away with it – Charles Evers
  5. I had this stereotypical view that black people apart from me probably threw stones and lived in huts – Trisha Goddard
  6. I think it's because it was an emotional story and emotions come through much stronger in black and white Colour is distracting in a way it pleases the eye but it doesn't necessarily reach the heart – Kim Hunter
  7. But suppose God is black What if we go to Heaven and we all our lives have treated the Negro as an inferior and God is there and we look up and He is not white What then is our response – Robert Kennedy
  8. I think my work shows that I love women I understand where these types of criticisms are coming from because black people have been so dogged out in the media they're just extra sensitive – Spike Lee
  9. In discussions around the hiring and firing of Black faculty at universities the charge is frequently heard that Black women are more easily hired than are Black men – Audre Lorde
  10. We were living in a tumultuous time when the world was upside down Freeman produced a show that was black and white the good guys versus the bad guys – James MacArthur
  11. Remember the words of Chairman Mao 'It's always darkest before it's totally black – John McCain
  12. There's a very big gulf between the black civil rights leadership in America and the black middle class in America The black middle class are conservative Many of those minorities can be persuaded to be members of the Republican Party – Pete du Pont
  13. I think the rich are too rich and the poor are too poor I don't think the black people are going to rise at all I think most of them are going to die – Nina Simone
  14. I took a private lesson but it didn't really work out so I went back to playing along with records That's really the thing that got me into playing a lot getting excited about playing along with my favorite bands like Zeppelin and Black Sabbath – Chad Smith
  15. So now I feel I'm lucky in the respect that I can sort of pick a little more carefully which is tricky because as a black actress there aren't that many roles to pick from – Rachel True

Usage examples for black

  1. Put out my best the black ones – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. It turned it black all the bad in her came out – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard
  3. “ I don't care for those black men – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  4. Let me see those big black eyes ” – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
  5. These were taken to black smiths ” – Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans by Edward Eggleston
  6. My brothers you heard the words of Black Panther he said – Spotted Deer by Elmer Gregor
  7. All at Black Hill know – Foes by Mary Johnston
  8. She doesn't hold with black hersel' ” – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  9. “ That's all right Mr Black he replied – Dawson Black: Retail Merchant by Harold Whitehead
  10. She told us that the strange woman Adele had black hair – At the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason
  11. “ I know that I'm not all bad and there must have been good in Black Jack – Black Jack by Max Brand
  12. He is the most wonderful father a girl ever had and if he were to say that black was white I should probably swear to it if he asked me to ” – The Free Range by Francis William Sullivan
  13. They said that others had spoken for the black man for too long – The Black Experience in America The Immigrant Heritage of America by Norman Coombs
  14. She thinks a man who is black has no feelings – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  15. When people think they are going to die they write and tell you on black paper – Old Kensington by Miss Thackeray
  16. And Ben have him come back on Black Betty if you can and if you can't She paused and thought a moment – Nobody's Child by Elizabeth Dejeans
  17. Marry where be tha' black eye – A Maid of Many Moods by Virna Sheard
  18. His black eyes roved from Colwyn to the forms behind him – The Shrieking Pit by Arthur J. Rees
  19. Everything disappeared under the black water – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  20. That looks like Charlie Black he said – Four Little Blossoms at Oak Hill School by Mabel C. Hawley

Rhymes for black