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Adjective black has 15 senses
  1. black, achromatic - 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"
    Antonyms: white, achromatic, albescent
  2. black - 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.
    white, caucasian, caucasoid, light-skinned
  3. black - marked by anger or resentment or hostility; "black looks"; "black words"
    unangry (indirect, via angry)
  4. black, dark, sinister - 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
    Antonym: good (indirect, via evil)
  5. black, bleak, dim - 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"
    Antonym: hopeful (indirect, via hopeless)
  6. black, calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful - (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"
    Antonym: fortunate (indirect, via unfortunate)
  7. black, blackened - (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood; "a face black with fury"
    Antonyms: uncolored, uncoloured (indirect, via colored)
  8. black, pitch-black, pitch-dark - extremely dark; "a black moonless night"; "through the pitch-black woods"; "it was pitch-dark in the celler"
    Antonym: light (indirect, via dark)
  9. black, grim, mordant - harshly ironic or sinister; "black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"
    Antonym: unsarcastic (indirect, via sarcastic)
  10. black - (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading; "black propaganda"
    overt, open (indirect, via covert)
  11. bootleg, black, black-market, contraband, smuggled - distributed or sold illicitly; "the black economy pays no taxes"
    Antonym: legal (indirect, via illegal)
  12. black, disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful - (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"
    Antonyms: honorable, honourable (indirect, via dishonorable)
  13. black - (of coffee) without cream or sugar
    diluted, dilute (indirect, via undiluted)
  14. black - dressed in black; "a black knight"; "black friars"
    unclothed (indirect, via clothed)
  15. black - soiled with dirt or soot; "with feet black from playing outdoors"; "his shirt was black within an hour"
    clean (indirect, via dirty)
Noun black has 7 senses
  1. black, blackness - the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
    --1 is a kind of achromatic color, achromatic colour
    Antonyms: white, whiteness
    --1 has particulars:
     coal black, ebony, jet black, pitch black, sable, soot black
    Derived form: verb black1
  2. total darkness, lightlessness, blackness, pitch blackness, black - total absence of light; "they fumbled around in total darkness"; "in the black of night"
    --2 is a kind of dark, darkness
  3. Black, Joseph Black - British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799)
    --3 is a kind of chemist
  4. Black, Shirley Temple Black, Shirley Temple - popular child actress of the 1930's (born 1927)
    --4 is a kind of actress
  5. Black, Black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroid - a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
    --5 is a kind of person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul; person of color, person of colour
    --5 is a member of Black race, Negroid race, Negro race
    --5 has particulars:
     Negress; Black man; Black woman; colored person, colored; darky, darkie, darkey; nigger, nigga, spade, coon, jigaboo, nigra; Tom, Uncle Tom; pickaninny, piccaninny, picaninny
  6. black - (board games) the darker pieces
    --6 is a kind of
    man, piece
    Antonyms: white
  7. black - black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning); "the widow wore black"
    --7 is a kind of
    clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear
Verb black has 1 sense
  1. blacken, melanize, melanise, nigrify, black - make or become black; "The smoke blackened the ceiling"; "The ceiling blackened"
    --1 is one way to discolor, discolour, colour, color
    Derived form: noun black1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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