black black  /b ˈlæk/


  1. (n) the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
  2. (n) total absence of light
  3. (n) British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799)
  4. (n) popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928)
  5. (n) a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
  6. (n) (board games) the darker pieces
  7. (n) black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning)
  8. (v) make or become black
  9. (adj) being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light
  10. (adj) of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin
  11. (adj) marked by anger or resentment or hostility
  12. (adj) offering little or no hope
  13. (adj) stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable
  14. (adj) (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
  15. (adj) (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood
  16. (adj) extremely dark
  17. (adj) harshly ironic or sinister
  18. (adj) (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading
  19. (adj) distributed or sold illicitly
  20. (adj) (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
  21. (adj) (of coffee) without cream or sugar
  22. (adj) soiled with dirt or soot


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  1. For more than 15 months, top man on the South African police wanted list has been a black underground leader named Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
  2. In one small town, Barack Obama connects with a segment of the black electorate that he has yet to prove himself with.
  3. Few people ever heard of Liberator, a monthly magazine aimed at black nationalists, until Writer James Baldwin and Actor Ossie Davis gave it some recent notoriety.



    RAPID CITY, SD - June 21, 2013 - Black Hills Corp. (NYSE: BKH) today announced the closing of a new $275 million unsecured term loan. The new loan has a two year term with a maturity date of June 19, 2015. ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Thomson Reuters ONE via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Black River Falls homicide suspect arrested

    Black River Falls Police Chief David Frederick says homicide suspect Michael Harmon was arrested late Thursday afternoon in Milwaukee.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: WQOW Eau Claire

  3. Black leaders in Tucson voice immigration-reform support

    Black leaders in Tucson called for comprehensive immigration reform that's humane during a news conference Thursday.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Arizona Daily Star

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  1. "I have the utmost respect and aloha for black people who have suffered so much due to racial discrimination and acts of hatred," Chapman said. "I am deeply disappointed in myself for speaking out of anger to my son and using such a hateful...
    on Oct 31, 2007 By: Dog Chapman Source: E! Online

  2. Former President Jimmy Carter said, "I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man."
    on Sep 21, 2009 By: Jimmy Carter Source: FOXNews

  3. "Being the first black coach to lead this team, of course our players knew about it, and they wanted to help us make history," Smith said. "So I feel blessed to be in that position."
    on Jan 21, 2007 By: Lovie Smith Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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