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Definition of Black

Black

  1. 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.
  2. In a less literal sense: Enveloped or shrouded in darkness; very dark or gloomy; as, a black night; the heavens black with clouds.
  3. Fig.: Dismal, gloomy, or forbidding, like darkness; destitute of moral light or goodness; atrociously wicked; cruel; mournful; calamitous; horrible.
  4. Expressing menace, or discontent; threatening; sullen; foreboding; as, to regard one with black looks.
  5. Sullenly; threateningly; maliciously; so as to produce blackness.
  6. 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.
  7. A black pigment or dye.
  8. A person whose skin is of a black color, or shaded with black; esp. a member or descendant of certain African races.
  9. A black garment or dress; as, she wears black
  10. Mourning garments of a black color; funereal drapery.
  11. The part of a thing which is distinguished from the rest by being black.
  12. A stain; a spot; a smooch.
  13. To make black; to blacken; to soil; to sully.
  14. To make black and shining, as boots or a stove, by applying blacking and then polishing with a brush.

Black Quotations

If you're white and you're wrong, then you're wrong; if you're black and you're wrong, you're wrong. People are people. Black, blue, pink, green - God make no rules about color; only society make rules where my people suffer, and that why we must have redemption and redemption now.
Bob Marley

Life is about choices. Some we regret, some were proud of. Some will haunt us forever. 'Black Rain' was very much about choices. The message - we are what we chose to be.
Graham Brown

Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.
Robert Frank

I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man's problem just to avoid violence.
Malcolm X

Things are not quite so simple always as black and white.
Doris Lessing
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Black Translations

black in Afrikaans is swart
black in Danish is sort
black in Dutch is zwart
black in Finnish is musta
black in German is schwarz, schwarz, unsauber
black in Italian is nera, negro, nero, negro
black in Latin is niger
black in Norwegian is svart
black in Portuguese is preto, negro
black in Swedish is svart
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