Black is the color of coal, ebony, and of outer space. It is the darkest color, the result of the absence of or complete absorption of light. It is the opposite of white and often represents darkness in contrast with light.

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  1. The colour/color perceived in the absence of light.
black colour:   
  1. A black dye or pigment.
  2. A pen, pencil, crayon, etc., made of black pigment.
  3. Black cloth hung up at funerals.
  4. A person of African, Aborigine, or Maori descent; a dark-skinned person.
  5. The black ball.
  6. The edge of home plate
  7. a type of firecracker that is really more dark brown in colour.
  8. blackcurrant syrup (in mixed drinks, e.g. snakebite and black, cider and black).
  9. In chess and similar games, the person playing with the black set of pieces.
    At this point black makes a disastrous move.
  10. Part of a thing which is distinguished from the rest by being black.
  11. A stain; a spot.


  1. To make black, to blacken.
  1. To apply blacking to something.
  2. To boycott something or someone, usually as part of an industrial dispute.


  1. Absorbing all light and reflecting none; dark and hueless.
  2. Without light.
  3. Of or relating to any of various population groups having dark pigmentation of the skin.
  4. Bad; evil; ill-omened.
  5. Expressing menace, or discontent; threatening; sullen.
    He shot her a black look.
  6. Illegitimate, illegal or disgraced.
  7. Overcrowded.
  8. Without any cream, milk or creamer.
    Jim drinks his coffee black, but Ellen prefers it with creamer.
  9. Of or relating to the playing pieces of a board game deemed to belong to the "black" set (in chess the set used by the player who moves second) .
    The black pieces in this chess set are in fact made of dark blue glass.
  10. Related to the .
    After the election, the parties united in a black-yellow alliance.

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