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There are 22 meanings of the word Black.

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Black - as an adjective

Being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light

Example: "Black leather jackets"

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Of or belonging to a racial group especially of sub-saharan african origin

Example: "A great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"

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Black - as a noun

The quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)

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achromatic colorachromatic colour
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British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799)

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joseph black

Popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928)

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shirley templeshirley temple black

Total absence of light

Example: "They fumbled around in total darkness"

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blackness17lightlessnesspitch blacknesstotal darkness

(board games) the darker pieces

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A person with african ancestry, "negro" and "negroid" are archaic and pejorative today

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Black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning)

Example: "The widow wore black"

Black - as an adjective satellite

Marked by anger or resentment or hostility

Example: "Black looks"

Offering little or no hope

Example: "The future looked black"

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Stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable

Example: "Black deeds"

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(of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin

Example: "The stock market crashed on black friday"

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(of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood

Example: "A face black with fury"

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Extremely dark

Example: "A black moonless night"

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Harshly ironic or sinister

Example: "Black humor"

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(of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading

Example: "Black propaganda"

Distributed or sold illicitly

Example: "The black economy pays no taxes"

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(used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

Example: "Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"

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(of coffee) without cream or sugar

Soiled with dirt or soot

Example: "With feet black from playing outdoors"

Black - as a verb

Make or become black

Example: "The smoke blackened the ceiling"

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Example Sentences

"I bought a new black dress for the party."
"The cat had beautiful black fur."
"He prefers to wear black for formal occasions."
"The power outage left us in complete black."
"She likes her coffee black."
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Word Game Points

Is BLACK a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, black is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

BLACK has a SCRABBLE points total of 13.

Is BLACK a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, black is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
BLACK has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 16.

Is BLACK a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, black is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
BLACK has a WORDFEUD points total of 15.

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