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black

Definitions by Oxford


[blak], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- of the very darkest colour owing to the absence of or complete absorption of light; the opposite of white
(e.g: black smoke)

- belonging to or denoting a human group having dark-coloured skin, especially of sub-Saharan African ancestry.
(e.g: he discusses the position of black people in America)

- characterized by tragic or disastrous events; causing despair or pessimism
(e.g: five thousand men were killed on the blackest day of the war)

- denoting a covert military procedure
(e.g: clearance for black operations came from the highest political level)

- (of goods or work) not to be handled or undertaken by trade union members, especially so as to express support for an industrial dispute elsewhere
(e.g: the union declared the ship black)


Phrases:
- black someone's eye
- in someone's black books
- look on the black side
- men in black
- not as black as one is painted
- the new black

Origin:
Old English blæc, of Germanic origin


[blak], (Noun)

Definitions:
- black colour or pigment
(e.g: a tray decorated in black and green)

- the situation of not owing money to a bank or of making a profit in a business operation
(e.g: it is hoped the club will be back in the black by the end of the season)

- a member of a human group having dark-coloured skin, especially one of sub-Saharan African ancestry.


Phrases:
- black someone's eye
- in someone's black books
- look on the black side
- men in black
- not as black as one is painted
- the new black

Origin:


[blak], (Verb)

Definitions:
- make (something) black; blacken
(e.g: the house was pocked with bullet holes and blacked by smoke)

- refuse to handle (goods), undertake (work), or have dealings with (a person or business) as a way of taking industrial action
(e.g: the union blacked the film because overtime was not being paid)


Phrases:
- black someone's eye
- in someone's black books
- look on the black side
- men in black
- not as black as one is painted
- the new black

Origin:







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