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adj. of the color black; of or pertaining to an ethnic group having brown to black skin and hair; dark; without light; dirty; evil; gloomy; drunk without cream or milk (of coffee, etc.); boycott (British)
n. color black, color that absorbs but does not reflect light; member of an ethnic group having brown to black skin and hair; African American; something colored black; black clothes
v. make black, color black; polish with a black substance (of shoes, etc.); boycott a business or product (British)

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Black is the darkest color, the result of the absence of or complete absorption of light. It is the opposite of white (the combined spectrum of color or light). It is an achromatic color, literally a color without color or hue. It is one of the four primary colors in the CMYK color model, along with cyanyellow, and magenta, used in color printing to produce all the other colors.

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1. British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799)
(synonym) Joseph Black
(hypernym) chemist
2. popular child actress of the 1930's (born 1927)
(synonym) Shirley Temple Black, Shirley Temple
(hypernym) actress
3. a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
(synonym) Black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroid
(hypernym) person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
(hyponym) Negress
(member-holonym) Black race, Negroid race, Negro race
(classification) Africa


1. the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
(synonym) blackness
(antonym) white, whiteness
(hypernym) achromatic color, achromatic colour
(hyponym) coal black, ebony, jet black, pitch black, sable, soot black
(derivation) blacken, melanize, melanise, nigrify
2. total absence of light; "they fumbled around in total darkness"; "in the black of night"
(synonym) total darkness, lightlessness, blackness, pitch blackness
(hypernym) dark, darkness
3. (board games) the darker pieces
(antonym) white
(hypernym) man, piece
(classification) chess, chess game
4. black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning); "the widow wore black"
(hypernym) clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear

1. make or become black; "The smoke blackened the ceiling"; "The ceiling blackened"
(synonym) blacken, melanize, melanise, nigrify
(hypernym) discolor, discolour, colour, color
(derivation) blackness

1. being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light; "black leather jackets"; "as black as coal"; "rich black soil"
(synonym) achromatic
(antonym) white, achromatic
(see-also) dark
(attribute) value
2. of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; "a great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"- Martin Luther King Jr.
(antonym) white, caucasian
(similar) African-American, Afro-American
3. marked by anger or resentment or hostility; "black looks"; "black words"
(similar) angry
4. stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; "black deeds"; "a black lie"; "his black heart has concocted yet another black deed"; "Darth Vader of the dark side"; "a dark purpose"; "dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility"; "the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"-Thomas Hardy
(synonym) dark, sinister
(similar) evil, wicked
5. offering little or no hope; "the future looked black"; "prospects were bleak"; "Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult"- J.M.Synge; "took a dim view of things"
(synonym) bleak, dim
(similar) hopeless
6. (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; "the stock market crashed on Black Friday"; "a calamitous defeat"; "the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign"; "such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles Darwin; "it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur; "a fateful error"
(synonym) calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful
(similar) unfortunate
7. (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood; "a face black with fury"
(synonym) blackened
(similar) colored, coloured, colorful
8. extremely dark; "a black moonless night"; "through the pitch-black woods"; "it was pitch-dark in the celler"
(synonym) pitch-black, pitch-dark
(similar) dark
9. harshly ironic or sinister; "black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"
(synonym) grim, mordant
(similar) sarcastic
10. (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading; "black propaganda"
(similar) covert
11. distributed or sold illicitly; "the black economy pays no taxes"
(synonym) bootleg, black-market, contraband, smuggled
(similar) illegal
12. (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame; "Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson; "an ignominious retreat"; "inglorious defeat"; "an opprobrious monument to human greed"; "a shameful display of cowardice"
(synonym) disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful
(similar) dishonorable, dishonourable
13. (of coffee) without cream or sugar
(similar) undiluted
14. dressed in black; "a black knight"; "black friars"
(similar) clothed, clad
15. soiled with dirt or soot; "with feet black from playing outdoors"; "his shirt was black within an hour"
(similar) dirty, soiled, unclean

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adj. blackout, act of turning off all the lights; power failure; loss of consciousness

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pří černý; černošský; černý; rozzuřený; černý; černý; celý modrý; samá modřina; černobílý
n. černá (barva); černoch/černoška; být v plusu; černé na bílém
v. zatmít se; mít výpadek vědomí; černota

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