Black is the color of coal, ebony, and the night sky. It is the very darkest color, the result of the absence of or complete absorption of light. It is the opposite of white.
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... theorem states that, once it achieves a stable condition after formation, a black hole has only three independent physical properties mass, charge, and angular momentum ... Any two black holes that share the same values for these properties, or parameters, are indistinguishable according to classical (i.e ... are special because they are visible from outside a black hole ...
... The story is about a black railroad worker, who falls in love with a black school teacher, who is the town’s preacher’s daughter ... But a Man is one of the most sensitive films about black life ever made in this country” ...
... In the United States, "Black Friday" (the day after Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November) is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year ... Later an alternative explanation began to be offered that "Black Friday" indicates the point in the year that retailers begin to turn a profit, or are "in ... "In the black" means profitable ...
... Tolkien's doubly artificial language the Black Speech ... The project quickly became prominent within the early Norwegian black metal scene ... Burzum is considered one of the most influential acts in black metal in Metal A Headbanger's Journey, director Sam Dunn described Vikernes as "the most notorious metal musician of all ...
... is of variable composition and may be red, yellow, brown, green or black ... or green), demantoid (green) and melanite (black) ... Topazolite is a golden-yellow variety and melanite is a black variety ...
More definitions of "black":
- (noun): Total absence of light.
Example: "In the black of night"
Synonyms: total darkness, lightlessness, blackness, pitch blackness
- (adj): (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame.
Synonyms: disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful
- (adj): Soiled with dirt or soot.
Example: "With feet black from playing outdoors"; "his shirt was black within an hour"
- (noun): Popular child actress of the 1930's (born 1927).
Synonyms: Shirley Temple Black, Shirley Temple
- (noun): British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799).
Synonyms: Joseph Black
- (adj): (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading.
Example: "Black propaganda"
- (adj): Dressed in black.
Example: "A black knight"; "black friars"
- (noun): A person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa).
Synonyms: Black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroid
- (adj): Extremely dark.
Example: "A black moonless night"; "through the pitch-black woods"
Synonyms: pitch-black, pitch-dark
- (adj): 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"; "as black as coal"; "rich black soil"
- (adj): (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood.
Example: "A face black with fury"
- (noun): Black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning).
Example: "The widow wore black"
- (adj): Marked by anger or resentment or hostility.
Example: "Black looks"; "black words"
- (noun): (board games) the darker pieces.
- (adj): (of coffee) without cream or sugar.
- (adj): Of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin.
Example: "A great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"- Martin Luther King Jr.
- (adj): (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin.
Example: "The stock market crashed on Black Friday"
Synonyms: calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful
- (noun): The quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white).
Famous quotes containing the word black:
“As blacks, we need not be afraid that encouraging moral development, a conscience and guilt will prevent social action. Black children without the ability to feel a normal amount of guilt will victimize their parents, relatives and community first. They are unlikely to be involved in social action to improve the black community. Their self-centered personalities will cause them to look out for themselves without concern for others, black or white.”
—James P. Comer (20th century)
“But not the tallest there, tis said,
Could fathom to this ponds black bed.”
—Edmund Blunden (18961974)
“I think what everybody calls a miracle is just common sense.... You can look at the attitudes when people come in. Thats why they call it a miracle. These are black kids and theyre not supposed to know the things they know and achieve the way they are achieving.”
—Marva Nettles Collins (b. 1936)