the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
total absence of light; "they fumbled around in total darkness"; "in the black of night"
British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799)
popular child actress of the 1930′s (born in 1928)
a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
(board games) the darker pieces
black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning); "the widow wore black"
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"
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.
marked by anger or resentment or hostility; "black looks"; "black words"
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"
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 sch
(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
(of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood; "a face black with fury"
extremely dark; "a black moonless night"; "through the pitch-black woods"; "it was pitch-dark in the cellar"
harshly ironic or sinister; "black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"
(of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading; "black propaganda"
distributed or sold illicitly; "the black economy pays no taxes"
(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 g
(of coffee) without cream or sugar
soiled with dirt or soot; "with feet black from playing outdoors"; "his shirt was black within an hour"