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English definition of “black”

black

adjective uk   /blæk/ us  

black adjective (COLOUR)

A1 having the darkest colour there is, like the colour of coal or of a very dark night: black shoes

black adjective (PEOPLE)

Black A2 relating or belonging to people with black or dark brown skin, especially people who live in Africa or whose family originally came from Africa: Black culture Black Americans

black adjective (COFFEE/TEA)

without any milk or cream added: a cup of strong black coffee I like my tea black, with sugar.

black adjective (BAD)

without hope: The future looked black. literary bad or evil: a black-hearted villain

black

black

verb [T] uk   /blæk/ us  

black verb [T] (MAKE DARK)

to put a black substance on something or to make something black: The commandos blacked their faces.

black verb [T] (AVOID)

If a trade union blacks goods or people, it refuses to handle or work with them.
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