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black

noun
 
 
/blæk/ FINANCE
in the black FINANCE, ACCOUNTING a company or organization that is in the black has made a profit: Analysts predict that the group will end the fiscal year in the black. FINANCE, STOCK MARKET shares that are in the black have increased in value: Smaller shares ended in the black, but with less dramatic gains than the blue chips. BANKING, ACCOUNTING a bank account that is in the black has money in it: We hope that the harder we work, the more our account will stay in the black.
go into/move into/return to, etc. the black to start making a profit after losing money: This is the biggest shopping day of the year, when retailers aim to go into the black. to increase in value: The main index actually moved back into the black late afternoon.
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Translations of “black”
in Arabic أسْوَد…
in Korean 검정색…
in Malaysian warna hitam, orang kulit hitam…
in French noir, Noir, Noire…
in Turkish siyah, zenci…
in Italian nero…
in Chinese (Traditional) 顏色, 黑色的, 黑的…
in Russian черный цвет, негр…
in Polish czerń, czarnoskór-y/a, Murzyn/ka…
in Vietnamese màu đen, người da đen…
in Spanish negro…
in Portuguese preto…
in Thai สีดำ, นิโกร, คนผิวดำ…
in German das Schwarz, der/die Schwarze…
in Catalan negre…
in Japanese 黒, 黒色…
in Indonesian hitam, Negro…
in Chinese (Simplified) 颜色, 黑色的, 黑的…
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