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"black" in British English

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blackadjective

us   uk   /blæk/
  • black adjective (COLOUR)

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

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  • black adjective (PEOPLE)

A2 also Black 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

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blacknoun

us   uk   /blæk/

blackverb [T]

us   uk   /blæk/
(Definition of black from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"black" in American English

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blackadjective, noun [U]

us   /blæk/
  • black adjective, noun [U] (COLOR)

(of) the darkest color there is, like night: He was dressed all in black.
Black coffee or tea has no milk or cream in it.

blackadjective

us   /blæk/
  • black adjective (DARK SKIN)

[-er/-est only] of or belonging to a group of people having skin that is brown, esp. African-American people: As a black woman, I am proud of my African-American heritage. Note: Although African-American is the word preferred by many, black is also widely used and is not offensive: Black leaders disagreed over how to respond. As a noun, African-American is now more commonly used, but when describing historical events, black may be used.
  • black adjective (SAD OR BAD)

without hope, very bad, or sad: The blackest time of all was when his eyes failed.
(Definition of black from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"black" in Business English

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blacknoun

uk   /blæk/ us   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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blackverb [T]

uk   /blæk/ us  
UK if a trade union blacks goods, an organization, etc. it refuses to deal with them
(Definition of black from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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