black hole Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “black hole” in the English Dictionary

"black hole" in British English

See all translations

black holenoun [C]

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

"black hole" in American English

See all translations

black holenoun [C]

 us   /ˈblæk ˈhoʊl/
physics a region in space where the force of gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape from it
(Definition of black hole from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"black hole" in Business English

See all translations

black holenoun [C]

uk   us  
COMMERCE an activity or organization on which very large amounts of money are spent but which does not produce any profit or useful result: Fears that the operation would be a black hole proved well-founded.
FINANCE, ACCOUNTING a large amount of money that is owed by a company or government: black hole in sth Taxes will have to rise to fill a black hole in the public finances.
(Definition of black hole from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of black hole?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“black hole” in Business English

More meanings of “black hole”

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
by ,
May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

Read More 

Word of the Day

parasol

a type of sunshade (= round frame covered in cloth on a stick) carried especially by women in the past, to give protection from the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More