Black

What is Black ?

Black is (adj) 1. having a very dark colour, the opposite to white a black and white photograph He was wearing a black suit. I’m in his or her black books he or she is annoyed with me 2. having dark-coloured skin, especially because of belonging to a race whose families are African in origin (noun) 1. the colour of black She likes to wear black. in the black not owing anything; in profit The company went into the black last year. My bank account is still in the black. 2. a person whose skin is dark coloured, especially someone who belongs to a family who came, at one time, from Africa (verb) to prevent from doing business in certain goods or with certain people Three firms were blacked by the government.

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level