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- black is part of the Basic English 850.
- The darkest color; with no light; the color of the sky at night.
- He stood alone in the black of the night.
- (countable), (usually plural) Blacks are people of a race with dark coloured skin.
- There were many whites, some blacks and native Americans, and a few Asians.
- (singular) If a company is in the black, it is making a profit. (opposite = in the red)
- It took a year for the restaurant to get in the black.
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- colored black
- The black dog was the color of night.
- If someone is black, they belong to a race with dark-coloured skin.
- It's still difficult for a black person to become a manager.
- About 30 percent of Southfield's 80,000 citizens are black.
- (usually before the noun) About a race with dark-coloured skin.
- More and more universities are offering courses in black history.
- (usually before the noun) Black coffee or tea has no milk in it.
- If something is black, it is very bad.
- The day the war started was a black day in history.
- (transitive) If you black something, you color it black.
- He blacked his boots before the party.
- They blacked out the windows so the light would not be seen outside.
- A number of lines in the report were blacked out.
- (intransitive) If you black out, you stop seeing and hearing everything around you and you fall down.
- After his tenth beer, he blacked out and we couldn't wake him up.