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Definition of "blacks" []

  • Of the colour of jet or carbon black, having no hue due to the absorption of all or nearly all incident light (adjective)
  • Without light; completely dark (adjective)
  • Without hope or alleviation; gloomy (adjective)
  • Very dirty or soiled (adjective)
  • Angry or resentful (adjective)
  • (of a play or other work) dealing with the unpleasant realities of life, esp in a pessimistic or macabre manner (adjective)
  • (of coffee or tea) without milk or cream (adjective)
  • Causing, resulting from, or showing great misfortune (adjective)
  • Wicked or harmful (adjective)
  • (in combination) (adjective)
  • Causing or deserving dishonour or censure (adjective)
  • (of the face) purple, as from suffocation (adjective)
  • (of goods, jobs, works, etc) being subject to boycott by trade unionists, esp in support of industrial action elsewhere (adjective)
  • A black colour (noun)
  • A dye or pigment of or producing this colour (noun)
  • Black clothing, worn esp as a sign of mourning (noun)
  • A black or dark-coloured piece or square (noun)
  • The player playing with such pieces (noun)
  • Complete darkness (noun)
  • A black ball in snooker, etc (noun)
  • (in roulette and other gambling games) one of two colours on which players may place even bets, the other being red (noun)
  • A black ring on a target, between the outer and the blue, scoring three points (noun)
  • To polish (shoes, etc) with blacking (verb)
  • To bruise so as to make black (verb)
  • (of trade unionists) to organize a boycott of (specified goods, jobs, work, etc), esp in support of industrial action elsewhere (verb)
  • Plural form of black. (noun)

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  • A kind of ink in used in copperplate printing, prepared from the charred husks of the grape and the residue of the wine press. (noun)
  • Soot flying in the air. (noun)
  • Black garments, etc. (noun)

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Use "blacks" in a sentence
  • "In the seventh Annual Report it is said, "An effort for the benefit of the blacks, in which all parts of the country can unite, of course must not have the abolition of slavery for its immediate object; _nor may it aim directly at the instruction of the blacks_.""
  • "It is better for the enemy that this vast majority be split up into what they call blacks and then Indians and Coloureds."
  • "And we had the colored people, which they call blacks now — I was always taught to call them colored people — but they would help if the husband ...."