Definitions of Black
  1. noun
    British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799)
    synonyms: Joseph Black
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    a scientist who specializes in chemistry
  2. noun
    popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928)
    synonyms: Shirley Temple, Shirley Temple Black
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    example of:
    a female actor
  3. noun
    a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
    synonyms: Black person, Negro, Negroid, blackamoor
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    a Black woman or girl
    Black man
    a man who is Black
    Black woman
    a woman who is Black
    colored, colored person
    a United States term for Blacks that is now considered offensive
    Tom, Uncle Tom
    (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites
    soul brother
    a fellow Black man
    type of:
    individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
    a human being
    person of color, person of colour
    (formal) any non-European non-white person
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