What is the real meaning of black? Black is a color which results from the absence or complete absorption of visible light. It is an achromatic color, without hue, like white and grey. It is often used symbolically or figuratively to represent darkness.
What are other names for black? OTHER WORDS FOR black
1 dark, dusky; sooty, inky; sable, ebony. 3 dirty, dingy. 4 sad, depressing, somber, doleful, mournful, funereal. 6 disastrous, calamitous.
Why is black not a color? Black is not a color; a black object absorbs all the colors of the visible spectrum and reflects none of them to the eyes. The grey area about black: A black object may look black, but, technically, it may still be reflecting some light.
What does black mean in slang? heroin. See more words with the same meaning: opiates.