Black Black, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blacked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blacking}.] [See {Black}, a., and cf. {Blacken}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make black; to blacken; to soil; to sully. [1913 Webster]

They have their teeth blacked, both men and women, for they say a dog hath his teeth white, therefore they will black theirs. --Hakluyt. [1913 Webster]

Sins which black thy soul. --J. Fletcher. [1913 Webster]

2. To make black and shining, as boots or a stove, by applying blacking and then polishing with a brush. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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