noun see black I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Blackness — Black ness, n. The quality or state of being black; black color; atrociousness or enormity in wickedness. [1913 Webster] They re darker now than blackness. Donne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blackness —    BLACKNESS, a village, in the parish of Carriden, county of Linlithgow, 3 miles (E.) from Borrowstounness; containing 107 inhabitants. This place, formerly the sea port of Linlithgow, and the residence of numerous merchants, who carried on an… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • blackness — late 14c., from BLACK (Cf. black) (adj.) + NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Blackness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Blackness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 blackness blackness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 darkness darkness &c.(want of light) ???. ???>421 Sgm: N 1 swartliness swartliness lividity dark color tone color …   English dictionary for students

  • Blackness — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Blackness peut désigner : Blackness (Dundee), un village écossais ; Blackness (Linlithgow), un village écossais ; Blackness (groupe), un… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • blackness — [[t]blæ̱knəs[/t]] N UNCOUNT Blackness is the state of being very dark. [LITERARY] The twilight had turned to a deep blackness …   English dictionary

  • blackness — noun 1. the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white) (Freq. 4) • Syn: ↑black, ↑inkiness • Ant: ↑white (for: ↑black) …   Useful english dictionary

  • blackness — noun a) The state, property or quality of being black. The blackness of outerspace comes from the lack of anything to reflect light rather than the absence of black. b) The result or product of being black. Ant: whiteness …   Wiktionary

  • blackness — black|ness [ blæknəs ] noun uncount the quality of being completely black or completely dark: She disappeared into the blackness of the night …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blackness — UK [ˈblæknəs] / US noun [uncountable] the quality of being completely black or completely dark She disappeared into the blackness of the night …   English dictionary

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