blacks

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

blacks

  1. plural form of black
  2. A kind of ink in used in copperplate printing, prepared from the charred husks of the grape and the residue of the wine press.
  3. (UK) Soot flying in the air.
  4. Black garments, etc.
    • Francis Bacon
      Friends weeping, and blacks, and obsequies, and the like show death terrible.
    • Sir T. North
      That was the full time they used to wear blacks for the death of their fathers.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Noun[edit]

blacks m, f

  1. plural form of black