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black and white at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

1 showing pictures or images only in black, white, and grey: colour// --black and white photos// --an old black and white TV//
2 black and white: considering things in a way that is too simple and as if things are either completely good or completely bad// --There's still a tendency to see the issues in black and white.//
3 in black and white: in written form, and therefore definite// --Once it's down in black and white, you can't forget it.//

black and white at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

71 Moby Thesaurus words for "black and white":
North Pole, South Pole, antipodal points, antipodes, antipoints,
antipoles, arc lighting, brouillon, cartoon, charcoal,
charcoal drawing, chiaroscuro, contraposita, contrapositives,
contraries, contrast, counterpoles, crayon, decorative lighting,
delineation, design, diagram, direct lighting, doodle, draft,
drafting, drawing, ebauche, electric lighting, enlightenment,
esquisse, festoon lighting, floodlighting, fluorescent lighting,
gaslighting, glow lighting, graph, highlights, illumination,
incandescent lighting, indirect lighting, irradiation,
light and shade, lighting, line drawing, night and day,
opposite poles, opposites, overhead lighting, pastel, pen-and-ink,
pencil drawing, polar opposites, poles, radiation, rough copy,
rough draft, rough outline, silhouette, silver-print drawing,
sinopia, sketch, sketching, spot lighting, stage lighting,
strip lighting, study, tonality, tracing, vignette, writing

Black and white at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

White \White\, n.
1. The color of pure snow; one of the natural colors of
bodies, yet not strictly a color, but a composition of all
colors; the opposite of black; whiteness. See the Note
under {Color}, n., 1.

Finely attired in a of white. --Shak.

2. Something having the color of snow; something white, or
nearly so; as, the white of the eye.

3. Specifically, the central part of the butt in archery,
which was formerly painted white; the center of a mark at
which a missile is shot.

'T was I won the wager, though you hit the white.

4. A person with a white skin; a member of the white, or
Caucasian, races of men.

5. A white pigment; as, Venice white.

6. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of butterflies
belonging to {Pieris}, and allied genera in which the
color is usually white. See {Cabbage butterfly}, under

{Black and white}. See under {Black}.

{Flake white}, {Paris white}, etc. See under {Flack},
{Paris}, etc.

{White of a seed} (Bot.), the albumen. See {Albumen}, 2.

{White of egg}, the viscous pellucid fluid which surrounds
the yolk in an egg, particularly in the egg of a fowl. In
a hen's egg it is alkaline, and contains about 86 per cent
of water and 14 per cent of solid matter, the greater
portion of which is egg albumin. It likewise contains a
small amount of globulin, and traces of fats and sugar,
with some inorganic matter. Heated above 60[deg] C. it
coagulates to a solid mass, owing to the albumin which it
contains. --Parr.

{White of the eye} (Anat.), the white part of the ball of the
eye surrounding the transparent cornea.

Black \Black\, n.
1. That which is destitute of light or whiteness; the darkest
color, or rather a destitution of all color; as, a cloth
has a good black.

Black is the badge of hell, The hue of dungeons, and
the suit of night. --Shak.

2. A black pigment or dye.

3. A negro; a person whose skin is of a black color, or
shaded with black; esp. a member or descendant of certain
African races.

4. A black garment or dress; as, she wears black; pl. (Obs.)
Mourning garments of a black color; funereal drapery.

Friends weeping, and blacks, and obsequies, and the
like show death terrible. --Bacon.

That was the full time they used to wear blacks for
the death of their fathers. --Sir T.

5. The part of a thing which is distinguished from the rest
by being black.

The black or sight of the eye. --Sir K.

6. A stain; a spot; a smooch.

Defiling her white lawn of chastity with ugly blacks
of lust. --Rowley.

{Black and white}, writing or print; as, I must have that
statement in black and white.

{Blue black}, a pigment of a blue black color.

{Ivory black}, a fine kind of animal charcoal prepared by
calcining ivory or bones. When ground it is the chief
ingredient of the ink used in copperplate printing.

{Berlin black}. See under {Berlin}.

black and white at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

black and white
n 1: the result of the printing process; "I want to see it in
black and white" [syn: {print}]
2: a black-and-white photograph or slide [syn: {monochrome}]

black and white
adj : not having or not capable of producing colors;
"black-and-white film"; "a black-and-white TV"; "the
movie was in black and white" [syn: {black-and-white},
{black and white(p)}] [ant: {color}]

black and white at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » black-and-white



Inter: en-noun » head=black and white
  • Inter: US » slang|law enforcement A 1970s police patrol car.
    1. A type of giant cookie (about 8 inches diameter) with icing on the top side: half white, half dark chocolate.


      * Inter: sense » police car panda Inter: qualifier » British slang


      Inter: trans-top » slang: police patrol car

  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|piiska

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » cookie
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Amerikaner

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    black and white
  • Inter: context » imaging Representing colours with pure black and white tones or with shades of gray.
    1. Inter: quote-news »

    |date=April 29
    |author=Nathan Rabin
    |title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Treehouse of Horror III” (season 4, episode 5; originally aired 10/29/1992)
    |passage=The second segment is one of the most audacious and ambitious in “Treehouse Of Horror” history, and not just because it’s in black and white. It’s a parody of King Kong that works spectacularly well because Homer isn’t just ape-like and simian on the inside: he’s ape-like and simian on the outside as well, so it’s not too much of a stretch to imagine the rage-filled man-child as a giant ape with serious anger-control issues.
    1. Inter: figurativel » y Easily divided into diametrically opposing camps or schools of thought.


      * grayscale, greyscale

  • monochrome


    Inter: trans-see » black-and-white

  • Category: Category:English merisms -
    Translation: fi » black and white
    Translation: ta » black and white