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  1. blacksnoun

    A kind of ink in used in copperplate printing, prepared from the charred husks of the grape and the residue of the wine press.

  2. blacksnoun

    Soot flying in the air.

  3. blacksnoun

    Black garments, etc.


  1. blacks

    Black is a racialized classification of people, usually a political and skin color-based category for specific populations with a mid to dark brown complexion. Not all people considered "black" have dark skin; in certain countries, often in socially based systems of racial classification in the Western world, the term "black" is used to describe persons who are perceived as dark-skinned compared to other populations. It is most commonly used for people of sub-Saharan African ancestry and the indigenous peoples of Oceania, though it has been applied in many contexts to other groups, and is no indicator of any close ancestral relationship whatsoever. Indigenous African societies do not use the term black as a racial identity outside of influences brought by Western cultures. The term "black" may or may not be capitalized. The AP Stylebook changed its guide to capitalize the "b" in black in 2020. The ASA Style Guide says that the "b" should not be capitalized. Some perceive the term "black" as a derogatory, outdated, reductive or otherwise unrepresentative label, and as a result neither use nor define it, especially in African countries with little to no history of colonial racial segregation.Contemporary anthropologists and other scientists, while recognizing the reality of biological variation between different human populations, regard the concept of a unified, distinguishable "Black race" as socially constructed. Different societies apply different criteria regarding who is classified "black", and these social constructs have changed over time. In a number of countries, societal variables affect classification as much as skin color, and the social criteria for "blackness" vary. In the United Kingdom, "black" was historically equivalent with "person of color", a general term for non-European peoples. In other regions such as Australasia, settlers applied the term "black" or it was used by local populations with different histories and ancestral backgrounds.


  1. blacks

    The term "blacks" typically refers to individuals who identify as Black or African American, often from a racial or ethnic standpoint. This group includes people of African descent, with origins in Africa and its diaspora, including but not limited to individuals of African American, Afro-Caribbean, African immigrant, and Afro-Latino backgrounds.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blacks

    the name of a kind of in used in copperplate printing, prepared from the charred husks of the grape, and residue of the wine press

  2. Blacks

    soot flying in the air

  3. Blacks

    black garments, etc. See Black, n., 4

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Blacks is ranked #86314 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Blacks surname appeared 216 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Blacks.

    92.1% or 199 total occurrences were Black.
    3.7% or 8 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.7% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Blacks in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Blacks in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Blacks in a Sentence

  1. Paula Cadavid:

    We want this neighborhood just for white people. Out Hispanics. Out Blacks. Out Asians. they centered it, they printed labels, they purchased stamps. It was done so meticulously it shows the person did it with complete consciousness of what they were doing.

  2. Michael McGinnis:

    Looking only at death rates, and primarily at mortality prominent in 1969, gives a necessary but not sufficient profile of the health of the nation and the citizens within it – missing issues like the rapid ascendance of Alzheimer’s disease, the rise and reduction of HIV/AIDS, the more recent ascendance of diabetes deaths( tracking the obesity epidemic) and persistent disparities in health care, for example the sustained gap between blacks and whites, we now have the science and the capacity to develop a system of vital signs that can give a much better picture of our health progress.

  3. Clarence Thomas:

    This is a circus, it's a national disgrace. And from my standpoint as a Black American, as far as I am concerned, it's a high-tech lynching for uppity Blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves.

  4. Edward Wolff:

    More Blacks were slammed a lot harder than White families by the house price collapse, lower incomes plus a credit crunch meant that More Blacks were left out of the housing market even after 2010.

  5. Snuki Zikalala:

    The race for Gauteng was nail-biting, and the last two days have been sleepless nights, it's a lesson that we should make sure that we win back the support of the middle class and skilled people. We used to say we don't care for clever blacks, that was a mistake. Those are the people who run the economy.

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