What does black cat mean?

Definitions for black cat

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fisher, pekan, fisher cat, black cat, Martes pennanti(noun)

    large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal


  1. black cat(Noun)

    A fisher, North American marten that has thick brown fur; Martes pennanti.

  2. black cat(Noun)

    A cat with black fur.

  3. black cat(Verb)

    To do in some respect better than another.

  4. Black Cat(Noun)

    someone connected with Sunderland Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.


  1. Black cat

    A black cat is a feline with black fur. It is not a particular breed of cat and may be mixed or of a specific breed. The Bombay, known for its sleek black fur, is an example of a black cat. The all-black pigmentation is slightly more prevalent in male cats than female cats. Their high melanin pigment content causes black cats to have yellow eyes. Many cultures have superstitions about black cats, often ascribing either "good luck" or "bad luck" to them.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of black cat in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of black cat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert A. Heinlein:

    Theology is never any help it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.

  2. Harold Monro:

    When the tea is brought at five o'clock And all the neat curtains are drawn with care, The little black cat with bright green eyes Is suddenly purring there.

  3. Solomon Short:

    Any great truth can -- and eventually will -- be expressed as a cliche -- a cliche is a sure and certain way to dilute an idea. For instance, my grandmother used to say, 'The black cat is always the last one off the fence.' I have no idea what she meant, but at one time, it was undoubtedly true.

  4. Stephen King:

    His mother called such people ignorant and superstitious, but his father only shook his head slowly and puffed his pipe and said that sometimes old stories had a grain or two of truth in them and it was best not to take chances. It was why, he said, he crossed himself whenever a black cat crossed his path.

  5. Forest University professor:

    We would deliberately challenge superstitions, at 13:13, I would stand under a ladder. We'd have a fake black cat( I'm allergic to real ones.) , and break a mirror and spill salt while standing on a crack. We like to have control in our lives, and it's very discomforting that bad things happen that we can't control, so we try to find ways to control these bad things. Superstition gives us a sense of being in control.

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