What does ebony mean?

Definitions for ebony
ˈɛb ə niebony

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coal black, ebony, jet black, pitch black, sable, soot blacknoun

    a very dark black

  2. ebonynoun

    hard dark-colored heartwood of the ebony tree; used in cabinetwork and for piano keys

  3. ebony, ebony tree, Diospyros ebenumadjective

    tropical tree of southern Asia having hard dark-colored heartwood used in cabinetwork

  4. ebon, ebonyadjective

    of a very dark black

Wiktionary

  1. ebonynoun

    A hard, heavy, deep black wood from various subtropical and tropical trees, especially of the genus Diospyros.

    Etymology: Earlier hebeny, from ebenif, hebenyf (influenced by Late Latin hebeninus), from ebenius, from hebenus, from Ancient Greek ἔβενος, from 3341321633ED31B1.

  2. ebonynoun

    A tree that yields such wood.

    Etymology: Earlier hebeny, from ebenif, hebenyf (influenced by Late Latin hebeninus), from ebenius, from hebenus, from Ancient Greek ἔβενος, from 3341321633ED31B1.

  3. ebonynoun

    A black key on a piano or other keyboard instrument

    Etymology: Earlier hebeny, from ebenif, hebenyf (influenced by Late Latin hebeninus), from ebenius, from hebenus, from Ancient Greek ἔβενος, from 3341321633ED31B1.

  4. ebonyadjective

    Made of ebony wood.

    Etymology: Earlier hebeny, from ebenif, hebenyf (influenced by Late Latin hebeninus), from ebenius, from hebenus, from Ancient Greek ἔβενος, from 3341321633ED31B1.

  5. ebonyadjective

    A deep, dark black colour.

    Etymology: Earlier hebeny, from ebenif, hebenyf (influenced by Late Latin hebeninus), from ebenius, from hebenus, from Ancient Greek ἔβενος, from 3341321633ED31B1.

  6. ebonyadjective

    Dark-skinned; black; especially in reference to African-Americans

    Etymology: Earlier hebeny, from ebenif, hebenyf (influenced by Late Latin hebeninus), from ebenius, from hebenus, from Ancient Greek ἔβενος, from 3341321633ED31B1.

  7. Ebonynoun

    from the noun ebony, of mostly African-American usage since the mid-twentieth century.

    Etymology: Earlier hebeny, from ebenif, hebenyf (influenced by Late Latin hebeninus), from ebenius, from hebenus, from Ancient Greek ἔβενος, from 3341321633ED31B1.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ebonynoun

    a hard, heavy, and durable wood, which admits of a fine polish or gloss. The usual color is black, but it also occurs red or green

    Etymology: [F. bne, L. ebenus, fr. Gr. ; prob. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. hobnm, pl. Cf. Ebon.]

  2. Ebonyadjective

    made of ebony, or resembling ebony; black; as, an ebony countenance

    Etymology: [F. bne, L. ebenus, fr. Gr. ; prob. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. hobnm, pl. Cf. Ebon.]

Freebase

  1. Ebony

    Ebony is a dense black wood, most commonly yielded by several species in the genus Diospyros, but may also refer to other heavy, black woods from unrelated species. Ebony is dense enough to sink in water. Its fine texture and very smooth finish when polished, make it valuable as an ornamental wood. The word "ebony" derives from the Ancient Egyptian hbny, via the Ancient Greek ἔβενος, by way of Latin and Middle English.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ebony

    a name given to Blackwood by James Hogg, and eventually applied to his magazine.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ebony

    A sobriquet for a negro.

Editors Contribution

  1. EBONY

    A color or shade of that which arrives upon the darkest or the darker shades of the color wheel. Though not consistent or in correlation with the color of black. Often used as a sensual description for a darker or deeper color of the brown's or of the natural sun's eventual sign's of aging an item, an entity or an object.

    Submitted by rinat on May 26, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ebony in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ebony in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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