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black·board

 (blăk′bôrd′)
n.
A smooth, hard, dark-colored panel for writing on with chalk.

blackboard

(ˈblækˌbɔːd)
n
(Education) a hard or rigid surface made of a smooth usually dark substance, used for writing or drawing on with chalk, esp in teaching

black•board

(ˈblækˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

n.
a sheet of smooth, hard material used for writing or drawing on with chalk.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blackboard - sheet of slateblackboard - sheet of slate; for writing with chalk
flat solid, sheet - a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width
Translations
سَبُّورَةسبّوره، لَوْحٌ أسْوَد
černá tabuletabule
tavle
liitutaulu
školska ploča
veggtafla; skólatafla
黒板
칠판
tabla
svart tavla
กระดานดำ
bảng đen

blackboard

[ˈblækbɔːd] Npizarra f, encerado m

blackboard

[ˈblækbɔːrd] ntableau m noirblack box black box recorder n [plane] → boîte f noireblack cab n (British)taxi m anglaisblack coffee ncafé m noirblack comedy ncomédie f noire

blackboard

[ˈblækˌbɔːd] nlavagna

black

(blӕk) adjective
1. of the colour in which these words are printed. black paint.
2. without light. a black night; The night was black and starless.
3. dirty. Your hands are black!; black hands from lifting coal.
4. without milk. black coffee.
5. evil. black magic.
6. (often offensive. currently acceptable in the United States, South Africa etc) Negro, of African, West Indian descent.
7. (especially South Africa) coloured; of mixed descent (increasingly used by people of mixed descent to refer to themselves).
noun
1. the colour in which these words are printed. Black and white are opposites.
2. something (eg paint) black in colour. I've used up all the black.
3. (often with capital. often offensive: currently acceptable in the United states, South Africa etc) a Negro; a person of African, West Indian etc descent.
verb
to make black.
ˈblackness noun
ˈblacken verb
1. to make or become black. The sky blackened before the storm.
2. to make to seem bad. She blackened his character.
3. to clean with black polish. He blackened his boots.
black art/magic
magic performed for evil reasons. He tries to practise black magic.
ˈblackbird noun
a dark-coloured bird of the thrush family.
ˈblackboard noun
a dark-coloured board for writing on in chalk (used especially in schools).
black box
a built-in machine for automatic recording of the details of a plane's flight. They found the black box two miles away from the wreckage of the crashed plane.
the Black Death noun
the plague that killed large numbers of people in Europe in the 14th to 18th centuries.
black eye
an eye with bad bruising around it (eg from a punch). George gave me a black eye.
ˈblackhead noun
a small black-topped lump in a pore of the skin, especially of the face.
ˈblacklist noun
a list of people who are out of favour etc.
verb
to put (a person etc) on such a list.
ˈblackmail verb
to obtain money illegally from (a person), usually by threatening to make known something which the victim wants to keep secret.
noun
the act of blackmailing. money got by blackmail.
ˈblackmailer noun
Black Maria (məˈraiə)
a prison van. The policeman took the three suspects to the police station in a Black Maria.
black market
(a place for) the illegal buying and selling, at high prices, of goods that are scarce, rationed etc. coffee on the black market.
black marketeer
a person who sells goods on the black market.
ˈblackout noun
1. a period of darkness produced by putting out all lights. Accidents increase during a blackout.
2. a ban (on news etc). a blackout of news about the coup.
3. a period of unconsciousness. He has had several blackouts during his illness.
4. a brief, temporary loss of memory, as when an actor forgets his/her lines.
5. (also outage) a period of a general power failure.
6. (in the theatre) the putting out of the stage lights at the end of a scene etc.
black sheep
a member of a family or group who is unsatisfactory in some way. My brother is the black sheep of the family.
ˈblacksmith noun
a person who makes and repairs by hand things made of iron. The blacksmith made a new shoe for the horse.
black and blue
badly bruised. After the fight the boy was all black and blue.
black out
to lose consciousness. He blacked out for almost a minute.
in black and white
in writing or print. Would you put that down in black and white?

blackboard

سَبُّورَة tabule tavle Tafel μαυροπίνακας pizarra, tablero liitutaulu tableau noir školska ploča lavagna 黒板 칠판 schoolbord tavle tablica quadro preto, quadro-negro классная доска svart tavla กระดานดำ karatahta bảng đen 黑板
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Perkins wheeled around from his station before the blackboard and caught her in the act.
The master sat throned in his great chair upon a raised platform, with his blackboard behind him.
Living Perkins, who could not sing, dropped a piece of maple sugar in her lap as he passed her on his way to the blackboard to draw the map of Maine.
I had had a blackboard prepared, and it was put up now, and the circus began.
It was a noise as though thousands of nails had been scraped against a blackboard, the perfectly unendurable noise that is sometimes made by a little stone inside the chalk that grates on the blackboard.
Five minutes later James, back in the atmosphere of chalk, was writing on the blackboard certain sentences for his class to turn into Latin prose.
There was practically no apparatus in the schoolhouses, except that occasionally there was a rough blackboard.
I've seen the professor work lots of sums on the blackboard, and he claimed anything could be done with x's and y's and a's, and such things, by mixing them up with plenty of plusses and minuses and equals, and so forth.
Anne, go and stand on the platform in front of the blackboard for the rest of the afternoon.
Here, also, was a blackboard upon which Daughtry was instructed to chalk up his needs and requests in letters of such size that they could be read from a distance.
A big four-by-five blackboard hung in the cabin, and Harvey never understood the need of it till, after some blinding thick days, they heard the unmelodious tooting of a foot-power fog-horn - a machine whose note is as that of a consumptive elephant.
But why one should go out to dine with one's own daughter or sister, as if one's under-petticoat was a blackboard, I do NOT understand.