|1.||Compare white of the colour of jet or carbon black, having no hue due to the absorption of all or nearly all incident light|
|2.||without light; completely dark|
|3.||without hope or alleviation; gloomy: the future looked black|
|4.||very dirty or soiled: black factory chimneys|
|5.||angry or resentful: she gave him black looks|
|6.||(of a play or other work) dealing with the unpleasant realities of life, esp in a pessimistic or macabre manner: black comedy|
|7.||(of coffee or tea) without milk or cream|
|8.||causing, resulting from, or showing great misfortune: black areas of unemployment|
|9.||a. wicked or harmful: a black lie|
|b. (in combination): black-hearted|
|10.||causing or deserving dishonour or censure: a black crime|
|11.||(of the face) purple, as from suffocation|
|12.||(Brit) (of goods, jobs, works, etc) being subject to boycott by trade unionists, esp in support of industrial action elsewhere|
|13.||a black colour|
|14.||a dye or pigment of or producing this colour|
|15.||black clothing, worn esp as a sign of mourning|
|a. a black or dark-coloured piece or square|
|b. (usually capital) the player playing with such pieces|
|17.||complete darkness: the black of the night|
|18.||a black ball in snooker, etc|
|19.||(in roulette and other gambling games) one of two colours on which players may place even bets, the other being red|
|20.||in the black in credit or without debt|
|21.||archery a black ring on a target, between the outer and the blue, scoring three points|
|22.||another word for blacken|
|23.||(tr) to polish (shoes, etc) with blacking|
|24.||(tr) to bruise so as to make black: he blacked her eye|
|25.||(Brit), (Austral), (NZ) (tr) (of trade unionists) to organize a boycott of (specified goods, jobs, work, etc), esp in support of industrial action elsewhere|
|[Old English blæc; related to Old Saxon blak ink, Old High German blakra to blink]|
|1.||a building or place dedicated to the worship of a deity or deities|
|2.||a Mormon church|
|3.||(US) another name for a synagogue|
|4.||any Christian church, esp a large or imposing one|
|5.||any place or object regarded as a shrine where God makes himself present, esp the body of a person who has been sanctified or saved by grace|
|6.||a building regarded as the focus of an activity, interest, or practice: a temple of the arts|
|[Old English tempel, from Latin templum; probably related to Latin tempus|
|1.||Shirley, married name Shirley Temple Black. born 1928, US film actress and politician. Her films as a child star include Little Miss Marker (1934), Wee Willie Winkie (1937), and Heidi (1937). She was US ambassador to Ghana (1974-- 76) and to Czechoslovakia (1989--92)|
|2.||Sir William. 1628--99, English diplomat and essayist. He negotiated the Triple Alliance (1668) and the marriage of William of Orange to Mary II|
|3.||William. 1881--1944, English prelate and advocate of social reform; archbishop of Canterbury (1942--44)|
temple tem·ple (těm'pəl)
The flat region on either side of the forehead.
Either of the sidepieces of a frame for eyeglasses that extends along the temple and over the ear.
|Black (blāk) Pronunciation Key
British pharmacologist who discovered the first beta-blocker, which led to the development of safer and more effective drugs to treat high blood pressure and heart disease. Black also developed a blocker for gastric acid production that revolutionized the treatment of stomach ulcers. He shared with Gertrude Elion and George Hitchings the 1988 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.
The central place of worship for the Israelites. The first Temple was built in Jerusalem by King Solomon. The stone tablets received by Moses on Mount Sinai — tablets on which the Ten Commandments were written — were kept in the central chamber of Solomon's Temple. Solomon's Temple was later destroyed, as were two succeeding temples built on the site.
Note: A wall remaining from the temples, known as the Western Wall, is one of the most sacred places for Jews today.
properly the absence of all colour. In Prov. 7:9 the Hebrew word means, as in the margin of the Revised Version, "the pupil of the eye." It is translated "apple" of the eye in Deut. 32:10; Ps. 17:8; Prov. 7:2. It is a different word which is rendered "black" in Lev. 13:31,37; Cant. 1:5; 5:11; and Zech. 6:2, 6. It is uncertain what the "black marble" of Esther 1:6 was which formed a part of the mosaic pavement.
first used of the tabernacle, which is called "the temple of the Lord" (1 Sam. 1:9). In the New Testament the word is used figuratively of Christ's human body (John 2:19, 21). Believers are called "the temple of God" (1 Cor. 3:16, 17). The Church is designated "an holy temple in the Lord" (Eph. 2:21). Heaven is also called a temple (Rev. 7:5). We read also of the heathen "temple of the great goddess Diana" (Acts 19:27). This word is generally used in Scripture of the sacred house erected on the summit of Mount Moriah for the worship of God. It is called "the temple" (1 Kings 6:17); "the temple [R.V., 'house'] of the Lord" (2 Kings 11:10); "thy holy temple" (Ps. 79:1); "the house of the Lord" (2 Chr. 23:5, 12); "the house of the God of Jacob" (Isa. 2:3); "the house of my glory" (60:7); an "house of prayer" (56:7; Matt. 21:13); "an house of sacrifice" (2 Chr. 7:12); "the house of their sanctuary" (2 Chr. 36:17); "the mountain of the Lord's house" (Isa. 2:2); "our holy and our beautiful house" (64:11); "the holy mount" (27:13); "the palace for the Lord God" (1 Chr. 29:1); "the tabernacle of witness" (2 Chr. 24:6); "Zion" (Ps. 74:2; 84:7). Christ calls it "my Father's house" (John 2:16).