ab·stract adjective adjective: abstract abˈstrakt,ˈabˌstrakt/ 1. existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence. "abstract concepts such as love or beauty" synonyms: theoretical, conceptual, notional, intellectual, metaphysical, ideal, philosophical, academic; rareideational "abstract concepts" antonyms: actual, concrete dealing with ideas rather than events. "the novel was too abstract and esoteric to sustain much attention" not based on a particular instance; theoretical. "we have been discussing the problem in a very abstract manner" (of a word, especially a noun) denoting an idea, quality, or state rather than a concrete object. "abstract words like truth or equality" relating to abstract art. "abstract pictures that look like commercial color charts" synonyms: nonrepresentational, nonpictorial "abstract art" antonyms: representational verb verb: abstract; 3rd person present: abstracts; past tense: abstracted; past participle: abstracted; gerund or present participle: abstracting abˈstrakt/ 1. consider (something) theoretically or separately from something else. "to abstract science and religion from their historical context can lead to anachronism" 2. extract or remove (something). "applications to abstract more water from streams" synonyms: extract, isolate, separate, detach "he abstracted the art of tragedy from its context" used euphemistically to say that someone has stolen something. "his pockets contained all he had been able to abstract from the apartment" withdraw. "as our relationship deepened you seemed to abstract yourself" 3. make a written summary of (an article or book). "staff who index and abstract material for an online database" synonyms: summarize, précis, abridge, condense, compress, shorten, cut down, abbreviate, synopsize; rareepitomize "we'll be abstracting material for an online database" noun noun: abstract; plural noun: abstracts; noun: the abstract ˈabˌstrakt/ 1. a summary of the contents of a book, article, or formal speech. "an abstract of his inaugural address" synonyms: summary, synopsis, précis, résumé, outline, abridgment, digest, summation; wrap-up "an abstract of her speech" 2. an abstract work of art. "a big unframed abstract" 3. that which is abstract; the theoretical consideration of something. "the abstract must be made concrete by examples" Origin Middle English: from Latin abstractus, literally ‘drawn away,’ past participle of abstrahere, from ab- ‘from’ + trahere ‘draw off.’ Translate abstract to Use over time for: abstract

black blak/Submit adjective adjective: black; comparative adjective: blacker; superlative adjective: blackest; adjective: Black 1. of the very darkest color owing to the absence of or complete absorption of light; the opposite of white. "black smoke" synonyms: dark, pitch-black, jet-black, coal-black, ebony, sable, inky "a black horse" antonyms: white (of the sky or night) completely dark owing to nonvisibility of the sun, moon, or stars. "the sky was moonless and black" synonyms: unlit, dark, starless, moonless, wan; More antonyms: clear, bright deeply stained with dirt. "his clothes were absolutely black" (of a plant or animal) dark in color as distinguished from a lighter variety. "Japanese black pine" synonyms: dark, pitch-black, jet-black, coal-black, ebony, sable, inky "a black horse" antonyms: white (of coffee or tea) served without milk or cream. of or denoting the suits spades and clubs in a deck of cards. (of a ski run) of the highest level of difficulty, as indicated by black markers positioned along it. 2. of any human group having dark-colored skin, especially of African or Australian Aboriginal ancestry. "black adolescents of Jamaican descent" relating to black people. "black culture" 3. (of a period of time or situation) characterized by tragic or disastrous events; causing despair or pessimism. "five thousand men were killed on the blackest day of the war" synonyms: tragic, disastrous, calamitous, catastrophic, cataclysmic, fateful, wretched, woeful, awful, terrible; formalgrievous "the blackest day of the war" antonyms: joyful (of a person's state of mind) full of gloom or misery; very depressed. "Jean had disappeared and Mary was in a black mood" synonyms: miserable, unhappy, sad, wretched, broken-hearted, heartbroken, grief-stricken, grieving, sorrowful, sorrowing, anguished, desolate, despairing, disconsolate, downcast, dejected, sullen, cheerless, melancholy, morose, gloomy, glum, mournful, doleful, funereal, dismal, forlorn, woeful, abject; More antonyms: cheerful (of humor) presenting tragic or harrowing situations in comic terms. "“Good place to bury the bodies,” she joked with black humor" synonyms: cynical, macabre, weird, unhealthy, ghoulish, morbid, perverted, gruesome; informalsick "black humor" full of anger or hatred. "Roger shot her a black look" synonyms: angry, vexed, cross, irritated, incensed "a black look" antonyms: pleased archaic very evil or wicked. "my soul is steeped in the blackest sin" synonyms: wicked, evil, heinous, villainous, bad "a black deed" antonyms: virtuous noun noun: black; plural noun: blacks; noun: Black 1. black color or pigment. "a tray decorated in black and green" black clothes or material, often worn as a sign of mourning. "dressed in the black of widowhood" darkness, especially of night or an overcast sky. "the only thing visible in the black was the light of the lantern" the player of the black pieces in chess or checkers. a black thing, especially a ball or piece in a game. 2. a member of a dark-skinned people, especially one of African or Australian Aboriginal ancestry. "a coalition of blacks and whites against violence" 3. the situation of not owing money to a bank or of making a profit in a business operation. "the company just managed to stay in the black" synonyms: solvent, debt-free, out of debt, in credit, financially sound, able to pay one's debts, creditworthy "our business is finally in the black" verb verb: black; 3rd person present: blacks; past tense: blacked; past participle: blacked; gerund or present participle: blacking 1. make black, especially by the application of black polish. "blacking the prize bull's hooves" make (one's face, hands, and other visible parts of one's body) black with polish or makeup, so as not to be seen at night or, especially formerly, to play the role of a black person in a musical show, play, or movie. "white extras blacking up their faces to play Ethiopians" Origin Old English blæc, of Germanic origin. Translate black to Use over time for: black