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6 definitions found
 for black and white
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  White \White\, n.
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     1. The color of pure snow; one of the natural colors of
        bodies, yet not strictly a color, but a composition of all
        colors; the opposite of black; whiteness. See the Note
        under Color, n., 1.
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              Finely attired in a of white.         --Shak.
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     2. Something having the color of snow; something white, or
        nearly so; as, the white of the eye.
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     3. Specifically, the central part of the butt in archery,
        which was formerly painted white; the center of a mark at
        which a missile is shot.
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              'T was I won the wager, though you hit the white.
                                                    --Shak.
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     4. A person with a white skin; a member of the white, or
        Caucasian, races of men.
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     5. A white pigment; as, Venice white.
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     6. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of butterflies
        belonging to Pieris, and allied genera in which the
        color is usually white. See Cabbage butterfly, under
        Cabbage.
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     Black and white. See under Black.
  
     Flake white, Paris white, etc. See under Flack,
        Paris, etc.
  
     White of a seed (Bot.), the albumen. See Albumen, 2.
  
     White of egg, the viscous pellucid fluid which surrounds
        the yolk in an egg, particularly in the egg of a fowl. In
        a hen's egg it is alkaline, and contains about 86 per cent
        of water and 14 per cent of solid matter, the greater
        portion of which is egg albumin. It likewise contains a
        small amount of globulin, and traces of fats and sugar,
        with some inorganic matter. Heated above 60[deg] C. it
        coagulates to a solid mass, owing to the albumin which it
        contains. --Parr.
  
     White of the eye (Anat.), the white part of the ball of the
        eye surrounding the transparent cornea.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Black \Black\, n.
     1. That which is destitute of light or whiteness; the darkest
        color, or rather a destitution of all color; as, a cloth
        has a good black.
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              Black is the badge of hell,
              The hue of dungeons, and the suit of night. --Shak.
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     2. A black pigment or dye.
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     3. A negro; a person whose skin is of a black color, or
        shaded with black; esp. a member or descendant of certain
        African races.
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     4. A black garment or dress; as, she wears black; pl. (Obs.)
        Mourning garments of a black color; funereal drapery.
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              Friends weeping, and blacks, and obsequies, and the
              like show death terrible.             --Bacon.
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              That was the full time they used to wear blacks for
              the death of their fathers.           --Sir T.
                                                    North.
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     5. The part of a thing which is distinguished from the rest
        by being black.
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              The black or sight of the eye.        --Sir K.
                                                    Digby.
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     6. A stain; a spot; a smooch.
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              Defiling her white lawn of chastity with ugly blacks
              of lust.                              --Rowley.
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     Black and white, writing or print; as, I must have that
        statement in black and white.
  
     Blue black, a pigment of a blue black color.
  
     Ivory black, a fine kind of animal charcoal prepared by
        calcining ivory or bones. When ground it is the chief
        ingredient of the ink used in copperplate printing.
  
     Berlin black. See under Berlin.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  black-and-white \black-and-white\, black and white \black and
  white\n.
     print or writing, especially the result of the printing
     process.
  
     Syn: print.
          [WordNet 1.5] black-and-white

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  black-and-white \black-and-white\, black and white \black and
  white\adj. (Photography, Imaging; Printing)
     depicted only in black and white colors, or in shades of
     gray; also called monochromatic and monochrome; -- of
     images. Opposite of color or in color, and contrasting
     with polychrome technicolor three-color; as, a
     black-and-white TV; black-and-white film; the movie
     "Schindler's List" was shot in black and white.
  
     Syn: black and white, monochromatic, monochrome.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  black and white
      adj 1: not having or not capable of producing colors; "black-
             and-white film"; "a black-and-white TV"; "the movie was
             in black and white" [syn: black-and-white, black and
             white(p)] [ant: color, colour]
      n 1: communication by means of written symbols (either printed
           or handwritten) [syn: written communication, written
           language, black and white]
      2: a black-and-white photograph or slide [syn: black and
         white, monochrome]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  71 Moby Thesaurus words for "black and white":
     North Pole, South Pole, antipodal points, antipodes, antipoints,
     antipoles, arc lighting, brouillon, cartoon, charcoal,
     charcoal drawing, chiaroscuro, contraposita, contrapositives,
     contraries, contrast, counterpoles, crayon, decorative lighting,
     delineation, design, diagram, direct lighting, doodle, draft,
     drafting, drawing, ebauche, electric lighting, enlightenment,
     esquisse, festoon lighting, floodlighting, fluorescent lighting,
     gaslighting, glow lighting, graph, highlights, illumination,
     incandescent lighting, indirect lighting, irradiation,
     light and shade, lighting, line drawing, night and day,
     opposite poles, opposites, overhead lighting, pastel, pen-and-ink,
     pencil drawing, polar opposites, poles, radiation, rough copy,
     rough draft, rough outline, silhouette, silver-print drawing,
     sinopia, sketch, sketching, spot lighting, stage lighting,
     strip lighting, study, tonality, tracing, vignette, writing
  
  

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