black mark

noun

Definition of black mark

  1. :  something that makes something else less perfect or less appealing <His habitual tardiness was a black mark against him.>

Word by Word Definitions

blackplay
  1. :  of the color black (see 2black 2)

    :  very dark in color

    :  having a very deep or low register (see 1register 4b)

  1. :  a pigment or dye of the color black :  a black pigment or dye

    :  one consisting largely of carbon

    :  the achromatic (see achromatic 3) color of least lightness characteristically perceived to belong to objects that neither reflect nor transmit light

  1. :  to become black (see 1black)

    :  to make black

    :  to declare (as a business or industry) subject to boycott by trade-union members

markplay
  1. :  a boundary land

    :  a conspicuous object serving as a guide for travelers

    :  something (as a line, notch, or fixed object) designed to record position

  1. :  to fix or trace out the bounds or limits of

    :  to plot the course of :  chart

    :  to designate as if by a mark

  1. :  any of various old European units of weight used especially for gold and silver

    :  a unit equal to about eight ounces (248 grams)

    :  a unit of value:


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