in the black

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in the black

: making a profit : profitable
  • The company is finally in the black.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : very dark in color

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

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

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

  3. : something that is black: such as

  1. : to become black (see 1black)

  2. : to make black

  3. : to declare (something, such as a business or industry) subject to boycott by trade-union members


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