from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A list of persons or organizations that have incurred disapproval or suspicion or are to be boycotted or otherwise penalized.
  • transitive v. To place on or as if on a blacklist. See Synonyms at blackball.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A list or collection of people or entities to be shunned or banned.
  • v. To place on a blacklist; to mark a person or entity as one to be shunned or banned.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a list of persons who are for some reason thought deserving of censure or punishment; -- esp. a list of persons stigmatized as insolvent or untrustworthy, made for the protection of tradesmen or employers. See Blacklist, v. t.
  • transitive v. To put in a black list as deserving of suspicion, censure, or punishment; esp. to put in a list of persons stigmatized as insolvent or untrustworthy, -- as tradesmen and employers do for mutual protection. See Black list, under black, a.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To place on a black-list.
  • n. A list of defaulters: specifically applied to printed lists of insolvents and bankrupts, published officially.
  • n. Any list of persons who are for any reason deemed objectionable by the makers or users of the list, as for political or social misconduct, for joining in or assisting a Strike, etc.
  • n. Nautical, a list kept on board a man-of-war of delinquents to whom extra duty is assigned as a punishment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a list of people who are out of favor
  • v. put on a blacklist so as to banish or cause to be boycotted


From black +‎ list. (Wiktionary)



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