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
- 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.
- To place on a black-list.
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
New Jersey has a law supported by compulsive gamblers that allows people to voluntarily sign themselves up for a blacklist — if someone on the blacklist is caught entering a casino, they immediately forfeit all their winnings and might have to pay an additional fine.
The blacklist is not empty and, as I said, it is supported by people with gambling problems (and their families).
Ricardo: New Jersey has a law supported by compulsive gamblers that allows people to voluntarily sign themselves up for a blacklist — if someone on the blacklist is caught entering a casino, they immediately forfeit all their winnings and might have to pay an additional fine. ...
Unfortunately, the blacklist is not made public and nobody is allowed to review the material on banned sites in order to verify that the ban is legitimate.
Someone on the IP list spotted that the blacklist is case sensitive.
The story of his father and the blacklist is sadly relevant in our current times.
The names on the blacklist is not public information, of course.
Many considered the use of the word blacklist, not commonly employed by conservation organizations, to be inflammatory.
No, seriously, even CES has jumped on the word blacklist bandwagon.
There could be several explanations: for instance, perhaps Google has received an updated domain blacklist from the Chinese government which does not list news. bbc.co.uk anymore, or perhaps they're scanning sites in China to check if they're censored, noticing that BBC is now accessible for Chinese visitors.