Black Monday

Business / Finance / Black Monday: Refers to October 19, 1987, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 508 points on the heels of sharp drops the previous week. On Monday, October 27, 1997, the Dow dropped 554 points. While the point drop set a new record, the percentage decline was substantially less than in 1987.

Other Words for Black

Black Adjective Synonyms: jet, jet-black, coal-black, inky, sooty, swart, swarthy, raven, ebony, dusky, ebon, hyacinthine
Black Verb Synonyms: boycott, embargo, blacklist, ban, interdict

Black-Scholes Option-Pricing Model

Business / Finance / Black-Scholes Option-Pricing Model: A model for pricing call options based on arbitrage arguments. Uses the stock price, the exercise price, the risk-free interest rate, the time to expiration, and the expected standard deviation of the MORE

Blackberry Brandy

Entertainment / Liquor / Blackberry Brandy: Blackberry flavored brandy. 70 proof. MORE


Technology / Email / Blackhole: Term describing what happens to email that is blocked without a bounce response to the sender. MORE


Technology / Email / Blacklist: A list developed by anyone receiving email, or processing email on its way to the recipient, or interested third-parties, that includes domains or IP addresses of any emailers suspected of sending spa MORE

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Health / Herbs / Black Walnut (Juglans nigra): Used in gargles for sore throat, a vermifuge, a blood purifier, and lowers blood pressure. MORE

Black Vernacular

Entertainment / Literature / Black Vernacular: The ethnic dialect associated with Americans of African ancestry is often called black vernacular or 'Black English.' It is also known a 'African American Vernacular English,' and abbreviated AAVE in MORE