1. Any preparation for making things black; esp. one for giving a black luster to boots and shoes, or to stoves.
2. The act or process of making black.
Black, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blacked; p. pr. & vb. n. Blacking.]
1. To make black; to blacken; to soil; to sully.
They have their teeth blacked, both men and women, for they say a dog hath his teeth white, therefore they will black theirs. --Hakluyt.
Sins which black thy soul. --J. Fletcher.
2. To make black and shining, as boots or a stove, by applying blacking and then polishing with a brush.
n : a substance used to produce a shiny protective surface on
footwear [syn: shoe polish]