Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of EBONY

Pronunciation:  'ebunee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a very dark black
  2. [n]  tropical tree of southern Asia having hard dark-colored heartwood used in cabinetwork
  3. [n]  hard dark-colored heartwood of the ebony tree; used in cabinetwork and for piano keys
  4. [adj]  very dark black

EBONY is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: achromatic, coal black, Diospyros ebenum, ebon, jet black, pitch black, sable, soot black
 See Also: black, blackness, Diospyros, ebony, genus Diospyros, tree, wood



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Eb"on*y\, n.; pl. {Ebonies}. [F. ['e]b[`e]ne, L. ebenus,
    fr. Gr. ?; prob. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. hobn[=i]m, pl.
    Cf. {Ebon}.]
    A hard, heavy, and durable wood, which admits of a fine
    polish or gloss. The usual color is black, but it also occurs
    red or green.
    Note: The finest black ebony is the heartwood of {Diospyros
          reticulata}, of the Mauritius. Other species of the
          same genus ({D. Ebenum}, {Melanoxylon}, etc.), furnish
          the ebony of the East Indies and Ceylon. The West
          Indian green ebony is from a leguminous tree ({Brya
          Ebenus}), and from the {Exc[ae]caria glandulosa}.
  2. \Eb"on*y\, a.
    Made of ebony, or resembling ebony; black; as, an ebony
          This ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of ebony furniture or other articles of ebony means distressing disputes, grievances and quarrels at home. Dreaming of ebony nights means despair and sadness.
Easton Bible Dictionary

a black, hard wood, brought by the merchants from India to Tyre (Ezek. 27:15). It is the heart-wood, brought by Diospyros ebenus, which grows in Ceylon and Southern India.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acacia, ailanthus, alder, alligator pear, allspice, almond, apple, apricot, ash, aspen, atramentous, avocado, balsa, balsam, banyan, bass, basswood, bay, bayberry, beamless, beech, beechwood, betel palm, birch, black, black as coal, black as ebony, black as ink, black as midnight, black as night, black race, blackness, buckeye, burl, butternut, buttonwood, cacao, caliginous, candleberry, cashew, cassia, catalpa, charcoal, cherry, chestnut, chinquapin, cinnamon, citron, clove, coal, coal-black, coaly, coconut, cork, cork oak, crow, cypress, dark, dark as night, dark as pitch, darkling, darkness, darksome, deep black, dogwood, ebon, eclipsed, elder, elm, eucalyptus, fig, fir, frankincense, grapefruit, guava, gum, gumwood, hawthorn, hazel, hemlock, henna, hickory, holly, hop tree, horse chestnut, ink, ink-black, inkiness, inky, ironwood, jet, jetty, juniper, kumquat, laburnum, lancewood, larch, laurel, lemon, lime, linden, litchi, litchi nut, locust, logwood, magnolia, mahogany, mango, mangrove, maple, medlar, melanism, midnight, mountain ash, mulberry, night, night-black, night-clad, night-cloaked, night-dark, night-enshrouded, night-filled, night-mantled, night-veiled, nigrescence, nigritude, nigrous, nutmeg, oak, obfuscated, obscure, obscured, occulted, olive, orange, palm, papaw, papaya, peach, pear, pecan, persimmon, pine, pistachio, pitch, pitch-black, pitch-dark, pitchy, plane, plum, pomegranate, poplar, quince, raffia palm, rain tree, raven, raven-black, rayless, redwood, sable, sandalwood, sassafras, senna, sequoia, sloe, sloe-black, sloe-colored, smoke, smut, soot, spruce, starless, sumac, sunless, sycamore, tangerine, tar, tar-black, tarry, teak, tenebrious, tenebrose, tenebrous, tulip tree, unilluminated, unlighted, unlit, walnut, willow, witch hazel, yew