- A blacklist is defined as a list of disapproved people or organizations to be discriminated against in some way.
The Hollywood Ten and other entertainment professionals who were called out by the McCarthy hearings as suspected Communists is an example of a blacklist.
- The definition of blacklist is the act of censuring or discriminating against someone.
Ronald Reagan being put on the Hollywood Blacklist in 1947 was an example of to blacklist.
transitive verbblack·list·ed, black·list·ing, black·lists
(third-person singular simple present blacklists, present participle blacklisting, simple past and past participle blacklisted)
- To place on a blacklist; to mark a person or entity as one to be shunned or banned.
- You can blacklist known spammers with that button.
blacklist - Computer Definition
(2) A list of Web sites that are considered off limits or dangerous. A Web site can be placed on a blacklist because it is a fraudulent operation or because it exploits browser vulnerabilities to send spyware and other unwanted software to the user. Contrast with whitelist.
(3) A list of applications that a user is forbidden to run in an organization. Maintained by the system or network administrator, software in the user's computer prevents them from installing or running any program in the blacklist. Contrast with whitelist.