- The definition of a blackout is a loss of all lights, memory or details.
- An example of a blackout is an electrical outage in an area.
- An example of a blackout is a loss of memory after an accident.
A woman reads by candlelight during a blackout.
- the extinguishing of all stage lights to end a play or scene
- a comic stage skit ending with a quick blackout
- an elimination or concealing of all lights that might be visible to an enemy, as during an air raid, at night
- a temporary loss of electricity in an area because of a failure in its generation or transmission
- a temporary loss of consciousness or vision
- a loss of memory of an event or fact
- suppression or concealment, as of news by censorship
- ☆ the prohibition of the televising of a sports event in the locality where the event takes place, so that attendance will not be reduced
- A cutoff of electric power, especially as a result of a shortage, a mechanical failure, or overuse by consumers.
- The concealment or extinguishment of lights that might be visible to enemy aircraft during an air raid.
- a. The sudden extinguishment of all stage lights in a theater to indicate the passage of time or to mark the end of an act or scene.b. A short, comic vaudeville skit that ends with lights off.
- A temporary loss of memory or consciousness.
- a. A suppression, as of news, by censorship.b. A suppression of the broadcast of an event or program, as to support ticket sales at a local venue.
- A suspension of a discounted price or free offer, as for an airline ticket or a lift ticket at a ski resort.
NounSee also: black out
- a temporary loss of consciousness
- a temporary loss of memory
- a large-scale power failure, and resulting loss of electricity to consumers
- "The repairs at the Koeberg Power Station in the Western Cape were on schedule for completion in the third week of May. This follows huge blackouts related to the problems at the power supplier since November. Weekend Argus May 13/14 2006 p.5.
- the mandatory blocking of all light emanating from buildings as imposed during World War II