White definitions

wīt, hwīt
The definition of white is colorless, or the non-yolk part of an egg.

The color of the snow is an example of white.

A man who identities himself as Caucasian is an example of someone who is white.

The albumen of an egg is an example of an egg white.

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The achromatic color of maximum lightness; the color of objects that reflect nearly all light of all visible wavelengths; the complement or antagonist of black, the other extreme of the neutral gray series. Although typically a response to maximum stimulation of the retina, the perception of white appears always to depend on contrast.
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The white or nearly white part, as:
  • The albumen of an egg.
  • The white part of an eyeball.
  • A blank or unprinted area, as of an advertisement.
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One that is white or nearly white, as:
  • Pieces of laundry having a white or nearly white color.
  • White trousers or a white outfit of a special nature.
    Tennis whites.
  • The white dress uniform of the US Navy or Coast Guard.
  • A white wine.
  • A white pigment.
  • A white breed, species, or variety of animal.
  • Any of various butterflies of the subfamily Pierinae, characteristically having chiefly white wings often with black markings.
  • A member of a racial group having light-colored skin, especially when of European origin and in some classifications also when of Middle Eastern or North African origin.
  • Products of a white color, such as flour, salt, and sugar.
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Leukorrhea.
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A member of a conservative or counterrevolutionary faction, especially one opposing the Bolsheviks in the Russian civil war.
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The white or light-colored pieces, as in chess.
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The player using these pieces.
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The outermost ring of an archery target.
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A hit in this ring.
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Being of the color white; devoid of hue, as new snow.
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Approaching the color white, as:
  • Weakly colored; almost colorless; pale.
    White wine.
  • Pale gray; silvery and lustrous.
    White hair.
  • Bloodless; blanched.
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Light or whitish in color or having light or whitish parts. Used with animal and plant names.
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Of or belonging to a racial group of people having light-colored skin, especially when of European origin, and in some classifications also when of Middle Eastern or North African origin.

Voting patterns within the white population.

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Habited in white.

White nuns.

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Accompanied by or mantled with snow.

A white Christmas.

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Of or relating to a conservative or counterrevolutionary faction, especially one opposing the Bolsheviks in the Russian civil war.
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With milk added. Used of tea or coffee.
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Unsullied; pure.
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Incandescent.

White flames.

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Intensely heated; impassioned.

White with fury.

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To cover or make illegible with white coloring. Often used with out.
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Having the color of pure snow or milk; of the color of radiated, transmitted, or reflected light containing all of the visible rays of the spectrum; opposite to black.
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Of a light or pale color.
  • Gray; silvery; hoary.
  • Very blond.
  • Pale; wan; pallid; ashen.
    A face white with terror.
  • Light-yellow or amber.
    white grapes.
  • Blank.
  • Of a light-gray color and lustrous appearance.
  • Made of silver.
  • Snowy.
    A white Christmas.
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Lacking color; colorless.

White crème de menthe.

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Clothed in white; wearing a white habit.

The White Friars.

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Morally or spiritually pure; spotless; innocent.
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Free from evil intent; relatively harmless.

White magic, a white lie.

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Being at white heat.
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Reactionary, counterrevolutionary, or royalist, as opposed to red.
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Happy; fortunate; auspicious.
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Having a light-colored skin; Caucasoid.
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Of, controlled by, or restricted to Caucasoids.
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Honest; honorable; fair; decent.
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The state of being white.
  • Fairness of complexion.
  • Purity; innocence.
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A white or light-colored part.
  • The albumen of an egg.
  • The white part of the eyeball.
  • A blank space in printing, writing, etc.
  • The white or light-colored part of meat, wood, etc.
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Something white or light-colored.
  • White cloth.
  • White garments or vestments; white uniform.
  • A white breed, esp. of pig.
  • A highly refined, usually bleached flour.
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  • The player or side with the white or lighter-colored pieces.
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A person with a light-colored skin; member of the Caucasoid division of humans.
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A member of a reactionary or counterrevolutionary faction, party, etc. in certain European countries.
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White color.
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A white pigment, paint, or dye.
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A white target.
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The outermost ring of a target.
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A hit on this ring.
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To make white; whiten.
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1917-2002; associate justice, U.S. Supreme Court (1962-93)
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1899-1985; U.S. writer.
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1845-1921; chief justice of the U.S. (1910-21)
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1720-93; Eng. naturalist & clergyman: author of The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne.
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1912-90; Austral. writer.
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1906-64; Brit. writer.
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1853-1906; U.S. architect.
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1893-1955; U.S. writer & civil rights leader.
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Bright and colourless; reflecting equal quantities of all frequencies of visible light.

Write in black ink on white paper.

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Of the Caucasian race.
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(chiefly historical) Designated for use by Caucasians.

White drinking fountain; white hospital.

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Relatively light or pale in colour.

White wine; white grapes.

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Pale or pallid, as from fear, illness, etc.
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(of coffee) Containing cream, milk, or creamer.
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(board games, chess) The standard denomination of the playing pieces of a board game deemed to belong to the white set, no matter what the actual colour.

The white pieces in this set are in fact made of light green glass.

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Pertaining to an ecclesiastical order whose adherents dress in white habits; Cistercian.
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(of a person or skin) Lacking coloration from ultraviolet light.
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Grey, as from old age; having silvery hair; hoary.
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(archaic) Characterized by freedom from that which disturbs, and the like; fortunate; happy; favourable.
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Ford.

I am his white boy, and will not be gulled.

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(politics) Pertaining to constitutional or anti-revolutionary political parties or movements.
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The color/colour of snow or milk; the colour of light containing equal amounts of all visible wavelengths.
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A Caucasian person.
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The albumen of bird eggs (egg white).
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(anatomy) The sclera, white of the eye.
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Any butterfly of the Pieris genus.
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(sports, billiards, snooker, pool) The cue ball in cue games.
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(countable and uncountable) White wine.
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(slang) Street name for cocaine.
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(archery) The central part of the butt, which was formerly painted white; the centre of a mark at which a missile is shot.
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A white pigment.

Venice white.

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To make white; to whiten; to bleach.

Whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of [...] uncleanness. "” Matthew xxiii. 27.

So as no fuller on earth can white them. "” Mark ix. 3.

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A surname, derived from the common noun white.
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Origin of white

From Middle English whit, hwit, from Old English hwÄ«t, from Proto-Germanic *hwÄ«taz (whence also West Frisian wyt, Dutch wit, German weiß, Norwegian hvit), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱweytos (“bright; shine"). Compare Lithuanian Å¡viẽsti (“to gleam"), Å¡viesa (“light"), Old Church Slavonic свѣтъ (svÄ›tÅ­, “light"), свѣтьлъ (svÄ›tÄ­lÅ­, “clear, bright"), Albanian vizull (“ shine"), Avestan [script?] spaÄ“ta (“white"), Sanskrit श्वेत (Å›vetá, “white, bright").