Whiting definition

wītĭng, hwī-
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A pure white grade of chalk that has been ground and washed for use in paints, ink, and putty.
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A food fish (Merlangius merlangus) of the eastern North Atlantic and the Black Sea, closely related to and resembling the cod.
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Powdered chalk used in making paints, inks, etc.
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Any of various marine food fishes having delicate white flesh, especially several hakes of the genus Merluccius and several kingfishes of the genus Menticirrhus.
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Any of various edible marine fishes, including the silver hake, the corvina of the California coast, and various kingfishes.
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A fine white chalk used in paints, putty, whitewash etc.
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A fish, Merlangius merlangus, similar to cod, found in the North Atlantic.
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Any of several marine fish found in North American coastal waters, including Merluccius bilinearis (the silver hake).
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
whiting
Plural:
whitings

Origin of whiting

  • Middle English whityng from whiten to whiten from white white white

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English whitynge from Middle Dutch wijting kweit- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English hwitling. Related to the colour white. Cognate to Dutch wijting (“whiting").

    From Wiktionary

  • white +"Ž -ing

    From Wiktionary