Definition of White

1. Noun. A member of the Caucasoid race.




2. Verb. Turn white. "This detergent will whiten your laundry"
Exact synonyms: Whiten
Specialized synonyms: Bleach
Generic synonyms: Color, Colour, Discolor, Discolour
Antonyms: Blacken
Derivative terms: Whitener, Whitening

3. Adjective. Being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light. "A bride's white dress"
Attributes: Value
Similar to: Albescent
Also: Light, Light-colored
Antonyms: Black
Derivative terms: Whiteness

4. Noun. The quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black).
Exact synonyms: Whiteness
Generic synonyms: Achromatic Color, Achromatic Colour
Specialized synonyms: Alabaster, Bleach, Bone, Ivory, Off-white, Pearl, Chalk, Frostiness, Hoariness
Antonyms: Black

5. Adjective. Of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration. "Voting patterns within the white population"
Similar to: Caucasian, Caucasoid, Light-skinned
Antonyms: Black

6. Noun. United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921).

7. Adjective. Free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied. "In shining white armor"
Similar to: Pure
Derivative terms: Whiteness

8. Noun. Australian writer (1912-1990).
Exact synonyms: Patrick Victor Martindale White, Patrick White
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer

9. Adjective. Marked by the presence of snow. "The white hills of a northern winter"
Exact synonyms: Snowy
Similar to: Covered
Derivative terms: Snow

10. Noun. United States political journalist (1915-1986).
Exact synonyms: T. H. White, Theodore Harold White
Generic synonyms: Journalist

11. Adjective. Restricted to whites only. "A lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization"
Exact synonyms: Lily-white
Similar to: Segregated, Unintegrated

12. Noun. United States architect (1853-1906).
Exact synonyms: Stanford White
Generic synonyms: Architect, Designer

13. Adjective. Glowing white with heat. "A white-hot center of the fire"
Exact synonyms: White-hot
Similar to: Hot

14. Noun. United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985).
Exact synonyms: E. B. White, Elwyn Brooks White
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer

15. Adjective. Benevolent; without malicious intent. "That's white of you"
Similar to: Good

16. Noun. United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918).
Exact synonyms: Andrew D. White, Andrew Dickson White
Generic synonyms: Educator, Pedagog, Pedagogue

17. Adjective. (of a surface) not written or printed on. "Wide white margins"
Exact synonyms: Blank, Clean
Similar to: Empty
Derivative terms: Blankness

18. Noun. A tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri.
Exact synonyms: White River
Group relationships: Ar, Arkansas, Land Of Opportunity, Missouri, Mo, Show Me State
Generic synonyms: River

19. Adjective. (of coffee) having cream or milk added.
Similar to: Dilute, Diluted

20. Noun. The white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water. "She separated the whites from the yolks of several eggs"
Exact synonyms: Albumen, Egg White, Ovalbumin
Generic synonyms: Fixings, Ingredient
Group relationships: Egg, Eggs

21. Adjective. (of hair) having lost its color. "The white hairs of old age"
Exact synonyms: Whitened
Similar to: Colorless, Colourless

22. Noun. (board games) the lighter pieces.
Category relationships: Checkers, Draughts, Chess, Chess Game
Generic synonyms: Man, Piece
Antonyms: Black

23. Adjective. Anemic looking from illness or emotion. "A face white with rage"
Exact synonyms: Ashen, Blanched, Bloodless, Livid
Similar to: Colorless, Colourless
Derivative terms: Lividity, Lividness

24. Noun. (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth.
Exact synonyms: Flannel, Gabardine, Tweed
Generic synonyms: Pant, Trouser
Language type: Plural, Plural Form

25. Adjective. Of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets. "White nights"
Similar to: Light

Definition of White

1. a. Reflecting to the eye all the rays of the spectrum combined; not tinted with any of the proper colors or their mixtures; having the color of pure snow; snowy; -- the opposite of black or dark; as, white paper; a white skin.

2. n. The color of pure snow; one of the natural colors of bodies, yet not strictly a color, but a composition of all colors; the opposite of black; whiteness. See the Note under Color, n., 1.

3. v. t. To make white; to whiten; to whitewash; to bleach.

4. a. Reflecting to the eye all the rays of the spectrum combined; not tinted with any of the proper colors or their mixtures; having the color of pure snow; snowy; -- the opposite of black or dark; as, white paper; a white skin.

5. n. The color of pure snow; one of the natural colors of bodies, yet not strictly a color, but a composition of all colors; the opposite of black; whiteness. See the Note under Color, n., 1.

6. v. t. To make white; to whiten; to whitewash; to bleach.

Definition of White

1. Proper noun. (surname dot=), derived from the common noun ''white''. ¹

2. Adjective. Bright and colourless; reflecting equal quantities of all frequencies of visible light. ¹

3. Adjective. Of Caucasian race. ¹

4. Adjective. Relatively light or pale in colour. ¹

5. Adjective. (context: of coffee) Containing cream, milk(,) or creamer. ¹

6. Adjective. (context: 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. ¹

7. Adjective. Pertaining to an ecclesiastical order whose adherents dress in white habits; Cistercian. ¹

8. Adjective. (slang often humorous sometimes offensive) exhibiting traits popularly associated with Caucasian culture, especially European high culture, as opposed to African-American culture. ¹

9. Adjective. (of a person or skin) Lacking coloration from ultraviolet light. ¹

10. Noun. The color/colour of snow or milk; the colour of light containing equal amounts of all visible wavelengths. ¹

11. Noun. A Caucasian person. ¹

12. Noun. The albumen of bird eggs (egg white). ¹

13. Noun. (anatomy) The sclera, white of the eye. ¹

14. Noun. A common name for the ''Pieris'' genus of butterflies. ¹

15. Noun. (context: sports billiards snooker pool) The cue ball in cue games. ¹

16. Noun. (countable and uncountable) White wine. ¹

17. Noun. (slang) Street name for cocaine. ¹

18. Verb. To make white; to whiten; to bleach. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of White

1. of the color of pure snow [adj WHITER, WHITEST] / to whiten [v WHITED, WHITING, WHITES] - See also: whiten

Medical Definition of White

1. 1. Reflecting to the eye all the rays of the spectrum combined; not tinted with any of the proper colours or their mixtures; having the colour of pure snow; snowy; the opposite of black or dark; as, white paper; a white skin. "Pearls white." "White as the whitest lily on a stream." (Longfellow) 2. Destitute of colour, as in the cheeks, or of the tinge of blood colour; pale; pallid; as, white with fear. "Or whispering with white lips, "The foe! They come! they come!"" (Byron) 3. Having the colour of purity; free from spot or blemish, or from guilt or pollution; innocent; pure. " White as thy fame, and as thy honor clear." (Dryden) "No whiter page than Addison's remains." (Pope) 4. Gray, as from age; having silvery hair; hoary. "Your high engendered battles 'gainst a head So old and white as this." (Shak) 5. Characterised by freedom from that which disturbs, and the like; fortunate; happy; favorable. "On the whole, however, the dominie reckoned this as one of the white days of his life." (Sir W. Scott) 6. Regarded with especial favor; favorite; darling. "Come forth, my white spouse." (Chaucer) "I am his white boy, and will not be gullet." (Ford) White is used in many self-explaining compounds, as white-backed, white-bearded, white-footed. White alder. A void space of the breadth of a line, on a printed page; a blank line. White meat. Any light-coloured flesh, especially of poultry. Food made from milk or eggs, as butter, cheese, etc. "Driving their cattle continually with them, and feeding only upon their milk and white meats." (Spenser) White merganser, the smew; so called from the white crest and the band of black feathers on the back of its head, which give the appearance of a hood. White oak. The opium-yielding poppy. See Poppy. White powder, a kind of gunpowder formerly believed to exist, and to have the power of exploding without noise. "A pistol charged with white powder." (Beau. & Fl) White precipitate. The willow warbler; so called from the colour of the under parts. Origin: OE. Whit, AS. Hwt; akin to OFries. And OS. Hwit, D. Wit, G. Weiss, OHG. Wiz, hwiz, Icel. Hvitr, Sw. Hvit, Dan. Hvid, Goth. Hweits, Lith. Szveisti, to make bright, Russ. Sviet' light, Skr. Vta white, vit to be bright. Cf. Wheat, Whitsunday. 1. The colour of pure snow; one of the natural colours of bodies, yet not strictly a colour, but a composition of all colours; the opposite of black; whiteness. See the Note under Colour. "Finely attired in a of white." (Shak) 2. Something having the colour of snow; something white, or nearly so; as, the white of the eye. 3. Specifically, the central part of the butt in archery, which was formerly painted white; the center of a mark at which a missile is shot. "'T was I won the wager, though you hit the white." (Shak) 4. A person with a white skin; a member of the white, or Caucasian, races of men. 5. A white pigment; as, Venice white. 6. Any one of numerous species of butterflies belonging to Pieris, and allied genera in which the colour is usually white. See Cabbage butterfly, under Cabbage. Black and white. See Black. Flake white, Paris white, etc. See Flack, Paris, etc. White of a seed, the white part of the ball of the eye surrounding the transparent cornea. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of White

whistling Dixie
whistling buoy
whistling deformity
whistling duck
whistling marmot
whistling rale
whistling swan
whistling swans
whistlingly
whistlings
whistly
whists
whit
whit leather
white (current term)
white-alder family
white-ant
white-anting
white-bearded antshrike
white-bearded antshrikes
white-bellied nothura
white-bellied nothuras
white-bellied swallow
white-berry yew
white-billed diver
white-billed divers
white-box testing
white-bread
white-breasted nuthatch

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