Definition of White
1. Noun. A member of the Caucasoid race.
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Aryan, Circassian, Paleface, Semite, Cassite, Kassite, Elamite, White Man, White Woman, Poor White Trash, White Trash, Honkey, Honkie, Honky, Whitey, Wasp, White Anglo-saxon Protestant
Group relationships: Caucasian Race, Caucasoid Race, White People, White Race
Derivative terms: Caucasian
2. Verb. Turn white. "This detergent will whiten your laundry"
Specialized synonyms: Bleach
Generic synonyms: Color, Colour, Discolor, Discolour
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"
Similar to: Albescent
Also: Light, Light-colored
Derivative terms: Whiteness
4. Noun. The quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black).
Generic synonyms: Achromatic Color, Achromatic Colour
Specialized synonyms: Alabaster, Bleach, Bone, Ivory, Off-white, Pearl, Chalk, Frostiness, Hoariness
5. Adjective. Of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration. "Voting patterns within the white population"
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).
Generic synonyms: Chief Justice
7. Adjective. Free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied. "In shining white armor"
8. Noun. Australian writer (1912-1990).
9. Adjective. Marked by the presence of snow. "The white hills of a northern winter"
10. Noun. United States political journalist (1915-1986).
11. Adjective. Restricted to whites only. "A lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization"
12. Noun. United States architect (1853-1906).
13. Adjective. Glowing white with heat. "A white-hot center of the fire"
14. Noun. United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985).
15. Adjective. Benevolent; without malicious intent. "That's white of you"
16. Noun. United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918).
17. Adjective. (of a surface) not written or printed on. "Wide white margins"
18. Noun. A tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri.
Group relationships: Ar, Arkansas, Land Of Opportunity, Missouri, Mo, Show Me State
Generic synonyms: River
19. Adjective. (of coffee) having cream or milk added.
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"
Generic synonyms: Fixings, Ingredient
Group relationships: Egg, Eggs
21. Adjective. (of hair) having lost its color. "The white hairs of old age"
22. Noun. (board games) the lighter pieces.
Generic synonyms: Man, Piece
23. Adjective. Anemic looking from illness or emotion. "A face white with rage"
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.
Generic synonyms: Pant, Trouser
Language type: Plural, Plural Form
25. Adjective. Of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets. "White nights"
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,
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,
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. 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.
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