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Definitions of white

  1. being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light; "as white as fresh snow"; "a bride's white dress" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. ash-colored or anemic looking from illness or emotion; "a face turned ashen"; "the invalid's blanched cheeks"; "tried to speak with bloodless lips"; "a face livid with shock"; "lips...livid with the hue of death"- Mary W. Shelley; "lips white with terror"; "a face white with rage" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. of a surface; not written or printed on; "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a member of the Caucasoid race Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (usually in the plural) trousers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. restricted to whites only; "under segregation there were even white restrooms and white drinking fountains"; "a lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. Australian writer (1912-1990) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. marked by the presence of snow; "a white Christmas"; "the white hills of a northern winter" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. United States architect (1853-1906) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. United States political journalist (1915-1986) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. turn white; "This detergent will whiten your laundry" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. (chess or checkers) the lighter pieces Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration; "voting patterns within the white population" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. glowing white with heat; "white flames"; "a white-hot center of the fire" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. (of hair) having lost its color; "the white hairs of old age" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. (board games) the lighter pieces Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue; "the company operated at a loss last year"; "the company operated in the red last year" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets; "white nights" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. dressed (or especially habited) in white; "white nuns" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. (of coffee) having cream or milk added Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. benevolent; without malicious intent; "white magic"; "a white lie"; "that's white of you" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied; "in shining white armor" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. To whiten. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. Destitute of color, as in the cheeks, or of the tinge of blood color; pale; pallid; as, white with fear. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Having the color of purity; free from spot or blemish, or from guilt or pollution; innocent; pure. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Gray, as from age; having silvery hair; hoary. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Characterized by freedom from that which disturbs, and the like; fortunate; happy; favorable. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Regarded with especial favor; favorite; darling. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. Something having the color of snow; something white, or nearly so; as, the white of the eye. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. A person with a white skin; a member of the white, or Caucasian, races of men. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. A white pigment; as, Venice white. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. Any one of numerous species of butterflies belonging to Pieris, and allied genera in which the color is usually white. See Cabbage butterfly, under Cabbage. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. To make white; to whiten; to whitewash; to bleach. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. An ethnic group of the Caucasoid Race. Medical Dictionary DB
  42. Of the color of clean snow: opposite to black; pure; innocent; having silvery hair; gray with age; having a fair skin; pale. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  43. The color formed by the combination of all the colors in the spectrum; the color of clean snow; a white man; albumen of an egg; the part of the eyeball outside the iris. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  44. To make of the color of clean snow; bleach. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  45. The color resulting from the perfect commingling of all the rays of the spectrum without absorption of any; the color of chalk or of snow. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  46. Of the color of snow: pale: colorless: pure: unblemished: (B.) purified from sin. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  47. The color of snow: anything white, as a white man, the mark at which an arrow is shot, the albuminous part of an egg. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  48. To make white. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  49. A white color: anything white. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  50. Of the color of snow; pale; pure. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  51. Having the color of pure snow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. Having a light complexion; blond. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. A color devoid of any tint, the opposite of black. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  54. Anything white, as the white portion of the eyeball, a white person, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  55. Being of the colour of pure snow; not dark; pale; destitute of colour in the cheeks; pure; free from spot; gray; unblemished; purified from sin. To show the white feather, to evince cowardice. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  56. One of the natural colours of bodies, though not strictly a colour, it being a combination of all the colours as united in a ray of pure light; the colour, as of snow; a white spot or thing; the mark at which an arrow is shot; a white man. White of the eye, that part of the ball of the eye surrounding the iris or coloured part. White of an egg, the albumen or pellucid, viscous fluid which surrounds the vitcllus or yolk. Spanish white, a substance used in painting, prepared from chalk. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  57. To make white; to whitewash. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  58. Having the hue or colour of pure snow, or approaching to it; destitute of colour; pure; innocent; unclouded; purified from sin. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  59. One of the natural colours of bodies like pure snow; opposite of black; a colour resulting from a certain combination of all the prismatic colours; a white man, as opposed to a black man. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  60. To make white in colour. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  61. A Mongolian is not a “white person,” within the meaning of the term as used In the naturalization laws of the United States; the term applies only to persons of the Caucasian race. In re Ah Yup, 5 Sawy 155, Fed. Cas. No. 104. thelawdictionary.org
  62. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  63. a symbol of purity ( 2 Chronicles 5:12 ; Psalms 51:7 ; Isaiah 1:18 ; Revelation 3:18 ; 7:14 ). Our Lord, at his transfiguration, appeared in raiment "white as the light" ( Matthew 17:2 , etc.). biblestudytools.com
  64. 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. dictgcide_fs
  65. hw[=i]t, adj. of the colour of pure snow: pale, pallid: colourless: pure: unblemished: purified from sin: bright: burnished without ornament: transparent and colourless, as of wine: pertaining to the Carmelite monks: gracious, favourable: (U.S.) reliable, honest.--n. the colour of snow: anything white, as a white man, the mark at which an arrow is shot, the albuminous part of an egg.--v.t. to make white.--ns. WHITE'-ALLOY', a cheap alloy used to imitate silver; WHITE'-ANT, a termite.--adj. WHITE'-BACKED, having the back white or marked with white.--ns. WHITE'BAIT, the name by which the fry of the herring and sprat are known in the market, and when served for the table, esp. in London; WHITE'-BASS, a silvery serranoid fish of the American Great Lake region.--adj. WHITE'-BEAKED, having a white beak.--ns. WHITE'-BEAR, the polar bear; WHITE'-BEARD, an old man.-adjs. WHITE'-BEARD'ED; WHITE'-BELL'IED; WHITE'-BILLED.--ns. WHITE'BOY, a member of an association of Irish peasants first formed in County Tipperary about 1761--wearing white shirts--long noted for agrarian outrages; WHITE'BOYISM, the principles of the Whiteboys; WHITE'-BRASS, an alloy of copper and zinc.--adj. WHITE'-BREAST'ED.--n.pl. WHITE'CAPS (U.S.), the name given to a self-constituted committee of persons who generally commit outrageous acts under the guise of serving the community.--ns. WHITE'CHAPEL-CART, a light two-wheeled spring-cart much used by London butchers, grocers, &c.; WHITE'-COPP'ER, a light-coloured alloy of copper.--adjs. WHITE'-CREST'ED, -CROWNED, having the crest or crown white--of birds.--n.pl. WHITE'-CROPS, grain, as barley, rye, wheat.--ns. WHITE'-DAMP, carbonic oxide, a poisonous but not inflammable gas found in coal-mines in the after-damp; WHITE'-EL'EPHANT (see ELEPHANT).--adjs. WHITE'-FACED, having a face pale with fear or from illness: with white front, forehead--also WHITE'-FRONT'ED; WHITE'-F[=A]'VOURED, wearing white favours.--ns. WHITE'-FEATH'ER (see FEATHER); WHITE'FISH, a general name for such fish as the whiting, haddock, menhaden, &c.: the largest of all the Coregoni or American lake whitefish; WHITE'FRIAR, one of the Carmelite order of friars, so called from their white dress.--adj. WHITE'-HAND'ED, having white hands unstained with guilt.--ns. WHITE'-HASS (Scot.), an oatmeal and suet pudding; WHITE'HEAD, the blue-winged snow-goose: a breed of domestic pigeons, a white-tailed monk; WHITE'-HEAT, the degree of heat at which bodies become white; WHITE'-HERR'ING, a fresh or uncured herring; WHITE'-HON'EYSUCKLE, the clammy azalea; WHITE'-HORSE, the name applied to a figure of a horse on a hillside, formed by removing the turf so as to show the underlying chalk--the most famous in Berkshire, at Uffington, traditionally supposed to commemorate Alfred the Great's victory of Ashdown (871)--periodically 'scoured' or cleaned from turf, &c.--adj. WHITE'-HOT.--ns. WHITE'-[=I]RON, pig-iron in which the carbon is almost entirely in chemical combination with the iron; WHITE'-L[=A]'DY, a spectral figure which appears in many of the castles of Germany, as at Ansbach, Baireuth, Altenburg, &c., by night as well as by day, particularly when the death of any member of the family is imminent; WHITE'-LAND, land with a stiff clayey soil white when dry; WHITE'LEAD, a carbonate of lead used in painting white; WHITE'-LEATH'ER (see LEATHER); WHITE'-LEG, an ailment of women after parturition--also Milk-leg; WHITE'-LIE (see LIE); WHITE'-LIGHT, ordinary sunlight; WHITE'-LIME, whitewash.--adjs. WHITE'-LIMED, whitewashed; WHITE'-LIST'ED, having white lists or stripes on a darker ground; WHITE'-LIV'ERED, having a pale look, so called because thought to be caused by a white liver: cowardly: malicious; WHITE'LY (Shak.), coming near to white, white-faced.--ns. WHITE'-MEAT, food made of milk, butter, eggs, &c.: the flesh of poultry, rabbits, veal, &c.; WHITE'-MET'AL, a general name for alloys of light colour.--v.t. WH[=I]'TEN, to make white: to bleach.--v.i. to become or turn white.--ns. WH[=I]T'ENER; WHITE'NESS; WHITE'-POT, a Devonshire dish of sliced rolls, milk, eggs, sugar, &c. baked; WHITE'-PRECIP'ITATE, a white mercurial preparation used externally; WHITE'-PYR[=I]'TES, marcasite; WHITE'-RENT, the tinner's poll-tax of eightpence to the Duke of Cornwall: rent paid in silver.--adj. WHITE'-RUMPED.--ns. WHITES (see LEUCORRHOEA); WHITE'-SALT, salt dried and calcined; WHITE'SMITH, a worker in tinned or white iron: a tinsmith; WHITE'-SQUALL (see SQUALL); WHITE'STONE, granulite; WHITE'-SWELL'ING, a disease of the joints, esp. the knee, in which the synovial membrane passes into pulpy degeneration; WHITE'THORN, the common hawthorn; WHITE'THROAT, a bird of the same genus as the Blackcap, having the breast and belly of a brownish-white; WHITE'-VIT'RIOL, sulphate of zinc; WHITE'WASH, slaked quicklime, reduced to the consistency of milk by means of water, used for colouring walls and as a disinfectant: a wash for the skin: false colouring.--v.t. to cover with whitewash: to give a fair appearance to.--ns. WHITE'WASHER, one who whitewashes; WHITE'-WA'TER, shoal water near the shore, breakers: the foaming water in rapids, &c.; WHITE'-WAX, bleached beeswax: Chinese wax, or pela; WHITE'-WINE, any wine of clear transparent colour, as hock, &c.; WHITE'WING, the velvet scoter, scurf-duck: the chaffinch.--adj. WHITE'-WINGED.--ns. WHITE'WOOD, a name applied to a large number of trees or their timber--the American tulip-tree, white-wood cedar, cheesewood, &c.; WH[=I]'TING, a small sea-fish allied to the cod, so called from its white colour: ground chalk free from stony matter and other impurities, extensively used as a size-colour, &c.--also WHITE'NING, and SPANISH WHITE, PARIS WHITE (the finest); WH[=I]'TING-TIME (Shak.), bleaching-time.--adj. WH[=I]'TISH, somewhat white.--ns. WH[=I]'TISHNESS; WH[=I]T'STER (Shak.), a bleacher of cloth or clothes.--adjs. WH[=I]'TY, whitish; WH[=I]'TY-BROWN, white with a tinge of brown.--WHITE-HEADED EAGLE, the North American bald eagle; WHITE HORSE, a white-topped wave; WHITE HOUSE, a popular name of the official residence of the President of the United States at Washington; WHITE OF AN EGG, the albumen, the pellucid viscous fluid surrounding the yolk; WHITE OF THE EYE, that part of the ball of the eye which surrounds the iris or coloured part.--CHINA WHITE, a very pure variety of whitelead--also SILVER WHITE and FRENCH WHITE; PEARL WHITE, the basic nitrate of bismuth used as a cosmetic; ZINC WHITE, impure oxide of zinc.--MARK WITH A WHITE STONE (see STONE); SHOW THE WHITE FEATHER (see FEATHER). [A.S. hwít; Ice. hvitr, Ger. weiss.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  66. Resembling a surface reflecting sunlight without absorbing any of the visible rays, of the colour of fresh snow or common salt or the common swan\'s plumage, having some approach to such colour, pale, less dark than other things of the same kind, characterized by presence of some w., (white-in many -ED compounds used esp. in naming animals &c., as w.-backed, -beaked, -bearded, -bellied, -breasted, -crested, -crowned, -eyed, -faced, -footed, -fronted, -headed, -necked, -rumped, -tailed, -throated, -winged); (of water, air, light) transparent, colourless; (fig.) innocent, unstained, of harmless kind; of w. men (see w. man below; w. culture, civilization, &c.); w. alloy, any of the cheap imitations of silver; whitebait, small fish prob. the fry of several kinds eaten fried in quantities when about in. long; whitebeam, small tree with silvery underleaf; w. bear, polar bear; Whiteboy, member of 18th-c. illegal agrarian association in Ireland wearing w. frocks at nightly meetings& outrages; w. corpuscle, = leucocyte; w. CROW, CURRANT, ELEPHANT; w. ENSIGN, flown by ships of British navy, cf. RED ensign; w. FEATHER; w.-fish commerc., other than salmon, also of whiting& haddock in particular; w. FLAG, FRIAR, FROST, GROUSE; w.-gum, eruption on infant\'s neck& arms; w. hands lit., as sign of exemption from labour, fig. innocency or integrity; so w.-handed; w. heart-cherry, pale heart-shaped kind; w. HEAT (lit., & fig. of passion &c.; so w.-hot); w. horses, waves with w. crests at sea; W. House, official residence of United States president; w. LEAD, LIE; w. light, colourless, e.g. ordinary daylight, also fig. of unprejudiced judgment; w.-lipped, esp. with fear; w.-livered, cowardly; w. MAGIC; w. man, member of one of the paler races chiefly inhabiting or having inhabited Europe, & characterized by a certain type of civilization (cf. black, brown, red, yellow, man), (colloq.) person of honourable character, good breeding, &c.; w. meat, poultry, veal, rabbits, pork; w. metal, = w. alloy; whitesmith, worker in tin, also polisher or galvanizer of iron; w. squall, sudden tropical storm at sea announced only by line of w. water approaching; w.-thorn, hawthorn (cf. BLACK thorn); w.-throat, kinds of small songbird; whitewash n., solution of quicklime or of whiting& size for brushing over walls, ceilings, &c, to give clean appearance, also fig. means employed to clear person or his memory of imputations, (v.t.) cover with whitewash, attempt to clear reputation of, (pass., of insolvent) get fresh start by passage through bankruptcy court; w. wine, of amber or golden colour (opp. red); w. witch, using power for beneficent purposes only; hence whitely adv. (rare). whiten v.t. & i., whiteness n., whitish (2) a. (Vb; archaic) make w. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  67. W. or nearly w. colour; kinds of w. pigment (Chinese &c. w.); w. clothes or material (dressed in w.); albuminous part round yolk of egg; visible part round iris of eye; = w. man (MEAN w.); kinds of butterfly; (Med.; pl.) LEUCORRHOEA. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  68. W. Paper, report issued by Government on any subject; w. slave, girl entrapped (& esp. exported) for the purpose of prostitution, so w. slavery; whitewash, (also, colloq.) glass of sherry after other wines. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  69. n. The colour of pure snow; one of the natural colours of bodies, yet not strictly a colour, but a composition of all the colours;-something having the colour of snow, or reflecting to the eye the rays of light unseparated;- the centre of mark at which an arrow or other missile is short formerly painted white;-one of the white race of men. Cabinet Dictionary

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