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Adjective: white (whiter,whitest)  wIt
  1. Being of the achromatic colour 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"
     
  2. Of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration
    "voting patterns within the white population"
     
  3. Free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied
    "in shining white armour"
     
  4. Marked by the presence of snow
    "the white hills of a northern winter"; "a white Christmas";
    - snowy
     
  5. 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";
    - lily-white
     
  6. Glowing white with heat
    "white flames"; "a white-hot centre of the fire";
    - white-hot
     
  7. Benevolent; without malicious intent
    "that's white of you"
     
  8. (of a surface) not written or printed on
    "wide white margins";
    - blank, clean
     
  9. (of coffee) having cream or milk added
     
  10. (of hair) having lost its colour
    "the white hairs of old age";
    - whitened
     
  11. Anaemic looking from illness or emotion
    "lips white with terror"; "a face white with rage";
    - ashen, blanched, bloodless, livid
     
  12. Of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets
    "white nights"
Noun: white  wIt
  1. The quality or state of the achromatic colour of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    - whiteness
     
  2. 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";
    - egg white, albumen, ovalbumin
     
  3. (board games) the lighter pieces
     
  4. (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel, gabardine, tweed or white cloth
    - flannel, gabardine, tweed
Verb: white  wIt
  1. Turn white
    - whiten
Noun: White
  1. A member of the Caucasoid race
    - White person, Caucasian
     
  2. 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)
    - Edward White, Edward D. White, Edward Douglas White Jr.
     
  3. United States architect (1853-1906)
    - Stanford White
     
  4. United States political journalist (1915-1986)
    - T. H. White, Theodore Harold White
     
  5. United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985)
    - E. B. White, Elwyn Brooks White
     
  6. Australian writer (1912-1990)
    - Patrick White, Patrick Victor Martindale White
     
  7. A tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri
    - White River
     
  8. United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918)
    - Andrew D. White, Andrew Dickson White

Sounds like: whining, w, white, wight, wite

Derived forms: whitest, whites, whiter, whited

See also: albescent, Caucasian, Caucasoid, colorless [US], colourless [Brit, Cdn], covered, dilute, diluted, empty, good, hot, light, light-colored [US], light-coloured [Brit, Cdn], light-skinned, pure, segregated, unintegrated, value

Type of: achromatic color [US], achromatic colour [Brit, Cdn], architect, author, chief justice, color [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], dack [Austral, NZ], dak [Austral, NZ], designer, discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn], educator, fixings, individual, ingredient, journalist, journo [Brit], man, mortal, pant [N. Amer], pedagog [US], pedagogue, person, piece, river, somebody, someone, soul, trouser, writer

Antonym: black

Part of: AR, Arkansas, Caucasian race, Caucasoid race, egg, eggs, Land of Opportunity, Missouri, MO, Show Me State, White people, White race

Encyclopedia: White, Randy