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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"
  2. United States educator who in 1865 ( with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president ( 1832- 1918)
  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"
  4. of a surface; not written or printed on; " blank pages"; " fill in the blank spaces"; " a clean page"; " wide white margins"
  5. a member of the Caucasoid race
  6. United States writer noted for his humorous essays ( 1899- 1985)
  7. ( usually in the plural) trousers
  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"
  9. Australian writer ( 1912- 1990)
  10. marked by the presence of snow; " a white Christmas"; " the white hills of a northern winter"
  11. United States architect ( 1853- 1906)
  12. United States political journalist ( 1915- 1986)
  13. turn white; " This detergent will whiten your laundry"
  14. ( chess or checkers) the lighter pieces
  15. the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness ( bearing the least resemblance to black)
  16. of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration; " voting patterns within the white population"
  17. glowing white with heat; " white flames"; " a white- hot center of the fire"
  18. ( of hair) having lost its color; " the white hairs of old age"
  19. ( board games) the lighter pieces
  20. a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri
  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"
  22. of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets; " white nights"
  23. dressed ( or especially habited) in white; " white nuns"
  24. ( of coffee) having cream or milk added
  25. benevolent; without malicious intent; " white magic"; " a white lie"; " that's white of you"
  26. free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied; " in shining white armor"
  27. To whiten.
  28. Destitute of color, as in the cheeks, or of the tinge of blood color; pale; pallid; as, white with fear.
  29. Having the color of purity; free from spot or blemish, or from guilt or pollution; innocent; pure.
  30. Gray, as from age; having silvery hair; hoary.
  31. Characterized by freedom from that which disturbs, and the like; fortunate; happy; favorable.
  32. Regarded with especial favor; favorite; darling.
  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.
  34. Something having the color of snow; something white, or nearly so; as, the white of the eye.
  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.
  36. A person with a white skin; a member of the white, or Caucasian, races of men.
  37. A white pigment; as, Venice white.
  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.
  39. To make white; to whiten; to whitewash; to bleach.
  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.
  41. An ethnic group of the Caucasoid Race.
  42. Of the color of clean snow: opposite to black; pure; innocent; having silvery hair; gray with age; having a fair skin; pale.
  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.
  44. To make of the color of clean snow; bleach.
  45. Whiteness.
  46. 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.
  47. Of the color of snow: pale: colorless: pure: unblemished: ( B.) purified from sin.
  48. The color of snow: anything white, as a white man, the mark at which an arrow is shot, the albuminous part of an egg.
  49. To make white.
  50. A white color: anything white.
  51. Of the color of snow; pale; pure.
  52. Having the color of pure snow.
  53. Having a light complexion; blond.
  54. A color devoid of any tint, the opposite of black.
  55. Anything white, as the white portion of the eyeball, a white person, etc.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. To make white; to whitewash.
  59. Having the hue or colour of pure snow, or approaching to it; destitute of colour; pure; innocent; unclouded; purified from sin.
  60. 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.
  61. To make white in colour.
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Quotes of white

  1. First of all it's usually women who run these higher primate sanctuaries, rarely men. They are white They come from privileged backgrounds. They are educated. – Russell Banks
  2. There weren't any white people in this country who didn't know who Gladys Knight was. Or the Pips were, as far as that's concerned. – Peabo Bryson
  3. If you are as happy in entering the White House as I shall feel on returning to Wheatland, you are a happy man indeed. – James Buchanan
  4. I have never experienced racism in the feminist movement, so it concerned me to think that I was unable to see the subject clearly because I came from white middle -class privilege. – Betty Buckley
  5. What white woman, however lonely, was ever captive or insulted by me? Yet they say I am a bad Indian. – Sitting Bull
  6. I'm still traumatized that I'm going to be on a big screen in a white bikini and naked so who knows! – Patricia Clarkson
  7. Kennedy invited us into the White House -the first time in the history of the White House picketers had been invited inside. This made front page headlines. – Peter Coyote
  8. I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man. – Morgan Freeman
  9. I think one of the nicest things that we created as a generation was just the fact that we could say, 'Hey, I don't like white people.' – Nikki Giovanni
  10. I was a black singer with a white voice, a perfect pop voice. – Brenda Holloway
  11. The British were white English, and Protestant, just as we were. They had to have some other basis on which to justify independence, and happily they were able to formulate the inalienable truths set forth in the Declaration. – Samuel P. Huntington
  12. School shootings were invented by blacks... and stolen by the white man. – Chris Rock
  13. Because, also the world of showbiz is not just black and white good and bad. – Klaus Schulze
  14. I got hooked into folk music by accident, because that's what white college kids liked when I was a child. – Stephen Stills
  15. One puts on black robes to scare the hell out of white people, while the other puts on white robes to scare the hell out of blacks. – Mo Udall

Usage examples for white

  1. Presently we saw the white man stand up and look towards us. – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. Wayeesis, way- ee'sis, the white wolf, the strong one. – Northern Trails, Book I. by William J. Long
  3. His eyes burned in his white face. – A Maid of Many Moods by Virna Sheard
  4. White Cloud soon found her father. – Two Indian Children of Long Ago by Frances Taylor
  5. Better than that, White Farm, better than that! – Foes by Mary Johnston
  6. And really he was so tired and white well, it moved me! – The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories by Arnold Bennett
  7. But her face is so white – The Worshipper of the Image by Richard Le Gallienne
  8. " Come out white brudder," was the answer. – Stories and Sketches by Harriet S. Caswell
  9. She's as white and as wolfy as ever. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  10. And any white man would help me do it." – A Man to His Mate by J. Allan Dunn
  11. So I got a white one. – Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia by Seba Smith
  12. And here is my White Rocking Horse! – The Story of a White Rocking Horse by Laura Lee Hope
  13. White man tryin' to fine out who you is. – Short Stories of Various Types by Various
  14. " I told you," White answered. – Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color by Brander Matthews
  15. Where white boy's fadder? – For the Liberty of Texas by Edward Stratemeyer
  16. The snowdrop's white And so are you. – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie
  17. This is no place for white men. – The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine by Ross Kay
  18. It was very white – Mary Marie by Eleanor H. Porter
  19. I, too, am white – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930 by Various

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