What is the meaning of White?

noun

  • A member of the Caucasoid race.
  • The quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black.
  • 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.
  • Australian writer (1912-1990.
  • United States political journalist (1915-1986.
  • United States architect (1853-1906.
  • United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985.
  • United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918.
  • A tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri.
  • The white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water.
    • usage: "she separated the whites from the yolks of several eggs"
  • Board games. ( the lighter pieces)
  • Usually in the plural. ( trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth)

verb

  • Turn white.
    • usage: "This detergent will whiten your laundry"

adjective

  • Being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light.
    • usage: "as white as fresh snow"; "a bride's white dress"
  • Of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration.
    • usage: "voting patterns within the white population"
  • Free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied.
    • usage: "in shining white armor"
  • Marked by the presence of snow.
    • usage: "a white Christmas"; "the white hills of a northern winter"
  • Restricted to whites only.
    • usage: "under segregation there were even white restrooms and white drinking fountains"; "a lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization"
  • Glowing white with heat.
    • usage: "white flames"; "a white-hot center of the fire"
  • Benevolent; without malicious intent.
    • usage: "that's white of you"
  • Of a surface. ( not written or printed on)
    • usage: "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins"
  • Of coffee. ( having cream or milk added)
  • Of hair. ( having lost its color)
    • usage: "the white hairs of old age"
  • Anemic looking from illness or emotion.
    • usage: "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"
  • Of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets.
    • usage: "white nights"
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