|1.||[ adjective ] (color) 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"
|Related terms:||black albescent light value|
|2.||[ adjective ] (color) of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration|
"voting patterns within the white population"
|Related terms:||black light-skinned caucasian|
|3.||[ noun ] a member of the Caucasoid race|
|Related terms:||person white_man white_trash Elamite paleface Circassian Semite Kassite white_woman Aryan whitey WASP White_race|
|4.||[ noun ] (color) the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)|
|Related terms:||black achromatic_color bone bleach chalk frostiness alabaster whiten|
|5.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 14|
|6.||[ adjective ] of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets|
|7.||[ adjective ] 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"
|8.||[ noun ] (geography) a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri|
|Related terms:||river US Missouri Arkansas|
|9.||[ adjective ] free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied|
"in shining white armor"
|10.||[ adjective ] ash-colored or anemic looking from illness or emotion|
|Synonyms:||ashen livid blanched bloodless|
"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 Shelley "lips white with terror"
|11.||[ adjective ] (of wine) almost colorless|
"white wines such as chardonnays or rieslings" "a white burgundy" "white Italian wines"
|12.||[ noun ] (chess or checkers) the lighter pieces|
|Related terms:||man chess checkers|
|13.||[ noun ] (writing,news) United States political journalist (1915-1986)|
|14.||[ adjective ] dressed (or especially habited) in white|
|15.||[ adjective ] benevolent; without malicious intent|
"white magic" "a white lie" "that's white of you"
|16.||[ adjective ] glowing white with heat|
"white flames" a white-hot center of the fire"
|17.||[ adjective ] (of hair) having lost its color|
"the white hairs of old age"
|18.||[ adjective ] marked by the presence of snow|
"a white Christmas" "the white hills of a northern winter"
|19.||[ adjective ] of a surface; not written or printed on|
"blank pages" "fill in the blank spaces" "a clean page" "wide white margins"
|20.||[ noun ] (work,education) United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918)|
|21.||[ noun ] (writing) United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985)|
|22.||[ noun ] (architecture) United States architect (1853-1906)|
|23.||[ adjective ] (of coffee) having cream or milk added|
|24.||[ noun ] (writing) Australian writer (1912-1990)|
|25.||[ verb ] (color) turn white|
"This detergent will whiten your laundry"
|Related terms:||blacken discolor blanco bleach|
|26.||[ noun ] (usually in the plural) trousers|
|Synonyms:||gabardine tweed flannel|
|Related terms:||trousers plural|