1. [ adjective ] (color) being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light
Synonyms: achromatic

"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
Synonyms: caucasian

"voting patterns within the white population"

Related terms: black light-skinned caucasian
3. [ noun ] a member of the Caucasoid race
Synonyms: Caucasian white_person
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)
Synonyms: whiteness
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

"white nights"

Related terms: light
7. [ adjective ] restricted to whites only
Synonyms: lily-white

"under segregation there were even white restrooms and white drinking fountains" "a lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization"

Related terms: segregated
8. [ noun ] (geography) a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri
Synonyms: White_River
Related terms: river US Missouri Arkansas
9. [ adjective ] free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied

"in shining white armor"

Related terms: pure
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"

Related terms: colorless
11. [ adjective ] (of wine) almost colorless

"white wines such as chardonnays or rieslings" "a white burgundy" "white Italian wines"

Related terms: red
12. [ noun ] (chess or checkers) the lighter pieces
Related terms: man chess checkers
13. [ noun ] (writing,news) United States political journalist (1915-1986)
Synonyms: theodore_harold_white t._h._white
Related terms: journalist
14. [ adjective ] dressed (or especially habited) in white

"white nuns"

Related terms: clothed
15. [ adjective ] benevolent; without malicious intent

"white magic" "a white lie" "that's white of you"

Related terms: good
16. [ adjective ] glowing white with heat
Synonyms: white-hot

"white flames" a white-hot center of the fire"

Related terms: hot
17. [ adjective ] (of hair) having lost its color
Synonyms: whitened

"the white hairs of old age"

Related terms: colorless
18. [ adjective ] marked by the presence of snow
Synonyms: snowy

"a white Christmas" "the white hills of a northern winter"

Related terms: covered
19. [ adjective ] of a surface; not written or printed on
Synonyms: blank clean

"blank pages" "fill in the blank spaces" "a clean page" "wide white margins"

Related terms: empty
20. [ noun ] (work,education) United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918)
Synonyms: andrew_dickson_white andrew_d._white
Related terms: educator
21. [ noun ] (writing) United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985)
Synonyms: elwyn_brooks_white e._b._white
Related terms: writer
22. [ noun ] (architecture) United States architect (1853-1906)
Synonyms: stanford_white
Related terms: architect
23. [ adjective ] (of coffee) having cream or milk added
Related terms: diluted
24. [ noun ] (writing) Australian writer (1912-1990)
Synonyms: patrick_white patrick_victor_martindale_white
Related terms: writer
25. [ verb ] (color) turn white
Synonyms: whiten

"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
Similar spelling:   whitey