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Definition of "white" [white]

  • The achromatic color of maximum lightness; the color of objects that reflect nearly all light of all visible wavelengths; the complement or antagonist of black, the other extreme of the neutral gray series. Although typically a response to maximum stimulation of the retina, the perception of white appears always to depend on contrast. (noun)
  • The white or nearly white part, as: (noun)
  • The albumen of an egg. (noun)
  • The white part of an eyeball. (noun)
  • A blank unprinted area, as of an advertisement. (noun)
  • Having no hue due to the reflection of all or almost all incident light (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of light, such as sunlight) consisting of all the colours of the spectrum or produced by certain mixtures of three additive primary colours, such as red, green, and blue (adjective)
  • Comparatively white or whitish-grey in colour or having parts of this colour (adjective)
  • (of an animal) having pale-coloured or white skin, fur, or feathers (adjective)
  • Bloodless or pale, as from pain, emotion, etc (adjective)
  • (of hair, a beard, etc) silvery or grey, usually from age (adjective)
  • Benevolent or without malicious intent (adjective)
  • Colourless or transparent (adjective)
  • Capped with or accompanied by snow (adjective)
  • Counterrevolutionary, very conservative, or royalist (adjective)
  • Blank, as an unprinted area of a page (adjective)
  • (of wine) made from pale grapes or from black grapes separated from their skins (adjective)
  • (of coffee or tea) with milk or cream (adjective)
  • (of bread) made with white flour (adjective)
  • Having or characterized by a continuous distribution of energy, wavelength, or frequency (adjective)
  • Honourable or generous (adjective)
  • (of armour) made completely of iron or steel (esp in the phrase white harness) (adjective)
  • Morally unblemished (adjective)
  • (of times, seasons, etc) auspicious; favourable (adjective)
  • Having a fair complexion; blond (adjective)
  • A white colour (noun)
  • The condition or quality of being white; whiteness (noun)
  • The white or lightly coloured part or area of something (noun)
  • The white part (sclera) of the eyeball (noun)
  • Any of various butterflies of the family Pieridae (noun)
  • A white or light-coloured piece or square (noun)
  • The player playing with such pieces (noun)
  • Anything that has or is characterized by a white colour, such as a white paint or pigment, a white cloth, a white ball in billiards (noun)
  • An unprinted area of a page (noun)
  • The outer ring of the target, having the lowest score (noun)
  • A shot or arrow hitting this ring (noun)
  • Fairness of complexion (noun)
  • To create or leave white spaces in (printed or other matter) (verb)
  • To make or become white (verb)

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Use "white" in a sentence
  • "When people squint and say, Scott, you are a white guy, I peel off a shoe and sock and show them what my untanned skin looks like; "Oh, *white* guy.""
  • "If the term ˜white™ stands for its suppositum, it refers to a thing that is white or to ˜that which is white™, but if it stands for the quality or form, it refers to the whiteness inhering in that which is white, rather than to the thing in which it inheres."
  • "Hence white horse, the extension of ˜white horse™, is not the same as (identical to) horse, the extension of ˜horse™."