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Definition of "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)

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.

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™."