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white - Dictionary definition and meaning for word white

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(noun) a member of the Caucasoid race
Synonyms : caucasian , white person

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(noun) the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
Synonyms : whiteness

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(noun) 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)
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(noun) Australian writer (1912-1990)
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(noun) United States political journalist (1915-1986)
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(noun) United States architect (1853-1906)
Synonyms : stanford white

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(noun) United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985)
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(noun) United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918)
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(noun) a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri
Synonyms : white river

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(noun) the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water
Synonyms : albumen , egg white , ovalbumin
Example Sentence
  • she separated the whites from the yolks of several eggs

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(noun) (board games) the lighter pieces
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(noun) (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth
Synonyms : flannel , gabardine , tweed

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(verb) turn white
Synonyms : whiten
Example Sentence
  • This detergent will whiten your laundry

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(adj) being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light
Example Sentence
  • as white as fresh snow
  • a bride's white dress

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(adj) of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration
Example Sentence
  • voting patterns within the white population

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(adj) free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied
Example Sentence
  • in shining white armor

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(adj) marked by the presence of snow
Synonyms : snowy
Example Sentence
  • a white Christmas
  • the white hills of a northern winter

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(adj) restricted to whites only
Synonyms : lily-white
Example Sentence
  • under segregation there were even white restrooms and white drinking fountains
  • a lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization

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(adj) glowing white with heat
Synonyms : white-hot
Example Sentence
  • white flames
  • a white-hot center of the fire

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(adj) benevolent; without malicious intent
Example Sentence
  • that's white of you

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(adj) (of a surface) not written or printed on
Synonyms : blank , clean
Example Sentence
  • blank pages
  • fill in the blank spaces
  • a clean page
  • wide white margins

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(adj) (of coffee) having cream or milk added
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(adj) (of hair) having lost its color
Synonyms : whitened
Example Sentence
  • the white hairs of old age

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(adj) anemic looking from illness or emotion
Synonyms : ashen , blanched , bloodless , livid
Example Sentence
  • 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
  • lips white with terror
  • a face white with rage

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(adj) of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets
Example Sentence
  • white nights

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