white

Primary Meanings of white

1.
adjnv
being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light
the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
turn white
2.
adj
of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration
3.
adj
free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied
4.
adj
marked by the presence of snow
5.
adj
(of a surface) not written or printed on
6.
adj
(of coffee) having cream or milk added
7.
adj
anemic looking from illness or emotion
8.
adj
of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets
9.
n
the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water
10.
n
(board games) the lighter pieces
11.
n
(usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth
Full Definitions of white
1

adj 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”
Synonyms:
albescent
becoming or shading into white
light, light-colored
(used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent
Antonyms:
black
being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light
dark
(used of color) having a dark hue
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adj glowing white with heat

white flames”
“a white-hot center of the fire”
Synonyms:
white-hot
hot
used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning

adj (of hair) having lost its color

“the white hairs of old age”
Synonyms:
whitened
colorless, colourless
weak in color; not colorful

n the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)

Synonyms:
whiteness
Antonyms:
black, blackness, inkiness
the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
Types:
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alabaster
a very light white
bleach
the whiteness that results from removing the color from something
bone, ivory, off-white, pearl
a shade of white the color of bleached bones
chalk
a pure flat white with little reflectance
frostiness, hoariness
a silvery-white color
Type of:
achromatic color, achromatic colour
a color lacking hue; white or grey or black

v turn white

Synonyms:
whiten
Antonyms:
black, blacken, melanise, melanize, nigrify
make or become black
Types:
bleach
make whiter or lighter
peroxide
bleach with peroxide
Type of:
color, colour, discolor, discolour
change color, often in an undesired manner
2

adj of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration

“voting patterns within the white population”
Synonyms:
Caucasian, Caucasoid
of or relating to Caucasian people
light-skinned
having little skin pigmentation
Antonyms:
black
of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin
African-American, Afro-American
pertaining to or characteristic of Americans of African ancestry
colored, coloured, dark, dark-skinned, non-white
having skin rich in melanin pigments
negro
relating to or characteristic of or being a member of the traditional racial division of mankind having brown to black pigmentation and tightly curled hair
negroid
characteristic of people traditionally classified as the Negro race
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adj restricted to whites only

“under segregation there were even white restrooms and white drinking fountains”
Synonyms:
lily-white
segregated, unintegrated
separated or isolated from others or a main group
3

adj free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied

“in shining white armor”
Synonyms:
pure
(used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless

adj benevolent; without malicious intent

“that's white of you”
Synonyms:
good
morally admirable
4

adj marked by the presence of snow

“a white Christmas”
“the white hills of a northern winter”
Synonyms:
snowy
covered
overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form
5

adj (of a surface) not written or printed on

“wide white margins”
Synonyms:
blank, clean
empty
holding or containing nothing
6

adj (of coffee) having cream or milk added

Synonyms:
dilute, diluted
reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity
7

adj anemic looking from illness or emotion

“lips white with terror”
“a face white with rage”
Synonyms:
ashen, blanched, bloodless, livid
colorless, colourless
weak in color; not colorful
8

adj of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets

white nights”
Synonyms:
light
characterized by or emitting light
9

n the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water

“she separated the whites from the yolks of several eggs”
Synonyms:
albumen, egg white, ovalbumin
Type of:
fixings, ingredient
food that is a component of a mixture in cooking
10

n (board games) the lighter pieces

Antonyms:
black
(board games) the darker pieces
Type of:
man, piece
game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games
11

n (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth

Synonyms:
flannel, gabardine, tweed
Type of:
pant, trouser
(usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately

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