white

Definitions of white
  1. adjective
    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
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    Antonyms:
    black
    being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light
    dark, dusky
    (used of color) having a dark hue
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  2. adjective
    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
  3. adjective
    (of hair) having lost its color
    “the white hairs of old age”
    synonyms: whitened
    colorless, colourless
    weak in color; not colorful
  4. noun
    the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    synonyms: whiteness
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    Antonyms:
    black, blackness, inkiness
    the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
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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
  5. verb
    turn white
    synonyms: whiten
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    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
  6. adjective
    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
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    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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  7. adjective
    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
  8. adjective
    free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied
    “in shining white armor”
    Synonyms:
    pure
    (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless
  9. adjective
    benevolent; without malicious intent
    “that's white of you”
    Synonyms:
    good
    morally admirable
  10. adjective
    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
  11. adjective
    (of a surface) not written or printed on
    “wide white margins”
    synonyms: blank, clean
    empty
    holding or containing nothing
  12. adjective
    (of coffee) having cream or milk added
    Synonyms:
    dilute, diluted
    reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity
  13. adjective
    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
  14. adjective
    of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets
    white nights”
    Synonyms:
    light
    characterized by or emitting light
  15. noun
    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
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    type of:
    fixings, ingredient
    food that is a component of a mixture in cooking
  16. noun
    (board games) the lighter pieces
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    Antonyms:
    black
    (board games) the darker pieces
    type of:
    man, piece
    game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games
  17. noun
    (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth
    synonyms: flannel, gabardine, tweed
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    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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