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English adjective: white

1. white being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light


SamplesAs white as fresh snow.
A bride's white dress.


Similaralbescent


See alsolight, light-colored


Attributevalue


Antonymsblack

2. white of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration


SamplesVoting patterns within the white population.


SimilarCaucasian, Caucasoid, light-skinned


Antonymsblack

3. white free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied


SamplesIn shining white armor.


Similarpure


Antonymsimpure

4. white marked by the presence of snow


SamplesA white Christmas.
The white hills of a northern winter.


Synonymssnowy


Similarcovered


Antonymsbare

5. white restricted to whites only


SamplesUnder segregation there were even white restrooms and white drinking fountains.
A lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization.


Synonymslily-white


Similarsegregated, unintegrated


Antonymsintegrated

6. white glowing white with heat


SamplesWhite flames.
A white-hot center of the fire.


Synonymswhite-hot


Similarhot


Antonymscold

7. white benevolent; without malicious intent


SamplesThat's white of you.


Similargood


Antonymsevil

8. white (of a surface) not written or printed on


SamplesBlank pages.
Fill in the blank spaces.
A clean page.
Wide white margins.


Synonymsblank, clean


Similarempty


Antonymsfull

9. white (of coffee) having cream or milk added


Similardilute, diluted


Antonymsundiluted

10. white (of hair) having lost its color


SamplesThe white hairs of old age.


Synonymswhitened


Similarcolorless, colourless


Antonymscolorful, colourful

11. white anemic looking from illness or emotion


SamplesA 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.


Synonymsashen, blanched, bloodless, livid


Similarcolorless, colourless


Antonymscolorful, colourful

12. white of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets


SamplesWhite nights.


Similarlight


Antonymsdark


English noun: White

1. White (person) a member of the Caucasoid race


SynonymsCaucasian, White person


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)Aryan, Cassite, Circassian, Elamite, honkey, honkie, honky, Kassite, paleface, poor white trash, Semite, WASP, white Anglo-Saxon Protestant, white man, white trash, white woman, whitey


Member meronymCaucasian race, Caucasoid race, White people, White race

2. white (attribute) the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)


Synonymswhiteness


Broader (hypernym)achromatic color, achromatic colour


Narrower (hyponym)alabaster, bleach, bone, chalk, frostiness, hoariness, ivory, off-white, pearl


Antonymsblack, blackness, inkiness

3. White (person) 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)


SynonymsEdward D. White, Edward Douglas White Jr., Edward White


Instance hypernymchief justice

4. White (person) Australian writer (1912-1990)


SynonymsPatrick Victor Martindale White, Patrick White


Instance hypernymauthor, writer

5. White (person) United States political journalist (1915-1986)


SynonymsT. H. White, Theodore Harold White


Instance hypernymjournalist

6. White (person) United States architect (1853-1906)


SynonymsStanford White


Instance hypernymarchitect, designer

7. White (person) United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985)


SynonymsE. B. White, Elwyn Brooks White


Instance hypernymauthor, writer

8. White (person) United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918)


SynonymsAndrew D. White, Andrew Dickson White


Instance hypernymeducator, pedagog, pedagogue

9. White (object) a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri


SynonymsWhite River


Instance hypernymriver


Part meronymAR, Arkansas, Land of Opportunity, Missouri, MO, Show Me State

10. white (food) the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water


SamplesShe separated the whites from the yolks of several eggs.


Synonymsalbumen, egg white, ovalbumin


Broader (hypernym)fixings, ingredient


Part meronymegg, eggs

11. white (artifact) (board games) the lighter pieces


Broader (hypernym)man, piece


Domain categorycheckers, chess, chess game, draughts


Antonymsblack

12. white (artifact) (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth


Synonymsflannel, gabardine, tweed


Broader (hypernym)pant, trouser


Domain usageplural, plural form


English verb: white

1. white (change) turn white


SamplesThis detergent will whiten your laundry.


Synonymswhiten


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)color, colour, discolor, discolour


Narrower (hyponym)bleach


Antonymsblack, blacken, nigrify, melanise, melanize









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