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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.


See alsolight, light-colored



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

SamplesVoting patterns within the white population.

SimilarCaucasian, Caucasoid, light-skinned


3. white free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied

SamplesIn shining white armor.



4. white marked by the presence of snow

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




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.


Similarsegregated, unintegrated


6. white glowing white with heat

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




7. white benevolent; without malicious intent

SamplesThat's white of you.



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



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

Similardilute, diluted


10. white (of hair) having lost its color

SamplesThe white hairs of old age.


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.



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)


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


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.


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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