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White meaning

white - 22 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( board games) the lighter pieces
  2. 2. a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri
  3. 3. of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets; " white nights"
  4. 4. dressed ( or especially habited) in white; " white nuns"
  5. 5. ( of coffee) having cream or milk added
  6. 6. benevolent; without malicious intent; " white magic"; " a white lie"; " that's white of you"
  7. 7. free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied; " in shining white armor"
  8. 8. Destitute of color, as in the cheeks, or of the tinge of blood color; pale; pallid; as, white with fear.
  9. 9. Having the color of purity; free from spot or blemish, or from guilt or pollution; innocent; pure.
  10. 10. Gray, as from age; having silvery hair; hoary.
  11. 11. Characterized by freedom from that which disturbs, and the like; fortunate; happy; favorable.
  12. 12. Regarded with especial favor; favorite; darling.
  13. 13. The color of pure snow; one of the natural colors of bodies, yet not strictly a color, but a composition of all colors; the opposite of black; whiteness. See the Note under Color, n., 1.
  14. 14. Something having the color of snow; something white, or nearly so; as, the white of the eye.
  15. 15. Specifically, the central part of the butt in archery, which was formerly painted white; the center of a mark at which a missile is shot.
  16. 16. A person with a white skin; a member of the white, or Caucasian, races of men.
  17. 17. A white pigment; as, Venice white.
  18. 18. Any one of numerous species of butterflies belonging to Pieris, and allied genera in which the color is usually white. See Cabbage butterfly, under Cabbage.
  19. 19. To make white; to whiten; to whitewash; to bleach.
  20. 20. Reflecting to the eye all the rays of the spectrum combined; not tinted with any of the proper colors or their mixtures; having the color of pure snow; snowy; - the opposite of black or dark; as, white paper; a white skin.
  21. 21. A white color: anything white.
  22. 22. Of the color of snow; pale; pure.

white - examples of usage

  1. It was a white man, right enough. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. He was perfectly white when he came into the room. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. My father called him the White Horse Chaplain and said that he had been sent here just on purpose to look after me. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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