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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
white (adjective)
1.
a) free from color
b) of the color of new snow or milk , specifically of the color white
c) light or pallid in color - white hair lips white with fear
d) lustrous pale gray - silvery , also made of silver
2.
a) being a member of a group or race characterized by light pigmentation of the skin
b) of, relating to, characteristic of, or consisting of white people or their culture
c) from the former stereotypical association of good character with northern European descent marked by upright fairness - that's mighty white of you
3.
free from spot or blemish as
a) (1) free from moral impurity - innocent
(2) marked by the wearing of white by the woman as a symbol of purity - a white wedding
b) unmarked by writing or printing
c) not intended to cause harm - a white lie white magic
d) - favorable fortunate one of the white days of his life Sir Walter Scott
4.
a) wearing or habited in white
b) marked by the presence of snow - snowy a white Christmas
5.
a) heated to the point of - whiteness
b) notably ardent - passionate white fury
6.
a) conservative or reactionary in political outlook and action
b) instigated or carried out by reactionary forces as a counterrevolutionary measure - a white terror
7.
of, relating to, or constituting a musical tone quality characterized by a controlled pure sound, a lack of warmth and color, and a lack of resonance
8.
consisting of a wide range of frequencies - used of light, sound, and electromagnetic radiation
white (noun)
1.
the achromatic object color of greatest lightness characteristically perceived to belong to objects that reflect diffusely nearly all incident energy throughout the visible spectrum
2.
a) a white or light-colored part of something as
(1) a mass of albuminous material surrounding the yolk of an egg
(2) the white part of the eyeball
(3) the light-colored pieces in a 2-player board game , also the player by whom these are played
(4) the area of a page unmarked by writing, printing, or illustration
b) (1) archaic a white target
(2) the fifth or outermost circle of an archery target , also a shot that hits it
3.
one that is or approaches white in color as
a) white clothing - often used in plural
b) - white wine
c) a white mammal (as a horse or a hog)
d) (1) a white-colored product (as flour, pins, or sugar) - usually used in plural
(2) any of numerous butterflies (subfamily Pierinae of the family Pieridae) that usually have the ground color of the wings white and are related to the sulphur butterflies
e) - teeth used in the phrase pearly whites
4.
- leukorrhea
5.
a person belonging to a light-skinned race
6.
often capitalized a member of a conservative or reactionary political group
white (verb)
transitive verb
archaic - whiten
White (biographical name)
Andrew Dickson 1832–1918 Am. educ. & diplomat
White (geographical name)
1.
river 690 (1110 ) Arkansas & Missouri flowing into Mississippi River - miles kilometers N SW SE
2.
river 250 (402 ) Colorado & Utah flowing into Green River - miles kilometers NW E W
3.
river 50 (80 ) Indiana flowing into the Wabash - miles kilometers SW W
4.
river 325 (523 ) South Dakota flowing into Missouri River - miles kilometers S E
5.
river 130 (209 ) Texas - miles kilometers NW
White (biographical name)
Byron Raymond 1917–2002 Am. jurist
White (biographical name)
Edward Douglass 1845–1921 Am. jurist; chief justice United States Supreme Court (1910–21)
White (biographical name)
Elwyn Brooks 1899–1985 Am. journalist & writer
White (biographical name)
Gilbert 1720–1793 Eng. clergyman & naturalist
White (biographical name)
Patrick Victor Martindale 1912–1990 Austral. writer
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
white (adjective)
1.
lacking an addition of color
SYNONIMS:
tintless, uncolored, undyed, unpainted, unstained, white
RELATED WORDS:
clear, limpid, liquid, lucent, pellucid, transparent; bleached, faded, palish, washed-out, washy; dull, faint, gray ( grey), neutral, pale, pallid; snow-white, snowy, whited
NEAR ANTONYMS:
colorful, multicolored, polychromatic, polychrome, varicolored, variegated
colored, colorized, dyed, hued, painted, pigmented, stained, tinct, tinctured, tinged, tinted
white (adjective)
2.
not causing or being capable of causing injury or hurt
SYNONIMS:
anodyne, benign, hurtless, innocent, innocuous, inoffensive, safe, white
RELATED WORDS:
healthful, healthy, salubrious, wholesome; benignant; sound, trustworthy; gentle, gracious, mild; nonthreatening, painless, unobjectionable; noncorrosive, nondestructive, nonfatal, noninfectious, nonlethal, nonpoisonous, nonpolluting, nontoxic, nonvenomous
NEAR ANTONYMS:
poisonous, venomous; menacing, ominous, sinister, threatening; hazardous, imperiling ( imperilling), jeopardizing, parlous, perilous, risky, unsafe, unsound; nasty, noisome, unhealthful, unhealthy, unwholesome; offensive, painful, scathing, wounding; deadly, fatal, lethal, ruinous; destructive, insidious, malignant, noxious, pestilent, polluted, tainted
adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, damaging, dangerous, deleterious, detrimental, evil, harmful, hurtful, ill, injurious, mischievous, nocuous, noxious, pernicious, prejudicial, wicked
white (adjective)
3.
free from sin
SYNONIMS:
impeccable, pure, sinless, white
RELATED WORDS:
chaste, moral, virgin, virtuous; immaculate, spotless, unblemished, unstained, unsullied; decent, ethical, good, honest, honorable, righteous, upright, virtuous; blameless, guiltless
NEAR ANTONYMS:
lascivious, lecherous, lewd, libidinous, lickerish, lustful, oversexed, unchaste; evil, immoral, iniquitous, reprobate, unrighteous, virtueless, wicked; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, erring, fallen, lost, perverted; condemned, damned
impure, peccant, sinful, sinning
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