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white (>Vietnamese)

adj

1: 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" [syn: achromatic] [ant: black]

2: of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration; "voting patterns within the white population" [syn: caucasian] [ant: black]

3: free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied; "in shining white armor"

4: marked by the presence of snow; "a white Christmas"; "the white hills of a northern winter" [syn: snowy]

5: restricted to whites only; "under segregation there were even white restrooms and white drinking fountains"; "a lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization" [syn: lily-white]

6: glowing white with heat; "white flames"; "a white-hot center of the fire" [syn: white-hot]

7: benevolent; without malicious intent; "white magic"; "a white lie"; "that's white of you"

8: of a surface; not written or printed on; "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins" [syn: blank, clean]

9: (of coffee) having cream or milk added

10: dressed (or especially habited) in white; "white nuns"

11: (of hair) having lost its color; "the white hairs of old age" [syn: whitened]

12: ash-colored or anemic looking from illness or emotion; "a 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"- Mary W. Shelley; "lips white with terror"; "a face white with rage" [syn: ashen, blanched, bloodless, livid]

13: of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets; "white nights"

n

1: a member of the Caucasoid race [syn: white person, Caucasian]

2: the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black) [syn: whiteness] [ant: black]

3: Australian writer (1912-1990) [syn: Patrick White, Patrick Victor Martindale White]

4: United States political journalist (1915-1986) [syn: T. H. White, Theodore Harold White]

5: United States architect (1853-1906) [syn: Stanford White]

6: United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985) [syn: E. B. White, Elwyn Brooks White]

7: United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918) [syn: Andrew D. White, Andrew Dickson White]

8: a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri [syn: White River]

9: (board games) the lighter pieces [ant: black]

10: (usually in the plural) trousers [syn: flannel, gabardine, tweed]

v : turn white; "This detergent will whiten your laundry" [syn: whiten] [ant: blacken]

Adjacent words: whistle-stopping | whistling | whistling buoy | whistling marmot | whistling swan | whit | whit leather | white | white admiral | white alder | white Anglo-Saxon Protestant | white ant | white ash | white aspen | white avens | white backlash

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