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"
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