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Meaning & Definition of White in English

English

White

/waɪt/

noun

1. A member of the caucasoid race

    synonym:
  • White
  • ,
  • White person
  • ,
  • Caucasian

2. The quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)

    synonym:
  • white
  • ,
  • whiteness

3. 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)
    synonym:
  • White
  • ,
  • Edward White
  • ,
  • Edward D. White
  • ,
  • Edward Douglas White Jr.

4. Australian writer (1912-1990)

    synonym:
  • White
  • ,
  • Patrick White
  • ,
  • Patrick Victor Martindale White

5. United states political journalist (1915-1986)

    synonym:
  • White
  • ,
  • T. H. White
  • ,
  • Theodore Harold White

6. United states architect (1853-1906)

    synonym:
  • White
  • ,
  • Stanford White

7. United states writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985)

    synonym:
  • White
  • ,
  • E. B. White
  • ,
  • Elwyn Brooks White

8. United states educator who in 1865 (with ezra cornell) founded cornell university and served as its first president (1832-1918)

    synonym:
  • White
  • ,
  • Andrew D. White
  • ,
  • Andrew Dickson White

9. A tributary of the mississippi river that flows southeastward through northern arkansas and southern missouri

    synonym:
  • White
  • ,
  • White River

10. The white part of an egg

  • The nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water
  • "She separated the whites from the yolks of several eggs"
    synonym:
  • egg white
  • ,
  • white
  • ,
  • albumen
  • ,
  • ovalbumin

11. (board games) the lighter pieces

    synonym:
  • white

12. (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth

    synonym:
  • flannel
  • ,
  • gabardine
  • ,
  • tweed
  • ,
  • white

verb

1. Turn white

  • "This detergent will whiten your laundry"
    synonym:
  • whiten
  • ,
  • white

adjective

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"
    synonym:
  • white

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

  • "Voting patterns within the white population"
    synonym:
  • white

3. Free from moral blemish or impurity

  • Unsullied
  • "In shining white armor"
    synonym:
  • white

4. Marked by the presence of snow

  • "A white christmas"
  • "The white hills of a northern winter"
    synonym:
  • white
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • white
  • ,
  • lily-white

6. Glowing white with heat

  • "White flames"
  • "A white-hot center of the fire"
    synonym:
  • white
  • ,
  • white-hot

7. Benevolent

  • Without malicious intent
  • "That's white of you"
    synonym:
  • white

8. (of a surface) not written or printed on

  • "Blank pages"
  • "Fill in the blank spaces"
  • "A clean page"
  • "Wide white margins"
    synonym:
  • blank
  • ,
  • clean
  • ,
  • white

9. (of coffee) having cream or milk added

    synonym:
  • white

10. (of hair) having lost its color

  • "The white hairs of old age"
    synonym:
  • white
  • ,
  • whitened

11. 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"
    synonym:
  • ashen
  • ,
  • blanched
  • ,
  • bloodless
  • ,
  • livid
  • ,
  • white

12. Of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets

  • "White nights"
    synonym:
  • white

Examples of using

I have a white cat.
My horse is white.
The girls want someone on a white horse holding a sword but not someone with a true heart.