Definitions for Whiteʰwaɪt, waɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

whiteʰwaɪt, waɪt(adj.)whit•er, whit•est

  1. (adj.)of the color of pure snow; reflecting nearly all the rays of sunlight or a similar light.

  2. light or comparatively light in color.

  3. marked by slight pigmentation of the skin.

    Category: Physical Anthropology

  4. for, limited to, or predominantly made up of persons whose racial heritage is Caucasian:

    a white neighborhood.

    Category: Physical Anthropology

  5. pallid or pale, as from fear or other strong emotion.

  6. silvery; gray:

    white hair.

  7. snowy:

    a white Christmas.

  8. lacking color; transparent.

  9. politically conservative or reactionary.

    Category: Government

  10. blank, as part of a page.

    Category: Printing

  11. lustrously shiny:

    a knight in white armor.

    Category: Heraldry

  12. wearing white clothing:

    a white monk.

    Category: Clothing

  13. auspicious; fortunate.

  14. morally pure; innocent.

  15. lacking malice; harmless:

    white magic.

  16. (of wine) light-colored or yellowish.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

  17. (n.)a color without hue at one extreme end of the scale of grays, opposite to black, that reflects light of all hues completely and diffusely.

    Category: Optics, Physics

  18. a hue completely desaturated by admixture with white.

  19. quality or state of being white.

  20. lightness of skin pigment.

  21. a person whose racial heritage is Caucasian.

    Category: Physical Anthropology

  22. a white material or substance.

  23. the white part of something.

  24. a pellucid, viscous fluid that surrounds the yolk of an egg; albumen.

    Category: Biochemistry

  25. the white part of the eyeball.

    Category: Anatomy

  26. whites, white or nearly white clothing. top-grade white flour.

    Category: Clothing

  27. white wine.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

  28. a type or breed that is white in color.

  29. (cap.) a hog of any of several breeds having a white coat, as a Chester White.

  30. the outermost ring of a target. an arrow that hits this portion of the target. the central part of the target, formerly painted white but now painted gold or yellow. Archaic. a white target.

    Category: Sport

  31. the pieces in chess or checkers that are light-colored.

    Category: Checkers and Chess

  32. (often cap.) a member of a royalist, conservative, or reactionary political party.

    Category: Government

  33. (v.t.)to make white; whiten.

  34. white out, to cover (errors in copy) with a white correction fluid.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Printing

Idioms for white:

  1. bleed white, to deprive of all resources:

    Corruption bled the country white.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of white:

bef. 900; ME whit(e), OE hwīt, c. OFris, OS hwīt, OHG (h)wīz, ON hvītr, Go hweits

Whiteʰwaɪt, waɪt(n.)

  1. Edmund,born 1940, U.S. novelist.

    Category: Biography

  2. Edward Douglass,1845–1921, Chief Justice of the U.S. 1910–21.

    Category: Biography

  3. Edward H(iggins), II,1930–67, U.S. astronaut: first American to walk in space 1965.

    Category: Biography

  4. E(lwyn) B(rooks),1899–1985, U.S. humorist and poet.

    Category: Biography

  5. Patrick (Victor Martindale),1912–90, Australian writer: Nobel prize 1973.

    Category: Biography

  6. Stanford,1853–1906, U.S. architect.

    Category: Biography

  7. T(erence) H(anbury),1896–1964, English novelist, born in India.

    Category: Biography

  8. Theodore H.,1915–86, U.S. journalist and writer.

    Category: Biography

  9. William Allen, 1868–1944, U.S. journalist.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. White, White person, Caucasian(noun)

    a member of the Caucasoid race

  2. white, whiteness(noun)

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

  3. White, Edward White, Edward D. White, Edward Douglas White Jr.(noun)

    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)

  4. White, Patrick White, Patrick Victor Martindale White(noun)

    Australian writer (1912-1990)

  5. White, T. H. White, Theodore Harold White(noun)

    United States political journalist (1915-1986)

  6. White, Stanford White(noun)

    United States architect (1853-1906)

  7. White, E. B. White, Elwyn Brooks White(noun)

    United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985)

  8. White, Andrew D. White, Andrew Dickson White(noun)

    United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918)

  9. White, White River(noun)

    a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri

  10. egg white, white, albumen, ovalbumin(noun)

    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"

  11. white(noun)

    (board games) the lighter pieces

  12. flannel, gabardine, tweed, white(adj)

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

  13. white(adj)

    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"

  14. white(adj)

    of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration

    "voting patterns within the white population"

  15. white(adj)

    free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied

    "in shining white armor"

  16. white, snowy(adj)

    marked by the presence of snow

    "a white Christmas"; "the white hills of a northern winter"

  17. white, lily-white(adj)

    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"

  18. white, white-hot(adj)

    glowing white with heat

    "white flames"; "a white-hot center of the fire"

  19. white(adj)

    benevolent; without malicious intent

    "that's white of you"

  20. blank, clean, white(adj)

    (of a surface) not written or printed on

    "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins"

  21. white(adj)

    (of coffee) having cream or milk added

  22. white, whitened(adj)

    (of hair) having lost its color

    "the white hairs of old age"

  23. ashen, blanched, bloodless, livid, white(adj)

    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"

  24. white(verb)

    of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets

    "white nights"

  25. whiten, white(verb)

    turn white

    "This detergent will whiten your laundry"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. white(adjective)ʰwaɪt, waɪt

    having the color of snow

    a white shirt

  2. whiteʰwaɪt, waɪt

    (of a person) belonging to the race of people with light-colored skin

    a white woman in her late forties

  3. whiteʰwaɪt, waɪt

    very pale because of fear, illness, etc.

    His face turned white with fear.

  4. whiteʰwaɪt, waɪt

    (of wine) having a light yellow color

    ***a glass of white wine

  5. whiteʰwaɪt, waɪt

    (of a cup of tea or coffee) with milk

    ***a white coffee

  6. white(noun)ʰwaɪt, waɪt

    the color of snow

    Let's paint the bathroom white.

  7. whiteʰwaɪt, waɪt

    a person belonging to the race of people with light-colored skin

    ***blacks and whites working together

  8. whiteʰwaɪt, waɪt

    the transparent liquid inside an egg

    Next, beat the egg whites.


  1. white(Noun)

    The color/colour of snow or milk; the colour of light containing equal amounts of all visible wavelengths.

  2. white(Noun)

    A Caucasian person.

  3. white(Noun)

    The albumen of bird eggs (egg white).

  4. white(Noun)

    The sclera, white of the eye.

  5. white(Noun)

    A common name for the Pieris genus of butterflies.

  6. white(Noun)

    The cue ball in cue games.

  7. white(Noun)

    White wine.

  8. white(Noun)

    Street name for cocaine.

  9. white(Verb)

    To make white; to whiten; to bleach.

  10. white(Adjective)

    Bright and colourless; reflecting equal quantities of all frequencies of visible light.

  11. white(Adjective)

    Of Caucasian race.

  12. white(Adjective)

    Relatively light or pale in colour.

    white wine; white grapes

  13. white(Adjective)

    Containing cream, milk or creamer.

  14. white(Adjective)

    The standard denomination of the playing pieces of a board game deemed to belong to the white set, no matter what the actual colour.

    The white pieces in this set are in fact made of light green glass.

  15. white(Adjective)

    Pertaining to an ecclesiastical order whose adherents dress in white habits; Cistercian.

  16. white(Adjective)

    exhibiting traits popularly associated with Caucasian culture, especially European high culture, as opposed to African-American culture.

  17. white(Adjective)

    Lacking coloration from ultraviolet light.

  18. White(ProperNoun)

    , derived from the common noun white.

  19. Origin: whit, hwit, from hwit, from hwītaz, from ḱweytos 'to shine' (compare Lithuanian šviẽsti 'to gleam', свѣтъ 'light', свѣтьлъ 'clear, bright', 'white', श्वेत 'white, bright').

Webster Dictionary

  1. White

    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

  2. White

    destitute of color, as in the cheeks, or of the tinge of blood color; pale; pallid; as, white with fear

  3. White

    having the color of purity; free from spot or blemish, or from guilt or pollution; innocent; pure

  4. White

    gray, as from age; having silvery hair; hoary

  5. White

    characterized by freedom from that which disturbs, and the like; fortunate; happy; favorable

  6. White

    regarded with especial favor; favorite; darling

  7. White(noun)

    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

  8. White(noun)

    something having the color of snow; something white, or nearly so; as, the white of the eye

  9. White(noun)

    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

  10. White(noun)

    a person with a white skin; a member of the white, or Caucasian, races of men

  11. White(noun)

    a white pigment; as, Venice white

  12. White(noun)

    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

  13. White(verb)

    to make white; to whiten; to whitewash; to bleach


  1. White

    White is the color of fresh milk and snow. It is the color the human eye sees when it looks at light which contains all the wavelengths of the visible spectrum, at full brightness and without absorption. It does not have any hue. As a symbol, white is the opposite of black, and often represents light in contrast with darkness. According to surveys in Europe and the United States, white is the color most often associated with innocence, perfection, the good, honesty, cleanliness, the beginning, the new, neutrality, lightness, and exactitude.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'White' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #441

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'White' in Written Corpus Frequency: #645

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'White' in Nouns Frequency: #1779

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'White' in Adjectives Frequency: #48

Anagrams of White

  1. withe

Translations for White

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of the colour of the paper on which these words are printed

The bride wore a white dress.

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