What does White mean?

Definitions for White
ʰwaɪt, waɪtWhite

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word White.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. white(Noun)

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

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

  2. white(Noun)

    A Caucasian person.

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

  3. white(Noun)

    The albumen of bird eggs (egg white).

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

  4. white(Noun)

    The sclera, white of the eye.

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

  5. white(Noun)

    A common name for the Pieris genus of butterflies.

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

  6. white(Noun)

    The cue ball in cue games.

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

  7. white(Noun)

    White wine.

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

  8. white(Noun)

    Street name for cocaine.

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

  9. white(Verb)

    To make white; to whiten; to bleach.

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

  10. white(Adjective)

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

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

  11. white(Adjective)

    Of Caucasian race.

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

  12. white(Adjective)

    Relatively light or pale in colour.

    white wine; white grapes

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

  13. white(Adjective)

    Containing cream, milk or creamer.

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

  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.

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

  15. white(Adjective)

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

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

  16. white(Adjective)

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

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

  17. white(Adjective)

    Lacking coloration from ultraviolet light.

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

  18. White(ProperNoun)

    A common surname.

    Etymology: From Middle English hwit ("white") , as a nickname for someone with white hair or pale complexion; in some cases from a personal name of the same meaning. In Scotland and Ireland, used as a translation of several Gaelic names containing the element bán or fionn.

Wikipedia

  1. White

    White is the lightest color and is achromatic (having no hue). It is the color of fresh snow, chalk and milk, and is the opposite of black. White objects fully reflect and scatter all the visible wavelengths of light. White on television and computer screens is created by a mixture of red, blue and green light. In ancient Egypt and ancient Rome, priestesses wore white as a symbol of purity, and Romans wore a white toga as a symbol of citizenship. In the Middle Ages and Renaissance a white unicorn symbolized chastity, and a white lamb sacrifice and purity. It was the royal color of the kings of France, and of the monarchist movement that opposed the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War (1917–1922). Greek and Roman temples were faced with white marble, and beginning in the 18th century, with the advent of neoclassical architecture, white became the most common color of new churches, capitols and other government buildings, especially in the United States. It was also widely used in 20th century modern architecture as a symbol of modernity and simplicity. According to surveys in Europe and the United States, white is the color most often associated with perfection, the good, honesty, cleanliness, the beginning, the new, neutrality, and exactitude. White is an important color for almost all world religions. The pope, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, has worn white since 1566, as a symbol of purity and sacrifice. In Islam, and in the Shinto religion of Japan, it is worn by pilgrims. In Western cultures and in Japan, white is the most common color for wedding dresses, symbolizing purity and virginity. In many Asian cultures, white is also the color of mourning.

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

    Etymology: [OE. whit, AS. hwt; akin to OFries. and OS. hwt, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. wz, hwz, Icel. hvtr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith. szveisti, to make bright, Russ. sviet' light, Skr. vta white, vit to be bright. 42. Cf. Wheat, Whitsunday.]

  2. White

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

    Etymology: [OE. whit, AS. hwt; akin to OFries. and OS. hwt, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. wz, hwz, Icel. hvtr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith. szveisti, to make bright, Russ. sviet' light, Skr. vta white, vit to be bright. 42. Cf. Wheat, Whitsunday.]

  3. White

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

    Etymology: [OE. whit, AS. hwt; akin to OFries. and OS. hwt, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. wz, hwz, Icel. hvtr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith. szveisti, to make bright, Russ. sviet' light, Skr. vta white, vit to be bright. 42. Cf. Wheat, Whitsunday.]

  4. White

    gray, as from age; having silvery hair; hoary

    Etymology: [OE. whit, AS. hwt; akin to OFries. and OS. hwt, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. wz, hwz, Icel. hvtr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith. szveisti, to make bright, Russ. sviet' light, Skr. vta white, vit to be bright. 42. Cf. Wheat, Whitsunday.]

  5. White

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

    Etymology: [OE. whit, AS. hwt; akin to OFries. and OS. hwt, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. wz, hwz, Icel. hvtr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith. szveisti, to make bright, Russ. sviet' light, Skr. vta white, vit to be bright. 42. Cf. Wheat, Whitsunday.]

  6. White

    regarded with especial favor; favorite; darling

    Etymology: [OE. whit, AS. hwt; akin to OFries. and OS. hwt, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. wz, hwz, Icel. hvtr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith. szveisti, to make bright, Russ. sviet' light, Skr. vta white, vit to be bright. 42. Cf. Wheat, Whitsunday.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. whit, AS. hwt; akin to OFries. and OS. hwt, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. wz, hwz, Icel. hvtr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith. szveisti, to make bright, Russ. sviet' light, Skr. vta white, vit to be bright. 42. Cf. Wheat, Whitsunday.]

  8. White(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. whit, AS. hwt; akin to OFries. and OS. hwt, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. wz, hwz, Icel. hvtr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith. szveisti, to make bright, Russ. sviet' light, Skr. vta white, vit to be bright. 42. Cf. Wheat, Whitsunday.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. whit, AS. hwt; akin to OFries. and OS. hwt, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. wz, hwz, Icel. hvtr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith. szveisti, to make bright, Russ. sviet' light, Skr. vta white, vit to be bright. 42. Cf. Wheat, Whitsunday.]

  10. White(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. whit, AS. hwt; akin to OFries. and OS. hwt, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. wz, hwz, Icel. hvtr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith. szveisti, to make bright, Russ. sviet' light, Skr. vta white, vit to be bright. 42. Cf. Wheat, Whitsunday.]

  11. White(noun)

    a white pigment; as, Venice white

    Etymology: [OE. whit, AS. hwt; akin to OFries. and OS. hwt, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. wz, hwz, Icel. hvtr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith. szveisti, to make bright, Russ. sviet' light, Skr. vta white, vit to be bright. 42. Cf. Wheat, Whitsunday.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. whit, AS. hwt; akin to OFries. and OS. hwt, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. wz, hwz, Icel. hvtr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith. szveisti, to make bright, Russ. sviet' light, Skr. vta white, vit to be bright. 42. Cf. Wheat, Whitsunday.]

  13. White(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. whit, AS. hwt; akin to OFries. and OS. hwt, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. wz, hwz, Icel. hvtr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith. szveisti, to make bright, Russ. sviet' light, Skr. vta white, vit to be bright. 42. Cf. Wheat, Whitsunday.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. White

    hwīt, adj. of the colour of pure snow: pale, pallid: colourless: pure: unblemished: purified from sin: bright: burnished without ornament: transparent and colourless, as of wine: pertaining to the Carmelite monks: gracious, favourable: (U.S.) reliable, honest.—n. the colour of snow: anything white, as a white man, the mark at which an arrow is shot, the albuminous part of an egg.—v.t. to make white.—ns. White′-alloy′, a cheap alloy used to imitate silver; White′-ant, a termite.—adj. White′-backed, having the back white or marked with white.—ns. White′bait, the name by which the fry of the herring and sprat are known in the market, and when served for the table, esp. in London; White′-bass, a silvery serranoid fish of the American Great Lake region.—adj. White′-beaked, having a white beak.—ns. White′-bear, the polar bear; White′-beard, an old man.-adjs. White′-beard′ed; White′-bell′ied; White′-billed.—ns. White′boy, a member of an association of Irish peasants first formed in County Tipperary about 1761—wearing white shirts—long noted for agrarian outrages; White′boyism, the principles of the Whiteboys; White′-brass, an alloy of copper and zinc.—adj. White′-breast′ed.—n.pl. White′caps (U.S.), the name given to a self-constituted committee of persons who generally commit outrageous acts under the guise of serving the community.—ns. White′chapel-cart, a light two-wheeled spring-cart much used by London butchers, grocers, &c.; White′-copp′er, a light-coloured alloy of copper.—adjs. White′-crest′ed, -crowned, having the crest or crown white—of birds.—n.pl. White′-crops, grain, as barley, rye, wheat.—ns. White′-damp, carbonic oxide, a poisonous but not inflammable gas found in coal-mines in the after-damp; White′-el′ephant (see Elephant).—adjs. White′-faced, having a face pale with fear or from illness: with white front, forehead—also White′-front′ed; White′-fā′voured, wearing white favours.—ns. White′-feath′er (see Feather); White′fish, a general name for such fish as the whiting, haddock, menhaden, &c.: the largest of all the Coregoni or American lake whitefish; White′friar, one of the Carmelite order of friars, so called from their white dress.—adj. White′-hand′ed, having white hands unstained with guilt.—ns. White′-hass (Scot.), an oatmeal and suet pudding; White′head, the blue-winged snow-goose: a breed of domestic pigeons, a white-tailed monk; White′-hea

Editors Contribution

  1. white

    A type of color.

    Milk is white in color and so is chalk, paper etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 3, 2020  

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  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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of White in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of White in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of White in a Sentence

  1. Lucy McBath:

    I don't like having to do this, i don't want to have to say this about Lisa Page President of the United States and the White House. I take no great joy in doing this.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    Before Rahm was a big-shot mayor, he was an essential part of my team at the White House during some very hard times for America and I relied on his judgment every day, and his smarts every day, and his toughness every day.

  3. Paul Thompson:

    You cannot discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, the entire time, I felt the law was very much on our side because the law is black and white.

  4. Eric Ueland:

    White House officials want this to start as quickly as possible, white House officials want the President to be acquitted as quickly as possible.

  5. President Obama:

    Let's send a clear message to the White House -- and the world -- about our commitment to Israel and our allies.

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