What does Whiting mean?

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ˈʰwaɪ tɪŋ, ˈwaɪ-whit·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whitingnoun

    flesh of a cod-like fish of the Atlantic waters of Europe

  2. whitingnoun

    flesh of any of a number of slender food fishes especially of Atlantic coasts of North America

  3. whitingnoun

    a small fish of the genus Sillago; excellent food fish

  4. whitingnoun

    any of several food fishes of North American coastal waters

  5. silver hake, Merluccius bilinearis, whitingnoun

    found off Atlantic coast of North America

  6. whiting, Merlangus merlangus, Gadus merlangusnoun

    a food fish of the Atlantic waters of Europe resembling the cod; sometimes placed in genus Gadus


  1. whitingnoun

    A fine white chalk used in paints, putty, whitewash etc.

  2. whitingnoun

    In full whiting tree. (see variant whitten).

  3. whitingnoun

    A fish, Merlangius merlangus, similar to cod, found in the North Atlantic.

  4. whitingnoun

    Any of several marine fish found in North American coastal waters, including Merluccius bilinearis (the silver hake).

  5. Etymology: Late Old English (11th Century - Mid 12th Century)

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Whitingnoun

    alburnus, Lat.

    Etymology: wittingh, Dutch;

    Some fish are gutted, split, and kept in pickle, as whiting and mackerel. Richard Carew, Survey of Cornwall.

    The muscular fibres of fishes are more tender than those of terrestrial animals, and their whole substance more watery. Some fishes, as whitings, can be almost entirely dissolved into water. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    That this impregnated liquor may be improved, they pour it upon whiting, which is a white chalk, or clay finely powdered, cleansed, and made up into balls. Boyle.

    When you clean your plate, leave the whiting plainly to be seen in all the chinks. Jonathan Swift.


  1. Whiting

    Whiting is the name of

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whiting

    of White

  2. Whitingnoun

    a common European food fish (Melangus vulgaris) of the Codfish family; -- called also fittin

  3. Whitingnoun

    a North American fish (Merlucius vulgaris) allied to the preceding; -- called also silver hake

  4. Whitingnoun

    any one of several species of North American marine sciaenoid food fishes belonging to genus Menticirrhus, especially M. Americanus, found from Maryland to Brazil, and M. littoralis, common from Virginia to Texas; -- called also silver whiting, and surf whiting

  5. Whitingnoun

    chalk prepared in an impalpable powder by pulverizing and repeated washing, used as a pigment, as an ingredient in putty, for cleaning silver, etc

  6. Etymology: [From White.]


  1. Whiting

    Whiting is a city located in the Chicago Metropolitan Area in Lake County, Indiana, which was founded in 1889. The city is located on the southern shore of Lake Michigan. It is roughly 16 miles from the Chicago Loop and two miles from Chicago's South Side. Whiting is home to Whiting Refinery, the largest oil refinery in the Midwest. The population was 4,997 at the 2010 census.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. whiting

    The name given in Cumberland to the Salmo albus, or white salmon. Also the Gadus merlangus, both split or dried.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Whiting is ranked #2221 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Whiting surname appeared 16,418 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Whiting.

    76.6% or 12,589 total occurrences were White.
    16.4% or 2,693 total occurrences were Black.
    2.9% or 478 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 368 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.1% or 182 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 110 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Whiting in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Whiting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Whiting in a Sentence

  1. Gretchen Whitmer:

    I am taking action to help address Michigan's fuel needs after a fire and power outage at a BP refinery in Indiana, the impacts of the outage at the Whiting facility will be widespread across our region, and I am taking proactive steps to help Michiganders get the fuel they need to drive their cars and help businesses keep their products moving.

  2. Dominic Haywood:

    This will further weigh on Canadian differentials following the unplanned BP Whiting outage and heavy PADD 2 maintenance starting in September.

  3. Jean Todt:

    It is with immense sadness that I learned of Charlie's sudden passing, charlie Whiting has been Charlie Whiting, a central and inimitable figure in Formula One who embodied the ethics and spirit of this fantastic sport. Formula One has lost a faithful friend and a charismatic ambassador in Charlie Whiting.

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