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Definitions for whiteout
ˈʰwaɪtˌaʊt, ˈwaɪt-white·out

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whiteoutverb

    an arctic atmospheric condition with clouds over snow produce a uniform whiteness and objects are difficult to see; occurs when the light reflected off the snow equals the light coming through the clouds

  2. whiteout, white outverb

    cover up with a liquid correction fluid

    "white-out the typo"

  3. white-out, whiteoutverb

    lose daylight visibility in heavy fog, snow, or rain


  1. whiteoutnoun

    a heavy snowstorm; a blizzard

  2. whiteoutnoun

    an Arctic condition, caused by diffuse lighting, in which the horizon can not be distinguished and physical features are lost in the background

  3. whiteoutnoun

    a white correcting fluid used to cover mistakes in typescript


  1. whiteout

    Whiteout is a weather condition in which visibility and contrast are severely reduced due to snowfall or fog, often making the horizon indiscimilar. This phenomenon is usually encountered in polar or high-altitude areas. It can disorient and cause loss of depth perception, potentially leading to dangerous situations.


  1. Whiteout

    Whiteout is a 2009 thriller film based on the 1998 comic book of the same name by Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber, and released on September 11, 2009. The film was produced under the banner of Dark Castle Entertainment by Joel Silver, Susan Downey and David Gambino, is directed by Dominic Sena with uncredited reshoots by Stuart Baird and Len Wiseman, is distributed by Warner Bros., and stars Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Macht and Alex O'Loughlin in the lead roles.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. whiteout

    Loss of orientation with respect to the horizon caused by sun reflecting on snow and overcast sky.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whiteout in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whiteout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of whiteout in a Sentence

  1. The National Weather Service:

    Visibility will be reduced to near zero in whiteout conditions.

  2. Greg Olinger:

    This road is like a skating rink, i couldn't see anything. It was a whiteout.

  3. Raoul Jardine of Allentown:

    It was definitely a whiteout. I couldn't see any farther than probably two city blocks, i saw brake lights and pulled off to the side. Somebody hit me when I was parked in the shoulder.

  4. Eric Larsen:

    Worst-case scenario, the ambient temperature is minus 50 and you're dealing with wind chills that are even colder than that, it can be a complete whiteout, like being on the inside of a ping-pong ball.

  5. Wisconsin State Trooper Chris Splinter:

    The vehicles coming up behind them cant stop fast enough because theyre following too close or going too fast for the conditions, and then they start just piling into one another, its almost like theyre just driving into a wall of cars, just like theyre driving through whiteout conditions.

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  • korjausnesteFinnish
  • temps laiteux, tipex, blanc dehors, blanco, jour blancFrench
  • tipexDutch
  • brancoPortuguese
  • замазка, снежная, буран, пурга, мгла, белая, буряRussian
  • tipp-ex, korrigeringsvätskaSwedish

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