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  Definition of white
  1. (usually in the plural) trousers
  2. (board games) the lighter pieces
  3. the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
  4. a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri
  5. a member of the Caucasoid race
  6. United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918)
  7. United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985)
  8. United States architect (1853-1906)
  9. United States political journalist (1915-1986)
  10. Australian writer (1912-1990)
  11. turn white; "This detergent will whiten your laundry"
  12. of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration; "voting patterns within the white population"
  13. of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets; "white nights"
  14. 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"
  15. ash-colored or 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
  16. (of hair) having lost its color; "the white hairs of old age"
  17. dressed (or especially habited) in white; "white nuns"
  18. (of coffee) having cream or milk added
  19. of a surface; not written or printed on; "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins"
  20. benevolent; without malicious intent; "white magic"; "a white lie"; "that''s white of you"
  21. glowing white with heat; "white flames"; "a white-hot center of the fire"
  22. 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"
  23. marked by the presence of snow; "a white Christmas"; "the white hills of a northern winter"
  24. free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied; "in shining white armor"
Similar Words: flannel, gabardine, tweed, whiteness, White, White River, white person, Caucasian, Andrew D. White, Andrew Dickson White, E. B. White, Elwyn Brooks White, Stanford White, T. H. White, Theodore Harold White, Patrick White, Patrick Victor Martindale White, whiten, caucasian, achromatic, ashen, blanched, bloodless, livid, whitened, blank, clean, white-hot, lily-white, snowy


See Also: light, light-colored


Hyponyms: alabaster, bleach, bone, ivory, pearl, off-white, chalk, frostiness, hoariness, Aryan, Circassian, paleface, Semite, Kassite, Cassite, Elamite, white man, white woman, white trash, poor white trash, poor white, whitey, honky, honkey, honkie, WASP, white Anglo-Saxon Protestant, blanco


Attributes: value


Part Meronyms: Arkansas, Land of Opportunity, AR, Missouri, Show Me State, MO


Member Meronyms: White race, White people, Caucasoid race, Caucasian race


Derivational Morphology: whiten, whiteness, bleaching agent, bleach, blanching agent, whitener, whitening, lightening


Anagrams: withe


Language Translations:
Albanian: bardhë   Basque: zuri  
Bosnian: bijela and bijelac   Breton: gwenn  
Bulgarian: бял and бяло   Catalan: blanc  
Chinese: and 白種人 and 白色   Croatian: bio  
Danish: hvid   Dutch: blank and blanke and wit  
Esperanto: blanka and blanko   Estonian: valge  
Finnish: valkoinen   French: blanc  
Frisian: wyt   Galician: branco  
German: weiß and Weiße   Greek: άσπρο  
Hebrew: לָבָן and לבן   Hindi: सफेद  
Hungarian: fehér   Icelandic: hvítur  
Ido: blanka   Indonesian: bule and orang kulit putih and putih  
Interlingua: blanc and blanco   Irish: bán  
Italian: bianco   Japanese: and 白い  
Korean: 희다   Kurdish: spî  
Latin: albus   Latvian: baltais and balts  
Lithuanian: baltas   Malayalam: വെളുപ്പ്  
Maltese: abjad   Norwegian: hvite  
Novial: blanki   Polish: biały  
Portuguese: branco   Romanian: alb  
Russian: белый   Slovak: biely  
Slovene: bel   Spanish: blanco  
Swedish: vit and vitt   Tagalog: puti  
Telugu: తెలుపు and తెల్లని and తెల్లవారు   Turkish: beyaz  
Vietnamese: bạch and trắng   Welsh: gwyn  
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