Helping to share the web since 1996

Use the search bar above to find dictionary definitions - click home to search Link Centre for websites.

Dictionary definition for: White

1. (a) 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"

2. (n) a member of the Caucasoid race

3. (v) turn white; "This detergent will whiten your laundry"

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

5. (a) of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration; "voting patterns within the white population"

6. (s) free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied; "in shining white armor"

7. (n) Australian writer (1912-1990)

8. (n) United States political journalist (1915-1986)

9. (s) marked by the presence of snow; "a white Christmas" "the white hills of a northern winter"

10. (n) United States architect (1853-1906)

11. (s) 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"

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

13. (s) glowing white with heat; "white flames" "a white-hot center of the fire"

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

15. (s) benevolent; without malicious intent; "white magic" "a white lie" "that''s white of you"

16. (n) a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri

17. (s) of a surface; not written or printed on; "blank pages" "fill in the blank spaces" "a clean page" "wide white margins"

18. (n) (board games) the lighter pieces

19. (s) (of coffee) having cream or milk added

20. (s) dressed (or especially habited) in white; "white nuns"

21. (n) (usually in the plural) trousers

22. (s) (of hair) having lost its color; "the white hairs of old age"

23. (s) 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

24. (s) of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets; "white nights"

WordNet 2.1 Copyright Princeton University. All rights reserved.