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7 results for white
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. 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"
    Antonym(s): black
  2. of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration; "voting patterns within the white population"
    Antonym(s): black
  3. free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied; "in shining white armor"
  4. marked by the presence of snow; "a white Christmas"; "the white hills of a northern winter"
    Synonym(s): white, snowy
  5. 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"
    Synonym(s): white, lily-white
  6. glowing white with heat; "white flames"; "a white-hot center of the fire"
    Synonym(s): white, white-hot
  7. benevolent; without malicious intent; "that's white of you"
  8. (of a surface) not written or printed on; "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins"
    Synonym(s): blank, clean, white
  9. (of coffee) having cream or milk added
  10. (of hair) having lost its color; "the white hairs of old age"
    Synonym(s): white, whitened
  11. 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"
    Synonym(s): ashen, blanched, bloodless, livid, white
  12. of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets; "white nights"
  1. a member of the Caucasoid race [syn: White, {White person}, Caucasian]
  2. the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    Synonym(s): white, whiteness
    Antonym(s): black, blackness, inkiness
  3. 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)
    Synonym(s): White, Edward White, Edward D. White, Edward Douglas White Jr.
  4. Australian writer (1912-1990)
    Synonym(s): White, Patrick White, Patrick Victor Martindale White
  5. United States political journalist (1915-1986)
    Synonym(s): White, T. H. White, Theodore Harold White
  6. United States architect (1853-1906)
    Synonym(s): White, Stanford White
  7. United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985)
    Synonym(s): White, E. B. White, Elwyn Brooks White
  8. United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918)
    Synonym(s): White, Andrew D. White, Andrew Dickson White
  9. a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri
    Synonym(s): White, White River
  10. 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"
    Synonym(s): egg white, white, albumen, ovalbumin
  11. (board games) the lighter pieces
    Antonym(s): black
  12. (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth
    Synonym(s): flannel, gabardine, tweed, white
  1. turn white; "This detergent will whiten your laundry" [syn: whiten, white]
    Antonym(s): black, blacken, melanise, melanize, nigrify
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   White \White\, a. [Compar. {Whiter}; superl. {Whitest}.] [OE.
      whit, AS. hw[?]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[c6]t, D. wit, G.
      weiss, OHG. w[c6]z, hw[c6]z, Icel. hv[c6]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan.
      hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith. szveisti, to make bright, Russ.
      sviet' light, Skr. [?]v[?]ta white, [?]vit to be bright.
      [?][?][?]. Cf. {Wheat}, {Whitsunday}.]
      1. 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. [bd]Pearls white.[b8] --Chaucer.
                     White as the whitest lily on a stream. --Longfellow.
      2. Destitute of color, as in the cheeks, or of the tinge of
            blood color; pale; pallid; as, white with fear.
                     Or whispering with white lips, [bd]The foe! They
                     come! they come![b8]                           --Byron.
      3. Having the color of purity; free from spot or blemish, or
            from guilt or pollution; innocent; pure.
                     White as thy fame, and as thy honor clear. --Dryden.
                     No whiter page than Addison's remains. --Pope.
      4. Gray, as from age; having silvery hair; hoary.
                     Your high engendered battles 'gainst a head So old
                     and white as this.                              --Shak.
      5. Characterized by freedom from that which disturbs, and the
            like; fortunate; happy; favorable.
                     On the whole, however, the dominie reckoned this as
                     one of the white days of his life.      --Sir W.
      6. Regarded with especial favor; favorite; darling.
                     Come forth, my white spouse.               --Chaucer.
                     I am his white boy, and will not be gullet. --Ford.
      Note: White is used in many self-explaining compounds, as
               white-backed, white-bearded, white-footed.
      {White alder}. (Bot.) See {Sweet pepper bush}, under
      {White ant} (Zo[94]l.), any one of numerous species of social
            pseudoneuropterous insects of the genus {Termes}. These
            insects are very abundant in tropical countries, and form
            large and complex communities consisting of numerous
            asexual workers of one or more kinds, of large-headed
            asexual individuals called soldiers, of one or more queens
            (or fertile females) often having the body enormously
            distended by the eggs, and, at certain seasons of numerous
            winged males, together with the larv[91] and pup[91] of
            each kind in various stages of development. Many of the
            species construct large and complicated nests, sometimes
            in the form of domelike structures rising several feet
            above the ground and connected with extensive subterranean
            galleries and chambers. In their social habits they
            closely resemble the true ants. They feed upon animal and
            vegetable substances of various kinds, including timber,
            and are often very destructive to buildings and furniture.
      {White arsenic} (Chem.), arsenious oxide, {As2O3}, a
            substance of a white color, and vitreous adamantine
            luster, having an astringent, sweetish taste. It is a
            deadly poison.
      {White bass} (Zo[94]l.), a fresh-water North American bass
            ({Roccus chrysops}) found in the Great Likes.
      {White bear} (Zo[94]l.), the polar bear. See under {Polar}.
      {White blood cell}. (Physiol.) See {Leucocyte}.
      {White brand} (Zo[94]l.), the snow goose.
      {White brass}, a white alloy of copper; white copper.
      {White campion}. (Bot.)
            (a) A kind of catchfly ({Silene stellata}) with white
            (b) A white-flowered Lychnis ({Lychnis vespertina}).
      {White canon} (R. C. Ch.), a Premonstratensian.
      {White caps}, the members of a secret organization in various
            of the United States, who attempt to drive away or reform
            obnoxious persons by lynch-law methods. They appear masked
            in white.
      {White cedar} (Bot.), an evergreen tree of North America
            ({Thuja occidentalis}), also the related {Cupressus
            thyoides}, or {Cham[91]cyparis sph[91]roidea}, a slender
            evergreen conifer which grows in the so-called cedar
            swamps of the Northern and Atlantic States. Both are much
            valued for their durable timber. In California the name is
            given to the {Libocedrus decurrens}, the timber of which
            is also useful, though often subject to dry rot.
            --Goodale. The white cedar of Demerara, Guiana, etc., is a
            lofty tree ({Icica, [or] Bursera, altissima}) whose
            fragrant wood is used for canoes and cabinetwork, as it is
            not attacked by insect.
      {White cell}. (Physiol.) See {Leucocyte}.
      {White cell-blood} (Med.), leucocyth[91]mia.
      {White clover} (Bot.), a species of small perennial clover
            bearing white flowers. It furnishes excellent food for
            cattle and horses, as well as for the honeybee. See also
            under {Clover}.
      {White copper}, a whitish alloy of copper. See {German
            silver}, under {German}.
      {White copperas} (Min.), a native hydrous sulphate of iron;
      {White coral} (Zo[94]l.), an ornamental branched coral
            ({Amphihelia oculata}) native of the Mediterranean.
      {White corpuscle}. (Physiol.) See {Leucocyte}.
      {White cricket} (Zo[94]l.), the tree cricket.
      {White crop}, a crop of grain which loses its green color, or
            becomes white, in ripening, as wheat, rye, barley, and
            oats, as distinguished from a green crop, or a root crop.
      {White currant} (Bot.), a variety of the common red currant,
            having white berries.
      {White daisy} (Bot.), the oxeye daisy. See under {Daisy}.
      {White damp}, a kind of poisonous gas encountered in coal
            mines. --Raymond.
      {White elephant} (Zo[94]l.), a whitish, or albino, variety of
            the Asiatic elephant.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   White \White\, n.
      1. 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.
                     Finely attired in a of white.            --Shak.
      2. Something having the color of snow; something white, or
            nearly so; as, the white of the eye.
      3. 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.
                     'T was I won the wager, though you hit the white.
      4. A person with a white skin; a member of the white, or
            Caucasian, races of men.
      5. A white pigment; as, Venice white.
      6. (Zo[94]l.) Any one of numerous species of butterflies
            belonging to {Pieris}, and allied genera in which the
            color is usually white. See {Cabbage butterfly}, under
      {Black and white}. See under {Black}.
      {Flake white}, {Paris white}, etc. See under {Flack},
            {Paris}, etc.
      {White of a seed} (Bot.), the albumen. See {Albumen}, 2.
      {White of egg}, the viscous pellucid fluid which surrounds
            the yolk in an egg, particularly in the egg of a fowl. In
            a hen's egg it is alkaline, and contains about 86 per cent
            of water and 14 per cent of solid matter, the greater
            portion of which is egg albumin. It likewise contains a
            small amount of globulin, and traces of fats and sugar,
            with some inorganic matter. Heated above 60[deg] C. it
            coagulates to a solid mass, owing to the albumin which it
            contains. --Parr.
      {White of the eye} (Anat.), the white part of the ball of the
            eye surrounding the transparent cornea.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   White \White\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whited}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Whiting}.] [AS. hw[c6]tan.]
      To make white; to whiten; to whitewash; to bleach.
               Whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful
               outward, but are within full of . . . uncleanness.
                                                                              --Matt. xxiii.
               So as no fuller on earth can white them. --Mark. ix. 3.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wine \Wine\, n. [OE. win, AS. win, fr. L. vinum (cf. Icel.
      v[c6]n; all from the Latin); akin to Gr. o'i^nos, [?], and E.
      withy. Cf. {Vine}, {Vineyard}, {Vinous}, {Withy}.]
      1. The expressed juice of grapes, esp. when fermented; a
            beverage or liquor prepared from grapes by squeezing out
            their juice, and (usually) allowing it to ferment. [bd]Red
            wine of Gascoigne.[b8] --Piers Plowman.
                     Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and
                     whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. --Prov.
                                                                              xx. 1.
                     Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape
                     Crushed the sweet poison of misused wine. --Milton.
      Note: Wine is essentially a dilute solution of ethyl alcohol,
               containing also certain small quantities of ethers and
               ethereal salts which give character and bouquet.
               According to their color, strength, taste, etc., wines
               are called {red}, {white}, {spirituous}, {dry},
               {light}, {still}, etc.
      2. A liquor or beverage prepared from the juice of any fruit
            or plant by a process similar to that for grape wine; as,
            currant wine; gooseberry wine; palm wine.
      3. The effect of drinking wine in excess; intoxication.
                     Noah awoke from his wine.                  --Gen. ix. 24.
      {Birch wine}, {Cape wine}, etc. See under {Birch}, {Cape},
      {Spirit of wine}. See under {Spirit}.
      {To have drunk wine of ape} [or] {wine ape}, to be so drunk
            as to be foolish. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
      {Wine acid}. (Chem.) See {Tartaric acid}, under {Tartaric}.
      {Wine apple} (Bot.), a large red apple, with firm flesh and a
            rich, vinous flavor.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   White, GA (town, FIPS 82468)
      Location: 34.28245 N, 84.74766 W
      Population (1990): 542 (220 housing units)
      Area: 2.2 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 30184
   White, PA
      Zip code(s): 15490
   White, SD (city, FIPS 70940)
      Location: 44.43338 N, 96.64542 W
      Population (1990): 536 (201 housing units)
      Area: 1.9 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 57276

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      a symbol of purity (2 Chr. 5:12; Ps. 51:7; Isa. 1:18; Rev. 3:18;
      7:14). Our Lord, at his transfiguration, appeared in raiment
      "white as the light" (Matt. 17:2, etc.).
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