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white

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Adjective
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71 in 62 verses (in OT : 45 in 38 verses) (in NT : 26 in 24 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

whitea. [OE. whit, AS. hw; akin to OFries. and OS. hwīt, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. wīz, hwīz, Icel. hvītr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith. szveisti, to make bright, Russ. sviet' light, Skr. white, to be bright. Wheat, Whitsunday.].
  •  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.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "White as the whitest lily on a stream."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Destitute of color, as in the cheeks, or of the tinge of blood color; pale; pallid; as, white with fear.  [1913 Webster]
    "Or whispering with white lips, “The foe!
    They come! they come!”
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Having the color of purity; free from spot or blemish, or from guilt or pollution; innocent; pure.  [1913 Webster]
    " White as thy fame, and as thy honor clear."  [1913 Webster]
    "No whiter page than Addison's remains."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Gray, as from age; having silvery hair; hoary.  [1913 Webster]
    "Your high engendered battles 'gainst a head
    So old and white as this.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Characterized by freedom from that which disturbs, and the like; fortunate; happy; favorable.  [1913 Webster]
    "On the whole, however, the dominie reckoned this as one of the white days of his life."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Regarded with especial favor; favorite; darling.  [1913 Webster]
    " White is used in many self-explaining compounds, as white-backed, white-bearded, white-footed."  [1913 Webster]
    "Come forth, my white spouse."  [1913 Webster]
    "I am his white boy, and will not be gullet."  [1913 Webster]
    "Driving their cattle continually with them, and feeding only upon their milk and white meats."  [1913 Webster]
    "A pistol charged with white powder."  [1913 Webster]
whiten. 
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Finely attired in a of white."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Something having the color of snow; something white, or nearly so; as, the white of the eye.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "'T was I won the wager, though you hit the white."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A person with a white skin; a member of the white, or Caucasian, races of men.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A white pigment; as, Venice white.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any one of numerous species of butterflies belonging to Pieris, and allied genera in which the color is usually white. See Cabbage butterfly, under Cabbage.  [1913 Webster]
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 Parr. -- White of the eye (Anat.), the white part of the ball of the eye surrounding the transparent cornea.
whitev. t. [AS. hwītan.].
     To make white; to whiten; to whitewash; to bleach.  [1913 Webster]
    "Whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of . . . uncleanness."  [1913 Webster]
    "So as no fuller on earth can white them."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

white, adj., n., & v.
--adj.
1 resembling a surface reflecting sunlight without absorbing any of the visible rays; of the colour of milk or fresh snow.
2 approaching such a colour; pale esp. in the face (turned as white as a sheet).
3 less dark than other things of the same kind.
4 (White) a of the human group having light-coloured skin. b of or relating to White people.
5 albino (white mouse).
6 a (of hair) having lost its colour esp. in old age. b (of a person) white-haired.
7 colloq. innocent, untainted.
8 (in comb.) (of esp. animals) having some white on the body (white-throated).
9 a (of a plant) having white flowers or pale-coloured fruit etc. (white hyacinth; white cauliflower). b (of a tree) having light-coloured bark etc. (white ash; white poplar).
10 (of wine) made from white grapes or dark grapes with the skins removed.
11 (of coffee) with milk or cream added.
12 transparent, colourless (white glass).
13 hist. counter-revolutionary or reactionary (white guard; white army).
--n.
1 a white colour or pigment.
2 a white clothes or material (dressed in white). b (in pl.) white garments as worn in cricket, tennis, etc.
3 a (in a game or sport) a white piece, ball, etc. b the player using such pieces.
4 the white part or albumen round the yolk of an egg.
5 the visible part of the eyeball round the iris.
6 (White) a member of a light-skinned race.
7 a white butterfly.
8 a blank space in printing.
--v.tr. archaic make white.

Idiom
bleed white drain (a person, country, etc.) of wealth etc. white admiral a butterfly, Limenitis camilla, with a white band across its wings. white ant a termite. white cell (or corpuscle) a leucocyte. white Christmas Christmas with snow on the ground. white coal water as a source of power. white-collar (of a worker) engaged in clerical or administrative rather than manual work. white currant a cultivar of redcurrant with pale edible berries. whited sepulchre see SEPULCHRE. white dwarf a small very dense star. white elephant a useless and troublesome possession or thing. white ensign see ENSIGN. white feather a symbol of cowardice (a white feather in the tail of a game-bird being a mark of bad breeding). white fish fish with pale flesh, e.g. plaice, cod, etc. white flag a symbol of surrender or a period of truce. White Friar a Carmelite. white frost see FROST. white goods
1 domestic linen.
2 large domestic electrical equipment.
white heat
1 the temperature at which metal emits white light.
2 a state of intense passion or activity. white hope a person expected to achieve much for a group, organization, etc. white horses white-crested waves at sea. white-hot at white heat. White House the official residence of the US President in Washington. white lead a mixture of lead carbonate and hydrated lead oxide used as pigment. white lie a harmless or trivial untruth. white light colourless light, e.g. ordinary daylight. white lime lime mixed with water as a coating for walls; whitewash. white magic magic used only for beneficent purposes. white matter the part of the brain and spinal cord consisting mainly of nerve fibres (see also grey matter). white meat poultry, veal, rabbit, and pork. white metal a white or silvery alloy. white monk a Cistercian. white night a sleepless night. white noise noise containing many frequencies with equal intensities. white-out a dense blizzard esp. in polar regions. white ox-eye = ox-eye daisy. White Paper (in the UK) a Government report giving information or proposals on an issue. white pepper see PEPPER. white poplar = ABELE. white rose the emblem of Yorkshire or the House of York. White Russian a Belorussian. white sale a sale of household linen. white sauce a sauce of flour, melted butter, and milk or cream. White slave a woman tricked or forced into prostitution, usu. abroad. White slavery traffic in White slaves. white sock = STOCKING 3. white spirit light petroleum as a solvent. white sugar purified sugar. white tie a man's white bow-tie as part of full evening dress. white vitriol Chem. zinc sulphate. white water a shallow or foamy stretch of water. white wedding a wedding at which the bride wears a formal white wedding dress. white whale a northern cetacean, Delphinapterus leucas, white when adult: also called BELUGA.
Derivative
whitely adv. whiteness n. whitish adj.
Etymology
OE hwit f. Gmc

DEVIL DICTIONARY

white

adj. and n. Black.

THESAURUS

white

American Indian, Amerind, Australian aborigine, Bourbon, Bushman, Caucasian, Chinese white, Indian, Malayan, Mister Charley, Mongolian, Negrillo, Negrito, Negro, Oriental, Red Indian, WASP, achroma, achromasia, achromatic, achromatosis, achromic, advanced, advanced in life, advanced in years, aged, alabaster, albescence, albinism, albino, albinoism, albumen, along in years, ancient, anemic, argent, argentine, ashen, ashy, auspicious, bare, barium sulfate, barren, benign, besnow, black, black man, blackfellow, blanc fixe, blanch, bland, blank, bleach, bleached, bled white, blench, blimp, blond, blondness, bloodless, blotless, boy, bright, brown man, burrhead, cadaverous, calcimine, canescence, canescent, caviar, chalk, chalkiness, chalky, characterless, chaste, chloranemic, clean, cleanly, clear, colored person, colorless, coon, creaminess, cretaceous, dainty, darky, dead, deadly pale, deathly pale, decolor, decolorize, devoid, dexter, diehard, dim, dimmed, dingy, dirt-free, discolored, driven snow, dull, egg, egg white, eggshell, elderly, empty, etiolate, etiolated, exsanguinated, exsanguine, exsanguineous, extenuate, faded, faint, fair, fairness, fallow, fastidious, featureless, fish eggs, flat, fleece, fleecy-white, flour, foam, fortunate, fresh, frost, frosted, frostiness, frosty, ghastly, glair, glaucescence, glaucousness, gloss over, gook, gray, gray with age, gray-haired, gray-headed, grizzle, grizzled, grizzliness, grizzly, grown old, haggard, hoar, hoariness, hoary, hollow, honky, hueless, hypochromic, immaculate, impeccable, inane, innocent, insipid, ivory, jigaboo, jungle bunny, kosher, lackluster, lactescence, lactescent, leaden, leukoderma, lightness, lily, lily-white, livid, lurid, lusterless, maggot, marble, marmoreal, mat, mealy, milk, milkiness, milky, muddy, neutral, nigger, niggra, niveous, nonpolluted, null, null and void, of cleanly habits, ofay, old, old as Methuselah, ovule, pale, pale as death, pale-faced, paleface, paleness, pallid, paper, pasty, patriarchal, pearl, pearliness, pipe-clay, platinum, propitious, pure, pure in heart, pure white, purehearted, pygmy, reactionarist, reactionist, red man, redskin, ritually pure, roe, royalist, sallow, senectuous, sexually innocent, sheet, shiny, sickly, silver, silvered, silveriness, silvery, slant-eye, smut-free, smutless, snow, snow-white, snowiness, snowy, spade, spawn, spotless, stainless, sugarcoat, swan, swan-white, sweet, tahar, taintless, tallow-faced, the Man, toneless, tubbed, ultraconservative, unadulterated, unbesmirched, unblemished, unblotted, uncolored, uncorrupt, undefiled, unmuddied, unpolluted, unrelieved, unsmirched, unsmudged, unsoiled, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, untainted, untarnished, vacant, vacuous, varnish, veneer, venerable, virtuous, vitellus, vitiligo, void, wan, washed-out, waxen, weak, well-scrubbed, well-washed, whey-faced, white as snow, white lead, white man, white race, white with age, white-bearded, white-crowned, white-haired, whiten, whitened, whiteness, whitewash, whitey, whitishness, with nothing inside, without content, wrinkled, wrinkly, years old, yellow, yellow man, yolk, zinc oxide, zinc sulfide, zinc white

ROGET THESAURUS

white

Probity

N probity, integrity, rectitude, uprightness, honesty, faith, honor, bonne foi, good faith, bona fides, purity, clean hands, fairness, fair play, justice, equity, impartiality, principle, even-handedness, grace, constancy, faithfulness, fidelity, loyalty, incorruption, incorruptibility, trustworthiness, truth, candor, singleness of heart, veracity, tender conscience, punctilio, delicacy, nicety, scrupulosity, scrupulousness, scruple, point, point of honor, punctuality, dignity, (repute), respectability, respectableness, gentilhomme, gentleman, man of honor, man of his word, fidus Achates, preux chevalier, galantuomo, truepenny, trump, brick, true Briton, white man, court of honor, a fair field and no favor, argumentum ad verecundiam, upright, honest, honest as daylight, veracious, virtuous, honorable, fair, right, just, equitable, impartial, evenhanded, square, fair and aboveboard, open and aboveboard, white, constant, constant as the northern star, faithful, loyal, staunch, true, true blue, true to one's colors, true to the core, true as the needle to the pole, marble-constant, true- hearted, trusty, trustworthy, as good as one's word, to be depended on, incorruptible, straightforward, frank, candid, open-hearted, conscientious, tender-conscienced, right-minded, high-principled, high-minded, scrupulous, religious, strict, nice, punctilious, correct, punctual, respectable, reputable, gentlemanlike, inviolable, inviolate, unviolated, unbroken, unbetrayed, unbought, unbribed, innocent, pure, stainless, unstained, untarnished, unsullied, untainted, unperjured, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, undefiled, undepraved, undebauched, integer vitae scelerisque purus, justus et tenax propositi, chivalrous, jealous of honor, sans peur et sans reproche, high-spirited, supramundane, unworldly, other-worldly, overscrupulous, honorable, bona fide, on the square, in good faith, honor bright, foro conscientiae, with clean hands, a face untaught to feign, bene qui latuit bene vixit, mens sibi conscia recti, probitas laudatur et alget, fidelis ad urnam, his heart as far from fraud as heaven from earth, loyaute m'oblige, loyaute n'a honte, what stronger breastplate than a heart untainted?.

Achromatism

N achromatism, decoloration, discoloration, pallor, pallidness, pallidity, paleness, etiolation, neutral tint, monochrome, black and white, uncolored &c (color), colorless, achromatic, aplanatic, etiolate, etiolated, hueless, pale, pallid, palefaced, tallow-faced, faint, dull, cold, muddy, leaden, dun, wan, sallow, dead, dingy, ashy, ashen, ghastly, cadaverous, glassy, lackluster, discolored, light-colored, fair, blond, white, pale as death, pale as ashes, pale as a witch, pale as a ghost, pale as a corpse, white as a corpse.

Whiteness

N whiteness, argent, albification, etiolation, lactescence, snow, paper, chalk, milk, lily, ivory, alabaster, albata, eburin, German silver, white metal, barium sulphate, titanium oxide, blanc fixe, ceruse, pearl white, white lead, carbonate of lead, white, milk-white, snow-white, snowy, niveous, candid, chalky, hoar, hoary, silvery, argent, argentine, canescent, cretaceous, lactescent, whitish, creamy, pearly, fair, blond, blanched, high in tone, light, white as a sheet, white as driven snow, white as a lily, white as silver, like ivory.

Vision

N vision, sight, optics, eyesight, view, look, espial, glance, ken, coup d'oeil, glimpse, glint, peep, gaze, stare, leer, perlustration, contemplation, conspection, conspectuity, regard, survey, introspection, reconnaissance, speculation, watch, espionage, espionnage, autopsy, ocular inspection, ocular demonstration, sight-seeing, point of view, gazebo, loophole, belvedere, watchtower, field of view, theater, amphitheater, arena, vista, horizon, commanding view, bird's eye view, periscope, visual organ, organ of vision, eye, naked eye, unassisted eye, retina, pupil, iris, cornea, white, optics, orbs, saucer eyes, goggle eyes, gooseberry eyes, short sight, clear sight, sharp sight, quick sight, eagle sight, piercing sight, penetrating sight, clear glance, sharp glance, quick glance, eagle glance, piercing glance, penetrating glance, clear eye, sharp eye, quick eye, eagle eye, piercing eye, penetrating eye, perspicacity, discernment, catopsis, eagle, hawk, cat, lynx, Argus, evil eye, basilisk, cockatrice, seeing, visual, ocular, optic, optical, ophthalmic, clear-eyesighted, eagle-eyed, hawk-eyed, lynx-eyed, keen- eyed, Argus-eyed, visible, visibly, in sight of, with one's eyes open at sight, at first sight, at a glance, at the first blush, prima facie, Int, look!, the scales falling from one's eyes, an eye like Mars to threaten or command, her eyes are homes of silent prayer, looking before and after, thy rapt soul sitting in thine eyes.


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