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  1. white
    IPA[(h)wīt]
  2. adjective

    noun

    • 1. white color or pigment:

      garnet-red flowers flecked with white the woodwork was an immaculate white
    • 2. white clothes or material:

      he was dressed from head to foot in white
    • 3. white clothes, especially as worn for playing tennis, or as naval uniform, or in the context of washing:

      wash whites separately
    • 4. white wine:

      a bottle of house white
    • 5. the player of the white pieces in chess or checkers.

    • 6. the white pieces in chess.

    • 7. a white thing, in particular the white ball (the cue ball) in billiards.

    • 8. white bread:

      tuna on white
    • 9. the visible pale part of the eyeball around the iris.

    • 10. the outer part (white when cooked) which surrounds the yolk of an egg; the albumen.

    • 11. a member of a light-skinned people, especially one of European extraction.

    • 12. a white or cream butterfly that has dark veins or spots on the wings. It can be a serious crop pest.

    verb

    • 1. paint or turn (something) white:

      your passion hath whited your face
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: white, plural noun: whites

    • adjective

      of the colour of milk or fresh snow, due to the reflection of all visible rays of light; the opposite of black:

      very pale:

    • noun

      white colour or pigment:

      white clothes or material:

    • verb

      paint or turn (something) white:
    • noun

      a Belarusian.

      an opponent of the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War.

    • adjective

      Belarusian.

      relating to the opponents of the Bolsheviks.

    • the official residence of the US president in Washington, DC.

      used in reference to the US president or presidency:

    • a river that flows for 720 miles (1,160 m) from northwestern Arkansas across the Ozark Plateau to the Mississippi River.

      a river that flows in two main branches through Indiana, past Indianapolis, to the Wabash River.

    • noun

      used in reference to a good or moral person, especially the hero in a movie, novel, or play:

      a person who hacks into a computer network in order to test or evaluate its security systems:

    • noun

      a person expected to bring much success to a group or organization:

      formerly, a white boxer believed by fans to be able to beat a black champion.

    • noun

      a white bow tie worn by men as part of full evening dress.

      full evening dress with a white bow tie:

    • noun

      a person or thing that comes to someone's aid.

      a person or company making an acceptable counteroffer for a company facing a hostile takeover bid:

    • adjective

      relating to the work done or those who work in an office or other professional environment.

      denoting nonviolent crime committed by white-collar workers, especially fraud.

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