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Definition of White


  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.
  2. Destitute of color, as in the cheeks, or of the tinge of blood color; pale; pallid; as, white with fear.
  3. Having the color of purity; free from spot or blemish, or from guilt or pollution; innocent; pure.
  4. Gray, as from age; having silvery hair; hoary.
  5. Characterized by freedom from that which disturbs, and the like; fortunate; happy; favorable.
  6. Regarded with especial favor; favorite; darling.
  7. 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.
  8. Something having the color of snow; something white, or nearly so; as, the white of the eye.
  9. 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.
  10. A person with a white skin; a member of the white, or Caucasian, races of men.
  11. A white pigment; as, Venice white.
  12. 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.
  13. To make white; to whiten; to whitewash; to bleach.

White Quotations

True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
Honore de Balzac

Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.
Robert Frank

Things are not quite so simple always as black and white.
Doris Lessing

If you're white and you're wrong, then you're wrong; if you're black and you're wrong, you're wrong. People are people. Black, blue, pink, green - God make no rules about color; only society make rules where my people suffer, and that why we must have redemption and redemption now.
Bob Marley

Some white people hate black people, and some white people love black people, some black people hate white people, and some black people love white people. So you see it's not an issue of black and white, it's an issue of Lovers and Haters.
Eden Ahbez
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White Translations

white in Afrikaans is blank, wit
white in Danish is hvid
white in Dutch is blanco, blank, oningevuld, wit
white in Finnish is valkea
white in French is blanc
white in Italian is bianco
white in Latin is niveus, candidus
white in Norwegian is hvit, hvit
white in Portuguese is branco
white in Spanish is blanco
white in Swedish is vit
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