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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

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

Finally, let us understand that when we stand together, we will always win. When men and women stand together for justice, we win. When black, white and Hispanic people stand together for justice, we win.
Bernie Sanders

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

Being glamorous is about strength and confidence. It's black and white - dramatic. You have to be strong.
Catherine Zeta-Jones

In the beginning it was all black and white.
Maureen O'Hara
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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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