English dictionary definition of:

white


Noun

  • a member of the Caucasoid race
  • the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
  • 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)
  • Australian writer (1912-1990)
  • United States political journalist (1915-1986)
  • United States architect (1853-1906)
  • United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985)
  • United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918)
  • a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri
  • the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water
  • (board games) the lighter pieces
  • (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth

Verb

  • turn white

Adjective

  • being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light
  • of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration
  • free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied
  • marked by the presence of snow
  • restricted to whites only
  • glowing white with heat
  • benevolent; without malicious intent
  • (of a surface) not written or printed on
  • (of coffee) having cream or milk added
  • (of hair) having lost its color
  • anemic looking from illness or emotion
  • of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets

Thesaurus

albumen   ashen   blanched   blank   bloodless   caucasian   clean   flannel   gabardine   lily-white   livid   ovalbumin   snowy   tweed   white-hot   whiten   whitened   whiteness  

Spellzone course content

View spelling list Other wh words and learn about the word white in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 4. Spelling the consonant digraphs, Part 1.

View spelling list Other wh words and learn about the word white in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit .

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Scrabble score for white


Scrabble score = 11

generated at 13:48:24 on 12-03-20

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