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 for white
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  White \White\ (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. Whiter
     (hw[imac]t"[~e]r); superl. Whitest.] [OE. whit, AS.
     hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[imac]t, D. wit, G.
     weiss, OHG. w[imac]z, hw[imac]z, Icel. hv[imac]tr, Sw. hvit,
     Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith. szveisti, to make bright,
     Russ. sviet' light, Skr. [,c]v[=e]ta white, [,c]vit to be
     bright. [root]42. Cf. Wheat, Whitsunday.]
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     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. "Pearls white." --Chaucer.
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              White as the whitest lily on a stream. --Longfellow.
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     2. Destitute of color, as in the cheeks, or of the tinge of
        blood color; pale; pallid; as, white with fear.
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              Or whispering with white lips, "The foe!
              They come! they come!"                --Byron.
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     3. Having the color of purity; free from spot or blemish, or
        from guilt or pollution; innocent; pure.
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              White as thy fame, and as thy honor clear. --Dryden.
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              No whiter page than Addison's remains. --Pope.
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     4. Gray, as from age; having silvery hair; hoary.
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              Your high engendered battles 'gainst a head
              So old and white as this.             --Shak.
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     5. Characterized by freedom from that which disturbs, and the
        like; fortunate; happy; favorable.
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              On the whole, however, the dominie reckoned this as
              one of the white days of his life.    --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     6. Regarded with especial favor; favorite; darling.
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              Come forth, my white spouse.          --Chaucer.
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              I am his white boy, and will not be gullet. --Ford.
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     Note: White is used in many self-explaining compounds, as
           white-backed, white-bearded, white-footed.
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     White alder. (Bot.) See Sweet pepper bush, under
        Pepper.
  
     White ant (Zool.), any one of numerous species of social
        pseudoneuropterous insects of the genus Termes. These
        insects are very abundant in tropical countries, and form
        large and complex communities consisting of numerous
        asexual workers of one or more kinds, of large-headed
        asexual individuals called soldiers, of one or more queens
        (or fertile females) often having the body enormously
        distended by the eggs, and, at certain seasons of numerous
        winged males, together with the larvae and pupae of each
        kind in various stages of development. Many of the species
        construct large and complicated nests, sometimes in the
        form of domelike structures rising several feet above the
        ground and connected with extensive subterranean galleries
        and chambers. In their social habits they closely resemble
        the true ants. They feed upon animal and vegetable
        substances of various kinds, including timber, and are
        often very destructive to buildings and furniture.
  
     White arsenic (Chem.), arsenious oxide, As2O3, a
        substance of a white color, and vitreous adamantine
        luster, having an astringent, sweetish taste. It is a
        deadly poison.
  
     White bass (Zool.), a fresh-water North American bass
        ({Roccus chrysops) found in the Great Likes.
  
     White bear (Zool.), the polar bear. See under Polar.
  
     White blood cell. (Physiol.) See Leucocyte.
  
     White brand (Zool.), the snow goose.
  
     White brass, a white alloy of copper; white copper.
  
     White campion. (Bot.)
        (a) A kind of catchfly ({Silene stellata) with white
            flowers.
        (b) A white-flowered Lychnis ({Lychnis vespertina).
  
     White canon (R. C. Ch.), a Premonstratensian.
  
     White caps, the members of a secret organization in various
        of the United States, who attempt to drive away or reform
        obnoxious persons by lynch-law methods. They appear masked
        in white. Their actions resembled those of the Ku Klux
        Klan in some ways but they were not formally affiliated
        with the Klan, and their victims were often not black.
  
     White cedar (Bot.), an evergreen tree of North America
        ({Thuja occidentalis), also the related Cupressus
        thyoides, or Chamaecyparis sphaeroidea, a slender
        evergreen conifer which grows in the so-called cedar
        swamps of the Northern and Atlantic States. Both are much
        valued for their durable timber. In California the name is
        given to the Libocedrus decurrens, the timber of which
        is also useful, though often subject to dry rot.
        --Goodale. The white cedar of Demerara, Guiana, etc., is a
        lofty tree ({Icica altissima syn. Bursera altissima)
        whose fragrant wood is used for canoes and cabinetwork, as
        it is not attacked by insect.
  
     White cell. (Physiol.) See Leucocyte.
  
     White cell-blood (Med.), leucocythaemia.
  
     White clover (Bot.), a species of small perennial clover
        bearing white flowers. It furnishes excellent food for
        cattle and horses, as well as for the honeybee. See also
        under Clover.
  
     White copper, a whitish alloy of copper. See German
        silver, under German.
  
     White copperas (Min.), a native hydrous sulphate of iron;
        coquimbite.
  
     White coral (Zool.), an ornamental branched coral
        ({Amphihelia oculata) native of the Mediterranean.
  
     White corpuscle. (Physiol.) See Leucocyte.
  
     White cricket (Zool.), the tree cricket.
  
     White crop, a crop of grain which loses its green color, or
        becomes white, in ripening, as wheat, rye, barley, and
        oats, as distinguished from a green crop, or a root crop.
        
  
     White currant (Bot.), a variety of the common red currant,
        having white berries.
  
     White daisy (Bot.), the oxeye daisy. See under Daisy.
  
     White damp, a kind of poisonous gas encountered in coal
        mines. --Raymond.
  
     White elephant (Zool.),
        (a) a whitish, or albino, variety of the Asiatic elephant.
        (b) see white elephant in the vocabulary.
  
     White elm (Bot.), a majestic tree of North America ({Ulmus
        Americana), the timber of which is much used for hubs of
        wheels, and for other purposes.
  
     White ensign. See Saint George's ensign, under Saint.
        
  
     White feather, a mark or symbol of cowardice. See To show
        the white feather, under Feather, n.
  
     White fir (Bot.), a name given to several coniferous trees
        of the Pacific States, as Abies grandis, and Abies
        concolor.
  
     White flesher (Zool.), the ruffed grouse. See under
        Ruffed. [Canada]
  
     White frost. See Hoarfrost.
  
     White game (Zool.), the white ptarmigan.
  
     White garnet (Min.), leucite.
  
     White+grass+(Bot.),+an+American+grass+({Leersia+Virginica">White grass (Bot.), an American grass ({Leersia Virginica)
        with greenish-white paleae.
  
     White grouse. (Zool.)
        (a) The white ptarmigan.
        (b) The prairie chicken. [Local, U. S.]
  
     White grub (Zool.), the larva of the June bug and other
        allied species. These grubs eat the roots of grasses and
        other plants, and often do much damage.
  
     White hake (Zool.), the squirrel hake. See under
        Squirrel.
  
     White hawk, or White kite (Zool.), the hen harrier.
  
     White heat, the temperature at which bodies become
        incandescent, and appear white from the bright light which
        they emit.
  
     White hellebore (Bot.), a plant of the genus Veratrum
        ({Veratrum album) See Hellebore, 2.
  
     White herring, a fresh, or unsmoked, herring, as
        distinguished from a red, or cured, herring. [R.] --Shak.
  
     White hoolet (Zool.), the barn owl. [Prov. Eng.]
  
     White horses (Naut.), white-topped waves; whitecaps.
  
     The White House. See under House.
  
     White+ibis+(Zool.),+an+American+ibis+({Guara+alba">White ibis (Zool.), an American ibis ({Guara alba) having
        the plumage pure white, except the tips of the wings,
        which are black. It inhabits tropical America and the
        Southern United States. Called also Spanish curlew.
  
     White iron.
        (a) Thin sheets of iron coated with tin; tinned iron.
        (b) A hard, silvery-white cast iron containing a large
            proportion of combined carbon.
  
     White iron pyrites (Min.), marcasite.
  
     White land, a tough clayey soil, of a whitish hue when dry,
        but blackish after rain. [Eng.]
  
     White lark (Zool.), the snow bunting.
  
     White lead.
        (a) A carbonate of lead much used in painting, and for
            other purposes; ceruse.
        (b) (Min.) Native lead carbonate; cerusite.
  
     White leather, buff leather; leather tanned with alum and
        salt.
  
     White leg (Med.), milk leg. See under Milk.
  
     White lettuce (Bot.), rattlesnake root. See under
        Rattlesnake.
  
     White lie. See under Lie.
  
     White light.
        (a) (Physics) Light having the different colors in the
            same proportion as in the light coming directly from
            the sun, without having been decomposed, as by passing
            through a prism. See the Note under Color, n., 1.
        (b) A kind of firework which gives a brilliant white
            illumination for signals, etc.
  
     White lime, a solution or preparation of lime for
        whitewashing; whitewash.
  
     White line (Print.), a void space of the breadth of a line,
        on a printed page; a blank line.
  
     White meat.
        (a) Any light-colored flesh, especially of poultry.
        (b) Food made from milk or eggs, as butter, cheese, etc.
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                  Driving their cattle continually with them, and
                  feeding only upon their milk and white meats.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     White merganser (Zool.), the smew.
  
     White metal.
        (a) Any one of several white alloys, as pewter, britannia,
            etc.
        (b) (Metal.) A fine grade of copper sulphide obtained at a
            certain stage in copper smelting.
  
     White miller. (Zool.)
        (a) The common clothes moth.
        (b) A common American bombycid moth ({Spilosoma
            Virginica) which is pure white with a few small black
            spots; -- called also ermine moth, and virgin
            moth. See Woolly bear, under Woolly.
  
     White money, silver money.
  
     White mouse (Zool.), the albino variety of the common
        mouse.
  
     White+mullet+(Zool.),+a+silvery+mullet+({Mugil+curema">White mullet (Zool.), a silvery mullet ({Mugil curema)
        ranging from the coast of the United States to Brazil; --
        called also blue-back mullet, and liza.
  
     White nun (Zool.), the smew; -- so called from the white
        crest and the band of black feathers on the back of its
        head, which give the appearance of a hood.
  
     White oak. (Bot.) See under Oak.
  
     White owl. (Zool.)
        (a) The snowy owl.
        (b) The barn owl.
  
     White partridge (Zool.), the white ptarmigan.
  
     White perch. (Zool.)
        (a) A North American fresh-water bass ({Morone Americana)
            valued as a food fish.
        (b) The croaker, or fresh-water drum.
        (c) Any California surf fish.
  
     White pine. (Bot.) See the Note under Pine.
  
     White+poplar+(Bot.),+a+European+tree+({Populus+alba">White poplar (Bot.), a European tree ({Populus alba) often
        cultivated as a shade tree in America; abele.
  
     White poppy (Bot.), the opium-yielding poppy. See Poppy.
        
  
     White powder, a kind of gunpowder formerly believed to
        exist, and to have the power of exploding without noise.
        [Obs.]
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              A pistol charged with white powder.   --Beau. & Fl.
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     White precipitate. (Old Chem.) See under Precipitate.
  
     White rabbit. (Zool.)
        (a) The American northern hare in its winter pelage.
        (b) An albino rabbit.
  
     White rent,
        (a) (Eng. Law) Formerly, rent payable in silver; --
            opposed to black rent. See Blackmail, n., 3.
        (b) A rent, or duty, of eight pence, payable yearly by
            every tinner in Devon and Cornwall to the Duke of
            Cornwall, as lord of the soil. [Prov. Eng.]
  
     White rhinoceros. (Zool.)
        (a) The one-horned, or Indian, rhinoceros ({Rhinoceros
            Indicus). See Rhinoceros.
        (b) The umhofo.
  
     White ribbon, the distinctive badge of certain
        organizations for the promotion of temperance or of moral
        purity; as, the White-ribbon Army.
  
     White rope (Naut.), untarred hemp rope.
  
     White rot. (Bot.)
        (a) Either of several plants, as marsh pennywort and
            butterwort, which were thought to produce the disease
            called rot in sheep.
        (b) A disease of grapes. See White rot, under Rot.
  
     White sage (Bot.), a white, woolly undershrub ({Eurotia
        lanata) of Western North America; -- called also winter
        fat.
  
     White salmon (Zool.), the silver salmon.
  
     White salt, salt dried and calcined; decrepitated salt.
  
     White+scale+(Zool.),+a+scale+insect+({Aspidiotus+Nerii">White scale (Zool.), a scale insect ({Aspidiotus Nerii)
        injurious to the orange tree. See Orange scale, under
        Orange.
  
     White shark (Zool.), a species of man-eating shark. See
        under Shark.
  
     White softening. (Med.) See Softening of the brain, under
        Softening.
  
     White spruce. (Bot.) See Spruce, n., 1.
  
     White squall (Naut.), a sudden gust of wind, or furious
        blow, which comes up without being marked in its approach
        otherwise than by whitecaps, or white, broken water, on
        the surface of the sea.
  
     White staff, the badge of the lord high treasurer of
        England. --Macaulay.
  
     White stork (Zool.), the common European stork.
  
     White sturgeon. (Zool.) See Shovelnose
        (d) .
  
     White sucker. (Zool.)
        (a) The common sucker.
        (b) The common red horse ({Moxostoma macrolepidotum).
  
     White swelling (Med.), a chronic swelling of the knee,
        produced by a strumous inflammation of the synovial
        membranes of the kneejoint and of the cancellar texture of
        the end of the bone forming the kneejoint; -- applied also
        to a lingering chronic swelling of almost any kind.
  
     White tombac. See Tombac.
  
     White trout (Zool.), the white weakfish, or silver
        squeteague ({Cynoscion nothus), of the Southern United
        States.
  
     White vitriol (Chem.), hydrous sulphate of zinc. See White
        vitriol, under Vitriol.
  
     White wagtail (Zool.), the common, or pied, wagtail.
  
     White wax, beeswax rendered white by bleaching.
  
     White whale (Zool.), the beluga.
  
     White widgeon (Zool.), the smew.
  
     White wine. any wine of a clear, transparent color,
        bordering on white, as Madeira, sherry, Lisbon, etc.; --
        distinguished from wines of a deep red color, as port and
        Burgundy. "White wine of Lepe." --Chaucer.
  
     White witch, a witch or wizard whose supernatural powers
        are supposed to be exercised for good and beneficent
        purposes. --Addison. --Cotton Mather.
  
     White wolf. (Zool.)
        (a) A light-colored wolf ({Canis laniger) native of
            Thibet; -- called also chanco, golden wolf, and
            Thibetan wolf.
        (b) The albino variety of the gray wolf.
  
     White wren (Zool.), the willow warbler; -- so called from
        the color of the under parts.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  White \White\, n.
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     1. 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.
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              Finely attired in a of white.         --Shak.
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     2. Something having the color of snow; something white, or
        nearly so; as, the white of the eye.
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     3. 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.
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              'T was I won the wager, though you hit the white.
                                                    --Shak.
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     4. A person with a white skin; a member of the white, or
        Caucasian, races of men.
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     5. A white pigment; as, Venice white.
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     6. (Zool.) 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.
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     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[deg] C. it
        coagulates to a solid mass, owing to the albumin which it
        contains. --Parr.
  
     White of the eye (Anat.), the white part of the ball of the
        eye surrounding the transparent cornea.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  White \White\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whited; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Whiting.] [AS. hw[imac]tan.]
     To make white; to whiten; to whitewash; to bleach.
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           Whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful
           outward, but are within full of . . . uncleanness.
                                                    --Matt. xxiii.
                                                    27.
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           So as no fuller on earth can white them. --Mark. ix. 3.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wine \Wine\, n. [OE. win, AS. win, fr. L. vinum (cf. Icel.
     v[imac]n; all from the Latin); akin to Gr. o'i^nos, ?, and E.
     withy. Cf. Vine, Vineyard, Vinous, Withy.]
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     1. The expressed juice of grapes, esp. when fermented; a
        beverage or liquor prepared from grapes by squeezing out
        their juice, and (usually) allowing it to ferment. "Red
        wine of Gascoigne." --Piers Plowman.
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              Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and
              whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. --Prov.
                                                    xx. 1.
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              Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape
              Crushed the sweet poison of misused wine. --Milton.
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     Note: Wine is essentially a dilute solution of ethyl alcohol,
           containing also certain small quantities of ethers and
           ethereal salts which give character and bouquet.
           According to their color, strength, taste, etc., wines
           are called red, white, spirituous, dry,
           light, still, etc.
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     2. A liquor or beverage prepared from the juice of any fruit
        or plant by a process similar to that for grape wine; as,
        currant wine; gooseberry wine; palm wine.
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     3. The effect of drinking wine in excess; intoxication.
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              Noah awoke from his wine.             --Gen. ix. 24.
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     Birch wine, Cape wine, etc. See under Birch, Cape,
        etc.
  
     Spirit of wine. See under Spirit.
  
     To have drunk wine of ape or To have drunk wine ape, to
        be so drunk as to be foolish. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  
     Wine acid. (Chem.) See Tartaric acid, under Tartaric.
        [Colloq.]
  
     Wine apple (Bot.), a large red apple, with firm flesh and a
        rich, vinous flavor.
  
     Wine fly (Zool.), small two-winged fly of the genus
        Piophila, whose larva lives in wine, cider, and other
        fermented liquors.
  
     Wine grower, one who cultivates a vineyard and makes wine.
        
  
     Wine measure, the measure by which wines and other spirits
        are sold, smaller than beer measure.
  
     Wine merchant, a merchant who deals in wines.
  
     Wine of opium (Pharm.), a solution of opium in aromatized
        sherry wine, having the same strength as ordinary
        laudanum; -- also Sydenham's laudanum.
  
     Wine press, a machine or apparatus in which grapes are
        pressed to extract their juice.
  
     Wine skin, a bottle or bag of skin, used, in various
        countries, for carrying wine.
  
     Wine stone, a kind of crust deposited in wine casks. See
        1st Tartar, 1.
  
     Wine vault.
        (a) A vault where wine is stored.
        (b) A place where wine is served at the bar, or at tables;
            a dramshop. --Dickens.
  
     Wine vinegar, vinegar made from wine.
  
     Wine whey, whey made from milk coagulated by the use of
        wine.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Colorless \Col"or*less\, a.
     1. Without color; not distinguished by any hue; transparent;
        as, colorless water; a colorless gas.
  
     Note: [Narrower terms: ashen, bloodless, livid, lurid, pale,
           pallid, pasty, wan, waxen; neutral; white] [Also
           See: achromatic, colorless.]
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     2. Free from any manifestation of partial or peculiar
        sentiment or feeling; not disclosing likes, dislikes,
        prejudice, etc.; as, colorless music; a colorless style;
        definitions should be colorless.
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     3. having lost its normal color.
  
     Note: [Narrower terms: blanched, etiolate, etiolated,
           whitened; bleached, faded, washed-out, washy;
           dimmed, dulled, grayed; dirty; dull, sober,
           somber, subfusc] colored
  
     Syn: colorless, uncolored, uncoloured.
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  white
      adj 1: being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness;
             having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all
             incident light; "as white as fresh snow"; "a bride's
             white dress" [ant: black]
      2: of or belonging to a racial group having light skin
         coloration; "voting patterns within the white population"
         [ant: black]
      3: free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied; "in shining
         white armor"
      4: marked by the presence of snow; "a white Christmas"; "the
         white hills of a northern winter" [syn: white, snowy]
      5: restricted to whites only; "under segregation there were even
         white restrooms and white drinking fountains"; "a lily-white
         movement which would expel Negroes from the organization"
         [syn: white, lily-white]
      6: glowing white with heat; "white flames"; "a white-hot center
         of the fire" [syn: white, white-hot]
      7: benevolent; without malicious intent; "that's white of you"
      8: (of a surface) not written or printed on; "blank pages";
         "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white
         margins" [syn: blank, clean, white]
      9: (of coffee) having cream or milk added
      10: (of hair) having lost its color; "the white hairs of old
          age" [syn: white, whitened]
      11: anemic looking from illness or emotion; "a face turned
          ashen"; "the invalid's blanched cheeks"; "tried to speak
          with bloodless lips"; "a face livid with shock";
          "lips...livid with the hue of death"- Mary W. Shelley; "lips
          white with terror"; "a face white with rage" [syn: ashen,
          blanched, bloodless, livid, white]
      12: of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely
          sets; "white nights"
      n 1: a member of the Caucasoid race [syn: White, White
           person, Caucasian]
      2: the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest
         lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black) [syn:
         white, whiteness] [ant: black, blackness, inkiness]
      3: 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) [syn: White,
         Edward White, Edward D. White, Edward Douglas White
         Jr.]
      4: Australian writer (1912-1990) [syn: White, Patrick White,
         Patrick Victor Martindale White]
      5: United States political journalist (1915-1986) [syn: White,
         T. H. White, Theodore Harold White]
      6: United States architect (1853-1906) [syn: White, Stanford
         White]
      7: United States writer noted for his humorous essays
         (1899-1985) [syn: White, E. B. White, Elwyn Brooks
         White]
      8: United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell)
         founded Cornell University and served as its first president
         (1832-1918) [syn: White, Andrew D. White, Andrew Dickson
         White]
      9: a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward
         through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri [syn:
         White, White River]
      10: the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective
          gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly
          of albumin dissolved in water; "she separated the whites
          from the yolks of several eggs" [syn: egg white, white,
          albumen, ovalbumin]
      11: (board games) the lighter pieces [ant: black]
      12: (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or
          gabardine or tweed or white cloth [syn: flannel,
          gabardine, tweed, white]
      v 1: turn white; "This detergent will whiten your laundry" [syn:
           whiten, white] [ant: black, blacken, melanise,
           melanize, nigrify]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  312 Moby Thesaurus words for "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
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  White
     a symbol of purity (2 Chr. 5:12; Ps. 51:7; Isa. 1:18; Rev. 3:18;
     7:14). Our Lord, at his transfiguration, appeared in raiment
     "white as the light" (Matt. 17:2, etc.).
     

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  WHITE, adj. and n.  Black.
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  White -- U.S. County in Georgia
     Population (2000):    19944
     Housing Units (2000): 9454
     Land area (2000):     241.578093 sq. miles (625.684363 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.583088 sq. miles (1.510192 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    242.161181 sq. miles (627.194555 sq. km)
     Located within:       Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
     Location:             34.615230 N, 83.742570 W
     Headwords:
      White
      White, GA
      White County
      White County, GA
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  White -- U.S. County in Indiana
     Population (2000):    25267
     Housing Units (2000): 12083
     Land area (2000):     505.236488 sq. miles (1308.556440 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    3.564599 sq. miles (9.232269 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    508.801087 sq. miles (1317.788709 sq. km)
     Located within:       Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
     Location:             40.748174 N, 86.831515 W
     Headwords:
      White
      White, IN
      White County
      White County, IN
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  White -- U.S. County in Illinois
     Population (2000):    15371
     Housing Units (2000): 7393
     Land area (2000):     494.870413 sq. miles (1281.708431 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    6.826446 sq. miles (17.680413 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    501.696859 sq. miles (1299.388844 sq. km)
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             38.104078 N, 88.180096 W
     Headwords:
      White
      White, IL
      White County
      White County, IL
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  White -- U.S. County in Tennessee
     Population (2000):    23102
     Housing Units (2000): 10191
     Land area (2000):     376.581992 sq. miles (975.342841 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    2.803816 sq. miles (7.261851 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    379.385808 sq. miles (982.604692 sq. km)
     Located within:       Tennessee (TN), FIPS 47
     Location:             35.929676 N, 85.478170 W
     Headwords:
      White
      White, TN
      White County
      White County, TN
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  White -- U.S. County in Arkansas
     Population (2000):    67165
     Housing Units (2000): 27613
     Land area (2000):     1034.029450 sq. miles (2678.123867 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    8.329073 sq. miles (21.572200 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1042.358523 sq. miles (2699.696067 sq. km)
     Located within:       Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
     Location:             35.250106 N, 91.730562 W
     Headwords:
      White
      White, AR
      White County
      White County, AR
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  White, GA -- U.S. city in Georgia
     Population (2000):    693
     Housing Units (2000): 274
     Land area (2000):     0.906110 sq. miles (2.346814 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.906110 sq. miles (2.346814 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            82468
     Located within:       Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
     Location:             34.280449 N, 84.746606 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     30184
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      White, GA
      White
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  White, SD -- U.S. city in South Dakota
     Population (2000):    530
     Housing Units (2000): 212
     Land area (2000):     0.714798 sq. miles (1.851318 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.714798 sq. miles (1.851318 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            70940
     Located within:       South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
     Location:             44.434353 N, 96.647514 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     57276
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      White, SD
      White
  

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