What is white?

  • (adj): (of hair) having lost its color.
    Example: "The white hairs of old age"
    Synonyms: whitened
    See also — Additional definitions below

White

White is the color of pure snow or milk. It is the color of light that contains all of the wavelengths of the visible spectrum without absorption. It is the opposite of black.

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Deer - Cultural Significance - Literature and Art
... In the Disney film Bambi, he is a white-tailed deer, while in Felix Salten's original book Bambi, A Life in the Woods, he is a roe deer ... now kings and queens of Narnia, chase the White Stag on a hunt, as the Stag is said to grant its captor a wish ... The Animals of Farthing Wood, a deer called The Great White Stag is the leader of all the animal residents of the nature reserve White Deer Park ...
3rd White Cloth Hall - History
... After construction of the two prior white cloth halls in 1711 and 1756 there was a meeting in 1774 to plan the building of yet another cloth hall in Leeds ... During the Victorian period, the White Cloth Hall Yard played host to various events, including the circus, as evidenced by an 1858 poster for Pablo Fanque's Grand Allied Circus ... The Cupola from the demolished 2nd White Cloth Hall was installed on the roof in 1786 ...
Yellow-browed Bunting
... streaked, and the underparts are white with an orange hue on the flanks and some fine dark streaks ... The breeding male has a black head with white crown and moustachial stripes and throat ... there is always some yellow in the eyebrow, as well as at least a hint of a white stripe on the crown ...
White Trash - In Literature
... Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland's play Po' White Trash, published in 1900, exposes complicated cultural tensions in the post-Reconstruction South, at the heart of which is ... Seraph on the Suwanee (1948) explores images of 'white trash' women ... waste, and the construction of class and gender identities among poor whites reflects the eugenics discourses of the 1920s ...
White Trash
... White trash is an American English pejorative term referring to poor white people in the United States, especially in the rural South, suggesting lower ... The term is usually a slur, but may also be used self-referentially by whites to jokingly describe their origins ...

More definitions of "white":

  • (adj): Being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light.
    Example: "As white as fresh snow"; "a bride's white dress"
    Synonyms: achromatic
  • (adj): Benevolent; without malicious intent.
    Example: "White magic"; "a white lie"; "that's white of you"
  • (noun): A tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri.
    Synonyms: White River
  • (adj): Of a surface; not written or printed on.
    Example: "Wide white margins"
    Synonyms: blank, clean
  • (noun): (board games) the lighter pieces.
  • (adj): Of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration.
    Example: "Voting patterns within the white population"
    Synonyms: caucasian
  • (adj): Ash-colored or anemic looking from illness or emotion.
    Example: "Lips white with terror"; "a face white with rage"
    Synonyms: ashen, blanched, bloodless, livid
  • (adj): Restricted to whites only.
    Example: "Under segregation there were even white restrooms and white drinking fountains"; "a lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization"
    Synonyms: lily-white
  • (adj): Dressed (or especially habited) in white.
    Example: "White nuns"
  • (noun): The quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black).
    Synonyms: whiteness
  • (adj): Glowing white with heat.
    Example: "White flames"; "a white-hot center of the fire"
    Synonyms: white-hot
  • (noun): United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918).
    Synonyms: Andrew D. White, Andrew Dickson White
  • (adj): Of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets.
    Example: "White nights"
  • (adj): Free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied.
    Example: "In shining white armor"
  • (adj): (of coffee) having cream or milk added.
  • (noun): United States architect (1853-1906).
    Synonyms: Stanford White
  • (verb): Turn white.
    Synonyms: whiten
  • (adj): Marked by the presence of snow.
    Example: "A white Christmas"; "the white hills of a northern winter"
    Synonyms: snowy

Famous quotes containing the word white:

    Poverty was an ornament on a learned man like a red ribbon on a white horse.
    Anzia Yezierska (c. 1881–1970)

    The silence is death.
    It comes each day with its shock
    to sit on my shoulder, a white bird,
    and peck at the black eyes
    and the vibrating red muscle
    of my mouth.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    Once I had a professor say to me, “You know you have as much education as a lot of white people.” I answered, “Doctor, I have more education than most white people.”
    Joycelyn Elders (b. 1933)