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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
white
I.adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a brown/white etc envelope
▪ There was a large brown envelope on his desk.
a red/white scar
▪ She still had the faint white scar on her ankle.
a white cell (=a type of blood cell that defends your body against disease)
▪ In leukaemia there is an abnormal and excessive formation of white cells.
a white Christmas (=with snow on the ground)
▪ We haven't had a white Christmas in England for years.
a white cloud
▪ There was a bright blue sky with a few white clouds.
a white lie (=a small lie that you tell someone for good reasons, for example to avoid hurting their feelings)
▪ We all have to tell white lies sometimes.
a white wedding (=a traditional wedding where the bride wears a white dress)
▪ She had always wanted a white wedding.
a white/black/red etc patch
▪ The bird has a large black patch on each side of its neck.
a white/golden beach
▪ The house was beside a dazzling white beach.
be white with rage
▪ I could see she was white with rage.
black and white
▪ black and white photos
black/blue/white/grey smoke
▪ Black smoke poured out of the engine.
bleed sb dry/white (=take all their money, possessions etc)
▪ The ten-year war has bled the country dry.
deathly cold/white/pale
▪ She was deathly pale, and looked as if she might faint.
egg white (=the white part)
▪ Whisk the egg white until stiff.
fair/pale/white
▪ I have fair skin that burns very easily.
go grey/white etc
▪ Her hair is starting to go grey.
go wild/mad/white etc with sth
▪ The crowd was going wild with excitement.
red/white/rosé wine
▪ The waiter brought some red wine.
the black/white population (=black or white people who live in a place )
▪ Unemployment is greater among the black population.
the black/white/Asian etc community
▪ The city has a large Asian community.
the White House
▪ claims that the White House had received warnings of a possible terrorist attack before September 11th
turn (sth) red/blue/white etc
▪ Rose’s hair was already turning grey.
▪ In October the leaves turn orange and yellow.
▪ The sun had turned the sky a glowing pink.
wave/raise/show etc the white flag
▪ Despite the loss, the team refuses to wave the white flag and give up on the season.
wear black/white/red etc
▪ Usually I wear black, grey, or brown.
white blood cell
white chocolate (=white in colour, with a sweet milky taste)
▪ Serve the cake with a white chocolate sauce.
white corpuscle
white dwarf
white elephant
▪ When the theatre first opened it was widely regarded as a white elephant.
white fish (=whose meat is white when cooked)
▪ grilled white fish
white flag
▪ Despite the loss, the team refuses to wave the white flag and give up on the season.
white flour
white goodsBritish English (= equipment used in the home such as washing machines and refrigerators)
▪ The house is unfurnished, except for white goods.
white goods
white heat
white horses
white hot (=used to describe metal that is extremely hot)
▪ He held the metal in the flame until it became white hot.
White House
▪ claims that the White House had received warnings of a possible terrorist attack before September 11th
white knight
white lie
white lightning
white magic
white meat (=a light-coloured meat such as chicken)
▪ White meat is supposed to be healthier.
white meat
white noise
White Pages
White Paper
white pepper
white sauce
white spirit
white supremacist
white trash
white van man
white wedding
white
▪ an old man with white hair
white (=with milk)
▪ Two white teas and a coffee, please.
white (=with milk)
▪ I’d like a white coffee, please.
white/brown bread
▪ Would you like white bread or brown bread?
white/red/blue etc
▪ I decided to use white paint throughout the house.
white/wholemeal/granary etc loafBritish English
white/wholemeal/rice/wheat etc flour
white/yellow
▪ His teeth were white and even.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
blood
▪ Since 1998, white blood cells have been removed from donated blood.
▪ His white blood count dropped after the treatment, as expected, but is now back up to pre-transplant levels.
▪ This left him defenceless against the foreign white blood cells in the transfused blood.
▪ His body was erroneously producing a flood of white blood cells in a frantic search for a disease that did not exist.
▪ Lymphocyte: a variety of white blood cell.
▪ Glover saw his face, dense as coal, no white blood, none of the high tones of the day.
▪ In two-thirds of such patients, white blood cells known as T-Lymphocytes that are produced by the marrow attack their fresh surroundings.
▪ Plasma is the protein-rich water that remains when red and white blood cells are removed from blood.
bread
▪ The kitchen bread-bin yielded three loaves of wrapped sliced white bread, and a single granary loaf.
▪ Unless you desire the whitest possible loaf, unbleached flour is processed less and certainly white enough for white bread.
▪ Use pre-sliced white bread and remove the crusts.
▪ As an alternative, I am proposing a slow, firm loaf that will change your view of white bread for ever.
▪ So I have saved my white bread until last; there is some left for my old age.
▪ I repeat: There are times when only white bread will do.
▪ At one time in history white bread was too expensive for all but the very rich.
▪ Either way this is a great bread combining both the enjoyment of light white bread with the nutritional benefits of fiber.
cell
▪ There was strongly positive uptake by the entire graft on a labelled white cell scan.
▪ So it keeps only a few copies of each white cell.
▪ Apart from a moderate increase in the white cell count in both patients, the results of routine investigations were normal.
▪ As soon as one type of white cell meets the antigen that fits its locks, it begins multiplying.
▪ It's the white cells in tissue-typing.
▪ His urine contains numerous white cells and bacteria.
▪ I thought hard about my actual immune system and the white cells of which it is largely composed.
▪ Occasionally, a substantially increased platelet or white cell count may lead to apparent increases in plasma potassium concentration.
coat
▪ Suddenly like Matisse in a three-piece suit and consultant's white coat, I take infinite pains to keep this model alive.
▪ Like any movie scientist worthy of his white coat, Bridges goes slowly mad.
▪ A man in a long white coat came scurrying out and opened the back of the ambulance.
▪ The white coat, cut from an old handkerchief, was particularly successful, she thought.
▪ As a result, a shortage of melanin gives a cat a white coat and blue eyes-and destroys its hearing.
▪ There's this bloke with a white coat on and this bag of bread, feeding the birds.
▪ A male nurse in a white coat came out, and Jean sent him back for a wheelchair.
▪ The white coat was worn with white trousers, without additional white stripes.
collar
▪ But for the sheer number of performances, there has been nothing to compare with the serial trials of white collar criminals.
▪ One recent study concluded: These days, some truckers are more inclined to sport white collars than tank tops.
▪ Workers, both blue and white collar, have had it tough throughout the 1990s.
▪ Bosses at Ford also announced 1,180 job losses on top of an expected 2,000 white collar redundancies.
▪ Made by John Smedley in luxurious sea-island cotton, it sports posh white collar and cuff.
▪ And talking of white collars ... all accountants in Hong Kong are already taking a position on 1997.
▪ Father O'Harte, easing his little white collar, for it was a hot day, sighed deeply.
elephant
▪ Saracen ambassadors bring Charlemagne a white elephant complete with exotic trappings.
▪ What do you do with a huge white elephant like that?
▪ More spaces are needed at less cost not another white elephant office block.
▪ In the simplest I found that many owners saw their houses as white elephants.
▪ Its victims are usually poor folk made poorer by the white elephants their leaders have inflicted on them.
▪ Cake and white elephant stalls plus a grand prize draw.
▪ There's this picturesque white elephant development on the Costa del Sol, apparently going for a song.
face
▪ For poor blacks, without money to move, living in an inner-city ghetto can mean days without seeing a white face.
▪ It was indeed an adult version of the sickly white faces of the boys in the playground.
▪ He looked at her white face and the dark fear in her eyes and felt a brute.
▪ His white face was spiteful, threatening and suggestive.
▪ There was terror in her white face as she saw this.
▪ The white faces of saints had grown insane and bloated, their purity profaned.
▪ He's got long fair hair and a little white face too.
flag
▪ They made a white flag and left by car.
▪ A white flag would mean the baby was a boy, and it was safe to return.
▪ Eventually Watney's waved the white flag, and Maxwell Joseph had acquired the brewery he wanted.
▪ There are no white flags flying outside the former Santa Rosa.
▪ But the men pulled a white flag and later surrendered in the presence of a priest.
▪ The living come, murmuring with fresh flowers, their maps fluttering like white flags in the slight breeze.
▪ All John Smith had done was put up the white flag.
▪ In mid-afternoon, Salisbury was back under his white flag.
hair
▪ A blue line had been daubed across his forehead and round his short white hair.
▪ The summer light through the window frames Bill's white hair.
▪ He is 61, with white hair and a droopy mustache.
▪ His thick white hair was cut short and unevenly, so that in parts it stood up in clumps.
▪ He has white hair, and he is clean-shaven.
▪ Now, any kitten with tufts or streaks of white hair on an otherwise jet black coat will be ignored.
▪ I wash your intimate places, pull your white hairs, and cut your nails.
horse
▪ From 1874 upon the sail was emblazoned the rampant white horse of Kent.
▪ The notion of some man on a white horse saving the party with a late candidacy is fanciful.
▪ Mr Bean's mate was bringing out an extraordinary white horse covered in black spots.
▪ A: A white horse swimming in Jell-O.
▪ The white horse of heroin galloped to my side.
▪ He was on a white horse but even she could see that it was not Ana's horse.
▪ Here's the chap on the white horse again, he never loses his feathers.
▪ The mist behind him formed a shape on a white horse.
house
▪ See the magnificent church of St. Mary, surrounded by small white houses set amongst palm trees and stunted eucalyptus.
▪ While he stood in his quiet room on his quiet street, where white houses gleamed in the tropical night?
▪ It was a two-storey white house nestling just within the last gentle curve up to the headland.
▪ On Willow Drive, the big white house in the center of the circle there.
▪ Some weeks later, a letter arrived at the little white house on the hill.
▪ It was a trim white house with a ladder leaning against it.
▪ Sunlight glittered on the snow at the peaks and on the tiny white houses below.
▪ On one side was the island, low and bare: he saw a small white house and a few sheep.
man
▪ In the islands almost all white men were part of a rigid structure that turned them into guards and gaolers.
▪ Likewise, their black servant is played by a white man.
▪ They all represent the obsessional, neurotic and fetishistic sexuality of a gay scene, created by and for white men.
▪ But it found white women equally favored Clinton and Dole, while white men overwhelmingly favored Dole.
▪ That was at the very apogee of the age of imperialism, when white men carved up the black continent between them.
▪ I had never, ever, ever seen a black man kill a white man.
▪ When you go into council with the white man, always remember your country.
▪ The white man was picking up and dropping little cans on one of the shelves.
paper
▪ Some measures may be in train before the white paper is published.
▪ In 25-page white papers, place a summary at the end to remind your reader of key points.
▪ As he left, the image of scarlet, oval glove-prints on white paper went with him.
▪ I did comb out a single dead louse, and we inspected it on a sheet of white paper.
▪ Magilla was given a large sheet of plain white paper and a felt-tip pen and proceeded to write down all our thoughts.
▪ This twenty-page white paper went directly to John Sculley.
▪ It is always a relief to cover the white paper!
▪ I went into a tea shop and ordered a pot of tea and a little cake in fluted white paper.
people
▪ They would never have dreamed of telling me to take a certain attitude towards white people.
▪ Pupo sits among these Strange white people, ashamed and cornered.
▪ There is no recognition that we, the white people, are wrong.
▪ I want my good friends to tell the good white people what they did to us here at Wounded Knee.
▪ It's like white people make these generalisations about our culture, without really understanding it.
▪ We got too many white people, we need more red ones!
▪ The white people have too many chiefs.
▪ Hundreds of white tables with white chairs are mostly filled with suntanned white people dressed colorfully.
pepper
▪ Combine the gravadlax, cucumber and yogurt in a bowl, add salt and white pepper to taste.
▪ Season with sea salt and white pepper.
▪ Add white pepper and paprika, Corn Flakes or bread crumbs, parsley and whole egg and egg whites.
population
▪ It was clear that the white population would accept an agreement with alacrity.
▪ The white population around the borders of the reservation was growing and expanding.
▪ The conference is seen by some as part of a continuing campaign of racial denigration against the country's white population.
▪ Numerous programs for increasing the white population were debated in the colonial assembly, but no resolution was adopted.
▪ Only in the homogeneous white population of the United Provinces of the River Plate did independence seem secure.
▪ As their baseline constituents, the blue-collar and middle-class white populations, migrated to the suburbs, long-standing political alignments dissolved.
▪ As with other areas, global comparisons between black and white populations hide differences within the black population.
▪ Monroe was an irreconcilable opponent of national policy and a recognized leader of the rebel portion of the white population.
sheet
▪ There was the big brass bed with its snowy white sheets, its marshmallow pillows and top-cover of fringed ivory lace.
▪ Dot was in a wide high bed with white sheets, two pillows, two blankets and an eiderdown.
▪ A double bed with starched white sheets covering a too-soft mattress fills most of the space.
▪ He was asleep, his frail hands folded on the white sheet.
▪ She saw seven place settings and seven beds with white sheets.
▪ She held the bundle up and finished unwrapping it from its white sheet.
shirt
▪ He goes into the bedroom and puts on a clean white shirt and a suit.
▪ Saturday night at the Shoreline Amphitheatre he was wearing a white shirt and thick framed glasses.
▪ He was dressed neatly enough in grey breeches, white shirt and an ill-fitting blue coat, but was barefoot.
▪ He is dressed all in black, except for a white shirt.
▪ He was wearing white flannel trousers and a white shirt with a cravat at his neck.
▪ They were dignified men with stiff white shirts and shoes as shiny as black marble.
▪ He still wore the grey flannel trousers, white shirt and maroon pullover of his school, but his feet were bare.
▪ He was short, in his fifties, wearing a white shirt with a brown paisley pattern.
supremacist
▪ There is growing evidence that white supremacist groups are renewing hate campaigns against Aborigines in some provincial towns.
▪ It is why movements like the religious right or white supremacists have not gained good purchase here.
▪ I consider this to be a racist response to help a group of people who are-predominantly-racist white supremacists.
▪ They changed the subject by noting their prosecution of some highly publicized cases against the Klan and other white supremacist organizations.
▪ The killer: a white supremacist named Robert Chambliss.
▪ Another element is the continuing presence of organized white supremacists in our society and the violence they perpetrate.
▪ Toole says all the Montana groups have white supremacist links.
wine
▪ Tie-breaker Describe in no more than 100 words how the production of sweet white wines varies from that of dry white wines.
▪ The 1995 Domaine de la RomaneeConti Montrachet is just as fabulous and expensive a white wine.
▪ Leaving white wines unfiltered is certainly far more revolutionary than a bit of oak.
▪ Red wine, for instance, has more congeners than white wine.
▪ Salmon Parisienne with a delicious white wine sauce.
▪ John sips a glass of white wine methodically.
▪ Add white wine, red wine vinegar, tomato purée and mustard to the pan with the garlic.
▪ Then they disseminated research pointing to both red and white wine.
woman
▪ Well, not just me: he loves all white women.
▪ One white woman nearby caught her attention.
▪ The white woman picked a branch of magenta bougainvillea flowers and put them in a glass on the table.
▪ The naked white woman on the bed seemed like any odalisque, Venus, or Danaeidealized flesh made into art.
▪ The emerging feminist perspectives on poverty, too, have been resourced primarily by the accounts provided by white women.
▪ But it found white women equally favored Clinton and Dole, while white men overwhelmingly favored Dole.
▪ The elder was behaving as if parties of white women were constantly presenting him with gunpowder.
▪ Through their eyes, a white woman traveling in a car filled with black folks looked like a hostage.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
great white chief
snow-capped, white-capped etc
the White House
the White Pages
white-coated/fur-coated etc
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
white daisies
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A derivation of White Sunday, it refers to the white garments worn by the recently baptised Christians of the early Church.
▪ For years, the female tilt toward the Democrats was balanced by disproportionate white male support for Republicans.
▪ He and a white friend, William Grady, had been chased into the station by white youths throwing bottles and stones.
▪ His thick white hair was cut short and unevenly, so that in parts it stood up in clumps.
▪ Hundreds of white tables with white chairs are mostly filled with suntanned white people dressed colorfully.
▪ Nice white socks and a proper little coat.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
poor
▪ He points out that poor and middle-class whites will suffer, not the rich.
▪ The poor whites, and poor blacks.
■ NOUN
egg
▪ Whisk 2 egg whites until firm and fold into the mixture.
▪ Add white pepper and paprika, Corn Flakes or bread crumbs, parsley and whole egg and egg whites.
▪ Whisk the egg whites until stiff, then add to the cream.
▪ Brush lightly with beaten egg white and sprinkle with sugar, if desired.
▪ In a separate mixing bowl, whip egg whites until firm but not dry.
▪ Add the egg whites and one tablespoon of cold water and mix thoroughly. 3.
▪ The cake with four egg whites was dry, dry, dry.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
black and white
▪ "Is the film 'Casablanca' in colour?'' "No, it's in black and white.''
Black and white TV sets are now very cheap to buy.
▪ an exhibition of black and white photos
▪ A small black and white quarter horse was nibbling grass among the trees.
▪ Co. are responding in stark black and white.
▪ More than 350 colour and black and white photos, and illustrations.
▪ Razor bills are black and white with deep, square bills.
▪ That perception of inferiority in turn means that some sort of caste barrier is erected between black and white.
▪ The black and white feeds in a narrow range of tree species and when none is fruiting it eats leaves.
▪ There are now genuine friendships among black and white leaders and there has been progress.
▪ This allows real-life 3-D objects to be digitised in both black and white and colour.
great white chief
in black and white
▪ The rules are there in black and white for everyone to see.
snow-capped, white-capped etc
the White House
the White Pages
white-coated/fur-coated etc
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Whites make up 60% of the student population.
▪ Californian whites are selling well.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Both had been told from childhood that black men and women could never reach the heights that whites attain.
▪ He points out that poor and middle-class whites will suffer, not the rich.
▪ Prominent strips of inlay were left unfinished; awkward patches of pink sandstone intrude into the glistening white of the dome.
▪ Then came sugar, and by the late 1700s there were 10, 000 blacks, outnumbering whites by 10 to one.
▪ This is especially true in California, where non-Hispanic whites now make up only 55 percent of the population.
▪ Using a spatula, fold in the remaining whites.
III.verb
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
black and white
▪ "Is the film 'Casablanca' in colour?'' "No, it's in black and white.''
Black and white TV sets are now very cheap to buy.
▪ an exhibition of black and white photos
▪ A small black and white quarter horse was nibbling grass among the trees.
▪ Co. are responding in stark black and white.
▪ More than 350 colour and black and white photos, and illustrations.
▪ Razor bills are black and white with deep, square bills.
▪ That perception of inferiority in turn means that some sort of caste barrier is erected between black and white.
▪ The black and white feeds in a narrow range of tree species and when none is fruiting it eats leaves.
▪ There are now genuine friendships among black and white leaders and there has been progress.
▪ This allows real-life 3-D objects to be digitised in both black and white and colour.
great white chief
in black and white
▪ The rules are there in black and white for everyone to see.
the White House
the White Pages
white-coated/fur-coated etc
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ I bathe and dress, and paste my face in gauzy liquid, whiting out the spots and the sweat.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
white

Wine \Wine\, n. [OE. win, AS. win, fr. L. vinum (cf. Icel. v[=i]n; all from the Latin); akin to Gr. o'i^nos, ?, and E. withy. Cf. Vine, Vineyard, Vinous, Withy.]

  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.

    Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
    --Prov. xx. 1.

    Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape Crushed the sweet poison of misused wine.
    --Milton.

    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.

  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.

  3. The effect of drinking wine in excess; intoxication.

    Noah awoke from his wine.
    --Gen. ix. 2

  4. 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. Wine apple (Bot.), a large red apple, with firm flesh and a rich, vinous flavor. Wine fly (Zo["o]l.), 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.

    1. A vault where wine is stored.

    2. 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.

white

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.]

  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.

  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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
white

Old English hwit "whiteness, white food, white of an egg," from white (adj.). Also in late Old English "a highly luminous color devoid of chroma." Meaning "white part of the eyeball" is from c.1400. Meaning "white man, person of a race distinguished by light complexion" is from 1670s; white man in this sense is from 1690s. White man's burden is from Kipling's 1899 poem.\n\nTake up the White Man's burden
--\n
The savage wars of peace
--\n
Fill full the mouth of Famine\n
And bid the sickness cease;\n
And when your goal is nearest\n
The end for others sought,\n
Watch sloth and heathen Folly\n
Bring all your hopes to nought.\n

white

Old English hwit "bright, radiant; clear, fair," also as a noun (see separate entry), from Proto-Germanic *hwitaz (cognates: Old Saxon and Old Frisian hwit, Old Norse hvitr, Dutch wit, Old High German hwiz, German weiß, Gothic hveits), from PIE *kweid-o-, suffixed form of root *kweit- "white; to shine" (cognates: Sanskrit svetah "white;" Old Church Slavonic sviteti "to shine," svetu "light;" Lithuanian šviesti "to shine," svaityti "to brighten").\n

\nAs a surname, originally with reference to fair hair or complexion, it is one of the oldest in English, being well-established before the Conquest. Meaning "morally pure" was in Old English. Association with royalist causes is late 18c. Slang sense of "honorable, fair" is 1877, American English; in Middle English it meant "gracious, friendly, favorable." The racial sense "of those races (chiefly European or of European extraction) characterized by light complexion" is recorded from c.1600; meaning "characteristic of or pertaining to white people" is from 1852, American English. White supremacy attested from 1884, American English; white flight is from 1966, American English.\n

\nWhite way "brightly illuminated street in a big city" is from 1908. White flag of truce or surrender is from c.1600. White lie is attested from 1741. White Christmas is attested from 1847. White House as the name of the U.S. presidential residence is recorded from 1811. White water "river rapids" is recorded from 1580s. White Russian "language of Byelorussia" is recorded from 1850; the mixed drink is from c.1978. Astronomical white dwarf is from 1924. White witch, one who used the power for good, is from 1620s.

Wiktionary
white
  1. 1 bright and colourless; reflecting equal quantities of all frequencies of visible light. 2 Relating to people of European descent with light-coloured skin. 3 (label en chiefly historical) Of the Caucasian race. n. 1 The color/colour of snow or milk; the colour of light containing equal amounts of all visible wavelengths. 2 A person of European descent with light-coloured skin. 3 The albumen of bird eggs (egg white). 4 (context anatomy English) The sclera, white of the eye. 5 Any butterfly of the ''Pieris'' genus. 6 (context sports billiards snooker pool English) The cue ball in cue games. 7 (context countable and uncountable English) #Adjective wine. v

  2. To make white; to whiten; to bleach.

WordNet
white

v. turn white; "This detergent will whiten your laundry" [syn: whiten] [ant: blacken]

white
  1. adj. 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" [syn: achromatic] [ant: black]

  2. of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration; "voting patterns within the white population" [syn: caucasian] [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: 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: lily-white]

  6. glowing white with heat; "white flames"; "a white-hot center of the fire" [syn: white-hot]

  7. benevolent; without malicious intent; "white magic"; "a white lie"; "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]

  9. (of coffee) having cream or milk added

  10. dressed (or especially habited) in white; "white nuns"

  11. (of hair) having lost its color; "the white hairs of old age" [syn: whitened]

  12. ash-colored or 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]

  13. of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets; "white nights"

Gazetteer
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
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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
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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:
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White, GA
White County
White County, GA
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
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White, IN
White County
White County, IN
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
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White, IL
White County
White County, IL
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:
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White, TN
White County
White County, TN
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
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White County
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Wikipedia
White (disambiguation)

White is a colour.

White(s) or The White may also refer to:

White (surname)

White is a surname either of English or of Scottish and Irish origin, the latter being an anglicisation of the Scottish GaelicMacGillebhàin, "Son of the fair gillie" and the Irish "Mac Faoitigh" or "de Faoite". It is the seventeenth most common surname in England. In the 1990 United States Census, "White" ranked fourteenth among all reported surnames in frequency, accounting for 0.28% of the population. By 2000, White had fallen to position 20 in the United States and 22nd position by 2014

Notable people with the surname include:

White (crater)

White is a lunar impact crater. It lies on the far side of the Moon from the Earth, to the southwest of the huge walled plain Apollo. About one crater diameter to the south-southwest is the small crater Hendrix.

This is a relatively fresh crater with a well-defined rim and interior that have not been significantly worn. There is a small, cup-shaped crater attached to the exterior along the western edge. The inner wall of White displays some slight terracing, and there is a low central ridge near the midpoint of the interior.

White (political adjective)

White or White- (белый, бело-), was a political term used as an adjective, noun or a prefix by Bolsheviks to designate their real and alleged enemies of all sorts, by analogy with the White Army.

  • White-Guardist ("белогвардеец"): a member of the "White Guard". The members of the White movement never applied the term "White Guardist" to themselves. Also, White-Guardists were called simply "Whites" ('белые', 'беляки') by their opponents.
  • White émigré (белоэмигрант): any citizen of the Tsarist Russian Empire who left the country during the Russian Revolution or the Russian Civil War (1917-1922). White emigrants were perceived as a threat to the Soviet state, a source of espionage and counter-revolutionary plots.
  • White Poles (белополяки): a term that appeared during the Polish-Soviet War, and later reemerged during the annexation of a part of Poland in World War II.
  • White-Finn (белофинн): a term introduced during the unsuccessful attempt to initiate a revolution in Finland in 1917-1918, and reintroduced as part of the propaganda related to the preparation of the Winter War against Finland. the term continued to be in the subsequent use, e.g., in the context of the Karelian Uprising.
  • White-Chinese (белокитаец): a term denoting Chinese forces that fought together with the White Army in Siberia and the Russian Far East, as well as anti-communist Chinese during the Chinese Civil War.
  • White-Czechs (белочехи): members of the Czech Legion.
  • White-Cossacks (белоказаки): cossack military that fought against the Bolsheviks during the Civil War.

These terms were supposed to distinguish, e.g., "good Poles" from "bad Poles", and usually bore a derogatory gist.

White (horse)

White horses are born white and stay white throughout their lives. White horses may have brown, blue, or hazel eyes. "True white" horses, especially those that carry one of the dominant white (W) genes, are rare. Most horses that are commonly referred to as "white" are actually "gray" horses whose hair coats are completely white.

White (mutation)

White, abbreviated w, was the first sex-linked mutation ever discovered in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. In 1910 Thomas Hunt Morgan and Lilian Vaughan Morgan collected a single male white-eyed mutant from a population of Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies, which usually have dark brick red compound eyes. Upon crossing this male with wild-type female flies, they found that the offspring did not conform to the expectations of Mendelian inheritance. The first generation (the F1) produced 1,237 red-eyed offspring and three white-eyed flies, all males. The second generation (the F2) produced 2,459 red-eyed females, 1,011 red-eyed males, and 782 white-eyed males. Further experimental crosses led them to the conclusion that this mutation was somehow physically connected to the "factor" that determined sex in Drosophila. This led to the discovery of sex linkage, in which the gene for a trait is found on a sex chromosome. Morgan named this trait white, now abbreviated w. Flies carrying the white allele/ white gene are frequently used to introduce high school and college students to genetics.

White (novel)

White: The Great Pursuit is a novel by Christian author Ted Dekker. It is the third book of four in the Circle series.

White (BBC series)

White was a series of documentaries shown in March 2008 on BBC 2 dealing with issues of race and the changing nature of the white working class in Britain. The series alleged that some white working class Britons felt marginalised and poses the controversial question, "Is white working class Britain becoming invisible?"

White (band)

White is a progressive rock band formed by Alan White in 2005.

White (Made in France)

White (Made In France) is an album released in 1987 by Rifle Sport on Ruthless Records.

White (Show-Ya album)

White is a compilation of songs by the Japanese hard rock group Show-Ya. The collection was released in 1988 in Japan. The album reached position No. 43 in the Japanese Oricon chart.

White (Hampshire cricketer)

White (full name and dates of birth and death unknown) was an English cricketer who played for Hampshire county cricket teams organised by the Hambledon Club.

White played four first-class matches from 1789 to 1797.

White (KAT-TUN song)

"White" is the fifteenth single by Japanese boy band KAT-TUN. The track "White" is used in the "Sofina Otona no Bihaku" TV commercial, while "Perfect" is used in Kazuya Kamenashi's Aoki "3D Slim Suits" TV commercial.

White (Angela Aki album)

White is the fifth studio album released by Angela Aki, released on September 28, 2011 in two editions, standard and limited. The limited one includes a bonus DVD with a music video of "Hajimari no Ballad" and performance footage held at a museum in June 2011.

White (architecture firm)

White is an architectural firm based in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is the biggest firm in Scandinavia, with more than 800 team members. The company has 14 offices in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and England.

White

White is an achromatic color, a color without hue. An incoming light to the human eye that stimulates all its three types of color sensitive cone cells in nearly equal amounts results in white. White is one of the most common colors in nature, the color of sunlight, snow, milk, chalk, limestone and other common minerals. In many cultures white represents or signifies purity, innocence, and light, and is the symbolic opposite of black, or darkness. According to surveys in Europe and the United States, white is the color most often associated with perfection, the good, honesty, cleanliness, the beginning, the new, neutrality, and exactitude.

In ancient Egypt and ancient Rome, priestesses wore white as a symbol of purity, and Romans wore a white toga as a symbol of citizenship. In the Middle Ages and Renaissance a white unicorn symbolized chastity, and a white lamb sacrifice and purity; the widows of kings dressed in white rather than black as the color of mourning. It sometimes symbolizes royalty; it was the color of the French kings (black being the color of the queens) and of the monarchist movement after the French Revolution as well as of the movement called the White Russians (not to be confounded with Belarus, literally "White Russia") who fought the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War (1917–1922). Greek and Roman temples were faced with white marble, and beginning in the 18th century, with the advent of neoclassical architecture, white became the most common color of new churches, capitols and other government buildings, especially in the United States. It was also widely used in 20th century modern architecture as a symbol of modernity, simplicity and strength.

White is an important color for almost all world religions. The Pope, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, has worn white since 1566, as a symbol of purity and sacrifice. In Islam, and in the Shinto religion of Japan, it is worn by pilgrims; and by the Brahmins in India. In Western cultures and in Japan, white is the most common color for wedding dresses, symbolizing purity and virginity. In many Asian cultures, white is also the color of mourning.

The white color on television screens and computer monitors is created with the RGB color model by mixing red, green and blue light at equal intensities.

White (Surrey cricketer)

White (full name and dates of birth and death unknown) was an English cricketer. White's batting style is unknown. He most likely held the rank of captain in either the British Army or Royal Navy, as he was known as Captain White on scorecards.

White made a single first-class appearance for Surrey against Middlesex in 1850 at The Oval. Middlesex batted first and made 89 all out, to which Surrey responded to in their first-innings by making 87 all out, with White being dismissed for a duck by William Lillywhite. Middlesex then made 72 all out in their second-innings, leaving Surrey with a target of 74 for victory. Surrey reached their target with six wickets to spare, with White scoring 3 runs during the chase before he was dismissed by James Pollitt. This was his only major appearance for Surrey.

White (Superfly album)

White (stylized as WHITE) is the fifth studio album by Japanese band Superfly. It was released on May 27, 2015.

White (2016 film)

White is a Malayalam film directed by Uday Ananthan, starring Mammootty and Huma Qureshi in lead roles. The musical score and songs are composed by Rahul Raj. The film marks the Malayalam Cinema debut of Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi . The movie is mostly shot in Budapest and London with some parts being filmed in Bangalore and Kerala. The film released on 29 July 2016.

White (CNBLUE song)

"White" (stylized "WHITE") is a song by South Korean rock band CNBLUE. It was released on April 8, 2015, as their ninth single under Warner Music Japan and 12th single overall in Japan. The song was conceived by guitarist Lee Jong-hyun in midst of the CNBLUE 2014 Arena Tour "Wave" concerts. The song was written by band members Lee Jong-hyun and Jung Yong-hwa, in addition to miwa. Portraying a message of hope, "White" combines the band's rock style and infuses a synthesizer to create a sound distinctive from the band's previous work.

The single was released in four editions: Regular Edition, Limited Editions A and B, and a fan club-only Boice Limited Edition. "White" debuted on the weekly Oricon Singles Chart at number four and has sold over 28,000 copies since its release. The band embarked on the CNBLUE Spring Live 2015 "White" arena tour, where they held three concerts in Osaka and Kanagawa. The final show of the tour was recorded, spawning a live DVD and Blu-ray release in August 2015. "White" was included on the band's sixth Japanese studio album Colors.

White (play)

White is an award-winning play in one act created by Andy Manley, and staged by Catherine Wheels Theatre Company from Scotland. It is designed for audiences aged 2 to 4 years. The play has been compared to Waiting for Godot and received critical acclaim.

The original production was directed by Gill Robertson, devised by Andy Manley and Ian Cameron, with design by Shona Reppe and music by Danny Krass. It has toured around Scotland, featuring at the Traverse Theatre, across France and Belgium, and international touring includes the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Mexico.

The production premiered at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has won multiple awards including a Scotsman Fringe First 2010, a 2010 Herald Angel, a 2010 Total Theatre Award for Physical/Visual Theatre, Best Children's Production at the 2011 Theatre Awards UK and Three 2010 Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland: Best Design, Best Technical Presentation and Best Production for Children and Young People. Internationally it has been nominated for both a Drama Desk Award (USA) and a Helpmann Award (Australia). On 18 November 2015, Catherine Wheels celebrated the 1000th performance of their original Scottish production as part of a run at the New Victory Theater in New York.

White has been translated into several languages, including French, Swedish, Welsh (staged as Gwyn by Cwmni’r Frân Wen), Norwegian (Hvit by Barneteatret Vårt) and Icelandic (Hvítt, directed by Gunnar Helgasson and performed by Virginia Gillard and María Pálsdóttir).

Usage examples of "white".

In accord with their belief they are clothed at first in white garments, for white garments signify a state purified from evils.

Fortunately, if today we could make every man white, every woman as like man as nature permits, give to every human being the same opportunity of education, and divide equally among all the accumulated wealth of the world, tomorrow differences, unequal possession, and differentiation would begin again.

Upon this ugly race antagonism it is not necessary to enlarge here in discussing the problem of education, and I will leave it with the single observation that I have heard intelligent negroes, who were honestly at work, accumulating property and disposed to postpone active politics to a more convenient season, say that they had nothing to fear from the intelligent white population, but only from the envy of the ignorant.

Patrol through the Grass Hills-or watch the white walls of the Accursed Forest for some giant stun lizard or cat big enough to cross the wards and take cattle or sheep.

The screen blazed white again and then faded to the original map of the United States, outlined in blue upon black, red affiliate points twinkling, white lines leading to New York.

A filament was not affixed to it, but a mark was placed beneath the apex, which was almost white from beginning to wither, and its movements were thus traced.

Lukien had never seen before, a tiny thing with shocking white hair and elfin ears and a coat that seemed alive with color.

Prepare the eel according to directions previously given, cook in equal parts of white wine and water, seasoning with mace, pepper, nutmeg, cloves, sweet herbs, allspice, and salt.

Oliver Barnwell liked white women, and Parker immediately thought back to Allure, the connection to sex.

Contact with the cold had darkened the edges of several petals, but it remained an alluring complexity, vividly alive against the backdrop of ice and white linen.

Atter de white folks et dey fed de Niggers, and dere was allus a plenty for all.

They marched then through a series of vividly colored rocky gorges, in the floors of which ran torn white rivers, and farmers tilled the rich alluvium through the short growing season.

A white amaurosis, apart from being etymologically a contradiction, would also be a neurological impossibility, since the brain, which would be unable to perceive the images, forms and colours of reality, would likewise be incapable, in a manner of speaking, of being covered in white, a continuous white, like a white painting without tonalities, the colours, forms and images that reality itself might present to someone with normal vision, however difficult it may be to speak, with any accuracy, of normal vision.

In the white he lifted the child off her feet, knowing that she would stop short in amazement, lest he run over her.

MacDonald and White Mason stared in amazement at their celebrated colleague.