What is white?

  • (verb): Turn white.
    Synonyms: whiten
    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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Yellow-browed Bunting
... The upper parts are brown and heavily 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 ... Bunting however, there is always some yellow in the eyebrow, as well as at least a hint of a white stripe on the crown ...
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 ... The Cupola from the demolished 2nd White Cloth Hall was installed on the roof in 1786 ...
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 ... Chronicles of Narnia series, the adult Pevensies, now kings and queens of Narnia, chase the White Stag on a hunt, as the Stag is said to grant its captor a wish ... In 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 ...
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 ... Zora Neale Hurston's Seraph on the Suwanee (1948) explores images of 'white trash' women ... abjection, 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 social class and degraded living standards ... a slur, but may also be used self-referentially by whites to jokingly describe their origins ...

More definitions of "white":

  • (adj): (of hair) having lost its color.
    Example: "The white hairs of old age"
    Synonyms: whitened
  • (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
  • (noun): United States architect (1853-1906).
    Synonyms: Stanford White
  • (adj): Of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets.
    Example: "White nights"
  • (adj): Glowing white with heat.
    Example: "White flames"; "a white-hot center of the fire"
    Synonyms: white-hot
  • (adj): (of coffee) having cream or milk added.
  • (adj): Benevolent; without malicious intent.
    Example: "White magic"; "a white lie"; "that's white of you"
  • (adj): Free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied.
    Example: "In shining white armor"
  • (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
  • (noun): The quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black).
    Synonyms: whiteness
  • (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 a surface; not written or printed on.
    Example: "Wide white margins"
    Synonyms: blank, clean
  • (noun): (board games) the lighter pieces.
  • (noun): A tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri.
    Synonyms: White River
  • (adj): Of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration.
    Example: "Voting patterns within the white population"
    Synonyms: caucasian
  • (adj): Dressed (or especially habited) in white.
    Example: "White nuns"
  • (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): Marked by the presence of snow.
    Example: "A white Christmas"; "the white hills of a northern winter"
    Synonyms: snowy

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    It seemed like this was one big Prozac nation, one big mess of malaise. Perhaps the next time half a million people gather for a protest march on the White House green it will not be for abortion rights or gay liberation, but because we’re all so bummed out.
    Elizabeth Wurtzel, U.S. author. Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America, p. 298, Houghton Mifflin (1994)

    Let us then suppose the Mind to be, as we say, white Paper, void of all Characters, without any Ideas; How comes it to be furnished...? To this I answer, in one word, From Experience: In that, all our Knowledge is founded; and from that it ultimately derives it self.
    John Locke (1632–1704)

    It’s all sorts of middle-aged white men in suits—forests of middle-aged men in dark suits. All slightly red-faced from eating and drinking too much.
    Diane Abbott (b. 1953)