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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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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 ... may also be used self-referentially by whites to jokingly describe their origins ...
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 ... 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 ... 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 ... The Cupola from the demolished 2nd White Cloth Hall was installed on the roof in 1786 ...
Yellow-browed Bunting
... 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 ... 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 ... Hurston's Seraph on the Suwanee (1948) explores images of 'white trash' women ... of class and gender identities among poor whites reflects the eugenics discourses of the 1920s ...

More definitions of "white":

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

Famous quotes containing the word white:

    A village seems thus, where its able-bodied men are all plowing the ocean together, as a common field. In North Truro the women and girls may sit at their doors, and see where their husbands and brothers are harvesting their mackerel fifteen or twenty miles off, on the sea, with hundreds of white harvest wagons, just as in the country the farmers’ wives sometimes see their husbands working in a distant hillside field. But the sound of no dinner-horn can reach the fisher’s ear.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Fair maid, white and red,
    Comb me smooth, and stroke my head;
    And every hair a sheave shall be,
    And every sheave a golden tree.
    George Peele (1559–1596)

    In my day, we didn’t have the cocaine, so we went out and knocked somebody over the head and took the money. But today, all this cocaine and crack, it doesn’t give kids a chance.
    —Barry White (b. 1944)