What is white?

  • (noun): United States architect (1853-1906).
    Synonyms: Stanford White
    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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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 ... and the construction of class and gender identities among poor whites reflects the eugenics discourses of the 1920s ...
Yellow-browed Bunting
... 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 ...
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 ... a slur, but 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 ... 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 ...
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 ... The Cupola from the demolished 2nd White Cloth Hall was installed on the roof in 1786 ...

More definitions of "white":

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

Famous quotes containing the word white:

    And to your more bewitching, see the proud,
    Plump bed bear up, and swelling like a cloud,
    Tempting the two too modest; can
    Ye see it brustle like a swan,
    And you be cold
    To meet it when it woos and seems to fold
    The arms to hug you? Throw, throw
    Yourselves into the mighty overflow
    Of that white pride, and drown
    The night with you in floods of down.
    Robert Herrick (1591–1674)

    In this world of lies, Truth is forced to fly like a scared white doe in the woodlands; and only by cunning glimpses will she reveal herself.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    Would you ascend to Heaven and bodiless dwell?
    Or take your bodies honorless to Hell?

    In Heaven you have heard no marriage is,
    No white flesh tinder to your lecheries,
    John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974)