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.

Culturally, white is associated with holiness, goodness, and purity.

Read more about White:  Varieties of White, Etymology, The Middle Ages and The Renaissance, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries, Idioms and Expressions

Famous quotes containing the word white:

    His thoughts, delivered to me
    From the white coverlet and pillow,
    I see now, were inheritances—
    Delicate riders of the storm.
    Hart Crane (1899–1932)

    The next forenoon we went to Oldtown.... The Indian is said to cultivate the vices rather than the virtues of the white man. Yet this village was cleaner than I expected, far cleaner than such Irish villages as I have seen.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Supererogatory divinations one is
    lured on by!
    The routine
    is decent. As if the white page
    were a clean tablecloth ...
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)