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:

    Verily, the Indian has but a feeble hold on his bow now; but the curiosity of the white man is insatiable, and from the first he has been eager to witness this forest accomplishment. That elastic piece of wood with its feathered dart, so sure to be unstrung by contact with civilization, will serve for the type, the coat-of-arms of the savage. Alas for the Hunter Race! the white man has driven off their game, and substituted a cent in its place.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Lately
    I’ve been looking at old-fashioned plaids, fingering
    Starched white collars, wondering whether there’s a way
    To get them really white again. My wife
    Thinks I’m in Oslo—Oslo, France, that is.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    We will win this war because we are willing to sacrifice 10,000,000 lives. How many lives is the White Man willing to sacrifice?
    Jerome Cady, U.S. screenwriter, and Lewis Milestone. General Mitsubi (Richard Loo)