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:

    Slow, slow, as a fish she came,
    Slow as a fish coming forward,
    Swaying in a long wave;
    Her skirts not touching a leaf,
    Her white arms reaching towards me.
    Theodore Roethke (1908–1963)

    The young men float on their backs, their white bellies bulge to
    the sun, they do not ask who seizes fast to them,
    They do not know who puffs and declines with pendant and bending arch,
    They do not think whom they souse with spray.
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

    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)