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:

    Once in a while, God sends a good white person my way, even to this day. I think it’s God’s way of keeping me from becoming too mean. And when he sends a nice one to me, then I have to eat crow. And honey, crow is a tough old bird to eat, let me tell you.
    Annie Elizabeth Delany (b. 1891)

    What a lay me down this is
    with two pink, two orange,
    two green, two white goodnights.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    There was something refreshingly and wildly musical to my ears in the very name of the white man’s canoe, reminding me of Charlevoix and Canadian Voyageurs. The batteau is a sort of mongrel between the canoe and the boat, a fur-trader’s boat.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)