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white

 (wīt, hwīt)
n.
1. The achromatic color of maximum lightness; the color of objects that reflect nearly all light of all visible wavelengths; the complement or antagonist of black, the other extreme of the neutral gray series. Although typically a response to maximum stimulation of the retina, the perception of white appears always to depend on contrast.
2. The white or nearly white part, as:
a. The albumen of an egg.
b. The white part of an eyeball.
c. A blank or unprinted area, as of an advertisement.
3. One that is white or nearly white, as:
a. whites Pieces of laundry having a white or nearly white color.
b. whites White trousers or a white outfit of a special nature: tennis whites.
c. whites The white dress uniform of the US Navy or Coast Guard.
d. A white wine.
e. A white pigment.
f. A white breed, species, or variety of animal.
g. Any of various butterflies of the subfamily Pierinae, characteristically having chiefly white wings often with black markings.
h. also White A member of a racial group having light-colored skin, especially when of European origin and in some classifications also when of Middle Eastern or North African origin.
i. often whites Products of a white color, such as flour, salt, and sugar.
4. Games
a. The white or light-colored pieces, as in chess.
b. The player using these pieces.
5.
a. The outermost ring of an archery target.
b. A hit in this ring.
6. whites Medicine Leukorrhea.
7. White A member of a conservative or counterrevolutionary faction, especially one opposing the Bolsheviks in the Russian civil war.
adj. whit·er, whit·est
1. Being of the color white; devoid of hue, as new snow.
2. Approaching the color white, as:
a. Weakly colored; almost colorless; pale: white wine.
b. Pale gray; silvery and lustrous: white hair.
c. Bloodless; blanched.
3. Light or whitish in color or having light or whitish parts. Used with animal and plant names.
4. also White Of or belonging to a racial group of people having light-colored skin, especially when of European origin, and in some classifications also when of Middle Eastern or North African origin: voting patterns within the white population.
5. Habited in white: white nuns.
6. Accompanied by or mantled with snow: a white Christmas.
7.
a. Incandescent: white flames.
b. Intensely heated; impassioned: white with fury.
8. White Of or relating to a conservative or counterrevolutionary faction, especially one opposing the Bolsheviks in the Russian civil war.
9. With milk added. Used of tea or coffee.
10. Archaic Unsullied; pure.
tr.v. whit·ed, whit·ing, whites
Printing To cover or make illegible with white coloring. Often used with out.

[Middle English, from Old English hwīt; see kweit- in Indo-European roots.]

white′ness n.

white

(waɪt)
adj
1. (Colours) having no hue due to the reflection of all or almost all incident light. Compare black1
2. (General Physics) (of light, such as sunlight) consisting of all the colours of the spectrum or produced by certain mixtures of three additive primary colours, such as red, green, and blue
3. (Colours) comparatively white or whitish-grey in colour or having parts of this colour: white clover.
4. (Zoology) (of an animal) having pale-coloured or white skin, fur, or feathers
5. (Physiology) bloodless or pale, as from pain, emotion, etc
6. (Hairdressing & Grooming) (of hair, a beard, etc) silvery or grey, usually from age
7. benevolent or without malicious intent: white magic.
8. (Colours) colourless or transparent: white glass.
9. capped with or accompanied by snow: a white Christmas.
10. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (sometimes capital) counterrevolutionary, very conservative, or royalist. Compare Red2
11. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) blank, as an unprinted area of a page
12. (Brewing) (of wine) made from pale grapes or from black grapes separated from their skins
13. (Cookery)
a. (of coffee or tea) with milk or cream
b. (of bread) made with white flour
14. (General Physics) physics having or characterized by a continuous distribution of energy, wavelength, or frequency: white noise.
15. informal honourable or generous
16. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (of armour) made completely of iron or steel (esp in the phrase white harness)
17. rare morally unblemished
18. rare (of times, seasons, etc) auspicious; favourable
19. poetic or archaic having a fair complexion; blond
20. bleed white to deprive slowly of resources
21. whiter than white
a. extremely clean and white
b. informal very pure, honest, and moral
n
22. (Colours) a white colour
23. (Colours) the condition or quality of being white; whiteness
24. (Colours) the white or lightly coloured part or area of something
25. (Zoology) the white the viscous fluid that surrounds the yolk of a bird's egg, esp a hen's egg; albumen
26. (Anatomy) anatomy the white part (sclera) of the eyeball
27. (Animals) any of various butterflies of the family Pieridae. See large white, small white, cabbage white
28. (Chess & Draughts) chess draughts
a. a white or light-coloured piece or square
b. (usually capital) the player playing with such pieces
29. (Colours) anything that has or is characterized by a white colour, such as a white paint or pigment, a white cloth, a white ball in billiards
30. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) an unprinted area of a page
31. (Archery) archery
a. the outer ring of the target, having the lowest score
b. a shot or arrow hitting this ring
32. (Poetry) poetic fairness of complexion
33. (Furniture) in the white (of wood or furniture) left unpainted or unvarnished
34. (Forestry) in the white (of wood or furniture) left unpainted or unvarnished
vb
35. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (usually foll by out) to create or leave white spaces in (printed or other matter)
36. obsolete to make or become white
[Old English hwīt; related to Old Frisian hwīt, Old Saxon hwīt, Old Norse hvītr, Gothic hveits, Old High German hwīz (German weiss)]
ˈwhitely adv
ˈwhiteness n
ˈwhitish adj
ˈwhitishness n

White

(waɪt)
n
(Peoples) a person, esp one of European ancestry, from a human population having light pigmentation of the skin
adj
(Peoples) denoting or relating to a White person or White people

White

(waɪt)
n
1. (Biography) Gilbert. 1720–93, English clergyman and naturalist, noted for his Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne (1789)
2. (Biography) Jimmy. born 1962, English snooker player
3. (Biography) Marco Pierre. born 1961, British chef and restaurateur
4. (Biography) Patrick (Victor Martindale). 1912–90, Australian novelist: his works include Voss (1957), The Eye of the Storm (1973), and A Fringe of Leaves (1976): Nobel prize for literature 1973
5. (Biography) T(erence) H(anbury). 1906–64, British novelist: author of the Arthurian sequence The Once and Future King (1939–58)
6. (Biography) Willard (Wentworth) (ˈwɪlɑːd). born 1946, British operatic bass, born in Jamaica

white

(ʰwaɪt, waɪt)

adj. whit•er, whit•est, adj.
1. of the color of pure snow; reflecting nearly all the rays of sunlight or a similar light.
2. light or comparatively light in color.
3. marked by slight pigmentation of the skin.
4. for, limited to, or predominantly made up of persons whose racial heritage is Caucasian: a white neighborhood.
5. pallid or pale, as from fear or other strong emotion.
6. silvery; gray: white hair.
7. snowy: a white Christmas.
8. lacking color; transparent.
9. politically conservative or reactionary.
10. blank, as part of a page.
11. lustrously shiny: a knight in white armor.
12. wearing white clothing: a white monk.
13. auspicious; fortunate.
14. morally pure; innocent.
15. lacking malice; harmless: white magic.
16. (of wine) light-colored or yellowish.
n.
17. a color without hue at one extreme end of the scale of grays, opposite to black, that reflects light of all hues completely and diffusely.
18. a hue completely desaturated by admixture with white.
19. quality or state of being white.
20. lightness of skin pigment.
21. a person whose racial heritage is Caucasian.
22. a white material or substance.
23. the white part of something.
24. a pellucid, viscous fluid that surrounds the yolk of an egg; albumen.
25. the white part of the eyeball.
26. whites,
a. white or nearly white clothing.
b. top-grade white flour.
27. white wine.
28. a type or breed that is white in color.
29. (cap.) a hog of any of several breeds having a white coat, as a Chester White.
30.
a. the outermost ring of a target.
b. an arrow that hits this portion of the target.
c. the central part of the target, formerly painted white but now painted gold or yellow.
d. Archaic. a white target.
31. the pieces in chess or checkers that are light-colored.
32. (often cap.) a member of a royalist, conservative, or reactionary political party.
v.t.
33. to make white; whiten.
34. white out, to cover (errors in copy) with a white correction fluid.
Idioms:
bleed white, to deprive of all resources: Corruption bled the country white.
[before 900; Middle English whit(e), Old English hwīt, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon hwīt, Old High German (h)wīz, Old Norse hvītr, Gothic hweits]

White

(ʰwaɪt, waɪt)

n.
1. Edmund, born 1940, U.S. novelist.
2. Edward Douglass, 1845–1921, Chief Justice of the U.S. 1910–21.
3. Edward H(iggins), II, 1930–67, U.S. astronaut: first American to walk in space 1965.
4. E(lwyn) B(rooks), 1899–1985, U.S. humorist and poet.
5. Patrick (Victor Martindale), 1912–90, Australian writer: Nobel prize 1973.
6. Stanford, 1853–1906, U.S. architect.
7. T(erence) H(anbury), 1896–1964, English novelist, born in India.
8. Theodore H., 1915–86, U.S. journalist and writer.
9. William Allen, 1868–1944, U.S. journalist.

White

 

See Also: COLORS, COMPLEXION, PALLOR

  1. (Face) more white than sin —Dame Edith Sitwell
  2. Pure white as china door knobs —Reynolds Price
  3. White and bare as a winter moon —George Garrett
  4. White and clean as driftwood —George Garrett

    See Also: CLEANLINESS

  5. (A yacht) white and pretty as a birthday cake —George Garrett

    See Also: BEAUTY

  6. White and wan, like the head and skin of a dying man —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  7. (The desert is) white as a blind man’s eye —Sylvia Plath
  8. (He’s as) white as a chicken —Honore de Balzac
  9. (Face) white as a bandage —Helen Hudson
  10. White as a dog’s bone —Anne Sexton
  11. White as a foam-flower —Henry Van Dyke
  12. (Ball) white as a leghorn egg —W. P. Kinsella
  13. White as a lily —William Shakespeare
  14. (In marble halls as) white as milk —Anon old English riddle

    Some variations to intensify the image: “White as new milk” by Dorothy Canfield Fisher and “Snow white as white milk from a white cow” by Eleanor Wylie.

  15. White as a milk tooth —Charles Simic
  16. (Body) white as an aspirin —Richard Ford
  17. White as any bough that blooms in May —Geoffrey Chaucer
  18. White as a peeled stick —Helen Hudson
  19. (Moon) white as a sand dollar —Diane Ackerman
  20. White as blanched almonds —Charles Cotton
  21. (Teeth) white as detergent —Margaret Atwood
  22. White as ermine —Dame Edith Sitwell
  23. (Her neck and temples were) white as flour —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  24. White as frost —G. K. Chesterton

    An extension of this opening line of Chesterton’s poem, The Mirror of Madmen, is “White as hoarfrost.”

  25. White as ivory —Oscar Wilde

    An extension by a contemporary short story writer, Barry Targan: “White as polished ivory.”

  26. White as lightning —Cynthia Ozick

    The comparison is being used to describe the look of a woman in a nurse’s uniform.

  27. (The air blew white in my face,) white as my daughter’s communion dress, white as a bridal veil —Elizabeth Spencer
  28. (The little space between earth and sky was filled by a broken veil of drifting flakes as) white as pear blossoms —Phyllis Bottome
  29. (Teeth,) white as peeled almonds —Gerald Kersh
  30. (Veins) white as porkfat —Sylvia Plath
  31. White as pulverized bone —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  32. White as rice —Reynolds Price
  33. White as sheets and blizzards —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  34. White as snow —The Holy Bible

    Similes comparing the whiteness of complexions, hair and miscellaneous objects to snow can be found throughout literature as well as in our everyday language. Some well-known variations include: “White as driven snow” by William Shakespeare, “White as new-fallen snow” by William Wordsworth, “White as dead snow” by Algernon Charles Swinburne and “White as the snow on high hills” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

  35. (Teeth) white as sun-cured bone —Beryl Markham
  36. (Hand) white as talcum —Mavis Gallant
  37. (Teeth) white as the petals of a daisy —Dan Jacobson
  38. White as the sun —Henry Chettle
  39. White as the surf —Oscar Wilde
  40. (Face is) white as the wall —Daphne du Maurier
  41. (Chest … ) white as wax —Patricia Henley
  42. (Hair) white as whipped cream —W. P. Kinsella
  43. (Face) white like a whitewashed fence —William Faulkner
  44. White like May-blossom —Charlotte Bronte
  45. White like salt —Aharon Megged
  46. White like sea foam —Joan Chase

white


Past participle: whited
Gerund: whiting

Imperative
white
white
Present
I white
you white
he/she/it whites
we white
you white
they white
Preterite
I whited
you whited
he/she/it whited
we whited
you whited
they whited
Present Continuous
I am whiting
you are whiting
he/she/it is whiting
we are whiting
you are whiting
they are whiting
Present Perfect
I have whited
you have whited
he/she/it has whited
we have whited
you have whited
they have whited
Past Continuous
I was whiting
you were whiting
he/she/it was whiting
we were whiting
you were whiting
they were whiting
Past Perfect
I had whited
you had whited
he/she/it had whited
we had whited
you had whited
they had whited
Future
I will white
you will white
he/she/it will white
we will white
you will white
they will white
Future Perfect
I will have whited
you will have whited
he/she/it will have whited
we will have whited
you will have whited
they will have whited
Future Continuous
I will be whiting
you will be whiting
he/she/it will be whiting
we will be whiting
you will be whiting
they will be whiting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been whiting
you have been whiting
he/she/it has been whiting
we have been whiting
you have been whiting
they have been whiting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been whiting
you will have been whiting
he/she/it will have been whiting
we will have been whiting
you will have been whiting
they will have been whiting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been whiting
you had been whiting
he/she/it had been whiting
we had been whiting
you had been whiting
they had been whiting
Conditional
I would white
you would white
he/she/it would white
we would white
you would white
they would white
Past Conditional
I would have whited
you would have whited
he/she/it would have whited
we would have whited
you would have whited
they would have whited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.white - a member of the Caucasoid raceWhite - a member of the Caucasoid race  
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Aryan - (according to Nazi doctrine) a Caucasian person of Nordic descent (and not a Jew)
Circassian - a member of the Sunni Muslim people living in northwestern Caucasia
paleface - (slang) a derogatory term for a white person (supposedly used by North American Indians)
Semite - a member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and northern Africa
Kassite, Cassite - a member of an ancient people who ruled Babylonia between 1600 and 1200 BC
Elamite - a member of an ancient warlike people living in Elam east of Babylonia as early as 3000 BC
white man - a man who is White
white woman - a woman who is White
poor white trash, white trash - (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished
honkey, honkie, honky, whitey - (slang) offensive names for a White man
WASP, white Anglo-Saxon Protestant - a white person of Anglo-Saxon ancestry who belongs to a Protestant denomination
2.white - the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
achromatic color, achromatic colour - a color lacking hue; white or grey or black
alabaster - a very light white
bleach - the whiteness that results from removing the color from something; "a complete bleach usually requires several applications"
off-white, pearl, ivory, bone - a shade of white the color of bleached bones
chalk - a pure flat white with little reflectance
hoariness, frostiness - a silvery-white color
black, blackness, inkiness - the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
3.White - United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921)
4.White - Australian writer (1912-1990)
5.White - United States political journalist (1915-1986)
6.White - United States architect (1853-1906)
7.White - United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985)
8.White - United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918)
9.white - a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern MissouriWhite - a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri
Arkansas, Land of Opportunity, AR - a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Missouri, Show Me State, MO - a midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union
10.white - the white part of an eggwhite - the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water; "she separated the whites from the yolks of several eggs"
fixings, ingredient - food that is a component of a mixture in cooking; "the recipe lists all the fixings for a salad"
eggs, egg - oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
11.white - (board games) the lighter pieces
checkers, draughts - a checkerboard game for two players who each have 12 pieces; the object is to jump over and so capture the opponent's pieces
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
man, piece - game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games; "he taught me to set up the men on the chess board"; "he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"
black - (board games) the darker pieces
12.white - (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white clothwhite - (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth
trouser, pant - (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately; "he had a sharp crease in his trousers"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Verb1.white - turn whitewhite - turn white; "This detergent will whiten your laundry"
bleach - make whiter or lighter; "bleach the laundry"
discolour, discolor, color, colour - change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored"
Adj.1.white - being of the achromatic color of maximum lightnesswhite - being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light; "as white as fresh snow"; "a bride's white dress"
light-colored, light - (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a light-colored powder"
black - being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light; "black leather jackets"; "as black as coal"; "rich black soil"
2.white - of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration; "voting patterns within the white population"
black - of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; "a great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"- Martin Luther King Jr.
3.white - free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied; "in shining white armor"
pure - (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless; "I felt pure and sweet as a new baby"- Sylvia Plath; "pure as the driven snow"
4.white - marked by the presence of snow; "a white Christmas"; "the white hills of a northern winter"
covered - overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form; "women with covered faces"; "covered wagons"; "a covered balcony"
5.white - restricted to whites only; "under segregation there were even white restrooms and white drinking fountains"; "a lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization"
segregated, unintegrated - separated or isolated from others or a main group; "a segregated school system"; "a segregated neighborhood"
6.white - glowing white with heat; "white flames"; "a white-hot center of the fire"
hot - used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead"
7.white - benevolent; without malicious intent; "that's white of you"
good - morally admirable
8.white - (of a surface) not written or printed onwhite - (of a surface) not written or printed on; "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins"
empty - holding or containing nothing; "an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours"
9.white - (of coffee) having cream or milk added
dilute, diluted - reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity; "diluted alcohol"; "a dilute solution"; "dilute acetic acid"
10.white - (of hair) having lost its colorwhite - (of hair) having lost its color; "the white hairs of old age"
colorless, colourless - weak in color; not colorful
11.white - anemic looking from illness or emotionwhite - anemic looking from illness or emotion; "a face turned ashen"; "the invalid's blanched cheeks"; "tried to speak with bloodless lips"; "a face livid with shock"; "lips...livid with the hue of death"- Mary W. Shelley; "lips white with terror"; "a face white with rage"
colorless, colourless - weak in color; not colorful
12.white - of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets; "white nights"
light - characterized by or emitting light; "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light"

white

adjective
1. pale, grey, ghastly, wan, pasty, bloodless, pallid, ashen, waxen, like death warmed up (informal), wheyfaced He turned white and began to stammer.
2. silver (only used of hair) grey, snowy, grizzled, hoary an old man with white hair
whiter than white immaculate, innocent, virtuous, saintly, clean, pure, worthy, noble, stainless, impeccable, exemplary, spotless, squeaky-clean, unblemished, untainted, unsullied, irreproachable, uncorrupted A man in his position has to be seen as being whiter than white. see shades from black to white
Translations
wit
أَبْيَضأبْيَض البَشَرَهأبْيَض اللوْنالإنْسان الأبْيَضاللون الأبْيَض
бялбяло
blanc
bílýbělochběloškabílábílek
hvidhvidemed flødemed mælkbleg
blankablanko
valge
valkoinenvalkeavalkoihoinen
לבןלָבָן
सफ़ेद
bijelbijelabijelibio
fehérszeme fehérjetojásfehérje
blanc
buleorang kulit putihputih
hvíturhvítur liturhvítur maîurmjólkurbætturnáfölur
白い
albaalbumalbuscandidus
baltabaltasbaltintasbaltintibaltumas
baltaisbaltsbaltumsnobālisar pienu
alb
bielybeľmobelochbiela farbabielok
belbelabelcibeljakbelopolt
белабелацбелкиња
vitvitt
สีขาวผิวขาว
beyazakbenzi atmışbeyaz ırktan olan kimsebeyaz renk
trắngbạch

white

[waɪt]
A. ADJ (whiter (compar) (whitest (superl)))
1. (gen) → blanco; [wine, grape, chocolate] → blanco; [coffee] (= milky) → con leche; (= with dash of milk) → cortado
to go or turn white (in face) → ponerse blanco or pálido, palidecer
whiter than white [person, way of life] → sin tacha, angelical
"Bleacho" washes whiter than white"Bleacho" deja la colada blanca como la nieve
he went white at the age of 30el pelo se le puso blanco a los 30 años, encaneció a los 30 años
she was white with rageestaba pálida de la rabia
to show the white feathermostrarse cobarde
to be as white as a sheet or ghostestar pálido como la muerte
see also bleed B3
2. (racially) [person] → blanco; [area] → de raza blanca; [vote] → de los blancos
B. N
1. (= colour) → blanco m
his face was a deathly whitesu rostro estaba blanco or pálido como la muerte
the sheets were a dazzling whitelas sábanas eran de un blanco deslumbrante
to be dressed in whiteir vestido de blanco
see also black A1, B1
2. (= white person) → blanco/a m/f
3. (also white wine) → blanco m
a glass of whiteun blanco
4. [of egg] → clara f
5. [of eye] → blanco m
6. whites (Sport) cricket/tennis whitesequipo m blanco de cricket/tennis
C. CPD white blood cell Nglóbulo m blanco
white chocolate Nchocolate m blanco
white Christmas NNavidades fpl blancas or con nieve
white coffee N (milky) → café m con leche; (with dash of milk) → café m cortado
white dwarf N (Astron) → enana f blanca
white elephant N (fig) → elefante m blanco
white elephant stall tenderete donde se venden cachivaches
white ensign N (Brit) → enseña f blanca
white flag N (Mil) → bandera f blanca
white fox N = arctic fox white gold Noro m blanco
white goods NPLelectrodomésticos mpl
white grape Nuva f blanca
white heat N (Phys) → calor m blanco
white hope N the great white hopela gran esperanza dorada
white horses NPL (on waves) → cabrillas fpl
the White House N (in US) → la Casa Blanca
white knight N (Fin) → caballero m blanco
white lead N (Chem) → albayalde m
white lie Nmentira f piadosa
to tell a white liedecir una mentira piadosa
white light N (Phys) → luz f blanca
white magic Nmagia f blanca
white meat N (Culin) → carne f blanca
White Nile N = Nile white noise N (Acoustics) → ruido m blanco or uniforme
white owl Nbúho m blanco
White Paper N (Brit, Australia, Canada) (Parl) → libro m blanco
white pepper Npimienta f blanca
White Russia N (Hist) → la Rusia Blanca
White Russian N (Hist) → ruso/a m/f blanco/a
white sale N (Comm) → rebajas fpl de ropa blanca
white sapphire Nzafiro m blanco
white sauce Nsalsa f bechamel, besamel f
the White Sea Nel Mar Blanco
white shark Ntiburón m blanco
white slave trade Ntrata f de blancas
white spirit N (Brit) → trementina f
white tie N (= tie) → pajarita f blanca; (= outfit) → traje m de etiqueta con pajarita blanca
see also white-tie white trash N (US) (pej) término ofensivo contra la clase blanca pobre estadounidense
white water Naguas fpl rápidas
white water raftingpiragüismo m en aguas rápidas, rafting m
white wedding N to have a white weddingcasarse de blanco (y por la iglesia)
white whale Nballena f blanca
white wine Nvino m blanco
white wood Nmadera f blanca
see also supremacist

white

hwaɪt]
adjblanc(blanche)
He's got white hair → Il a les cheveux blancs.
a white shirt → une chemise blanche
fluffy white clouds → de blancs nuages moutonneux
the land of the long white cloud → le pays du long nuage blanc
to turn white [hair] → blanchir
to paint sth white → peindre qch en blanc
(= refined) [flour, bread, pasta, rice] → blanc(blanche); [sugar] → blanc(blanche)
a white loaf → une miche de pain blanc
white coffee → café au lait
Would you like your coffee black or white? - White, please → Vous voulez votre café noir ou avec du lait? - Avec du lait, s'il vous plaît.
(= Caucasian) → blanc(blanche)
a white man → un Blanc
a white woman → une Blanche
white people → les Blancs
(= pale) [face, cheeks] → pâle
as white as a sheet, as white as a ghost → pâle comme un linge
Her face was as white as a sheet → Elle était pâle comme un linge.
to turn white, to go white → pâlir, blêmir
Richard had turned very white, but he continued → Richard était devenu très pâle mais il continua.
n
(= colour) → blanc m
dressed in white → vêtu(e) de blanc
(= person) → Blanc (Blanche)m/fblanc (blanche)m/f
[egg] → blanc m whites
npl
(= washing) → blanc m
(= sports clothes) tennis whites → tenue f de tennis
cricket whites → tenue f de cricket

white

adj (+er)
weiß; (with fear, anger, exhaustion etc also) → blass, kreidebleich; to go or turn white (thing) → weiß werden; (person also) → bleich or blass werden; as white as a sheet or ghostleichenblass; whiter than white (lit, fig)weißer als weiß
(= refined: Cook) flourWeiß-; riceweiß
n
(= colour)Weiß nt; (= person)Weiße(r) mf; (of egg)Eiweiß nt, → Klar nt (Aus); (of eye)Weiße(s) nt; shoot when you see the whites of their eyesschießt, wenn ihr das Weiße im Auge des Feinds erkennen könnt; whites (Brit) (household) → Weißwäsche f; (Sport) → weiße Kleidung; the tennis players were wearing whites (Brit) → die Tennisspieler trugen Weiß; I’ve forgotten my whitesich habe mein Zeug vergessen
(also white wine)Weißwein m

white

:
white ant
nTermite f, → weiße Ameise
whitebait
n pl <-bait> → Breitling m
whitebeam
nMehlbeere f
white bear
nEisbär m
white blood cell
whiteboard
white book
n (US Pol) → Weißbuch nt
white bread
nWeißbrot nt
whitecap
nWelle fmit Schaumkronen
white Christmas
n a whiteweiße Weihnacht(en)
white coal
white coffee
n (Brit) → Kaffee mmit Milch, Milchkaffee m
white-collar
adj white workerSchreibtischarbeiter(in) m(f); white jobAngestelltenstelle f, → Schreibtisch- or Büroposten m; white criminalWirtschaftskriminelle(r) mf; white crimeWirtschaftskriminalität f; a white crimeein Wirtschaftsverbrechen nt; white unionAngestelltengewerkschaft f
white corpuscle

white

:
white dwarf
n (Astron) → weißer Zwerg(stern)
white elephant
nnutzloser Gegenstand; (= waste of money)Fehlinvestition f
white elephant stall
nStand mmit allerlei Krimskrams
White Ensign
n Fahne der Royal Navy
white feather
nweiße Feder (Zeichen der Feigheit); to show the whiteden Schwanz einziehen
whitefish
nWeißfisch m
white flag
n (Mil, fig) → weiße Fahne; to raise or wave the white (lit)die weiße Fahne schwenken; (fig)sich geschlagen geben
white food
n (= flour, rice, white sugar etc)weiße Lebensmittel pl, → weißes Essen
white fox
nPolarfuchs m
white frost
nRaureif m
white gold
nWeißgold nt
white goods
pl (Comm: = electrical appliances) → Haushaltsgeräte pl (Kühlschrank, Waschmaschine, Herd etc)
white-haired
adj
weißhaarig; (= blond)weißblond, semmelblond
(US inf: = favourite) the boss’s white boyder Liebling des Chefs
Whitehall
n (= British government)Whitehall no art; if white decides …wenn London beschließt
white-headed
adj
gull, duckweißköpfig
white heat
nWeißglut f; (fig)Hitze f; (with enthusiasm) → Feuereifer m; to work at white (under pressure) → fieberhaft arbeiten; in the white of his rage/passionin seiner besinnungslosen Wut/Leidenschaft; his rage reached whiteseine Wut erreichte den Siedepunkt
white hope
white horse
n
Schimmel m
(= wave)Welle fmit einer Schaumkrone; now there are whitesjetzt haben die Wellen Reiter
white-hot
adjweiß glühend; (fig)brennend, glühend
White House
n the whitedas Weiße Haus
white knight
n (St Ex) → weißer Ritter
white lead
nBleiweiß nt
white lie
nkleine Unwahrheit, Notlüge f; we all tell a white from time to timewir alle sagen nicht immer ganz die Wahrheit
white light
white-lipped
adjmit bleichen Lippen, angstbleich
white list
n (Internet) → White List f, Liste spam- und virenfreier Websites, Absender und Programme
whitelist
vt (Internet) website, address, programauf die White List setzen
white magic
white man
nWeiße(r) m
white man’s burden
n the whitedie Bürde des weißen Mannes
white meat

white

:
white noise
White-Out®
n (US: = correction fluid) → Korrekturflüssigkeit f, → ˜ Tipp-Ex® nt
whiteout
n
heftiger Schneesturm; in white conditionsbei starkem Schneegestöber
(= snow blindness)Whiteout m
white paper
n (Pol) → Weißbuch nt(on zu)
white pepper
n (Cook) → weißer Pfeffer
white rhino, white rhinoceros
White Russia
nWeißrussland nt
White Russian
nWeißrusse m, → Weißrussin f
white sale
nweiße Woche, Ausverkauf mvon Haus- und Tischwäsche
white sauce
nMehlsoße f, → helle Soße
White Sea
n the whitedas Weiße Meer
white settler
white shark
nweißer Hai
white sidewall haircut
n (inf)Bürstenschnitt m (mit seitlich rasierten oder sehr kurzen Haaren)
white slave
white slaver
nMädchenhändler(in) m(f)
white slavery, white slave trade
white spirit
n (Brit) → Terpentinersatz m
white stick
nBlindenstock m
white supremacy
nVorherrschaft fder weißen Rasse
whitethorn
nWeißdorn m
whitethroat
nGrasmücke f
white tie
n (= tie)weiße Fliege; (= evening dress)Frack m; a white occasion/dinnereine Veranstaltung/ein Essen mit Frackzwang
white trash
n (US pej inf) → weißes Pack (pej inf)

white

:
whitewall (tyre)
nWeißwandreifen m
whitewash
nTünche f; (fig)Augenwischerei f
vt wallstünchen; (fig)schönfärben, beschönigen; (inf) personreinwaschen; opponentzu null schlagen
white water
nWildwasser nt
white-water rafting
nRafting nt, → Wildwasserfahren nt
white wedding
nHochzeit fin Weiß
white whale
nWeißwal m, → Beluga m
white wine
nWeißwein m
white witch
nweiße Hexe (die weiße Magie praktiziert)
white woman
nWeiße f
whitewood
adj white furnitureMöbel plaus hellem Weichholz

white

[waɪt]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (gen) → bianco/a, candido/a
to turn or go white (person) → sbiancare (hair) → diventare bianco/a
a white man → un bianco
a white Christmas → un Natale con la neve
the great white hope (fig) → la promessa numero uno
to be as white as a sheet → essere bianco/a come un cencio
as white as snow → niveo/a, bianco or candido come la neve
white with fear → pallido/a dalla paura
it washes the clothes whiter than white → lava più bianco del bianco
2. n
a. (colour, of eyes) → bianco; (of egg) → bianco, albume m
the whites (washing) → i capi bianchi
tennis whites → completo msg da tennis
dressed in white → vestito/a di bianco
her dress was a dazzling white → il suo abito era di un bianco abbagliante
b. (person) → bianco/a

white

(wait) adjective
1. of the colour of the paper on which these words are printed. The bride wore a white dress.
2. having light-coloured skin, through being of European etc descent. the first white man to explore Africa.
3. abnormally pale, because of fear, illness etc. He went white with shock.
4. with milk in it. A white coffee, please.
noun
1. the colour of the paper on which these words are printed. White and black are opposites.
2. a white-skinned person. racial trouble between blacks and whites.
3. (also ˈegg-white) the clear fluid in an egg, surrounding the yolk. This recipe tells you to separate the yolks from the whites.
4. (of an eye) the white part surrounding the pupil and iris. The whites of her eyes are bloodshot.
ˈwhiten verb
to make or become white or whiter. She used a little bleach to whiten the sheets.
ˈwhiteness noun
ˈwhitening noun
a substance used to make certain things (eg tennis shoes) white again.
ˈwhitish adjective
fairly white; close to white.
ˌwhite-ˈcollar adjective
(of workers, jobs etc) not manual; (working) in an office etc.
white elephant
a useless, unwanted possession.
white horse noun
(usually in plural) a wave that has a crest of white foam.
ˌwhite-ˈhot adjective
(of metals) so hot that they have turned white. a white-hot poker.
white lie
a not very serious lie. I'd rather tell my mother a white lie than tell her the truth and upset her.
ˈwhitewash noun
a mixture of usually lime and water, used for whitening walls.
verb
to cover with whitewash.
ˈwhitewashed adjective
white winewine

white

أَبْيَض bílý hvid weiß λευκός blanco valkoinen blanc bijeli bianco 白い wit hvit biały branco белый vit สีขาว beyaz trắng 白的

white

n. color blanco;
___ of the eggclara de huevo;
a. blanco-a;
___ corpuscleleucocito, glóbulo ___.

white

adj blanco; n (of an egg) clara
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Only the white men and the great apes, Akut, are our friends.
They seemed to me then to be brown men; but their limbs were oddly swathed in some thin, dirty, white stuff down even to the fingers and feet: I have never seen men so wrapped up before, and women so only in the East.
All other things that we state, such as that he is white, that he runs, and so on, are irrelevant to the definition.
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