(noun.) (board games) the lighter pieces.
(noun.) the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black).
(noun.) a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri.
(noun.) a member of the Caucasoid race.
(noun.) United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918).
(noun.) United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985).
(noun.) United States architect (1853-1906).
(noun.) United States political journalist (1915-1986).
(noun.) Australian writer (1912-1990).
(noun.) 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).
(adj.) of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration; 'voting patterns within the white population' .
(adj.) of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets; 'white nights' .
(adj.) 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' .
(adj.) (of hair) having lost its color; 'the white hairs of old age' .
(adj.) (of coffee) having cream or milk added .
(adj.) benevolent; without malicious intent; 'that's white of you' .
(adj.) glowing white with heat; 'white flames'; 'a white-hot center of the fire' .
(adj.) 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' .
(adj.) marked by the presence of snow; 'a white Christmas'; 'the white hills of a northern winter' .
(adj.) free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied; 'in shining white armor' .
(superl.) Reflecting to the eye all the rays of the spectrum combined; not tinted with any of the proper colors or their mixtures; having the color of pure snow; snowy; -- the opposite of black or dark; as, white paper; a white skin.
(superl.) Destitute of color, as in the cheeks, or of the tinge of blood color; pale; pallid; as, white with fear.
(superl.) Having the color of purity; free from spot or blemish, or from guilt or pollution; innocent; pure.
(superl.) Gray, as from age; having silvery hair; hoary.
(superl.) Characterized by freedom from that which disturbs, and the like; fortunate; happy; favorable.
(superl.) Regarded with especial favor; favorite; darling.
(n.) The color of pure snow; one of the natural colors of bodies, yet not strictly a color, but a composition of all colors; the opposite of black; whiteness. See the Note under Color, n., 1.
(n.) Something having the color of snow; something white, or nearly so; as, the white of the eye.
(n.) Specifically, the central part of the butt in archery, which was formerly painted white; the center of a mark at which a missile is shot.
(n.) A person with a white skin; a member of the white, or Caucasian, races of men.
(n.) A white pigment; as, Venice white.
(n.) Any one of numerous species of butterflies belonging to Pieris, and allied genera in which the color is usually white. See Cabbage butterfly, under Cabbage.
(v. t.) To make white; to whiten; to whitewash; to bleach.
a. Of a white color, snowy, frosty, hoary, hoar.
SYN:Colorless, pure, snowy, unblemished, unspotted, stainless, innocent, clear
ANT:Black, impure,[See BLAMELESS]
adj. of the colour of pure snow: pale pallid: colourless: pure: unblemished: purified from sin: bright: burnished without ornament: transparent and colourless as of wine: pertaining to the Carmelite monks: gracious favourable: (U.S.) reliable honest.—n. the colour of snow: anything white as a white man the mark at which an arrow is shot the albuminous part of an egg.—v.t. to make white.—ns. White′-alloy′ a cheap alloy used to imitate silver; White′-ant a termite.—adj. White′-backed having the back white or marked with white.—ns. White′bait the name by which the fry of the herring and sprat are known in the market and when served for the table esp. in London; White′-bass a silvery serranoid fish of the American Great Lake region.—adj. White′-beaked having a white beak.—ns. White′-bear the polar bear; White′-beard an old man.-adjs. White′-beard′ed; White′-bell′ied; White′-billed.—ns. White′boy a member of an association of Irish peasants first formed in County Tipperary about 1761—wearing white shirts—long noted for agrarian outrages; White′boyism the principles of the Whiteboys; White′-brass an alloy of copper and zinc.—adj. White′-breast′ed.—n.pl. White′caps (U.S.) the name given to a self-constituted committee of persons who generally commit outrageous acts under the guise of serving the community.—ns. White′chapel-cart a light two-wheeled spring-cart much used by London butchers grocers &c.; White′-copp′er a light-coloured alloy of copper.—adjs. White′-crest′ed -crowned having the crest or crown white—of birds.—n.pl. White′-crops grain as barley rye wheat.—ns. White′-damp carbonic oxide a poisonous but not inflammable gas found in coal-mines in the after-damp; White′-el′ephant (see Elephant).—adjs. White′-faced having a face pale with fear or from illness: with white front forehead—also White′-front′ed; White′-fā′voured wearing white favours.—ns. White′-feath′er (see Feather); White′fish a general name for such fish as the whiting haddock menhaden &c.: the largest of all the Coregoni or American lake whitefish; White′friar one of the Carmelite order of friars so called from their white dress.—adj. White′-hand′ed having white hands unstained with guilt.—ns. White′-hass (Scot.) an oatmeal and suet pudding; White′head the blue-winged snow-goose: a breed of domestic pigeons a white-tailed monk; White′-heat the degree of heat at which bodies become white; White′-herr′ing a fresh or uncured herring; White′-hon′eysuckle the clammy azalea; White′-horse the name applied to a figure of a horse on a hillside formed by removing the turf so as to show the underlying chalk—the most famous in Berkshire at Uffington traditionally supposed to commemorate Alfred the Great's victory of Ashdown (871)—periodically 'scoured' or cleaned from turf &c.—adj. White′-hot.—ns. White′-īron pig-iron in which the carbon is almost entirely in chemical combination with the iron; White′-lā′dy a spectral figure which appears in many of the castles of Germany as at Ansbach Baireuth Altenburg &c. by night as well as by day particularly when the death of any member of the family is imminent; White′-land land with a stiff clayey soil white when dry; White′lead a carbonate of lead used in painting white; White′-leath′er (see Leather); White′-leg an ailment of women after parturition—also Milk-leg; White′-lie (see Lie); White′-light ordinary sunlight; White′-lime whitewash.—adjs. White′-limed whitewashed; White′-list′ed having white lists or stripes on a darker ground; White′-liv′ered having a pale look so called because thought to be caused by a white liver: cowardly: malicious; White′ly (Shak.) coming near to white white-faced.—ns. White′-meat food made of milk butter eggs &c.: the flesh of poultry rabbits veal &c.; White′-met′al a general name for alloys of light colour.—v.t. Whī′ten to make white: to bleach.—v.i. to become or turn white.—ns. Whīt′ener; White′ness; White′-pot a Devonshire dish of sliced rolls milk eggs sugar &c. baked; White′-precip′itate a white mercurial preparation used externally; White′-pyrī′tes marcasite; White′-rent the tinner's poll-tax of eightpence to the Duke of Cornwall: rent paid in silver.—adj. White′-rumped.—ns. Whites (see Leucorrhœa); White′-salt salt dried and calcined; White′smith a worker in tinned or white iron: a tinsmith; White′-squall (see Squall); White′stone granulite; White′-swell′ing a disease of the joints esp. the knee in which the synovial membrane passes into pulpy degeneration; White′thorn the common hawthorn; White′throat a bird of the same genus as the Blackcap having the breast and belly of a brownish-white; White′-vit′riol sulphate of zinc; White′wash slaked quicklime reduced to the consistency of milk by means of water used for colouring walls and as a disinfectant: a wash for the skin: false colouring.—v.t. to cover with whitewash: to give a fair appearance to.—ns. White′washer one who whitewashes; White′-wa′ter shoal water near the shore breakers: the foaming water in rapids &c.; White′-wax bleached beeswax: Chinese wax or pela; White′-wine any wine of clear transparent colour as hock &c.; White′wing the velvet scoter scurf-duck: the chaffinch.—adj. White′-winged.—ns. White′wood a name applied to a large number of trees or their timber—the American tulip-tree white-wood cedar cheesewood &c.; Whī′ting a small sea-fish allied to the cod so called from its white colour: ground chalk free from stony matter and other impurities extensively used as a size-colour &c.—also White′ning and Spanish white Paris white (the finest); Whī′ting-time (Shak.) bleaching-time.—adj. Whī′tish somewhat white.—ns. Whī′tishness; Whīt′ster (Shak.) a bleacher of cloth or clothes.—adjs. Whī′ty whitish; Whī′ty-brown white with a tinge of brown.—White-headed eagle the North American bald eagle; White horse a white-topped wave; White House a popular name of the official residence of the President of the United States at Washington; White of an egg the albumen the pellucid viscous fluid surrounding the yolk; White of the eye that part of the ball of the eye which surrounds the iris or coloured part.—China white a very pure variety of whitelead—also Silver white and French white; Pearl white the basic nitrate of bismuth used as a cosmetic; Zinc white impure oxide of zinc.—Mark with a white stone (see Stone); Show the white feather (see Feather).
adj. and n. Black.
- The duties of her married life, contemplated as so great beforehand, seemed to be shrinking with the furniture and the white vapor-walled landscape. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- I thought to myself, as I put out the candle; the woman in white? 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- Bradley, very white, sat looking at him in silence. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- He showed me the silhouettes before he pasted them on white paper and handed them to the girls. 欧内斯特·海明威. 永别了,武器.
- Very little white satin, very few lace veils; a most pitiful business! 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- And thus young Lord Greystoke took the first step toward the goal which he had set--the finding of other white men like himself. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 人猿泰山.
- They stood looking at each other; Mr. Gradgrind's face as white as the pursuer's. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 艰难时事.
- The whites of the eyes were yellow and it was the jaundice. 欧内斯特·海明威. 永别了,武器.
- The Indians of the United States are now largely gathered into reservations and their former dress, arms and habits are being gradually changed for those of the whites. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- They murdered all whom they found, and among others the chief Shaheas, who had been always distinguished for his friendship to the whites. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- The whites could not toil without becoming degraded, and those who did were denominated poor white trash. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- The evening was fast closing in; and from time to time, he turned the whites of his eyes restlessly and impatiently towards his father. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 艰难时事.
- Mr. Stiggins raised his hands, and turned up his eyes, until the whites- -or rather the yellows--were alone visible; but made no reply in words. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- The black hair of many of these dark whites is straight, but never so strong and waveless as the hair of the yellow peoples. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- The finger-marks are something whiter for the instant, but he walks on at her side. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- She trembled, her eyes were fixed on the ground, and her lips became whiter than even sickness had left them. 简·奥斯汀. 理智与情感.
- The paleness grew whiter on her face, and she turned it farther away from me. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- Monseigneur, he was whiter than the miller. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- Hand was a deal whiter, a deal delicater, and a deal smaller, returns Jo. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- By way of making the white one whiter, Bella hastened to stipulate that he was not in pain. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- She had become gradually, within the last few moments, whiter and whiter in the face. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- You think I'm an old woman whose ideas are bounded by Milton, and whose own crow is the whitest ever seen. 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- A dim light shewed me Alfred on a couch; Clara trembling, and paler than whitest snow, had raised him on her arm, holding a cup of water to his lips. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- These edifices were all built of the whitest Pentelic marble, but have a pinkish stain upon them now. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- His linen was of the very whitest, finest, and stiffest; his wig of the glossiest, blackest, and curliest. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- Every one thinks his own crow the whitest, he said gayly; but come, leave off arguing about the merits of your respective lady-loves. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.