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white


  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  White  \White\,  a.  [Compar.  {Whiter};  superl.  {Whitest}.]  [OE. 
  whit,  AS  hw?t;  akin  to  OFries  and  OS  hw[=i]t,  D.  wit,  G. 
  weiss,  OHG.  w[=i]z,  hw[=i]z,  Icel.  hv[=i]tr,  Sw  hvit,  Dan. 
  hvid,  Goth.  hweits  Lith.  szveisti  to  make  bright,  Russ. 
  sviet'  light,  Skr.  ?v?ta  white,  ?vit  to  be  bright.  ???.  Cf 
  {Wheat},  {Whitsunday}.] 
  1.  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.  ``Pearls  white.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  White  as  the  whitest  lily  on  a  stream.  --Longfellow. 
 
  2.  Destitute  of  color,  as  in  the  cheeks,  or  of  the  tinge  of 
  blood  color;  pale;  pallid;  as  white  with  fear. 
 
  Or  whispering  with  white  lips,  ``The  foe!  They  come! 
  they  come!''  --Byron. 
 
  3.  Having  the  color  of  purity;  free  from  spot  or  blemish,  or 
  from  guilt  or  pollution;  innocent;  pure. 
 
  White  as  thy  fame,  and  as  thy  honor  clear.  --Dryden. 
 
  No  whiter  page  than  Addison's  remains.  --Pope. 
 
  4.  Gray,  as  from  age;  having  silvery  hair;  hoary. 
 
  Your  high  engendered  battles  'gainst  a  head  So  old 
  and  white  as  this  --Shak. 
 
  5.  Characterized  by  freedom  from  that  which  disturbs,  and  the 
  like  fortunate;  happy;  favorable. 
 
  On  the  whole,  however,  the  dominie  reckoned  this  as 
  one  of  the  white  days  of  his  life.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  6.  Regarded  with  especial  favor;  favorite;  darling. 
 
  Come  forth,  my  white  spouse.  --Chaucer. 
 
  I  am  his  white  boy,  and  will  not  be  gullet.  --Ford. 
 
  Note:  White  is  used  in  many  self-explaining  compounds,  as 
  white-backed,  white-bearded,  white-footed. 
 
  {White  alder}.  (Bot.)  See  {Sweet  pepper  bush},  under 
  {Pepper}. 
 
  {White  ant}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  numerous  species  of  social 
  pseudoneuropterous  insects  of  the  genus  {Termes}.  These 
  insects  are  very  abundant  in  tropical  countries,  and  form 
  large  and  complex  communities  consisting  of  numerous 
  asexual  workers  of  one  or  more  kinds,  of  large-headed 
  asexual  individuals  called  soldiers,  of  one  or  more  queens 
  (or  fertile  females)  often  having  the  body  enormously 
  distended  by  the  eggs,  and  at  certain  seasons  of  numerous 
  winged  males,  together  with  the  larv[ae]  and  pup[ae]  of 
  each  kind  in  various  stages  of  development.  Many  of  the 
  species  construct  large  and  complicated  nests,  sometimes 
  in  the  form  of  domelike  structures  rising  several  feet 
  above  the  ground  and  connected  with  extensive  subterranean 
  galleries  and  chambers.  In  their  social  habits  they 
  closely  resemble  the  true  ants.  They  feed  upon  animal  and 
  vegetable  substances  of  various  kinds,  including  timber, 
  and  are  often  very  destructive  to  buildings  and  furniture. 
 
 
  {White  arsenic}  (Chem.),  arsenious  oxide,  {As2O3},  a 
  substance  of  a  white  color,  and  vitreous  adamantine 
  luster,  having  an  astringent,  sweetish  taste.  It  is  a 
  deadly  poison. 
 
  {White  bass}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  fresh-water  North  American  bass 
  ({Roccus  chrysops})  found  in  the  Great  Likes. 
 
  {White  bear}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  polar  bear.  See  under  {Polar}. 
 
 
  {White  blood  cell}.  (Physiol.)  See  {Leucocyte}. 
 
  {White  brand}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  snow  goose. 
 
  {White  brass},  a  white  alloy  of  copper;  white  copper. 
 
  {White  campion}.  (Bot.) 
  a  A  kind  of  catchfly  ({Silene  stellata})  with  white 
  flowers. 
  b  A  white-flowered  Lychnis  ({Lychnis  vespertina}). 
 
  {White  canon}  (R.  C.  Ch.),  a  Premonstratensian. 
 
  {White  caps},  the  members  of  a  secret  organization  in  various 
  of  the  United  States,  who  attempt  to  drive  away  or  reform 
  obnoxious  persons  by  lynch-law  methods.  They  appear  masked 
  in  white. 
 
  {White  cedar}  (Bot.),  an  evergreen  tree  of  North  America 
  ({Thuja  occidentalis}),  also  the  related  {Cupressus 
  thyoides},  or  {Cham[ae]cyparis  sph[ae]roidea},  a  slender 
  evergreen  conifer  which  grows  in  the  so-called  cedar 
  swamps  of  the  Northern  and  Atlantic  States.  Both  are  much 
  valued  for  their  durable  timber.  In  California  the  name  is 
  given  to  the  {Libocedrus  decurrens},  the  timber  of  which 
  is  also  useful,  though  often  subject  to  dry  rot. 
  --Goodale.  The  white  cedar  of  Demerara,  Guiana,  etc.,  is  a 
  lofty  tree  ({Icica,  or  Bursera,  altissima})  whose  fragrant 
  wood  is  used  for  canoes  and  cabinetwork,  as  it  is  not 
  attacked  by  insect. 
 
  {White  cell}.  (Physiol.)  See  {Leucocyte}. 
 
  {White  cell-blood}  (Med.),  leucocyth[ae]mia. 
 
  {White  clover}  (Bot.),  a  species  of  small  perennial  clover 
  bearing  white  flowers.  It  furnishes  excellent  food  for 
  cattle  and  horses,  as  well  as  for  the  honeybee.  See  also 
  under  {Clover}. 
 
  {White  copper},  a  whitish  alloy  of  copper.  See  {German 
  silver},  under  {German}. 
 
  {White  copperas}  (Min.),  a  native  hydrous  sulphate  of  iron; 
  coquimbite. 
 
  {White  coral}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  ornamental  branched  coral 
  ({Amphihelia  oculata})  native  of  the  Mediterranean. 
 
  {White  corpuscle}.  (Physiol.)  See  {Leucocyte}. 
 
  {White  cricket}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  tree  cricket. 
 
  {White  crop},  a  crop  of  grain  which  loses  its  green  color,  or 
  becomes  white,  in  ripening,  as  wheat,  rye,  barley,  and 
  oats,  as  distinguished  from  a  green  crop,  or  a  root  crop. 
 
 
  {White  currant}  (Bot.),  a  variety  of  the  common  red  currant, 
  having  white  berries. 
 
  {White  daisy}  (Bot.),  the  oxeye  daisy.  See  under  {Daisy}. 
 
  {White  damp},  a  kind  of  poisonous  gas  encountered  in  coal 
  mines.  --Raymond. 
 
  {White  elephant}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  whitish,  or  albino,  variety  of 
  the  Asiatic  elephant. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  White  \White\,  n. 
  1.  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. 
 
  Finely  attired  in  a  of  white.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Something  having  the  color  of  snow;  something  white,  or 
  nearly  so  as  the  white  of  the  eye. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  'T  was  I  won  the  wager,  though  you  hit  the  white. 
  --Shak. 
 
  4.  A  person  with  a  white  skin;  a  member  of  the  white,  or 
  Caucasian,  races  of  men. 
 
  5.  A  white  pigment;  as  Venice  white. 
 
  6.  (Zo["o]l.)  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}. 
 
  {Black  and  white}.  See  under  {Black}. 
 
  {Flake  white},  {Paris  white},  etc  See  under  {Flack}, 
  {Paris},  etc 
 
  {White  of  a  seed}  (Bot.),  the  albumen.  See  {Albumen},  2. 
 
  {White  of  egg},  the  viscous  pellucid  fluid  which  surrounds 
  the  yolk  in  an  egg,  particularly  in  the  egg  of  a  fowl.  In 
  a  hen's  egg  it  is  alkaline,  and  contains  about  86  per  cent 
  of  water  and  14  per  cent  of  solid  matter,  the  greater 
  portion  of  which  is  egg  albumin.  It  likewise  contains  a 
  small  amount  of  globulin,  and  traces  of  fats  and  sugar, 
  with  some  inorganic  matter.  Heated  above  60[deg]  C.  it 
  coagulates  to  a  solid  mass,  owing  to  the  albumin  which  it 
  contains.  --Parr. 
 
  {White  of  the  eye}  (Anat.),  the  white  part  of  the  ball  of  the 
  eye  surrounding  the  transparent  cornea. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  White  \White\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Whited};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Whiting}.]  [AS.  hw[=i]tan.] 
  To  make  white;  to  whiten;  to  whitewash;  to  bleach. 
 
  Whited  sepulchers,  which  indeed  appear  beautiful 
  outward,  but  are  within  full  of  .  .  .  uncleanness. 
  --Matt.  xxiii. 
  27. 
 
  So  as  no  fuller  on  earth  can  white  them  --Mark.  ix  3. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wine  \Wine\,  n.  [OE.  win,  AS  win,  fr  L.  vinum  (cf.  Icel. 
  v[=i]n;  all  from  the  Latin);  akin  to  Gr  o'i^nos,  ?,  and  E. 
  withy.  Cf  {Vine},  {Vineyard},  {Vinous},  {Withy}.] 
  1.  The  expressed  juice  of  grapes,  esp.  when  fermented;  a 
  beverage  or  liquor  prepared  from  grapes  by  squeezing  out 
  their  juice,  and  (usually)  allowing  it  to  ferment.  ``Red 
  wine  of  Gascoigne.''  --Piers  Plowman. 
 
  Wine  is  a  mocker,  strong  drink  is  raging,  and 
  whosoever  is  deceived  thereby  is  not  wise.  --Prov. 
  xx  1. 
 
  Bacchus,  that  first  from  out  the  purple  grape 
  Crushed  the  sweet  poison  of  misused  wine.  --Milton. 
 
  Note:  Wine  is  essentially  a  dilute  solution  of  ethyl  alcohol, 
  containing  also  certain  small  quantities  of  ethers  and 
  ethereal  salts  which  give  character  and  bouquet. 
  According  to  their  color,  strength,  taste,  etc.,  wines 
  are  called  {red},  {white},  {spirituous},  {dry}, 
  {light},  {still},  etc 
 
  2.  A  liquor  or  beverage  prepared  from  the  juice  of  any  fruit 
  or  plant  by  a  process  similar  to  that  for  grape  wine;  as 
  currant  wine;  gooseberry  wine;  palm  wine. 
 
  3.  The  effect  of  drinking  wine  in  excess;  intoxication. 
 
  Noah  awoke  from  his  wine.  --Gen.  ix  24. 
 
  {Birch  wine},  {Cape  wine},  etc  See  under  {Birch},  {Cape}, 
  etc 
 
  {Spirit  of  wine}.  See  under  {Spirit}. 
 
  {To  have  drunk  wine  of  ape}  or  {wine  ape},  to  be  so  drunk  as 
  to  be  foolish.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  {Wine  acid}.  (Chem.)  See  {Tartaric  acid},  under  {Tartaric}. 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  {Wine  apple}  (Bot.),  a  large  red  apple,  with  firm  flesh  and  a 
  rich,  vinous  flavor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  white 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {achromatic}]  [ant:  {black}] 
  2:  of  or  belonging  to  a  racial  group  having  light  skin 
  coloration;  "voting  patterns  within  the  white  population" 
  [ant:  {black}] 
  3:  (of  wine)  almost  colorless;  "white  wines  such  as  chardonnays 
  or  rieslings";  "a  white  burgundy";  "white  Italian  wines" 
  [ant:  {red}] 
  4:  free  from  moral  blemish  or  impurity;  unsullied;  "in  shining 
  white  armor" 
  5:  marked  by  the  presence  of  snow;  "a  white  Christmas";  "the 
  white  hills  of  a  northern  winter"  [syn:  {snowy}] 
  6:  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"  [syn:  {lily-white}] 
  7:  glowing  white  with  heat;  "white  flames";  a  white-hot  center 
  of  the  fire"  [syn:  {white-hot}] 
  8:  benevolent;  without  malicious  intent;  "white  magic";  "a 
  white  lie";  "that's  white  of  you" 
  9:  of  a  surface;  not  written  or  printed  on  "blank  pages"; 
  "fill  in  the  blank  spaces";  "a  clean  page";  "wide  white 
  margins"  [syn:  {blank},  {clean}] 
  10:  (of  coffee)  having  cream  or  milk  added 
  11:  dressed  (or  especially  habited)  in  white;  "white  nuns" 
  12:  (of  hair)  having  lost  its  color;  "the  white  hairs  of  old 
  age"  [syn:  {whitened}] 
  13:  ash-colored  or  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"  [syn:  {ashen},  {blanched},  {bloodless},  {livid}] 
  14:  of  summer  nights  in  northern  latitudes  where  the  sun  barely 
  sets;  "white  nights" 
  n  1:  a  member  of  the  Caucasoid  race  [syn:  {White},  {white  person}, 
  {Caucasian}] 
  2:  the  quality  or  state  of  the  achromatic  color  of  greatest 
  lightness  (bearing  the  least  resemblance  to  black)  [syn:  {whiteness}] 
  [ant:  {black}] 
  3:  a  tributary  of  the  Mississippi  River  [syn:  {White},  {White 
  River}] 
  4:  (chess  or  checkers)  the  lighter-colored  pieces 
  5:  (usually  in  the  plural)  trousers  [syn:  {flannel},  {gabardine}, 
  {tweed}] 
  v  :  turn  white;  "This  detergent  will  whiten  your  laundry"  [syn: 
  {whiten}]  [ant:  {blacken}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  White,  GA  (town,  FIPS  82468) 
  Location:  34.28245  N,  84.74766  W 
  Population  (1990):  542  (220  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  30184 
  White,  PA 
  Zip  code(s):  15490 
  White,  SD  (city,  FIPS  70940) 
  Location:  44.43338  N,  96.64542  W 
  Population  (1990):  536  (201  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  57276 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  White 
  a  symbol  of  purity  (2  Chr.  5:12;  Ps  51:7;  Isa.  1:18;  Rev.  3:18; 
  7:14).  Our  Lord,  at  his  transfiguration,  appeared  in  raiment 
  "white  as  the  light"  (Matt.  17:2,  etc.). 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  WHITE,  adj  and  n.  Black. 
 
 




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