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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Whiteness  \White"ness\,  n.  [AS.  hw[=i]tness.] 
  1.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  white;  white  color,  or 
  freedom  from  darkness  or  obscurity  on  the  surface. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  Want  of  a  sanguineous  tinge;  paleness;  as  from  terror, 
  grief,  etc  ``The  whiteness  in  thy  cheek.''  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Freedom  from  stain  or  blemish;  purity;  cleanness. 
 
  He  had  kept  The  whiteness  of  his  soul,  and  thus  men 
  o'er  him  wept.  --Byron. 
 
  4.  Nakedness.  [Obs.]  --Chapman. 
 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  flock  of  swans. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  whiteness 
  n  :  the  quality  or  state  of  the  achromatic  color  of  greatest 
  lightness  (bearing  the  least  resemblance  to  black)  [syn: 
  {white}]  [ant:  {black}] 




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