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white

1. having no hue due to the reflection of all or almost all incident light
2. (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. comparatively white or whitish-grey in colour or having parts of this colour
4. (of an animal) having pale-coloured or white skin, fur, or feathers
5. bloodless or pale, as from pain, emotion, etc.
6. colourless or transparent
7. counterrevolutionary, very conservative, or royalist
8. (of wine) made from pale grapes or from black grapes separated from their skins
9. Physics having or characterized by a continuous distribution of energy, wavelength, or frequency
10. a white colour
11. the condition or quality of being white; whiteness
12. the white or lightly coloured part or area of something
13. the viscous fluid that surrounds the yolk of a bird's egg, esp a hen's egg; albumen
14. Anatomy the white part (sclera) of the eyeball
15. any of various butterflies of the family Pieridae
16. Chess draughts
a. a white or light-coloured piece or square
b. the player playing with such pieces
17. 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
18. Archery
a. the outer ring of the target, having the lowest score
b. a shot or arrow hitting this ring
19. Poetic fairness of complexion
20. in the white (of wood or furniture) left unpainted or unvarnished

White

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1. Gilbert. 1720--93, English clergyman and naturalist, noted for his Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne (1789)
2. Jimmy. born 1962, British snooker player
3. Marco Pierre. born 1961, British chef and restaurateur
4. 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. T(erence) H(anbury). 1906--64, British novelist: author of the Arthurian sequence The Once and Future King (1939--58)
6. Willard (Wentworth) . born 1946, British operatic bass, born in Jamaica

White

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1. a member of the Caucasoid race
2. a person of European ancestry
3. denoting or relating to a White or Whites

What does it mean when you dream about the color white?

In Western culture, white is commonly used to represent cleanliness, purity, and dignity; in Eastern traditions white is associated with mourning and death.

white

symbol of virginity; in American flag, purity. [Color Symbolism: Leach, 242]
See: Purity
References in classic literature ?
It is the foolishness of the white man," snapped Zilla.
Then let old Ebbits teach the white man wisdom," I said softly.
My father," he said to the White Man, "this is my word.
Yes, my white father, I have long ears, though they say that I grow deaf.
He was very sick, this white man, as sick as the black men who lay helpless about him, and whom he attended.
The white man singled out the weakest, and put him in the place just vacated by the corpse.
And White Fang licked his hurts and meditated upon this, his first taste of pack-cruelty and his introduction to the pack.
Nor did he like it when the man-animals arose and went on with their march; for a tiny man-animal took the other end of the stick and led Kiche captive behind him, and behind Kiche followed White Fang, greatly perturbed and worried by this new adventure he had entered upon.
Other blacks there were on board, from unheard-of far places, and when the white man spoke to them, they tore the long feather from Mauki's hair, cut that same hair short, and wrapped about his waist a lava-lava of bright yellow calico.
At times he served as boat's crew in the whale boats, when they brought in copra from distant beaches or when the white men went out to dynamite fish.
So close were the two canoes to one another that the black had only an opportunity to note the white face in the bow of the oncoming craft before the two touched and his own men were upon their feet, yelling like mad devils and thrusting their long spears at the occupants of the other canoe.
But a moment later, when Kaviri was able to realize the nature of the crew that manned the white man's dugout, he would have given all the beads and iron wire that he possessed to have been safely within his distant village.