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Oxford dictionary definition of the word white:
1of the colour of milk or fresh snow, due to the reflection of all visible rays of light; the opposite of black:
a sheet of white paper
her face was white with fear
(of a plant) having white flowers or pale-coloured fruit.
(of a tree) having light-coloured bark.
(of wine) made from white grapes, or dark grapes with the skins removed, and having a yellowish colour.
British (of coffee or tea) served with milk or cream.
(of food such as bread or rice) light in colour as a result of a refining process.
(of glass) transparent; colourless.
2 (also White) belonging to or denoting a human group having light-coloured skin (chiefly used of peoples of European extraction):
a white farming community
relating to white people:
white Australian culture
South African, historical reserved by law for those classified as white.
3 historical counter-revolutionary or reactionary. Contrasted with red (sense 2 of the adjective).
1 [mass noun] white colour or pigment:
garnet-red flowers flecked with white
white clothes or material:
he was dressed from head to foot in white
(whites) white clothes, especially as worn for playing cricket or tennis, as naval uniform, or in the context of washing:
wash whites separately to avoid them being dulled
a bottle of house white
(White) the player of the white pieces in chess or draughts.
[count noun] a white thing, in particular the white ball (the cue ball) in snooker or billiards.
2the visible pale part of the eyeball around the iris.
3the outer part (white when cooked) which surrounds the yolk of an egg; the albumen.
4 (also White) a member of a light-skinned people, especially one of European extraction.
5 [with modifier] a white or cream butterfly which has dark veins or spots on the wings and can be a serious crop pest.
Pieris and other genera, family Pieridae. See also cabbage white
[with object] archaic
paint or turn (something) white:
your passion hath whited your face
literary a hypocrite.
[with biblical allusion to Matt 23:27]
white man’s burden
the task, believed by white colonizers to be incumbent upon them, of imposing Western civilization on the black inhabitants of European colonies.
[from Rudyard Kipling’s The White Man’s Burden (1899)]
whiter than white
the detergent that washes whiter than white
morally beyond reproach:
they expect standards of behaviour whiter than white
(of vision) become impaired by exposure to sudden bright light.
(of a person) lose colour vision as a prelude to losing consciousness.
white something out
1obliterate a mistake with white correction fluid.
2impair someone’s vision with a sudden bright light.
late Old English hwīt, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wit and German weiss, also to wheat