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  • n.
    1. The achromatic color of maximum lightness; the color of objects that reflect nearly all light of all visible wavelengths; the complement or antagonist of black, the other extreme of the neutral gray series. Although typically a response to maximum stimulation of the retina, the perception of white appears always to depend on contrast.
    2. The white or nearly white part, as:
      1. The albumen of an egg.
      2. The white part of an eyeball.
      3. A blank unprinted area, as of an advertisement.
    3. One that is white or nearly white, as:
      1. whites White trousers or a white outfit of a special nature: tennis whites.
      2. whites The white dress uniform of the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard.
      3. A white wine.
      4. A white pigment.
      5. A white breed, species, or variety of animal.
      6. also White A member of a racial group of people having light skin coloration, especially one of European origin. See Usage Note at black.
      7. Products of a white color, such as flour, salt, and sugar. Often used in the plural.
    4. Games.
      1. The white or light-colored pieces, as in chess.
      2. The player using these pieces.
      1. The outermost ring of an archery target.
      2. A hit in this ring.
    5. whites Pathology. Leukorrhea.
    6. A politically ultraconservative or reactionary person.
    adj., whit·er, whit·est.
    1. Being of the color white; devoid of hue, as new snow.
    2. Approaching the color white, as:
      1. Weakly colored; almost colorless; pale: white wine.
      2. Pale gray; silvery and lustrous: white hair.
      3. Bloodless; blanched.
    3. Light or whitish in color or having light or whitish parts. Used with animal and plant names.
    4. also White Of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration, especially one of European origin: voting patterns within the white population.
    5. Not written or printed on; blank.
    6. Unsullied; pure.
    7. Habited in white: white nuns.
    8. Accompanied by or mantled with snow: a white Christmas.
      1. Incandescent: white flames.
      2. Intensely heated; impassioned: white with fury.
    9. Ultraconservative or reactionary.
    10. With milk added. Used of tea or coffee.
    tr.v., whit·ed, whit·ing, whites.
    1. Printing. To create or leave blank spaces in (printed or illustrated matter). Often used with out.
    2. Archaic.
      1. To whiten; whitewash.
      2. To blanch.

    [Middle English, from Old English hwīt.]

    whiteness white'ness n.


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