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    Definition
    (noun) a member of the Caucasoid race
    Synonyms : caucasian , white person
    Definition
    (noun) the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    Synonyms : whiteness
    Definition
    (noun) United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921) Definition
    (noun) Australian writer (1912-1990) Definition
    (noun) United States political journalist (1915-1986) Definition
    (noun) United States architect (1853-1906)
    Synonyms : stanford white
    Definition
    (noun) United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985) Definition
    (noun) United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918) Definition
    (noun) a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri
    Synonyms : white river
    Definition
    (noun) the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water
    Synonyms : albumen , egg white , ovalbumin
    Example Sentence
    • she separated the whites from the yolks of several eggs
    Definition
    (noun) (board games) the lighter pieces Definition
    (noun) (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth
    Synonyms : flannel , gabardine , tweed
    Definition
    (verb) turn white
    Synonyms : whiten
    Example Sentence
    • This detergent will whiten your laundry
    Definition
    (adj) being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light
    Example Sentence
    • as white as fresh snow
    • a bride's white dress
    Definition
    (adj) of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration
    Example Sentence
    • voting patterns within the white population
    Definition
    (adj) free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied
    Example Sentence
    • in shining white armor
    Definition
    (adj) marked by the presence of snow
    Synonyms : snowy
    Example Sentence
    • a white Christmas
    • the white hills of a northern winter
    Definition
    (adj) restricted to whites only
    Synonyms : lily-white
    Example Sentence
    • under segregation there were even white restrooms and white drinking fountains
    • a lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization
    Definition
    (adj) glowing white with heat
    Synonyms : white-hot
    Example Sentence
    • white flames
    • a white-hot center of the fire
    Definition
    (adj) benevolent; without malicious intent
    Example Sentence
    • that's white of you
    Definition
    (adj) (of a surface) not written or printed on
    Synonyms : blank , clean
    Example Sentence
    • blank pages
    • fill in the blank spaces
    • a clean page
    • wide white margins
    Definition
    (adj) (of coffee) having cream or milk added Definition
    (adj) (of hair) having lost its color
    Synonyms : whitened
    Example Sentence
    • the white hairs of old age
    Definition
    (adj) anemic looking from illness or emotion
    Synonyms : ashen , blanched , bloodless , livid
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    • lips white with terror
    • a face white with rage
    Definition
    (adj) of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets
    Example Sentence
    • white nights
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