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      n   the white of an egg; albumen  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
1    having no hue due to the reflection of all or almost all incident light  
   Compare       black       1  
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  
white clover     
4    (of an animal) having pale-coloured or white skin, fur, or feathers  
5    bloodless or pale, as from pain, emotion, etc.  
6    (of hair, a beard, etc.) silvery or grey, usually from age  
7    benevolent or without malicious intent  
white magic     
8    colourless or transparent  
white glass     
9    capped with or accompanied by snow  
a white Christmas     
10    sometimes cap   counterrevolutionary, very conservative, or royalist  
   Compare       Red       2  
11    blank, as an unprinted area of a page  
12    (of wine) made from pale grapes or from black grapes separated from their skins  
a    (of coffee or tea) with milk or cream  
b    (of bread) made with white flour  
14      (Physics)   having or characterized by a continuous distribution of energy, wavelength, or frequency  
white noise     
15    Informal   honourable or generous  
16    (of armour) made completely of iron or steel (esp. in the phrase white harness)  
17    Rare   morally unblemished  
18    Rare   (of times, seasons, etc.) auspicious; favourable  
19    Poetic or archaic   having a fair complexion; blond  
20    bleed white   to deprive slowly of resources  
21    whiter than white  
a    extremely clean and white  
b    Informal   very pure, honest, and moral  
22    a white colour  
23    the condition or quality of being white; whiteness  
24    the white or lightly coloured part or area of something  
25    usually preceded by: the   the viscous fluid that surrounds the yolk of a bird's egg, esp. a hen's egg; albumen  
26      (Anatomy)   the white part (sclera) of the eyeball  
27    any of various butterflies of the family Pieridae  
   See       large white       small white       cabbage white  
28      (Chess, draughts)  
a    a white or light-coloured piece or square  
b    usually cap   the player playing with such pieces  
29    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  
30    an unprinted area of a page  
31      (Archery)  
a    the outer ring of the target, having the lowest score  
b    a shot or arrow hitting this ring  
32    Poetic   fairness of complexion  
33    in the white   (of wood or furniture) left unpainted or unvarnished  
34    usually foll by: out   to create or leave white spaces in (printed or other matter)  
35    Obsolete   to make or become white,   (See also)        white out       whites  
     (Old English hwit; related to Old Frisian hwit, Old Saxon hwit, Old Norse hvitr, Gothic hveits, Old High German hwiz (German weiss))  
  whitely      adv  
  whiteness      n  
  whitish      adj  

big White Chief  
Informal   an important person, boss, or leader,   (Also called)    big Chief, big Daddy  
a    a photograph, picture, sketch, etc., in black, white, and shades of grey rather than in colour  
b    (as modifier)  
black-and-white film     
2    the neutral tones of black, white, and intermediate shades of grey  
   Compare       colour       2  
3    in black and white  
a    in print or writing  
b    in extremes  
he always saw things in black and white     
      n   Margaret. 1906--71, U.S. photographer, a pioneer of modern photojournalism: noted esp. for her coverage of World War II  
cabbage white  
      n   any large white butterfly of the genus Pieris, esp. the Eurasian species P. brassicae, the larvae of which feed on the leaves of cabbages and related vegetables: family Pieridae  
Chinese white  
      n   white zinc oxide, formerly used in paints,   (Also called)    zinc white  
Dashing White Sergeant  
      n   a lively Scottish dance for sets of six people  
Dead White European Male   , Dead White Male  
      n   a man whose importance and talents may have been exaggerated because he belonged to a historically dominant gender and ethnic group  
egg white  
      n   the white of an egg; albumen  
flake white  
      n   a pigment made from flakes of white lead  
great white heron  
1    a large white heron, Ardea occidentalis, of S North America  
2    a widely distributed white egret, Egretta (or Casmerodius) albus  
Great White Way  
      n   the theatre district on Broadway in New York City  
large white  
1      (Also called)    cabbage white   a large white butterfly, Pieris brassicae, with scanty black markings, the larvae of which feed on brassica leaves  
2    often caps   a white large-bodied breed of pig commonly kept for pork, bacon, and for fattening  
1    of a pure white  
lily-white skin     
2    Informal   pure; irreproachable  
3      (U.S.)  
a    discriminating against Blacks  
a lily-white club     
b    racially segregated  
marbled white  
      n   any butterfly of the satyrid genus Melanargia, with panelled black-and-white wings, but technically a brown butterfly; found in grassland  
      n   a person not of the Caucasoid or White race  
1    a colour, such as cream or bone, consisting of white mixed with a tinge of grey or with a pale hue  
2    of such a colour  
an off-white coat     
oyster white  
a    a greyish-white colour  
b    (as adj)  
oyster-white walls     
poor White  
Often offensive  
a    a poverty-stricken and underprivileged White person, esp. in the southern U.S. and South Africa  
b    (as modifier)  
poor White trash     
small white  
      n   a small white butterfly, Artogeia rapae, with scanty black markings, the larvae of which feed on brassica leaves  
1    white as snow  
2    pure as white snow  
West Highland white terrier  
      n   a small pure white terrier having a hard straight coat and erect ears and tail  
White   [1]  
1    a member of the Caucasoid race  
2    a person of European ancestry  
3    denoting or relating to a White or Whites  
White   [2]  
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    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  
4    T(erence) H(anbury). 1906--64, British novelist: author of the Arthurian sequence The Once and Future King (1939--58)  
white admiral  
      n   a nymphalid butterfly, Limenitis camilla, of Eurasia, having brown wings with white markings  
   See also       red admiral  
white alkali  
1    refined sodium carbonate  
2    any of several mineral salts, esp. sodium sulphate, sodium chloride, and magnesium sulphate, that often appear on the surface of soils as a whitish layer in dry conditions  
white ant  
      n      another name for       termite  
white area  
      n   an area of land for which no specific planning proposal has been adopted  
White Australia policy  
      n     (History)   an unofficial term for an immigration policy designed to restrict the entry of coloured people into Australia  
white bear  
      n      another name for       polar bear  
white birch  
      n   any of several birch trees with white bark, such as the silver birch of Europe and the paper birch of North America  
   See also       birch       1  
white blood cell  
      n      a nontechnical name for       leucocyte  
white book  
      n   an official government publication in some countries  
white bryony  
      n   a climbing herbaceous cucurbitaceous plant, Bryonia dioica, of Europe and North Africa, having greenish flowers and red berries,   (Also called)    red bryony      See also       black bryony       bryony  
white cedar  
1    a coniferous tree, Chamaecyparis thyoides, of swampy regions in North America, having scalelike leaves and boxlike cones: family Cupressaceae  
   See also       cypress   1       2  
2    the wood of this tree, which is used for building boats, etc.  
3    a coniferous tree, Thuja occidentalis, of NE North America, having scalelike leaves: family Cupressaceae  
   See also       arbor vitae  
4    the wood of this tree, much used for telegraph poles  
white clover  
      n   a Eurasian clover plant, Trifolium repens, with rounded white flower heads: cultivated as a forage plant  
white coal  
      n   water, esp. when flowing and providing a potential source of usable power  
      adj   of, relating to, or designating nonmanual and usually salaried workers employed in professional and clerical occupations  
white-collar union         Compare       blue-collar       pink-collar  
white currant  
      n   a cultivated N temperate shrub, Ribes sativum, having small rounded white edible berries: family Grossulariaceae  
white dwarf  
      n   one of a large class of small faint stars of enormous density (on average 108 kg/m3) known to cause an Einstein shift of spectral lines. It is thought to mark the final stage in the evolution of a sun-like star  
white elephant  
1    a rare albino or pale grey variety of the Indian elephant, regarded as sacred in parts of S Asia  
2    a possession that is unwanted by its owner  
3    an elaborate venture, construction, etc., that proves useless  
4    a rare or valuable possession the upkeep of which is very expensive  
White Ensign  
      n   the ensign of the Royal Navy and the Royal Yacht Squadron, having a red cross on a white background with the Union Jack at the upper corner of the vertical edge alongside the hoist  
   Compare       Red Ensign       Blue Ensign  
1      (Also called (N.Z.))    blighty, silvereye, waxeye   any songbird of the family Zosteropidae of Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia, having a greenish plumage with a white ring around each eye  
2    any of certain other birds having a white ring or patch around the eye  
white feather  
1    a symbol or mark of cowardice  
2    show the white feather   to act in a cowardly manner  
     (from the belief that a white feather in a gamecock's tail was a sign of a poor fighter)  
white fish  
      n   (in the British fishing industry) any edible marine fish or invertebrate in which the main reserves of fat are in the liver, excluding herring, trout, sprat, mackerel, salmon, and shellfish  
white flag  
      n   a white flag or a piece of white cloth hoisted to signify surrender or request a truce  
white flint  
      n      another name for       flint       4  
white flour  
      n   flour that consists substantially of the starchy endosperm of wheat, most of the bran and the germ having been removed by the milling process  
white-footed mouse  
      n   any of various mice of the genus Peromyscus, esp. P. leucopus, of North and Central America, having brownish fur with white underparts: family Cricetidae  
   See also       deer mouse  
white fox  
      n      another name for       arctic fox  
white friar  
      n   a Carmelite friar, so called because of the white cloak that forms part of the habit of this order  
white frost  
      n      another term for       hoarfrost  
white gold  
      n   any of various white lustrous hard-wearing alloys containing gold together with platinum and palladium and sometimes smaller amounts of silver, nickel, or copper: used in jewellery  
white goods  
      pl n  
1      (Marketing)   large household appliances, such as refrigerators, cookers  
   Compare       brown goods  
2    household linen such as sheets, towels, tablecloths, etc.  
white gum  
      n   any of various Australian eucalyptus trees with whitish bark  
white-haired boy   , white-headed boy  
      n   a favourite; darling  
white heat  
1    intense heat or a very high temperature, characterized by emission of white light  
2    Informal   a state of intense excitement or activity  
white hope  
Informal   a person who is expected to bring honour or glory to his group, team, etc.  
white horse  
1    the outline of a horse carved into the side of a chalk hill, usually dating to the Neolithic, Bronze, or Iron Ages, such as that at Uffington, Berkshire  
2    usually pl   a wave with a white broken crest  
1    at such a high temperature that white light is emitted  
2    Informal   in a state of intense emotion  
White House  
1    the official Washington residence of the president of the U.S.  
2    the U.S. presidency  
white knight  
      n   a champion or rescuer, esp. a person or organization that rescues a company from financial difficulties, an unwelcome takeover bid, etc.  
      adj   causing or experiencing fear or anxiety  
a white-knuckle ride     
white lady  
1    a cocktail consisting of gin, Cointreau, and lemon juice  
2      (Austral)  
informal   methylated spirits as a drink, sometimes mixed with shoe polish or other additives  
white lead  
1      (Also called)    ceruse   a white solid usually regarded as a mixture of lead carbonate and lead hydroxide; basic lead carbonate: used in paint and in making putty and ointments for the treatment of burns. Formula: 2PbCO3.Pb(OH)2  
2    either of two similar white pigments based on lead sulphate or lead silicate  
3    a type of putty made by mixing white lead with boiled linseed oil  
white lead ore  
      n      another name for       cerussite  
white leather  
      n   leather that has been treated with a chemical, such as alum or salt, to make it white,   (Also called)    whitleather  
white leg  
      n      another name for       milk leg  
white lias  
      n   a type of rock composed of pale-coloured limestones and marls  
   See also       Lias  
white lie  
      n   a minor or unimportant lie, esp. one uttered in the interests of tact or politeness  
white light  
      n   light that contains all the wavelengths of visible light at approximately equal intensities, as in sunlight or the light from white-hot solids  
white line  
1    a line or strip of white in the centre of a road to separate traffic going in different directions  
2    a white lamination in the hoof of a horse  
white list  
      n   a list of countries considered to pose an insignificant threat to human rights, from which applications for political asylum are presumed to be unfounded  
1    lacking in spirit or courage  
2    pallid and unhealthy in appearance  
White man's burden  
      n   the supposed duty of the White race to bring education and Western culture to the non-White inhabitants of their colonies  
white matter  
      n   the whitish tissue of the brain and spinal cord, consisting mainly of myelinated nerve fibres,   (Technical name)    substantia alba      Compare       grey matter  
white meat  
      n   any meat that is light in colour, such as veal or the breast of turkey  
   Compare       red meat  
white metal  
      n   any of various alloys, such as Babbitt metal, used for bearings,   (Also called)    antifriction metal  
white meter  
      n     (Brit)   an electricity meter used to record the consumption of off-peak electricity  
White Mountains  
      pl n  
1    a mountain range in the U.S., chiefly in N New Hampshire: part of the Appalachians. Highest peak: Mount Washington, 1917 m (6288 ft.)  
2    a mountain range in the U.S., in E California and SW Nevada. Highest peak: White Mountain, 4342 m (14246 ft.)  
white mustard  
      n   a Eurasian cruciferous plant, Brassica hirta (or Sinapis alba), having clusters of yellow flowers and pungent seeds from which the condiment mustard is made  
White Nile  
      n      See       Nile  
white noise  
a    sound or electrical noise that has a relatively wide continuous range of frequencies of uniform intensity  
b    noise containing all frequencies rising in level by six decibels every octave  
white oak  
1    a large oak tree, Quercus alba, of E North America, having pale bark, leaves with rounded lobes, and heavy light-coloured wood  
2    any of several other oaks, such as the roble  
white out  
      vb   adv  
1    intr   to lose or lack daylight visibility owing to snow or fog  
2    tr   to create or leave white spaces in (printed or other matter)  
3    tr   to delete (typewritten words or characters) with a white correcting fluid  
4    an atmospheric condition consisting of loss of visibility and sense of distance and direction due to a uniform whiteness of a heavy cloud cover and snow-covered ground, which reflects almost all the light it receives  
white paper  
      n   often caps   an official government report in any of a number of countries, including Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, which sets out the government's policy on a matter that is or will come before Parliament  
white pepper  
      n   a condiment, less pungent than black pepper, made from the husked dried beans of the pepper plant Piper nigrum, used either whole or ground  
white pine  
1    a North American coniferous tree, Pinus strobus, having blue-green needle-like leaves, hanging brown cones, and rough bark: family Pinaceae  
2    the light-coloured wood of this tree, much used commercially  
3       another name for       kahikatea  
white plague  
Informal   tuberculosis of the lungs  
white poplar  
1      (Also called)    abele   a Eurasian salicaceous tree, Populus alba, having leaves covered with dense silvery-white hairs  
2       another name for       tulipwood       1  
white potato  
      n      another name for       potato       1  
white pudding  
      n   (in Britain) a kind of sausage made like black pudding but without pigs' blood  
white rainbow  
      n      another name for       fogbow  
white rat  
      n   a white variety of the brown rat (Rattus norvegicus), used extensively in scientific research  
white rose  
      n     (English history)   a widely used emblem or badge of the House of York  
   See also       Wars of the Roses       red rose  
White Russia  
      n      another name for       Belarus  
White Russian  
      n      another term for       Belarussian  
white sale  
      n   a sale of household linens at reduced prices  
white sapphire  
      n   a white pure variety of corundum, used as a gemstone  
white sauce  
      n   a thick sauce made from flour, butter, seasonings, and milk or stock  
White Sea  
      n   an almost landlocked inlet of the Barents Sea on the coast of NW Russia. Area: 90000 sq. km (34700 sq. miles)  
white settler  
      n   a well-off incomer to a district who takes advantage of what it has to offer without regard to the local inhabitants  
     (C20: from earlier colonial sense)  
white slave  
      n   a girl or woman forced or sold into prostitution  
  white slavery      n  
      n   a person who procures or forces women to become prostitutes  
white spirit  
      n   a colourless liquid obtained from petroleum and used as a substitute for turpentine  
white spruce  
      n   a N North American spruce tree, Picea glauca, having grey bark, pale brown oblong cones, and bluish-green needle-like leaves  
white squall  
      n   a violent highly localized weather disturbance at sea, in which the surface of the water is whipped to a white spray by the winds  
white stick  
      n   a walking stick used by a blind person for feeling the way: painted white as a sign to others that the person is blind  
White supremacy  
      n   the theory or belief that White people are innately superior to people of other races  
  White supremacist      n, adj  
white-tailed deer  
      n   a deer, Odocoileus virginianus, of North America and N South America: the coat varies in colour, being typically reddish-brown in the summer, and the tail is white,   (Also called)    Virginia deer  
white tie  
1    a white bow tie worn as part of a man's formal evening dress  
a    formal evening dress for men  
b    (as modifier)  
a white-tie occasion     
white trash  
a    poor White people living in the U.S., esp. the South  
b    (as modifier)  
white-trash culture     
white vitriol  
      n      another name for       zinc sulphate  
White Volta  
      n   a river in W Africa, rising in N Burkina-Faso flowing southwest and south to join the Black Volta in central Ghana and form the Volta River. Length: about 885 km (550 miles)  
white walnut  
      n      another name for       butternut       1--4  
white water  
1    a stretch of water with a broken foamy surface, as in rapids  
2    light-coloured sea water, esp. over shoals or shallows  
white whale  
      n   a small white toothed whale, Delphinapterus leucas, of northern waters: family Monodontidae,   (Also called)    beluga  
zinc white  
      n      another name for       Chinese white  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



1    ashen, bloodless, ghastly, grey, like death warmed up     (informal)   pale, pallid, pasty, wan, waxen, wheyfaced  
2    grey, grizzled, hoary, silver, snowy  
3    clean, immaculate, impeccable, innocent, pure, spotless, squeaky-clean, stainless, unblemished, unsullied  
2 & 3    black, blackish, blemished, dark, dirty, impure, soiled, stained, tarnished  

1    milk-white, pure white, white, white as snow, white-skinned  
2      (informal)   chaste, impeccable, innocent, irreproachable, pure, spotless, unsullied, untainted, untarnished, virgin, virtuous  
clerical, executive, nonmanual, office, professional, salaried  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
fleshy part of stone fruits (egg. peaches, plums)
regional term for flat white bread roll, other terms are bap, batch, cob
having a changeable luster or color with an undulating narrow band of white light
The specular reflection of light from the surface of an eye in a photograph visible as a bright white spot on the eye.
The separate lights of the studio flash kit should be positioned so that the portrait exhibits only one catchlight per eye.
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