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White vs. Wite

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Whiteadjective

Bright and colourless; reflecting equal quantities of all frequencies of visible light.

‘Write in black ink on white paper.’;

Witeverb

To blame; regard as guilty, fault, accuse

Whiteadjective

(sometimes capitalized) Of or relating to Caucasians, people of European descent with light-coloured skin.

Witeverb

To reproach, censure, mulct

Whiteadjective

Designated for use by Caucasians.

‘white drinking fountain;’; ‘white hospital’;

Witeverb

To observe, keep, guard, preserve, protect

Whiteadjective

Relatively light or pale in colour.

‘white wine;’; ‘white grapes’;

Witeverb

To go, go away, depart, perish, vanish

Whiteadjective

Pale or pallid, as from fear, illness, etc.

Witenoun

Blame, responsibility, guilt.

Whiteadjective

Lacking coloration (tan) from ultraviolet light; not tanned.

Witenoun

Punishment, penalty, fine, bote, mulct.

Whiteadjective

(of coffee or tea) Containing cream, milk, or creamer.

Witeverb

To reproach; to blame; to censure; also, to impute as blame.

‘Though that I be jealous, wite me not.’; ‘There if that I misspeak or say,Wite it the ale of Southwark, I you pray.’;

Whiteadjective

The standard denomination of the playing pieces of a board game deemed to belong to the white set, no matter what the actual colour.

‘The white pieces in this set are in fact made of light green glass.’;

Witenoun

Blame; reproach.

Whiteadjective

Pertaining to an ecclesiastical order whose adherents dress in white habits; Cistercian.

Whiteadjective

Honourable, fair; decent.

Whiteadjective

Grey, as from old age; having silvery hair; hoary.

Whiteadjective

(archaic) Characterized by freedom from that which disturbs, and the like; fortunate; happy; favourable.

Whiteadjective

(obsolete) Regarded with especial favour; favourite; darling.

Whiteadjective

(politics) Pertaining to constitutional or anti-revolutionary political parties or movements.

Whiteadjective

(of tea) Made from immature leaves and shoots.

Whiteadjective

(typography) Not containing characters; see white space.

Whiteadjective

(typography) Said of a symbol or character outline, not solid, not filled with color. Compare said of a character or symbol filled with color.

Whiteadjective

Characterised by the presence of snow

Whitenoun

The color/colour of snow or milk; the colour of light containing equal amounts of all visible wavelengths.

Whitenoun

A person of European descent with light-coloured skin.

Whitenoun

The albumen of bird eggs (egg white).

Whitenoun

(anatomy) The sclera, white of the eye.

Whitenoun

Any butterfly of the Pieris genus.

Whitenoun

The cue ball in cue games.

Whitenoun

White wine.

Whitenoun

Cocaine

Whitenoun

(archery) The central part of the butt, which was formerly painted white; the centre of a mark at which a missile is shot.

Whitenoun

The snow- or ice-covered "green" in snow golf.

Whitenoun

A white pigment.

‘Venice white’;

Whitenoun

(countable) Anything that is of the color white.

Whitenoun

The enclosed part of a letter of the alphabet, especially when handwritten.

Whiteverb

(transitive) To make white; to whiten; to bleach.

Whiteadjective

Reflecting to the eye all the rays of the spectrum combined; not tinted with any of the proper colors or their mixtures; having the color of pure snow; snowy; - the opposite of black or dark; as, white paper; a white skin.

‘White as the whitest lily on a stream.’;

Whiteadjective

Destitute of color, as in the cheeks, or of the tinge of blood color; pale; pallid; as, white with fear.

‘Or whispering with white lips, "The foe!They come! they come!"’;

Whiteadjective

Having the color of purity; free from spot or blemish, or from guilt or pollution; innocent; pure.

‘White as thy fame, and as thy honor clear.’; ‘No whiter page than Addison's remains.’;

Whiteadjective

Gray, as from age; having silvery hair; hoary.

‘Your high engendered battles 'gainst a headSo old and white as this.’;

Whiteadjective

Characterized by freedom from that which disturbs, and the like; fortunate; happy; favorable.

‘On the whole, however, the dominie reckoned this as one of the white days of his life.’;

Whiteadjective

Regarded with especial favor; favorite; darling.

‘Come forth, my white spouse.’; ‘I am his white boy, and will not be gullet.’; ‘Driving their cattle continually with them, and feeding only upon their milk and white meats.’; ‘A pistol charged with white powder.’;

Whitenoun

The color of pure snow; one of the natural colors of bodies, yet not strictly a color, but a composition of all colors; the opposite of black; whiteness. See the Note under Color, n., 1.

‘Finely attired in a of white.’;

Whitenoun

Something having the color of snow; something white, or nearly so; as, the white of the eye.

Whitenoun

Specifically, the central part of the butt in archery, which was formerly painted white; the center of a mark at which a missile is shot.

‘'T was I won the wager, though you hit the white.’;

Whitenoun

A person with a white skin; a member of the white, or Caucasian, races of men.

Whitenoun

A white pigment; as, Venice white.

Whitenoun

Any one of numerous species of butterflies belonging to Pieris, and allied genera in which the color is usually white. See Cabbage butterfly, under Cabbage.

Whiteverb

To make white; to whiten; to whitewash; to bleach.

‘Whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of . . . uncleanness.’; ‘So as no fuller on earth can white them.’;

Whitenoun

a member of the Caucasoid race

Whitenoun

the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)

Whitenoun

Australian writer (1912-1990)

Whitenoun

United States political journalist (1915-1986)

Whitenoun

United States architect (1853-1906)

Whitenoun

United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985)

Whitenoun

United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918)

Whitenoun

a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri

Whitenoun

(board games) the lighter pieces

Whitenoun

(usually in the plural) trousers

Whiteverb

turn white;

‘This detergent will whiten your laundry’;

Whiteadjective

being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light;

‘as white as fresh snow’; ‘a bride's white dress’;

Whiteadjective

of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration;

‘voting patterns within the white population’;

Whiteadjective

free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied;

‘in shining white armor’;

Whiteadjective

marked by the presence of snow;

‘a white Christmas’; ‘the white hills of a northern winter’;

Whiteadjective

restricted to whites only;

‘under segregation there were even white restrooms and white drinking fountains’; ‘a lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization’;

Whiteadjective

glowing white with heat;

‘white flames’; ‘a white-hot center of the fire’;

Whiteadjective

benevolent; without malicious intent;

‘white magic’; ‘a white lie’; ‘that's white of you’;

Whiteadjective

of a surface; not written or printed on;

‘blank pages’; ‘fill in the blank spaces’; ‘a clean page’; ‘wide white margins’;

Whiteadjective

(of coffee) having cream or milk added

Whiteadjective

dressed (or especially habited) in white;

‘white nuns’;

Whiteadjective

(of hair) having lost its color;

‘the white hairs of old age’;

Whiteadjective

ash-colored or anemic looking from illness or emotion;

‘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’;

Whiteadjective

of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets;

‘white nights’;

White

White is the lightest color and is achromatic (having no hue). It is the color of fresh snow, chalk, and milk, and is the opposite of black.

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