white ADJECTIVE 1) of the colour of milk or fresh snow, due to the reflection of all visible rays of light. 2) very pale. 3) relating to a human group having light-coloured skin, especially of European ancestry. 4) morally or spiritually pure. 5) Brit. (of coffee or tea) served with milk or cream. 6) (of food such as bread or rice) light in colour through having been refined. 7) (of wine) made from white grapes, or dark grapes with the skins removed, and having a yellowish colour.
NOUN 1) white colour or pigment. 2) (also whites) white clothes or material. 3) the visible pale part of the eyeball around the iris. 4) the outer part which surrounds the yolk of an egg; the albumen. 5) a member of a light-skinned people. 6) a white or cream butterfly.
VERB (white out) 1) turn white. 2) cover (a mistake) with white correction fluid. 3) lose colour vision as a prelude to losing consciousness.
bleed white — Cf. ↑bleed white
whited sepulchre — Cf. ↑whited sepulchre
DERIVATIVES whitely adverb whiteness noun whitish adjective.
ORIGIN Old English, related to WHEAT(Cf. ↑wheat).

English terms dictionary. 2015.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Whiteness — White ness, n. [AS. hw[=i]tness.] 1. The quality or state of being white; white color, or freedom from darkness or obscurity on the surface. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Want of a sanguineous tinge; paleness; as from terror, grief, etc. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whiteness —    WHITENESS, county of Shetland.    See Tingwall, Whiteness, and Weesdale …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • whiteness — [hwīt′nis, wīt′nis] n. 1. the quality or condition of being white; specif., a) white color or appearance b) paleness; pallor c) freedom from stain 2. a white substance or part …   English World dictionary

  • Whiteness — Weißsein (auch Weiß Sein, von am. Whiteness) ist im Wesentlichen eine Kategorie zur kritischen Analyse gesellschaftlich gebildeter Normen wie White Supremacy, die Rassismus verursachen oder begünstigen.[1] Die Analysekategorie [2] Weißsein , bei… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Whiteness — In colorimetry, whiteness is the degree to which a surface is white. An example of its use might be to quantitatively compare two pieces of paper which appear white viewed individually, but not when juxtaposed.The International Commission on… …   Wikipedia

  • Whiteness — Blanchitude La blanchitude ou blanchité, voire Whiteness en anglais, est un concept des sciences humaines contemporaines qui permet de penser le blanc comme une couleur de peau parmi les autres. Surtout utilisée par les cultural studies et la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Whiteness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Whiteness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 whiteness whiteness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 argent argent GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 albification albification etiolation Sgm: N 2 lactescence lactescence GRP …   English dictionary for students

  • whiteness — noun 1. the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black) (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑white • Ant: ↑black (for: ↑white) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whiteness studies — is an interdisciplinary arena of academic inquiry focused on the cultural, historical and sociological aspects of people identified as white, and the social construction of whiteness as an ideology tied to social status. Pioneers in the field… …   Wikipedia

  • Whiteness, Shetland — Whiteness (Old Norse: Hvitanes , meaning white headland ) is a hamlet and parish in the Shetland Islands, on Mainland. The hamlet lies seven miles north north west of Lerwick. The parish is now merged with Tingwall.ReferencesThis article… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”