adjective, whit·er, whit·est.
- white or nearly white clothing, as in tennis whites.
- top-grade white flour.
- the outermost ring of the butt.
- an arrow that hits this portion of the butt.
- the central part of the butt or target, formerly painted white but now painted gold or yellow.
- Archaic. a target painted white.
verb (used with object), whit·ed, whit·ing.
- to make white by leaving blank spaces (often followed by out).
- to whiten (areas of artwork) in retouching preparatory to photoengraving (often followed by out).
- to cover (errors in copy) with a white correction fluid.
- to censor, as by obliterating words or passages with white ink.
Words nearby white
Idioms for white
Origin of white
OTHER WORDS FROM whitehalf-white, adjectiveun·white, adjective
Examples from the Web for whiter
She was whiter'n a sheet, an' her eyes were big and stary, but she had nerve.The Lone Star Ranger|Zane Grey
In l. 10 Miss Guiney thinks that 'whiter', the sole reading, must be 'winter'.Minor Poets of the Caroline Period, Vol III|John Cleveland
Jes' riccolec', Brudder, de waters dat it smote apart an' dat wash it whiter'n snow.The Shadow|Mary White Ovington
British Dictionary definitions for whiter (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for whiter (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for whiter (3 of 3)
- (of coffee or tea) with milk or cream
- (of bread) made with white flour
- extremely clean and white
- informal very pure, honest, and moral
- a white or light-coloured piece or square
- (usually capital) the player playing with such pieces
- the outer ring of the target, having the lowest score
- a shot or arrow hitting this ring
Derived forms of whitewhitely, adverbwhiteness, nounwhitish, adjective
Word Origin for white
Idioms and Phrases with whiter
In addition to the idioms beginning with white
- white as a sheet
- white elephant
- white feather
- white flag, show the
- white lie
- white sale
- black and white
- bleed someone white
- great white hope
- show the white feather