- 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.
- 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.
Idioms about white
Origin of white
OTHER WORDS FROM whitehalf-white, adjectiveun·white, adjective
Other definitions for white (2 of 2)
How to use white in a sentence
During a midterm election with a larger share of anxious, older, whiter voters, that was enough.One of the Midterms’ Little-Noticed Big Losers: The NRA|Cliff Schecter|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So any time you talk about Republicans, you are talking older and whiter.
The mirror reflected a face which was like my own, but whiter, and so thin that I hardly recognized it.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a guiding principle of the Young Royals that—unlike their ancestors—they must be whiter than white.
Whiter Teeth—Make a paste by crushing some basil leaves with the zest of an orange.Use These 15 Home Remedies Based On Ayurveda To Cure Menstrual Cramps, Hangovers, and Indigestion|Ari Meisel|January 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She took his offered arm with her disengaged hand, as an additional support; and her white face turned a shade whiter.
Her Nazarites were whiter than snow, purer than milk, more ruddy than the old ivory, fairer than the sapphire.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
The Rector laid his hand on the slender fingers, hot with fever, whiter than they ought to be, betraying life's inward care.
The sunrays grew whiter and stronger to light up the great rugged stage of Nature.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
Pliny, and several after him, have said, that the coat of the female panther was whiter than that of the male.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VII (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
British Dictionary definitions for white (1 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
British Dictionary definitions for white (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for white (3 of 3)
Other Idioms and Phrases with white
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