noun, plural (especially collectively) whit·ing, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) whit·ings.
Origin of whiting1
Definition for whiting (2 of 3)
Definition for whiting (3 of 3)
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.
Origin of white
Related formshalf-white, adjectiveun·white, adjective
Examples from the Web for whiting
No more the death kiss of Whiting Awards and Pew Fellowships.
Mr. Whiting: Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen: I do not know why Mr. Cashman should ask me to come forward.
He went to luncheon, swallowed a whiting and half a cutlet, and returned.The Man Who Lost Himself|H. De Vere Stacpoole
Will picked out a small brill and a whiting or two, with a good-sized sole that had been left.Menhardoc|George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for whiting (1 of 5)
Word Origin for whiting
British Dictionary definitions for whiting (2 of 5)
British Dictionary definitions for whiting (3 of 5)
British Dictionary definitions for whiting (4 of 5)
British Dictionary definitions for whiting (5 of 5)
- (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 Formswhitely, adverbwhiteness, nounwhitish, adjective
Word Origin for white
Idioms and Phrases with whiting
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