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  2. White Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster

    2. a. or less commonly White : of or relating to any of various population groups considered as having light pigmentation of the skin. Note: The meaning of white as it relates to population groups has historically been fluid, with people of particular ancestries being excluded for a time before being included, and vice versa.

  3. White | Description, Etymology, & Facts | Britannica

    white, in physics, light seen by the human eye when all wavelengths of the visible spectrum combine. Like black, but unlike the colours of the spectrum and most mixtures of them, white lacks hue, so it is considered an achromatic colour. White and black are the most basic colour terms of languages.

  4. White Definition & Meaning |

    a color without hue at one extreme end of the scale of grays, opposite to black. A white surface reflects light of all hues completely and diffusely. Most so-called whites are very light grays: fresh snow, for example, reflects about 80 percent of the incident light, but to be strictly white, snow would have to reflect 100 percent of the incident light.

  5. 176 Synonyms & Antonyms of WHITE - Merriam-Webster

    Synonyms for WHITE: gray, transparent, faded, colorless, unpainted, whited, uncolored, grey; Antonyms of WHITE: colored, painted, stained, tinted, hued, dyed, tinged, pigmented Merriam-Webster Logo Menu Toggle

  6. 1. of the color of pure snow; reflecting nearly all the rays of sunlight or a similar light. 2. light or comparatively light in color. 3. marked by slight pigmentation of the skin. 4. for, limited to, or predominantly made up of persons whose racial heritage is Caucasian: a white neighborhood.

  7. white (n.) Old English hwit "whiteness, white food, white of an egg," from white (adj.). Also in late Old English "a highly luminous color devoid of chroma." Meaning "white part of the eyeball" is from c. 1400. Meaning "white man, person of a race distinguished by light complexion" is from 1670s; white man in this sense is from 1690s.

  8. White - Wikipedia

    White is the lightest color and is achromatic (having no hue). It is the color of objects such as snow, chalk, and milk, and is the opposite of black. White objects fully reflect and scatter all the visible wavelengths of light. White on television and computer screens is created by a mixture of red, blue, and green light.