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Definition 1: (board games) the lighter pieces - [noun denoting artifact]

(white is a kind of ...) game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games

"he taught me to set up the men on the chess board" "he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"

(white belongs to category ...) a checkerboard game for two players who each have 12 pieces; the object is to jump over and so capture the opponent's pieces

(white belongs to category ...) a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king

Definition 2: (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for white in the sense of this definition

(white is a kind of ...) (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately

"he had a sharp crease in his trousers"

(white is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Definition 3: the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black) - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for white in the sense of this definition

(white is a kind of ...) a color lacking hue; white or grey or black

(... is a kind of white ) a very light white

(... is a kind of white ) the whiteness that results from removing the color from something

"a complete bleach usually requires several applications"

(... is a kind of white ) a shade of white the color of bleached bones

(... is a kind of white ) a pure flat white with little reflectance

(... is a kind of white ) a silvery-white color

Definition 4: the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water - [noun denoting food]

Samples where white or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she separated the whites from the yolks of several eggs

Synonyms for white in the sense of this definition

(white is a kind of ...) food that is a component of a mixture in cooking

"the recipe lists all the fixings for a salad"

(... is part of white) oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food

Definition 5: a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for white in the sense of this definition

(white is an instance of ...) a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)

"the river was navigable for 50 miles"

(... is part of white) a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

(... is part of white) a midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union

Definition 6: a Caucasian - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for white in the sense of this definition

(white is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of white ) (slang) offensive names for a White man

(... is a kind of white ) (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished

(... is a kind of white ) a woman who is White

(... is a kind of white ) a man who is White

(... is a kind of white ) a member of an ancient warlike people living in Elam east of Babylonia as early as 3000 BC

(... is a kind of white ) a member of an ancient people who ruled Babylonia between 1600 and 1200 BC

(... is a kind of white ) a member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and northern Africa

(... is a kind of white ) a member of the Sunni Muslim people living in northwestern Caucasia

(... is a kind of white ) (according to Nazi doctrine) a Caucasian person of Nordic descent (and not a Jew)

(... is a kind of white ) a white person of Anglo-Saxon ancestry who belongs to a Protestant denomination

Definition 7: United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for white in the sense of this definition

(white is an instance of ...) someone who educates young people

Definition 8: United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for white in the sense of this definition

(white is an instance of ...) writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

Definition 9: United States architect (1853-1906) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for white in the sense of this definition

(white is an instance of ...) someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)

Definition 10: United States political journalist (1915-1986) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for white in the sense of this definition

(white is an instance of ...) a writer for newspapers and magazines

Definition 11: Australian writer (1912-1990) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for white in the sense of this definition

(white is an instance of ...) writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

Definition 12: United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for white in the sense of this definition

(white is an instance of ...) the judge who presides over a supreme court

Definition 13: turn white - [verb of change]

Samples where white or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This detergent will whiten your laundry

Synonyms for white in the sense of this definition

(white is a kind of ...) change color, often in an undesired manner

"The shirts discolored"

(... is a kind of white ) make whiter or lighter

"bleach the laundry"

Definition 14: being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where white or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • as white as fresh snow
  • a bride's white dress

(white is similar to ...) becoming or shading into white

(means also ...) (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent

"light blue" "light colors such as pastels" "a light-colored powder"

(... are attributes of white) relative darkness or lightness of a color

"I establish the colors and principal values by organizing the painting into three values--dark, medium...and light"

Definition 15: of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where white or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • voting patterns within the white population

(white is similar to ...) of or relating to Caucasian people

Definition 16: anemic looking from illness or emotion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where white or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a face turned ashen
  • the invalid's blanched cheeks
  • tried to speak with bloodless lips
  • a face livid with shock
  • lips...livid with the hue of death
  • lips white with terror
  • a face white with rage

Synonyms for white in the sense of this definition

(white is similar to ...) weak in color; not colorful

Definition 17: marked by the presence of snow - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where white or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a white Christmas
  • the white hills of a northern winter

Synonyms for white in the sense of this definition

(white is similar to ...) overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form

"women with covered faces" "covered wagons" "a covered balcony"

Definition 18: (of coffee) having cream or milk added - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(white is similar to ...) reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity

"diluted alcohol" "a dilute solution" "dilute acetic acid"

Definition 19: (of a surface) not written or printed on - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where white or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • blank pages
  • fill in the blank spaces
  • a clean page
  • wide white margins

Synonyms for white in the sense of this definition

(white is similar to ...) holding or containing nothing

"an empty glass" "an empty room" "full of empty seats" "empty hours"

Definition 20: benevolent; without malicious intent - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where white or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that's white of you

(white is similar to ...) morally admirable

Definition 21: glowing white with heat - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where white or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • white flames
  • a white-hot center of the fire

Synonyms for white in the sense of this definition

(white is similar to ...) used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning

"hot stove" "hot water" "a hot August day" "a hot stuffy room" "she's hot and tired" "a hot forehead"

Definition 22: of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where white or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • white nights

(white is similar to ...) characterized by or emitting light

"a room that is light when the shutters are open" "the inside of the house was airy and light"

Definition 23: free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where white or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in shining white armor

(white is similar to ...) (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless

"I felt pure and sweet as a new baby" "pure as the driven snow"

Definition 24: restricted to whites only - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where white or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • under segregation there were even white restrooms and white drinking fountains
  • a lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization

Synonyms for white in the sense of this definition

(white is similar to ...) separated or isolated from others or a main group

"a segregated school system" "a segregated neighborhood"

Definition 25: (of hair) having lost its color - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where white or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the white hairs of old age

Synonyms for white in the sense of this definition

(white is similar to ...) weak in color; not colorful

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