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The meaning of White

Reflecting to the eye all the rays of the spectrum combined; not tinted with any of the proper colors or their mixtures; having the color of pure snow; snowy; -- the opposite of black or dark; as, white paper; a white skin.

Destitute of color, as in the cheeks, or of the tinge of blood color; pale; pallid; as, white with fear.

Having the color of purity; free from spot or blemish, or from guilt or pollution; innocent; pure.

Gray, as from age; having silvery hair; hoary.

Characterized by freedom from that which disturbs, and the like; fortunate; happy; favorable.

Regarded with especial favor; favorite; darling.

The color of pure snow; one of the natural colors of bodies, yet not strictly a color, but a composition of all colors; the opposite of black; whiteness. See the Note under Color, n., 1.

Something having the color of snow; something white, or nearly so; as, the white of the eye.

Specifically, the central part of the butt in archery, which was formerly painted white; the center of a mark at which a missile is shot.

A person with a white skin; a member of the white, or Caucasian, races of men.

A white pigment; as, Venice white.

Any one of numerous species of butterflies belonging to Pieris, and allied genera in which the color is usually white. See Cabbage butterfly, under Cabbage.

To make white; to whiten; to whitewash; to bleach.

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