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[n] (usually in the plural) trousers
[n] (chess or checkers) the lighter pieces
[n] the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
[n] a tributary of the Mississippi River
[n] a member of the Caucasoid race
[n] United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918)
[n] United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985)
[n] United States architect (1853-1906)
[n] United States political journalist (1915-1986)
[n] Australian writer (1912-1990)
[adj] of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration; "voting patterns within the white population"
[adj] of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets; "white nights"
[adj] being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light; "as white as fresh snow"; "a bride's white dress"
[adj] (of wine) almost colorless; "white wines such as chardonnays or rieslings"; "a white burgundy"; "white Italian wines"
[adj] ash-colored or anemic looking from illness or emotion; "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"- Mary W. Shelley; "lips white with terror"; "a face white with rage"
[adj] (of hair) having lost its color; "the white hairs of old age"
[adj] dressed (or especially habited) in white; "white nuns"
[adj] (of coffee) having cream or milk added
[adj] of a surface; not written or printed on; "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins"
[adj] benevolent; without malicious intent; "white magic"; "a white lie"; "that's white of you"
[adj] glowing white with heat; "white flames"; "a white-hot center of the fire"
[adj] restricted to whites only; "under segregation there were even white restrooms and white drinking fountains"; "a lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization"
[adj] marked by the presence of snow; "a white Christmas"; "the white hills of a northern winter"
[adj] free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied; "in shining white armor"
[v] turn white; "This detergent will whiten your laundry"


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