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white

adjective uk   us   /waɪt/

white adjective (COLOUR)

A1 of a colour like that of snow, milk, or bone: a white T-shirt white walls a black and white dog He's white-haired now. "How do you like your coffee?" "White (= with milk or cream) and no sugar, please."C2 having a pale face because you are not well, or you are feeling shocked: She was white, and her lips were pale.A2 used in the names of various food and drink products, many of which are not pure white but slightly cream, yellow, grey, or transparent: white bread white chocolate white flour white sugar
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white adjective (PEOPLE)

B1 of a person who has skin that is pale in colour: He had a black mother and a white father. a predominantly white neighbourhood
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whiteness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈwaɪt.nəs/
the quality of being white

white

noun uk   us   /waɪt/

white noun (COLOUR)

A2 [U] a colour like that of snow, milk, or bone: In some countries it is traditional for a bride to wear white.whites [plural] white clothes, either worn for sports or put together to be washed at the same time: There was a group of men in cricket whites on the bus.white of the eye the part of the eye that is white: Don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes (= until the people are very close to you).egg white/white of an egg the transparent part of an egg that surrounds the yolk and becomes white when cooked: Whisk four egg whites into stiff peaks.
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white noun (PERSON)

[C] a person who has skin that is pale in colour: The neighbourhood is populated mainly by whites.
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