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white

adjective uk   /waɪt/ us  

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."Black, white and grey 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 sugarVarious qualities of food

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 neighbourhoodThe skin, and skin colourPeople of specific racial or ethnic background
whiteness
noun [U] uk   /ˈwaɪt.nəs/ us  
the quality of being whiteBlack, white and grey

white

noun uk   /waɪt/ us  

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.Black, white and grey 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 in the pub.Sportswear and swimwearCleaning clothes 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).The eye and surrounding areaEyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyes 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.Dairy products and eggs

white noun (PERSON)

[C] a person who has skin that is pale in colour: The neighbourhood is populated mainly by whites.The skin, and skin colourPeople of specific racial or ethnic background
(Definition of white from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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