Spanish translation of “white”
white adjective /wait/
› of the colour/color of the paper on which these words are printed
The bride wore a white dress. › having light-coloured/-colored skin, through being of European etc descent
the first white man to explore Africa. › abnormally pale, because of fear, illness etc
He went white with shock. › with milk in it
A white coffee, please. whiten verb › to make or become white or whiter
She used a little bleach to whiten the sheets. whiteness noun ›
the whiteness of her teeth. whitening noun › a substance used to make certain things (eg tennis shoes) white again.
blanco (de España)
whitish adjective › fairly white; close to white
a whitish colour whiteboard noun › a white plastic board, especially in a classroom, which you write on with a special pen containing ink that can be wiped off
The teacher wrote the essay title on the whiteboard. white-collar adjective › (of workers, jobs etc ) not manual; (working) in an office etc.
white elephant noun › a useless, unwanted possession
elefante blanco, maula
Some people fear that the new airport will end up being a white elephant. white horse noun › (usually in plural) a wave that has a crest of white foam.
white-hot adjective › (of metals) so hot that they have turned white
a white-hot poker. white lie noun › a not very serious lie
I’d rather tell my mother a white lie than tell her the truth and upset her. white light noun › (physics) light that appears to be colourless/colorless, such as ordinary daylight, and which contains all the wavelengths of the visible spectrum at roughly equal intensities.
whitewash noun › a mixture of usually lime and water, used for whitening walls.
whitewashed adjective ›