Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “white”

See all translations

white

adjective /wait/
of the colour/color of the paper on which these words are printed
blanco
The bride wore a white dress.
having light-coloured/-colored skin, through being of European etc descent
blanco
the first white man to explore Africa.
abnormally pale, because of fear, illness etc
blanco
He went white with shock.
with milk in it
con leche
A white coffee, please.
whiten verb to make or become white or whiter
blanquear, enblanquecer
She used a little bleach to whiten the sheets.
whiteness noun
blancura
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
blanquecino, blancuzco
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
pizarra blanca
The teacher wrote the essay title on the whiteboard.
white-collar adjective (of workers, jobs etc ) not manual; (working) in an office etc.
de oficina
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.
cabrilla
white-hot adjective (of metals) so hot that they have turned white
candente, incandescente
a white-hot poker.
white lie noun a not very serious lie
mentira piadosa
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.
luz blanca
whitewash noun a mixture of usually lime and water, used for whitening walls.
cal
whitewashed adjective
encalado
(Definition of white from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “white” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hard luck story

a story or piece of information that someone tells you or writes about himself or herself, intended to make you feel feel sympathy for that person

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More