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Topic: COLOURS

Language: Old English
Origin: hwit

white

1 adjective
     
white1 S1 W1
1

colour

CC having the colour of milk, salt, or snow:
a white dress
pure/snow white (=completely white)
snow white hair
2

people

a) SA belonging to the race of people with pale skin [↪ black]:
young white males
b) SA relating to white people:
a white neighborhood
3CC

pale

looking pale, because of illness, strong emotion etc:
Are you OK? You're white as a sheet (=extremely pale).
white with anger/fear etc
Her voice shook, and her face was white with anger.
4DFD

coffee

[usually before noun] British English white coffee has milk or cream in it
5DFD

wine

white wine is a pale yellow colour [↪ red]
6

a white Christmas

a Christmas when there is snow
whiteness noun [uncountable]
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