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white

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Colours, Anthropology, Drink
whitewhite1 /waɪt/ ●●● S1 W1 adjective  1 colourCC having the colour of milk, salt, or snow a white dresspure/snow white (=completely white) snow white hair2 people a) SAbelonging to the race of people with pale skinblack young white males b) SArelating to white people a white neighborhood3 CCCOLOUR/COLORpale 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.4 DFDcoffee [usually before noun] British English white coffee has milk or cream in it5 DFDwine white wine is a pale yellow colourred6 a white Christmas7 whiter than whitewhiteness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
whitewhite daisiesHe and a white friend, William Grady, had been chased into the station by white youths throwing bottles and stones.His thick white hair was cut short and unevenly, so that in parts it stood up in clumps.For years, the female tilt toward the Democrats was balanced by disproportionate white male support for Republicans.Nice white socks and a proper little coat.A derivation of White Sunday, it refers to the white garments worn by the recently baptised Christians of the early Church.Hundreds of white tables with white chairs are mostly filled with suntanned white people dressed colorfully.pure/snow whiteColouration: Goldfish may have a range of colours from black and brown, through gold to pure white.Of course, her wish came true, and she named her child Snow White.When investing in a new kitchen, most people still go for easy-on-the-eye neutral shades, pure whites and sophisticated greys.A pure white butterfly tossed about in the light on the edge of the lake.I also like the pure white gesso primer as it gives luminosity to my colours.Her hair is pure white, her face covered with spidery lines, but her eyes are absolutely clear, sparkling.I looked behind me to see a pure white wall.Walt Disney launched Snow white with just such a bond-building, going-into-battle speech.white as a sheetHe went as white as a sheet and backed off immediately.Hoomey came back white as a sheet, speechless.
whitewhite2 ●●● S3 W2 noun  1 colour [uncountable]CC the colour of milk, salt, and snow2 people (also White) [countable]SA someone who belongs to the race of people with pale skinblack The mayor is very popular among whites.3 wine [countable, uncountable] wine that is pale yellow in colour a nice bottle of white California has some of the finest whites in the world.4 eye [countable + of]HBH the white part of your eye5 egg_cup.jpg egg [countable, uncountable]DF the part of an egg that surrounds the yolk (=yellow part) and becomes white when cooked6 whites
Examples from the Corpus
whiteWhites make up 60% of the student population.Californian whites are selling well.He points out that poor and middle-class whites will suffer, not the rich.Prominent strips of inlay were left unfinished; awkward patches of pink sandstone intrude into the glistening white of the dome.This is especially true in California, where non-Hispanic whites now make up only 55 percent of the population.Then came sugar, and by the late 1700s there were 10,000 blacks, outnumbering whites by 10 to one.Using a spatula, fold in the remaining whites.Both had been told from childhood that black men and women could never reach the heights that whites attain.
whitewhite3 verb   white something ↔ out→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
whiteI bathe and dress, and paste my face in gauzy liquid, whiting out the spots and the sweat.
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Verb table
white
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywhite
he, she, itwhites
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywhited
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave whited
he, she, ithas whited
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad whited
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill white
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have whited
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam whiting
he, she, itis whiting
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you, we, theyare whiting
Past
I, he, she, itwas whiting
you, we, theywere whiting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been whiting
he, she, ithas been whiting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been whiting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be whiting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been whiting
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