Meaning of WHITE in English

WHITE

transcription, транскрипция: [ (h)waɪt ]

( whiter, whitest, whites)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.

1.

Something that is white is the colour of snow or milk.

He had nice square white teeth...

He was dressed in white from head to toe.

COLOUR

• white‧ness

Her scarlet lipstick emphasized the whiteness of her teeth.

N-UNCOUNT

2.

A white person has a pale skin and belongs to a race which is of European origin.

He was white, with brown shoulder-length hair and a moustache.

ADJ

Whites are white people.

It’s a school that’s brought blacks and whites and Hispanics together.

N-COUNT : usu pl

3.

If someone goes white , the skin on their face becomes very pale, for example because of fear, shock, anger, or illness.

Richard had gone very white, but he stood his ground...

His face was white with fury.

ADJ : usu v-link ADJ

If someone looks white as a sheet or as white as a sheet , they look very frightened, shocked, or ill.

He appeared in the doorway, white as a sheet, eyes wide with horror.

PHRASE : v-link PHR

4.

White wine is pale yellow in colour.

Gregory poured another glass of white wine and went back to his bedroom.

ADJ

You can refer to white wine as white .

I bought a bottle of Californian white.

N-MASS

5.

White coffee has had milk or cream added to it. ( BRIT )

Wayne has a large white coffee in front of him.

ADJ

6.

White blood cells are the cells in your blood which your body uses to fight infection.

ADJ : ADJ n

7.

The white of an egg is the transparent liquid that surrounds the yellow part called the yolk.

N-VAR

8.

The white of someone’s eye is the white part that surrounds the coloured part called the iris.

N-COUNT : usu N of n

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