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Definition of white adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (whiter, whitest)
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  1. 1having the color of fresh snow or of milk a crisp white shirt white bread a set of perfect white teeth His hair was as white as snow. The horse was almost pure white in color.
  2. 2belonging to or connected with a race of people who have pale skin white middle-class families She writes about her experiences as a black girl in a predominantly white city.
  3. 3(of the skin) pale because of emotion or illness white with shock She went white as a sheet when she heard the news.
    noun [uncountable, singular]
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