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Definition of white noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    white

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//waɪt//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] the color of fresh snow or of milk the pure white of the newly painted walls She was dressed all in white.
  2. 2[countable, usually plural] a member of a race or people who have pale skin
  3. 3[uncountable, countable] white wine Would you like red or white? a very dry white
  4. 4 [countable, uncountable] the part of an egg that surrounds the yolk (= the yellow part) Use the whites of two eggs.
  5. 5[countable, usually plural] the white part of the eye The whites of her eyes were bloodshot.
  6. 6 whites [plural] white clothes, sheets, etc. when they are separated from colored ones to be washed Don't wash whites and colors together.
  7. 7 whites [plural] white clothes worn for playing some sports tennis whites
  8. Idioms
    black and white
     
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    having no colors except black, white, and shades of gray (in photographs, on television, etc.) a film made in black and white black-and-white photos
    (in) black and white
     
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    in a way that makes people or things seem completely bad or good, or completely right or wrong It's a complex issue, but he only sees it in black and white. This is not a black-and-white decision (= where the difference between two choices is completely clear).
    in black and white
     
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    in writing or in print I never thought they'd put it in black and white on the front page.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: white