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White

[hwahyt, wahyt] /ʰwaɪt, waɪt/
noun
1.
Andrew Dickson, 1832–1918, U.S. diplomat and pioneer of land-grant education.
2.
Byron R(aymond) ("Whizzer") 1917–2002, U.S. lawyer and jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1962–93.
3.
Edmund, born 1940, U.S. novelist.
4.
Edward Douglass, 1845–1921, U.S. jurist: chief justice of the U.S. 1910–21.
5.
Edward H(iggins), II
[hig-inz] /ˈhɪg ɪnz/ (Show IPA),
1930–67, U.S. astronaut: first American to walk in space 1965.
6.
E(lwyn) B(rooks)
[el-win] /ˈɛl wɪn/ (Show IPA),
1899–1985, U.S. humorist and poet.
7.
George Leonard, 1838–95, U.S. choral conductor.
8.
Gilbert, 1720–93, English clergyman, naturalist, and writer.
9.
Patrick (Victor Martindale)
[mahr-tn-deyl] /ˈmɑr tnˌdeɪl/ (Show IPA),
1912–90, Australian writer, born in England: Nobel Prize 1973.
10.
Stanford, 1853–1906, U.S. architect.
11.
Stewart Edward, 1873–1946, U.S. novelist.
12.
T(erence) H(anbury)
[han-buh-ree] /ˈhæn bə ri/ (Show IPA),
1896–1964, English novelist.
13.
Theodore H. 1915–86, U.S. journalist and writer.
14.
Walter Francis, 1893–1955, U.S. civil-rights leader and writer: executive secretary of the NAACP 1931–55.
15.
William A(lanson)
[al-uh n-suh n] /ˈæl ən sən/ (Show IPA),
1870–1937, U.S. neurologist, psychiatrist, and writer.
16.
William Allen, 1868–1944, U.S. journalist.
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British Dictionary definitions for ed white

white

/waɪt/
adjective
1.
having no hue due to the reflection of all or almost all incident light Compare black (sense 1)
2.
(of light, such as sunlight) consisting of all the colours of the spectrum or produced by certain mixtures of three additive primary colours, such as red, green, and blue
3.
comparatively white or whitish-grey in colour or having parts of this colour: white clover
4.
(of an animal) having pale-coloured or white skin, fur, or feathers
5.
bloodless or pale, as from pain, emotion, etc
6.
(of hair, a beard, etc) silvery or grey, usually from age
7.
benevolent or without malicious intent: white magic
8.
colourless or transparent: white glass
9.
capped with or accompanied by snow: a white Christmas
10.
(sometimes capital) counterrevolutionary, very conservative, or royalist Compare Red (sense 2)
11.
blank, as an unprinted area of a page
12.
(of wine) made from pale grapes or from black grapes separated from their skins
13.
  1. (of coffee or tea) with milk or cream
  2. (of bread) made with white flour
14.
(physics) having or characterized by a continuous distribution of energy, wavelength, or frequency: white noise
15.
(informal) honourable or generous
16.
(of armour) made completely of iron or steel (esp in the phrase white harness)
17.
(rare) morally unblemished
18.
(rare) (of times, seasons, etc) auspicious; favourable
19.
(poetic or archaic) having a fair complexion; blond
20.
bleed white, to deprive slowly of resources
21.
whiter than white
  1. extremely clean and white
  2. (informal) very pure, honest, and moral
noun
22.
a white colour
23.
the condition or quality of being white; whiteness
24.
the white or lightly coloured part or area of something
25.
the white, the viscous fluid that surrounds the yolk of a bird's egg, esp a hen's egg; albumen
26.
(anatomy) the white part (sclera) of the eyeball
27.
any of various butterflies of the family Pieridae See large white, small white, cabbage white
28.
(chess, draughts)
  1. a white or light-coloured piece or square
  2. (usually capital) the player playing with such pieces
29.
anything that has or is characterized by a white colour, such as a white paint or pigment, a white cloth, a white ball in billiards
30.
an unprinted area of a page
31.
(archery)
  1. the outer ring of the target, having the lowest score
  2. a shot or arrow hitting this ring
32.
(poetic) fairness of complexion
33.
in the white, (of wood or furniture) left unpainted or unvarnished
verb
34.
(usually foll by out) to create or leave white spaces in (printed or other matter)
35.
(obsolete) to make or become white
See also white out, whites
Derived Forms
whitely, adverb
whiteness, noun
whitish, adjective
Word Origin
Old English hwīt; related to Old Frisian hwīt, Old Saxon hwīt, Old Norse hvītr, Gothic hveits, Old High German hwīz (German weiss)

White1

/waɪt/
noun
1.
a person, esp one of European ancestry, from a human population having light pigmentation of the skin
adjective
2.
denoting or relating to a White person or White people

White2

/waɪt/
noun
1.
Gilbert. 1720–93, English clergyman and naturalist, noted for his Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne (1789)
2.
Jimmy. born 1962, English snooker player
3.
Marco Pierre. born 1961, British chef and restaurateur
4.
Patrick (Victor Martindale). 1912–90, Australian novelist: his works include Voss (1957), The Eye of the Storm (1973), and A Fringe of Leaves (1976): Nobel prize for literature 1973
5.
T(erence) H(anbury). 1906–64, British novelist: author of the Arthurian sequence The Once and Future King (1939–58)
6.
Willard (Wentworth) (ˈwɪlɑːd). born 1946, British operatic bass, born in Jamaica
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Word Origin and History for ed white

white

n.

Old English hwit, from Proto-Germanic *khwitaz (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian hwit, Old Norse hvitr, Dutch wit, Old High German hwiz, German weiß, Gothic hveits), from PIE *kwintos/*kwindos "bright" (cf. Sanskrit svetah "white;" Old Church Slavonic sviteti "to shine," svetu "light;" Lithuanian sviesti "to shine," svaityti "to brighten").

As a surname, originally with reference to fair hair or complexion, it is one of the oldest in English, being well-established before the Conquest. Meaning "morally pure" was in Old English. Association with royalist causes is late 18c. Slang sense of "honorable, fair" is 1877, American English. The racial sense (adj.) of "of those races (chiefly European or of European extraction) characterized by light complexion" is first recorded c.1600. The noun in this sense ("white man, person of a race distinguished by light complexion") is from 1670s. White supremacy attested from 1902; white flight is from 1967.

White heat "state of intense or extreme emotion" first recorded 1839. White lie is attested from 1741. White Christmas is attested from 1857. White House at the U.S. presidential residence is recorded from 1811. White water "river rapids" is recorded from 1580s. White Russian "language of Byelorussia" is recorded from 1850; the mixed drink is from c.1978. White-collar as an adjective is from 1921; white-collar crime attested by 1964 (there is a white-collar criminaloids from 1934). Astronomical white dwarf is from 1924.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for ed white

whistle in the dark

verb phrase

To speculate or take a wild guess


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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ed white in the Bible

a symbol of purity (2 Chr. 5:12; Ps. 51:7; Isa. 1:18; Rev. 3:18; 7:14). Our Lord, at his transfiguration, appeared in raiment "white as the light" (Matt. 17:2, etc.).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Idioms and Phrases with ed white
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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