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[hwahyt, wahyt]
Andrew Dickson, 1832–1918, U.S. diplomat and pioneer of land-grant education.
Byron R(aymond) ("Whizzer") 1917–2002, U.S. lawyer and jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1962–93.
Edmund, born 1940, U.S. novelist.
Edward Douglass, 1845–1921, U.S. jurist: chief justice of the U.S. 1910–21.
Edward H(iggins), II [hig-inz] , 1930–67, U.S. astronaut: first American to walk in space 1965.
E(lwyn) B(rooks) [el-win] , 1899–1985, U.S. humorist and poet.
George Leonard, 1838–95, U.S. choral conductor.
Gilbert, 1720–93, English clergyman, naturalist, and writer.
Patrick (Victor Martindale) [mahr-tn-deyl] , 1912–90, Australian writer, born in England: Nobel Prize 1973.
Stanford, 1853–1906, U.S. architect.
Stewart Edward, 1873–1946, U.S. novelist.
T(erence) H(anbury) [han-buh-ree] , 1896–1964, English novelist.
Theodore H. 1915–86, U.S. journalist and writer.
Walter Francis, 1893–1955, U.S. civil-rights leader and writer: executive secretary of the NAACP 1931–55.
William A(lanson) [al-uhn-suhn] , 1870–1937, U.S. neurologist, psychiatrist, and writer.
William Allen, 1868–1944, U.S. journalist. Unabridged
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white (waɪt)
1.  Compare black having no hue due to the reflection of all or almost all incident light
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) Compare Red counterrevolutionary, very conservative, or royalist
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.  a.  (of coffee or tea) with milk or cream
 b.  (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, archaic or having a fair complexion; blond
20.  bleed white to deprive slowly of resources
21.  whiter than white
 a.  extremely clean and white
 b.  informal very pure, honest, and moral
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.  large white small white See cabbage white any of various butterflies of the family Pieridae
28.  chess, draughts
 a.  a white or light-coloured piece or square
 b.  (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
 a.  the outer ring of the target, having the lowest score
 b.  a shot or arrow hitting this ring
32.  poetic fairness of complexion
33.  in the white (of wood or furniture) left unpainted or unvarnished
34.  (usually foll by out) to create or leave white spaces in (printed or other matter)
35.  obsolete to make or become white
[Old English hwīt; related to Old Frisian hwīt, Old Saxon hwīt, Old Norse hvītr, Gothic hveits, Old High German hwīz (German weiss)]

White2 (waɪt)
1.  Gilbert. 1720--93, English clergyman and naturalist, noted for his Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne (1789)
2.  Jimmy. born 1962, British 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

White1 (waɪt)
1.  a person, esp one of European ancestry, from a human population having light pigmentation of the skin
2.  denoting or relating to a White person or White people

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Word Origin & History

O.E. hwit, from P.Gmc. *khwitaz (cf. O.S., O.Fris. hwit, O.N. hvitr, Du. wit, O.H.G. hwiz, Ger. weiß, Goth. hveits), from PIE *kwintos/*kwindos "bright" (cf. Skt. svetah "white;" O.C.S. sviteti "to shine," svetu "light;" Lith. sviesti "to shine," svaityti "to brighten"). As a surname, originally
with reference to fair hair or complexion, it is one of the oldest in Eng., being well-established before the Conquest. Meaning "morally pure" was in O.E. Association with royalist causes is late 18c. Slang sense of "honorable, fair" is 1877, Amer.Eng. The racial sense (adj.) of "of those races (chiefly European or of European extraction) characterized by light complexion" is first recorded 1604. The noun in this sense ("white man, person of a race distinguished by light complexion") is from 1671; whitey in this sense is recorded from 1828. 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-collar is from 1919, first attested in Upton Sinclair. White House at the U.S. presidential residence is recorded from 1811. White water "river rapids" is recorded from 1586. White Russian "language of Byelorussia" is recorded from 1850; the mixed drink is from c.1978.
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Bible Dictionary

White definition

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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