white 英 [waɪt] 美 [hwaɪt, waɪt]
adj. 白色的；白种的；纯洁的 n. 白色；洁白；白种人
进行时:whiting 过去式:whited 过去分词:whited 第三人称单数:whites 名词复数:whites 比较级:whiter 最高级:whitest
- adj. 白色的；白种的；纯洁的
- n. 白色；洁白；白种人
1. white skirt.
2. She was dressed all in white.
3. His hair was as white as snow.
- white (adj.) Old English hwit "bright, radiant; clear, fair," also as a noun (see separate entry), from Proto-Germanic *hwitaz (source also of Old Saxon and Old Frisian hwit, Old Norse hvitr, Dutch wit, Old High German hwiz, German weiß, Gothic hveits), from PIE *kweid-o-, suffixed form of root *kweit- "white; to shine" (source also of Sanskrit svetah "white;" Old Church Slavonic sviteti "to shine," svetu "light;" Lithuanian šviesti "to shine," švaityti "to brighten").
- white (n.) Old English hwit "whiteness, white food, white of an egg," from white (adj.). Also in late Old English "a highly luminous color devoid of chroma." Meaning "white part of the eyeball" is from c. 1400. Meaning "white man, person of a race distinguished by light complexion" is from 1670s; white man in this sense is from 1690s. White man's burden is from Kipling's 1899 poem: