white 英 [waɪt]   美 [hwaɪt, waɪt]


white  英 [waɪt] 美 [hwaɪt, waɪt]

adj. 白色的;白种的;  n. 白色;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 

white skirt. 白色的裙子
She was dressed all in white. 她穿着一身白色的衣服。

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  • adj. 白色的;白种的;
  • n. 白色;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:
white / waɪt ; NAmE waɪt / adjective , noun white whites whited whiting whiter whitest adjective ( whiter , whit·est ) 1 having the colour of fresh snow or of milk 白的;白色的 a crisp white shirt 一件挺括的白衬衫 white bread 白面包 a set of perfect white teeth 一副洁白无瑕的牙齿 His hair was as white as snow. 他头发雪白。 The horse was almost pure whitein colour. 那匹马几乎是纯白色。 2 belonging to or connected with a race of people who have pale skin 白种人的;白人的 white middle-class families 白人中产阶级家庭 She writes about her experiences as a black girl in a predominantly white city. 她写的是自己身为一个黑人姑娘在以白人为主的城市里的经历。 3 (of the skin 皮肤 ) pale because of emotion or illness 脸色苍白的 white with shock 震惊得脸色发白 She went white as a sheetwhen she heard the news. 她听到这消息时脸色变得煞白。 4 ( BrE) (of tea or coffee 茶或咖啡 ) with milk added 加牛奶的 Two white coffees, please. 请来两杯加牛奶的咖啡。 Do you take your coffee black or white? 你喝咖啡加不加牛奶? compare black adj.  (4 ) white·ness / waɪtnəs ; NAmE waɪtnəs / noun [uncountable ,  singular ] noun 1 [uncountable ] the colour of fresh snow or of milk 白色;雪白;乳白 the pure white of the newly painted walls 新粉刷的墙壁的纯白色 She was dressed all in white. 她穿着一身白色的衣服。 2 [countable ,  usually plural ] a member of a race or people who have pale skin 白种人;白人 3 [uncountable ,  countable ] white wine 白葡萄酒 Would you like red or white? 你喜欢喝红葡萄酒还是白葡萄酒? a very dry white 特干白葡萄酒 4 [countable ,  uncountable ] the part of an egg that surrounds the yolk(= the yellow part) 蛋白;蛋清 Use the whites of two eggs. 用两个鸡蛋的蛋清。 5 [countable ,  usually plural ] the white part of the eye 眼白;白眼珠 The whites of her eyes were bloodshot. 她的白眼珠布满血丝。 6 whites [plural ] white clothes, sheets, etc. when they are separated from coloured ones to be washed 要洗涤的白色衣服(或床单等) ( BrE) Don't wash whites and coloureds together. 别把白色衣服和带颜色的衣服一块洗。 ( NAmE) Don't wash whites and colors together. 别把白色衣服和带颜色的衣服一起洗。 7 whites [plural ] white clothes worn for playing some sports 白色运动服 cricket/tennis whites 白色板球╱网球运动服 IDIOMsee black n. IDIOM ˌwhiter than ˈwhite (of a person ) completely honest and morally good 完全诚实清白;纯洁无瑕 The government must be seen to be whiter than white. 政府须让人觉得是清正廉洁的。 white / waɪt ; NAmE waɪt / white·ness / waɪtnəs ; NAmE waɪtnəs /
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