(White"head`) n. (Zoöl.) (a) The blue-winged snow goose. (b) The surf scoter.
(White"-heart`) n. (Bot.) A somewhat heart-shaped cherry with a whitish skin.
(White"-hot`) a. White with heat; heated to whiteness, or incandescence.
(White"-limed`) a. Whitewashed or plastered with lime. "White-limed walls." Shak.
(White"-liv`ered) a. Having a pale look; feeble; hence, cowardly; pusillanimous; dastardly.
They must not be milksops, nor white-livered knights.Latimer.
(White"ly), a. Like, or coming near to, white. [Obs.]
(Whit"en) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whitened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Whitening.] [OE. whitenen; cf. Icel.
hvitna.] To grow white; to turn or become white or whiter; as, the hair whitens with age; the sea whitens
with foam; the trees in spring whiten with blossoms.
(Whit"en), v. t. To make white; to bleach; to blanch; to whitewash; as, to whiten a wall; to whiten
The broad stream of the Foyle then whitened by vast flocks of wild swans.Macaulay.
Syn. See Blanch.
(Whit"en*er) n. One who, or that which, whitens; a bleacher; a blancher; a whitewasher.
(White"ness) n. [AS. hwitness.]
1. The quality or state of being white; white color, or freedom from darkness or obscurity on the surface.
2. Want of a sanguineous tinge; paleness; as from terror, grief, etc. "The whiteness in thy cheek." Shak.
3. Freedom from stain or blemish; purity; cleanness.
He had keptByron.
The whiteness of his soul, and thus men o'er him wept.
4. Nakedness. [Obs.] Chapman.
5. (Zoöl.) A flock of swans.
1. The act or process of making or becoming white.