2. To make white; to give a fair external appearance to; to clear from imputations or disgrace; hence, to
clear (a bankrupt) from obligation to pay debts.
(White"wash`er) n. One who whitewashes.
(White"-wa`ter) n. (Far.) A dangerous disease of sheep.
(White"weed`) n. (Bot.) A perennial composite herb (Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum) with
conspicuous white rays and a yellow disk, a common weed in grass lands and pastures; called also
(White"wing`) n. (Zoöl.) (a) The chaffinch; so called from the white bands on the wing.
(b) The velvet duck.
(White"wood`) n. The soft and easily- worked wood of the tulip tree It is much used in cabinetwork,
carriage building, etc.
Several other kinds of light-colored wood are called whitewood in various countries, as the wood of
Bignonia leucoxylon in the West Indies, of Pittosporum bicolor in Tasmania, etc.
Whitewood bark. See the Note under Canella.
(White"wort`) n. (Bot.) (a) Wild camomile. (b) A kind of Solomon's seal
(Whit"flaw`) n. [See Whitlow.] Whitlow. [Obs.] "The nails fallen off by whitflaws." Herrick.
(Whith"er) adv. [OE. whider. AS. hwider; akin to E. where, who; cf. Goth. hvadre whither.
See Who, and cf. Hither, Thither.]
1. To what place; used interrogatively; as, whither goest thou? "Whider may I flee?" Chaucer.
Sir Valentine, whither away so fast?Shak.
2. To what or which place; used relatively.
That no man should know . . . whither that he went.Chaucer.
We came unto the land whither thou sentest us.Num. xiii. 27.
3. To what point, degree, end, conclusion, or design; whereunto; whereto; used in a sense not physical.
Nor have I . . . whither to appeal.Milton. Any whither, to any place; anywhere. [Obs.] "Any whither, in hope of life eternal." Jer. Taylor. No
whither, to no place; nowhere. [Obs.] 2 Kings v. 25.
Syn. Where. Whither, Where. Whither properly implies motion to place, and where rest in a
place. Whither is now, however, to a great extent, obsolete, except in poetry, or in compositions of a
grave and serious character and in language where precision is required. Where has taken its place,
as in the question, "Where are you going?"
(Whith`er*so*ev"er) adv. [Whither + soever.] To whatever place; to what place soever; wheresoever; as,
I will go whithersoever you lead.
(Whith"er*ward) adv. In what direction; toward what or which place. R. of Brunne.
Whitherward to turn for a good course of life was by no means too apparent.Carlyle.