white·ness /ˈhwaɪtnəs, ˈwaɪt-/
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.”
3. Freedom from stain or blemish; purity; cleanness.
He had kept
The whiteness of his soul, and thus men o'er him wept. --Byron.
4. Nakedness. [Obs.]
5. Zool. A flock of swans.
n : the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest
lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black) [syn:
white] [ant: black]