Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A grayish or yellowish white.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective tending toward white; not pure white.
  • noun a grayish white.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A very pale colour that is almost white.
  • adjective Of a very pale colour that is almost white.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a shade of white the color of bleached bones
  • adjective of something having a color tending toward white

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Examples

  • The viewer begins at the outset of a march along an off-white path towards the horizon, towards a low-hanging light barely able to sustain its flame.

    Alexander Adler: Georg Baselitz: The Early Sixties

  • The viewer begins at the outset of a march along an off-white path towards the horizon, towards a low-hanging light barely able to sustain its flame.

    Alexander Adler: Georg Baselitz: The Early Sixties

  • The viewer begins at the outset of a march along an off-white path towards the horizon, towards a low-hanging light barely able to sustain its flame.

    Alexander Adler: Georg Baselitz: The Early Sixties

  • The viewer begins at the outset of a march along an off-white path towards the horizon, towards a low-hanging light barely able to sustain its flame.

    Alexander Adler: Georg Baselitz: The Early Sixties

  • The viewer begins at the outset of a march along an off-white path towards the horizon, towards a low-hanging light barely able to sustain its flame.

    Alexander Adler: Georg Baselitz: The Early Sixties

  • If you are wearing white or off-white trousers and jacket, what goes underneath matters most; it's the contrast that will make it all work.

    How to Wear White Right Now

  • For off-white jackets, try Stella McCartney's slim-fit twill blazer (£1,035); for white, Elizabeth & James's Emery linen and cotton-blend blazer (£350) or Day Birger et Mikkelsen's "South African" cropped blazer (£170).

    How to Wear White Right Now

  • For straightforward, reliable silk shirts, try various shades of off-white from Equipment from around £225.

    How to Wear White Right Now

  • Savvy designers who create a pre-season line, or a resort collection—and almost all of them do these days—recognize the importance of white or off-white to a summer customer desperate to buy something that isn't made of boiled wool in black or navy.

    How to Wear White Right Now

  • The viewer begins at the outset of a march along an off-white path towards the horizon, towards a low-hanging light barely able to sustain its flame.

    Alexander Adler: Georg Baselitz: The Early Sixties

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  • Is there an on-white?

    May 9, 2013