white list


: a list of approved or favored items compare blacklist
white-listed adjective

Examples of white list in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The project launch will be a multiyear affair that involves tokens and a new protocol but, at its core, revolves around shipping 3,000 console units known as Cubes to people around the world who will be chosen at random from a white list. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, 8 Nov. 2022 Companies located in high-risk areas that make it to a white list can operate in a closed-loop system, which Foxconn has been in for a while now. BostonGlobe.com, 9 Nov. 2022 And there’s no white list at the moment of exemptions. Will Daniel, Fortune, 20 Aug. 2022 An initial round of 1,000 NFTs will launch later this summer to a curated white list of family, friends, and core fans. Sarah Knapp, Outside Online, 13 May 2022 This rule now applies to travelers from the red zones on the white list, i.e. the U.S. and Israel. Alex Ledsom, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of white list was in 1842

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“White list.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20list. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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