white list

noun
\ -ˌlist How to pronounce white list (audio) \

Definition of white list

: a list of approved or favored items — compare blacklist

Other Words from white list

white-listed \ ˈ(h)wīt-​ˌli-​stəd How to pronounce white list (audio) \ adjective

Examples of white list in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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 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 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 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 As the case numbers continue to rise across Europe, the EU’s executive arm is planning to discontinue its white list of countries from where all travelers are allowed regardless of vaccination status, as of March 1. John Follain, Fortune, 25 Nov. 2021 These latter countries that were on the EU safe list are now considered red zones on the white list. Alex Ledsom, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 This rule now applies to travelers from the red zones on the white list, i.e. the U.S. and Israel. Alex Ledsom, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of white list

1842, in the meaning defined above

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16 Apr 2022

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“White list.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20list. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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