Definition of whiting:
- A common European food fish ( Melangus vulgaris) of the Codfish family; - called also fittin.
- A North American fish ( Merlucius vulgaris) allied to the preceding; - called also silver hake.
- Any one of several species of North American marine sciaenoid food fishes belonging to genus Menticirrhus, especially M. Americanus, found from Maryland to Brazil, and M. littoralis, common from Virginia to Texas; -- called also silver whiting, and surf whiting.
- Chalk prepared in an impalpable powder by pulverizing and repeated washing, used as a pigment, as an ingredient in putty, for cleaning silver, etc.
- of White
- "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
- "The Zeppelin's Passenger", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
Soon after this, an attempt was made to distinguish between these two classes of Fellows, and in 1711 the distinction was settled, when one Whiting, " who had been for several years known as Tutor and 'Fellow of the House, ' but had never in consequence been deemed or pretended to be a member of the Corporation, was admitted to a seat in that board."- "A Collection of College Words and Customs", Benjamin Homer Hall.