Is there a verb that means "being of X trait"? When you give the definition of a certain adjective, you use the verb "is", but this leads to an imprecision in speech that sounds awkward, so is there a better way to express the idea?
Here's an example:
The definition of the word "whitish" is any color between white and gray.
But using is in the above example sounds incorrect and imprecise, is there a better way to word this?