Definitions for washwɒʃ, wɔʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

washwɒʃ, wɔʃ(v.t.)

  1. to cleanse by dipping, rubbing, or scrubbing in water or some other liquid.

  2. to remove (dirt or other matter) by or as if by the action of water.

  3. to free from spiritual defilement or from sin, guilt, etc.

  4. to moisten with water or other liquid.

  5. to flow through, over, or against:

    a beach washed by waves.

  6. to carry, remove, or deposit by means of water or any liquid:

    A sailor was washed overboard.

  7. (of water) to form by flowing over and eroding a surface:

    The flood washed a new channel through the gully.

  8. to subject (earth or ore) to the action or force of water in order to separate valuable material. to separate (valuable material) in this way.

    Category: Mining

  9. to cover with a watery or thin coat of color.

  10. to overlay with a thin coat or deposit of metal:

    to wash brass with gold.

    Category: Metallurgy

  11. (v.i.)to wash oneself.

  12. to wash clothes.

  13. to cleanse anything in a liquid.

  14. to undergo washing without shrinking, fading, etc.

  15. Informal. to prove true when subjected to testing:

    His alibi simply won't wash.

    Category: Informal

  16. to be carried or driven by water.

  17. to flow or beat with a lapping sound, as waves.

  18. to move along in or as if in waves.

  19. to be removed by the action of water (often fol. by away).

  20. wash down, to clean completely by washing. to facilitate the swallowing of (food or medicine) by drinking liquid.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  21. wash out, to be removed by washing. to damage or demolish by the action of water: Informal. to fail to qualify or continue; be eliminated:

    The embankment was washed out by the storm.

    to wash out of graduate school.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Informal

  22. wash up, to wash one's face and hands: to wash dishes, flatware, etc.

    to wash up before dinner.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  23. (n.)the act or process of washing with water or other liquid.

  24. a quantity of clothes, linens, etc., washed, or to be washed, at one time:

    a heavy wash.

  25. a liquid with which something is colored, overspread, etc.:

    She gave the room a wash of pale blue.

  26. the flow, sweep, or breaking of water.

  27. the sound made by this.

  28. water moving along in waves or with a rushing movement:

    the wash of the incoming tide.

  29. the rough or broken water left behind a moving ship, boat, etc.; wake.

    Category: Nautical

  30. the disturbance in the air left behind by a moving airplane or any of its parts:

    wing wash.

    Category: Aeronautics

  31. any of various liquids for grooming:

    a hair wash.

  32. a lotion or other liquid having medicinal properties (often used in combination): mouthwash.

    Category: Medicine

  33. a tract of land washed by the action of the sea or a river.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  34. a marsh or bog.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  35. a small stream or shallow pool.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  36. a shallow arm of the sea or a shallow part of a river.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  37. a depression or channel formed by flowing water.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  38. Western U.S. the dry bed of a stream.

    Category: Geography (terms), Dialect

  39. a broad, thin layer of color applied by a continuous movement of the brush, as in watercolor painting.

    Category: Fine Arts

  40. a gold wash.

    Category: Metallurgy

    Ref: Also, washing.

  41. waste liquid matter, refuse, food, etc., from the kitchen, as for hogs; swill (often used in combination):

    hogwash.

  42. weak or watered liquor.

  43. (adj.)capable of being washed without shrinking, fading, etc.; washable.

Idioms for wash:

  1. come out in the wash, to result eventually in something satisfactory. to be made known eventually.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of wash:

bef. 900; ME; OE wascan, c. OS, OHG wascan, ON vaska; akin to water

Washwɒʃ, wɔʃ(n.)

  1. the, a shallow bay of the North Sea, on the coast of E England. 20 mi. (32 km) long; 15 mi. (24 km) wide.

    Category: Geography (places)

Wash.

  1. Washington.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wash(noun)

    a thin coat of water-base paint

  2. wash, washing, lavation(noun)

    the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)

  3. wash, dry wash(noun)

    the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)

  4. washout, wash(noun)

    the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)

    "from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water"

  5. slipstream, airstream, race, backwash, wash(noun)

    the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller

  6. wash, wash drawing(noun)

    a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other

  7. laundry, wash, washing, washables(noun)

    garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering

  8. wash(verb)

    any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out

    "at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash"

  9. wash, rinse(verb)

    clean with some chemical process

  10. wash, lave(verb)

    cleanse (one's body) with soap and water

  11. wash, launder(verb)

    cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water

    "Wash the towels, please!"

  12. wash(verb)

    move by or as if by water

    "The swollen river washed away the footbridge"

  13. wash(verb)

    be capable of being washed

    "Does this material wash?"

  14. wash(verb)

    admit to testing or proof

    "This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court"

  15. wash(verb)

    separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)

  16. wash(verb)

    apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to

  17. wash, wash out, wash off, wash away(verb)

    remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent

    "he washed the dirt from his coat"; "The nurse washed away the blood"; "Can you wash away the spots on the windows?"; "he managed to wash out the stains"

  18. wash(verb)

    form by erosion

    "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"

  19. moisten, wash, dampen(verb)

    make moist

    "The dew moistened the meadows"

  20. lave, lap, wash(verb)

    wash or flow against

    "the waves laved the shore"

  21. wash(verb)

    to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking

    "The cat washes several times a day"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. wash(verb)ɒʃ, wɔʃ

    to clean with water and usually soap

    a woman washing her hair/hands; Wash the white clothes in hot water.; Make sure to wash yourself thoroughly.

  2. washɒʃ, wɔʃ

    (of water) to push somewhere

    The car was washed downstream when the river flooded.

  3. wash(noun)ɒʃ, wɔʃ

    an act of washing

    The dirt came out after two washes.; Give your hands a wash.

  4. washɒʃ, wɔʃ

    to wash a number of pieces of clothing

    I'm going to do a white/dark wash.

Wiktionary

  1. wash(Noun)

    The process or an instance of washing or being washed by water or other liquid.

  2. wash(Noun)

    A liquid used for washing.

  3. wash(Noun)

    The quantity of clothes washed at a time.

    There's a lot in that wash, maybe you should separate them in half.

  4. wash(Noun)

    A smooth and translucent painting created using a paintbrush holding a large amount of solvent and a small amount of paint.

  5. wash(Noun)

    The sound of breaking of the seas, e.g., on the shore.

    I could hear the wash of the wave.

  6. wash(Noun)

    The wake of a moving ship.

  7. wash(Noun)

    The turbulence left in the air by a moving airplane.

  8. wash(Noun)

    A lotion or other liquid with medicinal or hygienic properties.

  9. wash(Noun)

    Ground washed away to the sea or a river.

  10. wash(Verb)

    To clean with water.

  11. wash(Verb)

    To move by the force of water in motion

    The flood washed away houses.

  12. wash(Verb)

    To separate valuable material (such as gold) from worthless material by the action of flowing water.

  13. wash(Verb)

    To clean oneself with water.

    I wash every morning after getting up.

  14. wash(Verb)

    (intransitive) To be eroded or carried away by the action of water.

  15. wash(Noun)

    A shallow body of water.

  16. wash(Noun)

    In arid and semi-arid regions, the normally dry bed of an intermittent or ephemeral stream; an arroyo; wadi

  17. wash(Noun)

    Something where no progress is made, where nothing changes.

    His first week at the new job was a wash, since he spent so much time learning the system instead of using it.

  18. Origin: From washen, waschen, weschen, from wascan, wæscan, from waskanan, from wod-. Cognate with Dutch wassen, wasschen, German waschen, vaske, vaska, vaska.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wash(verb)

    to cleanse by ablution, or dipping or rubbing in water; to apply water or other liquid to for the purpose of cleansing; to scrub with water, etc., or as with water; as, to wash the hands or body; to wash garments; to wash sheep or wool; to wash the pavement or floor; to wash the bark of trees

  2. Wash(verb)

    to cover with water or any liquid; to wet; to fall on and moisten; hence, to overflow or dash against; as, waves wash the shore

  3. Wash(verb)

    to waste or abrade by the force of water in motion; as, heavy rains wash a road or an embankment

  4. Wash(verb)

    to remove by washing to take away by, or as by, the action of water; to drag or draw off as by the tide; -- often with away, off, out, etc.; as, to wash dirt from the hands

  5. Wash(verb)

    to cover with a thin or watery coat of color; to tint lightly and thinly

  6. Wash(verb)

    to overlay with a thin coat of metal; as, steel washed with silver

  7. Wash(verb)

    to perform the act of ablution

  8. Wash(verb)

    to clean anything by rubbing or dipping it in water; to perform the business of cleansing clothes, ore, etc., in water

  9. Wash(verb)

    to bear without injury the operation of being washed; as, some calicoes do not wash

  10. Wash(verb)

    to be wasted or worn away by the action of water, as by a running or overflowing stream, or by the dashing of the sea; -- said of road, a beach, etc

  11. Wash(noun)

    the act of washing; an ablution; a cleansing, wetting, or dashing with water; hence, a quantity, as of clothes, washed at once

  12. Wash(noun)

    a piece of ground washed by the action of a sea or river, or sometimes covered and sometimes left dry; the shallowest part of a river, or arm of the sea; also, a bog; a marsh; a fen; as, the washes in Lincolnshire

  13. Wash(noun)

    substances collected and deposited by the action of water; as, the wash of a sewer, of a river, etc

  14. Wash(noun)

    waste liquid, the refuse of food, the collection from washed dishes, etc., from a kitchen, often used as food for pigs

  15. Wash(noun)

    the fermented wort before the spirit is extracted

  16. Wash(noun)

    a mixture of dunder, molasses, water, and scummings, used in the West Indies for distillation

  17. Wash(noun)

    that with which anything is washed, or wetted, smeared, tinted, etc., upon the surface

  18. Wash(noun)

    a liquid cosmetic for the complexion

  19. Wash(noun)

    a liquid dentifrice

  20. Wash(noun)

    a liquid preparation for the hair; as, a hair wash

  21. Wash(noun)

    a medical preparation in a liquid form for external application; a lotion

  22. Wash(noun)

    a thin coat of color, esp. water color

  23. Wash(noun)

    a thin coat of metal laid on anything for beauty or preservation

  24. Wash(noun)

    the blade of an oar, or the thin part which enters the water

  25. Wash(noun)

    the backward current or disturbed water caused by the action of oars, or of a steamer's screw or paddles, etc

  26. Wash(noun)

    the flow, swash, or breaking of a body of water, as a wave; also, the sound of it

  27. Wash(noun)

    ten strikes, or bushels, of oysters

  28. Wash(adj)

    washy; weak

  29. Wash(adj)

    capable of being washed without injury; washable; as, wash goods

Freebase

  1. WASH

    WASH is a Clear Channel Communications radio station located in Washington, D.C.. Known on-air as "Wash-FM", the station has an adult contemporary format. The station also streams its broadcast on iHeartRadio. WASH has been a soft adult contemporary station in one form or another since the 70s. For a few years in the early 80s, the station attempted to do a Top 40 / CHR format which had no success and the station later returned to their original Soft AC format. On Saturday nights from 7 pm - midnight, the station plays disco music and related songs in a program known as "Jammin' Saturday Night". The station recently began broadcasting two hours of 80s music immediately following "Jammin' Saturday Night". The station plays exclusively Christmas music from mid-November through Christmas Day and calls itself "Washington's Home for the Holidays" during the season. In 2011, the station started playing exclusively Christmas music on Friday, November 18.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wash' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1641

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wash' in Verbs Frequency: #411


Translations for wash

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

wash(noun)

an act of washing

He's just gone to have a wash.

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