What does washing mean?

Definitions for washingˈwɒʃ ɪŋ, ˈwɔ ʃɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word washing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wash, washing, lavation(noun)

    the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)

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

    garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering

Wiktionary

  1. washing(Noun)

    The action of the verb to wash

  2. washing(Noun)

    Clothing, bed linen or soft furnishings that have been, are currently being, or are to be washed; laundry.

  3. washing(Noun)

    The residue after an ore, etc, has been washed

  4. washing(Noun)

    the liquid used to wash an ore

Webster Dictionary

  1. Washing

    of Wash

  2. Washing(noun)

    the act of one who washes; the act of cleansing with water; ablution

  3. Washing(noun)

    the clothes washed, esp. at one time; a wash

Freebase

  1. Washing

    Washing is a method of cleaning, usually with water and often some kind of soap or detergent. Washing both body and clothing is an essential part of good hygiene and health. Often people use soaps and detergents to assist in the emulsification of oils and dirt particles so they can be washed away. The soap can be applied directly, or with the aid of a washcloth. People wash themselves, or bathe periodically. infants, the sick, and people with disabilities are bathed by a caregiver, but those that can wash themselves often do so. Often a shower or a bathtub is used for washing. People bathe naked under most circumstances, and commonly do so in the privacy of their home. In Europe, some people use a bidet to wash their external genitalia after using the toilet, as opposed to using toilet paper. More frequent is washing of just the hands, e.g. before and after preparing food and eating, after using the toilet, after handling something dirty, etc. Hand washing is important in reducing the spread of germs. also common is washing the face, which is done after waking up, or to keep oneself cool during the day. Brushing one's teeth is also essential for hygiene and is a part of washing. 'Washing' can also refer to the washing of clothing or other cloth items, like bed sheets, whether by hand or with a washing machine. It can also refer to washing one's car, by lathering the exterior with car soap, then rinsing it off with a hose, or washing cookware.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'washing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1597

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'washing' in Nouns Frequency: #2244

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of washing in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of washing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steve Jobs:

    The Japanese have hit the shores like dead fish. They're just like dead fish washing up on the shores.

  2. Leo Tolstoy:

    Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.

  3. Paulo Freire:

    Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.

  4. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    I will tell both of them that Israel stands, to a great extent, as a solitary island against the waves of Islamic extremism washing over the entire Middle East.

  5. Julie Steele:

    We still have a way to go before the Bionic Bra can be taken from the bench top to the washing machine, however, when finished, the Bionic Bra will transform bra design.

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