What does washer mean?

Definitions for washer
ˈwɒʃ ər, ˈwɔ ʃərwash·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word washer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. washernoun

    someone who washes things for a living

  2. washernoun

    seal consisting of a flat disk placed to prevent leakage

  3. washer, automatic washer, washing machinenoun

    a home appliance for washing clothes and linens automatically


  1. washernoun

    Something that washes; especially an appliance such as a washing machine or dishwasher.

  2. washernoun

    A person who washes for a living; (if female:) a washerwoman.

  3. washernoun

    A flat disk, placed beneath a nut or at some joint, to distribute pressure, alleviate friction or prevent leakage.

  4. washernoun

    A face cloth.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Washernoun

    One that washes.

    Etymology: from wash.

    Quickly is his laundress, his washer, and his wringer. William Shakespeare.


  1. washer

    A washer is a thin, typically disk-shaped piece made from metal, plastic, rubber or more, that is used to distribute the load of a threaded fastener, such as a screw or a nut. It often comes with a hole in the middle, primarily acting as a spacer, spring, wear pad or locking device to reduce vibration and secure the fastening.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Washernoun

    one who, or that which, washes

  2. Washernoun

    a ring of metal, leather, or other material, or a perforated plate, used for various purposes, as around a bolt or screw to form a seat for the head or nut, or around a wagon axle to prevent endwise motion of the hub of the wheel and relieve friction, or in a joint to form a packing, etc

  3. Washernoun

    a fitting, usually having a plug, applied to a cistern, tub, sink, or the like, and forming the outlet opening

  4. Washernoun

    the common raccoon

  5. Washernoun

    same as Washerwoman, 2

  6. Etymology: [AS. wscere.]


  1. Washer

    A washer is a thin plate with a hole that is normally used to distribute the load of a threaded fastener, such as a screw or nut. Other uses are as a spacer, spring, wear pad, preload indicating device, locking device, and to reduce vibration. Washers usually have an outer diameter about twice the width of their inner diameter. Washers are usually metal or plastic. High quality bolted joints require hardened steel washers to prevent the loss of pre-load due to Brinelling after the torque is applied. Rubber or fiber gaskets used in taps to stop the flow of water are sometimes referred to colloquially as washers; but, while they may look similar, washers and gaskets are usually designed for different functions and made differently. Washers are also important for preventing galvanic corrosion, particularly by insulating steel screws from aluminium surfaces. The origin of the word is unknown; the first recorded use of the word was in 1346, however the first time its definition was recorded was in 1611.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Washer is ranked #17565 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Washer surname appeared 1,601 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Washer.

    93.1% or 1,492 total occurrences were White.
    1.9% or 31 total occurrences were Black.
    1.5% or 25 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 24 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 15 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.8% or 14 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Anagrams for washer »

  1. hawser

  2. rewash

  3. whares

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of washer in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of washer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of washer in a Sentence

  1. Cheyanne Banks:

    Dive deep into what is truly important to you and your lifestyle when it comes to the home you’re buying. Your ‘must-have’ criteria may be a two-car garage, a pool, or proximity to your work location, but perhaps you’re willing to forego an in-unit washer and dryer, a balcony, or a water view.

  2. Paul Dawson:

    You want to change that towel every few days. If you have multiple towels, just throw one in the washer and get a new one, and for sponges, microwaving them might be a better way to sanitize them than just putting antimicrobial liquid on them.

  3. Sheila Hatfield:

    I just looked down and I saw this old rusty washer covered in gunk and I’m like, 'ew!'.

  4. Lindsey McIver:

    Early Tuesday morning we were woken up by our four-year-old son who was crying so hard he could barely talk, as I was trying to understand what he was saying, my husband flew out of bed and down the stairs. It was then that the realization hit. He had said: Kloe. Inside. Washer.

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Translations for washer

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  • غسالةArabic
  • podložka, pradlenaCzech
  • Scheibe, Waschlappen, Unterlegscheibe, Wäscher, Waschfrau, WäscherinGerman
  • lavadora, arandela, toallita, lavarropas, lavavajillas, paño, zapata, lavandera, manopla, juntaSpanish
  • zirrindolaBasque
  • aluslevy, prikka, pesuri, rikka, pesukone, pesin, pesijä, pesulappuFinnish
  • rondelle, laveur, laveuseFrench
  • washaHausa
  • rondella, lavastoviglie, lavatriceItalian
  • 座金, 洗濯機, 洗濯女Japanese
  • paplāksneLatvian
  • vaatwasser, wasmachineDutch
  • stoppskive, vaskemaskin, vaskekone, ansiktsklut, oppvaskmaskin, vaskehjelp, skive, vaskerNorwegian
  • praczka, podkładkaPolish
  • arruela, lavadeiro, lavadorPortuguese
  • șaibăRomanian
  • прачка, шайбаRussian
  • práčkaSlovak
  • packning, bricka, tvättmaskin, tvätterskaSwedish
  • праляUkrainian

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