What does washing mean?

Definitions for washing
ˈwɒʃ ɪŋ, ˈwɔ ʃɪŋwash·ing

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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.

Editors Contribution

  1. washing

    Verb form of the word wash.

    Washing up liquid is a product with a scent.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 18, 2020  

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

How to pronounce washing?

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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say washing in sign language?

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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

Examples of washing in a Sentence

  1. Margaret Doyle:

    FMCG companies have always been perceived as having well-regarded graduate programmes, people are initiated through different parts of the business - they get to market shampoo, market washing powder, they experience a real rotation which is a great foundation.

  2. Herman Cain:

    If people take it seriously, social distancing, sanitizing, hand washing, and masks, then we're going to be fine trying to do both at the same time — open the economy and then employ safety guidelines.

  3. Jo Gilchrist:

    But I’m fighting this with all I’ve got, and I’m starting to walk again. Two weeks ago, they said I might be able to walk for an hour or two a day— like grocery shopping, washing up and hanging the washing out.

  4. Angelique Hilaire:

    I can't afford to rent anywhere else, every time it rains I pray to God for it to stop. But what can I do ? Even a short downpour can leave the capital flooded as piles of rubbish on the streets and debris filled canals block drains, which exacerbates flooding. Natural disasters linked to climate change will only get more frequent and extreme in the future, experts say. Decades of deforestation have left Haiti even more exposed to natural disasters, with less than three percent of its original forest cover still intact, according to the UNDP. This causes soil erosion and reduces the ability of soil to retain water, making Haiti more vulnerable to flooding and landslides. During heavy rainfall, there are few trees to stop water washing down the bare mountains. While 5.5 million tree seedlings have been planted in Haiti by the UNDP since 2010, not enough has been done to stop people cutting down trees in the first place. Selling charcoal, which comes from burning wood, is used for cooking and is a key source of income for many Haitians living in the countryside. .

  5. Neil Datta:

    Veteran WCF critics frame World Congress of Families as being in favor of family and life and religious freedom, but really what Veteran WCF critics mean is simply different ways of restricting peoples human rights, instead of talking about religious values, Veteran WCF critics've taken the same idea but have put it through a secularizing washing machine so it comes out sounding like modern human rights language.

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