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

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Henry Walke:

    Testing does not eliminate all risk, but when combined with reducing non-essential activities, symptom screening and continuing with precautions like wearing masks, social distancing and hand washing, it can make travel safer.

  2. Doc Hendley:

    We were able to shift very quickly from our focus, which is generally on water and sanitation, and really focus on specifically hygiene related to hand washing and other things that would help reduce the spread of coronavirus.

  3. Anne Schuchat:

    The coronavirus that we're talking about is a respiratory virus. It's spread in a similar way to the common cold or to influenza. It's spread through coughs and sneezes, so those everyday sensible measures that we tell people to do every year with the flu are important here -- covering your cough, staying home when you're sick and washing your hands.

  4. Chuck Grassley:

    I am doing the usual things, trying not to shake hands with people, washing my hands and being careful about sneezing and stuff like that. Beyond that, not much. I am not avoiding meetings. Yesterday and today, I always have eight 15-minute meetings with constituents, I am continuing those meetings, just not shaking hands like I usually would.

  5. The FAA guidance:

    Exercise of social distancing and hand washing represent a far more effective means of prevention, as information changes, we will update our policy based on the best scientific evidence available to us.

Images & Illustrations of washing

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