What does washing mean?

Definitions for washing
ˈwɒʃ ɪŋ, ˈwɔ ʃɪŋwash·ing

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wash, washing, lavationnoun

    the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)

  2. laundry, wash, washing, washablesnoun

    garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering

Wiktionary

  1. washingnoun

    The action of the verb to wash

  2. washingnoun

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

  3. washingnoun

    The residue after an ore, etc, has been washed

  4. washingnoun

    the liquid used to wash an ore

Webster Dictionary

  1. Washing

    of Wash

  2. Washingnoun

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

  3. Washingnoun

    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. washingverb

    Verb form of the word wash.

    Washing up liquid is a product with a scent.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 18, 2020  

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  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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  1. Alex
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    Karen
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  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. Jo Seong-jin:

    There were many people around besides those I was on this business trip with, and Samsung workers were looking on right next to us, they would not have stood by had I deliberately damaged a washing machine.

  2. Yan Weixi:

    I have been checking online instructions... like drinking more water or washing your hands more frequently. I think that should be fine, the most important thing is to keep a positive attitude, because if you're more scared, it's more likely you would catch the virus.

  3. Chen Zhanheng:

    Traders go through all kinds of channels and make false product declarations at customs - marking it as alumina or even washing powder.

  4. Greg Abbott:

    I urge all Texans to do their part to help contain the spread by washing their hands regularly, wearing a mask, and practicing social distancing.

  5. Abdul Hakim:

    As soon as people die we must bury them as soon as possible, we are all here to help them in washing the body, putting them in the grave.

Images & Illustrations of washing

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