Definitions for wash

Definitions for (noun) wash

Main entry: wash, washing, lavation

Definition: the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)

Main entry: wash

Definition: any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out

Usage: at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash

Main entry: laundry, wash, washables, washing

Definition: garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering

Main entry: wash, wash drawing

Definition: a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other

Main entry: wash

Definition: a thin coat of water-base paint

Main entry: dry wash, wash

Definition: the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)

Main entry: airstream, backwash, wash, race, slipstream

Definition: the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller

Main entry: wash, washout

Definition: the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)

Usage: from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water

Definitions for (verb) wash

Main entry: wash

Definition: to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking

Usage: The cat washes several times a day

Main entry: wash, lave

Definition: cleanse (one's body) with soap and water

Main entry: lap, lave, wash

Definition: wash or flow against

Usage: the waves laved the shore

Main entry: wash, dampen, moisten

Definition: make moist

Usage: The dew moistened the meadows

Main entry: wash

Definition: form by erosion

Usage: The river washed a ravine into the mountainside

Main entry: wash, wash away, wash off, wash out

Definition: remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent

Usage: he washed the dirt from his coat; The nurse washed away the blood; Can you wash away the spots on the windows?; he managed to wash out the stains

Main entry: wash

Definition: apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to

Main entry: wash, rinse

Definition: clean with some chemical process

Main entry: launder, wash

Definition: cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water

Usage: Wash the towels, please!

Main entry: wash

Definition: separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)

Main entry: wash

Definition: move by or as if by water

Usage: The swollen river washed away the footbridge

Main entry: wash

Definition: admit to testing or proof

Usage: This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court

Main entry: wash

Definition: be capable of being washed

Usage: Does this material wash?

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