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Definitions of wash

  1. make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (western United States) the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water; "Wash the towels, please!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. cleanse (one's body) with soap and water Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. clean with some chemical process Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. be capable of being washed; "Does this material wash?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (informal) any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a thin coat of water-base paint Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking, as of a cat; "The cat washes several times a day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. form by erosion; "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out; "at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway); "from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking; "The cat washes several times a day" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. move by or as if by water; "The swollen river washed away the footbridge" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. admit to testing or proof; "This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. To cause dephosphorisation of (molten pig iron) by adding substances containing iron oxide, and sometimes manganese oxide. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To pass (a gas or gaseous mixture) through or over a liquid for the purpose of purifying it, esp. by removing soluble constituents. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To use washes, as for the face or hair. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To move with a lapping or swashing sound, or the like; to lap; splash; as, to hear the water washing. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Gravel and other rock debris transported and deposited by running water; coarse alluvium. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. An alluvial cone formed by a stream at the base of a mountain. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. The upper surface of a member or material when given a slope to shed water. Hence, a structure or receptacle shaped so as to receive and carry off water, as a carriage wash in a stable. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To cleanse by ablution, or dipping or rubbing in water; to apply water or other liquid to for the purpose of cleansing; to scrub with water, etc., or as with water; as, to wash the hands or body; to wash garments; to wash sheep or wool; to wash the pavement or floor; to wash the bark of trees. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. To cover with water or any liquid; to wet; to fall on and moisten; hence, to overflow or dash against; as, waves wash the shore. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. To waste or abrade by the force of water in motion; as, heavy rains wash a road or an embankment. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. To cover with a thin or watery coat of color; to tint lightly and thinly. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. To overlay with a thin coat of metal; as, steel washed with silver. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. To perform the act of ablution. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. To clean anything by rubbing or dipping it in water; to perform the business of cleansing clothes, ore, etc., in water. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. To bear without injury the operation of being washed; as, some calicoes do not wash. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. The act of washing; an ablution; a cleansing, wetting, or dashing with water; hence, a quantity, as of clothes, washed at once. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. A piece of ground washed by the action of a sea or river, or sometimes covered and sometimes left dry; the shallowest part of a river, or arm of the sea; also, a bog; a marsh; a fen; as, the washes in Lincolnshire. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. Substances collected and deposited by the action of water; as, the wash of a sewer, of a river, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. Waste liquid, the refuse of food, the collection from washed dishes, etc., from a kitchen, often used as food for pigs. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. The fermented wort before the spirit is extracted. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. A mixture of dunder, molasses, water, and scummings, used in the West Indies for distillation. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. That with which anything is washed, or wetted, smeared, tinted, etc., upon the surface. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. A liquid cosmetic for the complexion. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. A liquid dentifrice. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. A liquid preparation for the hair; as, a hair wash. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. A medical preparation in a liquid form for external application; a lotion. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. A thin coat of color, esp. water color. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. A thin coat of metal laid on anything for beauty or preservation. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. The blade of an oar, or the thin part which enters the water. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. The backward current or disturbed water caused by the action of oars, or of a steamer's screw or paddles, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. The flow, swash, or breaking of a body of water, as a wave; also, the sound of it. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. Ten strikes, or bushels, of oysters. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. Washy; weak. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. Capable of being washed without injury; washable; as, wash goods. Webster Dictionary DB
  59. To remove by washing to take away by, or as by, the action of water; to drag or draw off as by the tide; - often with away, off, out, etc.; as, to wash dirt from the hands. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. To be wasted or worn away by the action of water, as by a running or overflowing stream, or by the dashing of the sea; - said of road, a beach, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. The dry bed of an intermittent stream, sometimes at the bottom of a caon; as, the Amargosa wash, Diamond wash; - called also dry wash. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. To cleanse with water; cover with water; flow against; as, the sea washes the rocks; to take away by the action of water; as, many houses were washed away in the flood; to overlay with thin metal; to cover with a thin coat of color. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  63. To become clean by the use of water; to cleanse something by rubbing it in water; to endure without harm being rubbed in water; as, some kinds of silk wash; to move with a flowing, lapping sound. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  64. The act of becoming or making clean with water; a lot of clothing to be washed; the dash or sound of a body of water, as wreckage on a beach; a thin coat of water color; a liquid for cleansing, heating, or treating something; as, a wash for sunburn. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  65. Washable. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  66. Preparation for keeping a part antiseptic or clean. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  67. To cleanse with water: to overflow: to waste away by the action of water: to cover with a thin coat of metal or paint. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  68. To cleanse with water. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  69. A washing: the shallow part of a river or arm of the sea: a marsh or fen: alluvial or arm of the sea: a marsh or fen: alluvial matter: waste liquor, refuse of food, etc.: that with which anything is washed: a lotion: a thin coat of paint, metal, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  70. Act of washing; alluvial matter; lotion; cosmetic; thin coat of metal or paint. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  71. To cleause by water; flow against; overflow; remove by the action of water: cover with a thin coat of metal or paint. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  72. To cleanse, as with water; purify. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  73. To sweep over or dash against, as waves. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  74. To supply with a thin coat, as of metal, or color. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  75. To perform one's ablutions. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  76. The act or process of washing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  77. The articles washed at one time. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  78. A preparation used in washing; a thin coating. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  79. The breaking of waves on a shore. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  80. Alluvial matter; substances collected and deposited by water; a bog; a marsh; a cosmetic: a lotion; a superficial stain or colour; waste liquor of a kitchen for hogs; act of washing the clothes of a family; the fermented worth from which the spirit is extracted; the shallow part of a river, or arm of the sea; the blade of an oar, or the thin part which enters the water, and by whose impulse the boat is moved; a colour spread or floated thinly over broad masses or spaces of a picture; a substance laid on boards or other work, for beauty or preservation; a thin coat of metal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  81. To cleanse by ablution or by rubbing in water; to wet; to overflow; to dash against; to cover with water; to scrub in water; to separate extraneous matter from; to rub over with some liquid substance; to squeeze and cleanse in water; to cleanse by a current of water; to overlay with a thin coat of metal; to purify from the pollution of sin; to spread or float colours thinly over broad masses or spaces of a picture. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  82. To perform the act of ablution; to do washing; to stand washing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  83. To cleanse with water; to overflow or dash against; to coat or ornament by overlaying with a substance in a moist state; to purify. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  84. A substance in a moist state laid or spread over a surface to beautify or preserve it; any waste liquid, as that of a kitchen; fermented wort; the shallow part of an arm of a sea, or of a river; the whole quantity of clothes washed at once; the act of washing them; a liquid weak and poor; matter collected by water; a cosmetic; a lotion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  85. A shallow part of a river or arm of the sea. thelawdictionary.org
  86. To remove by washing to take away by, or as by, the action of water; to drag or draw off as by the tide; -- often with away, off, out, etc.; as, to wash dirt from the hands. mso.anu.edu.au
  87. To be wasted or worn away by the action of water, as by a running or overflowing stream, or by the dashing of the sea; -- said of road, a beach, etc. mso.anu.edu.au
  88. To remove by washing to take away by, or as by, the action of water; to drag or draw off as by the tide; often with away, off, out, etc.; as, to wash dirt from the hands. dictgcide_fs
  89. To be wasted or worn away by the action of water, as by a running or overflowing stream, or by the dashing of the sea; said of road, a beach, etc. dictgcide_fs
  90. to be accepted as true or valid; to be proven true by subsequent evidence; usually used in the negative; as, his alibi won't wash. dictgcide_fs
  91. A thin coat of metal applied in a liquid form on any object, for beauty or preservation; called also washing. dictgcide_fs
  92. Gravel and other rock d (b) An alluvial cone formed by a stream at the base of a mountain. dictgcide_fs
  93. The dry bed of an intermittent stream, sometimes at the bottom of a canyon; as, the Amargosa wash, Diamond wash; called also dry wash. dictgcide_fs
  94. an action or situation in which the gains and losses are equal, or closely compensate each other. dictgcide_fs
  95. the disturbance of the air left behind in the wake of a moving airplane or one of its parts. dictgcide_fs
  96. wosh, v.t. to cleanse with water: to overflow: to waste away by the action of water: to cover with a thin coat of metal or paint: in mining, to separate from earth by means of water.--v.i. to cleanse one's self, to cleanse clothes with water: to stand water, of clothes: (coll.) to stand the test.--n. a washing: the break of waves on the shore: the rough water left behind by a moving vessel: the shallow part of a river or arm of the sea: a marsh or fen: alluvial matter: waste liquor, refuse of food, &c.: that with which anything is washed: a lotion: a thin coat of paint, metal, &c.: (slang) a fictitious kind of sale of stock or other securities between parties of one interest, or by a broker who is at once the buyer and the seller, and who minds his own interest rather than that of his clients.--adj. WASH'ABLE.--ns. WASH'-BALL, a ball of toilet-soap; WASH'-B[=A]'SIN, -BOWL, WASH'HAND B[=A]'SIN, a bowl in which to wash face and hands; WASH'-BOARD, a corrugated board for rubbing clothes on in washing: a thin plank placed on a boat's gunwale to prevent the sea from breaking over: a board round the bottom of the walls of a room; WASH'-BOTT'LE, a bottle used by chemists for washing chemical preparations and instruments; WASH'-CLOTH, a piece of cloth used in washing; WASH'-DIRT, earth rich enough in metal to pay for washing; WASH'ER, one who washes: a flat ring of iron or leather between the nave of a wheel and the linch-pin, under the head of a screw, &c.--v.t to lift with washers; WASH'ERMAN, a man who washes clothes, esp. for hire:--fem. WASH'ERWOMAN; WASH'-GILD'ING, a gilding made with an amalgam of gold from which the mercury is driven off by heat, leaving a coating of gold; WASH'-HOUSE, WASH'ING-HOUSE, a house for washing clothes in; WASH'INESS, state of being watery, weakness, worthlessness; WASH'ING, the act of cleansing by water: the clothes washed, esp. at one time: what is washed; WAS'HING-MACHINE', a machine for washing clothes; WASH'ING-POW'DER, a powdered preparation used in washing clothes; WASH'ING-UP, WASH'-UP, cleaning up; WASH'-LEATH'ER, split sheepskin prepared with oil in imitation of chamois, and used for household purposes: buff leather for regimental belts.--adj. WASH'-OFF, that will not stand washing.--ns. WASH'-OUT, an erosion of earth by the action of water, the hole made by such; WASH'-POT, a vessel for washing; WASH'-STAND, WASH'HAND STAND, a piece of furniture for holding ewer, basin, and other requisites for washing a person; WASH'-TUB, a tub for washing clothes.--adj. WASH'Y, watery, moist: thin, feeble.--n. RAIN'-WASH, a washing away by the force of rain: a deposit formed by rain. [A.S. wascan; Ice. vaska, Ger. waschen.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  97. See Lotion. Black w., Yellow w., see Mercury oxides. na
  98. Cleanse with liquid (w. one\'s face &c., oneself, or any object; w. one\'s dirty LINEN; w. one\'s hands fig., decline responsibility usu. of), (fig.) purify (w. me throughly from mine iniquity); take (stain, dirt, &c.) out or off or away by washing; w. up (plates &c., or usu. abs.), clean table utensils after use; (abs.) w. oneself or esp. one\'s (face&) hands (must w. before dinner), w. clothes (washes for a living); (of coloured material or dye) bear washing without loss of colour (won\'t w. fig. of argument &c., stand examination), whence washing a.; moisten (roses washed with dew), (of river, sea, &c.) touch (coast, bank, country) with its waters; (of moving liquid) carry along in specified direction (chiefly in pass.; a wave washed him overboard; was washed up by the sea; beef washed down with ale), denude (sea-washed cliffs), scoop out (water had washed a channel), go splashing or sweeping over, along, out, in, or into; sift (ore) by action of water; brush thin coating of watery colour over (paper in water-colour or sepia painting, wall), coat (inferior metal) thinly with gold &c. Hence washable a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  99. Washing or being washed (give it a good w.; must get a w.; the w., treatment at laundry, as send the linen to the w.), quantity of clothes just (to be, being) washed; visible or audible. motion of agitated water, esp. waves caused by passage of vessel; soil swept off by water, alluvium; kitchen water& scraps given to pigs; thin or weak or inferior liquid food (this soup, tea, claret, is mere w.); liquid for spreading over surface to cleanse or heal or colour, lotion, cosmetic; thin coating of water-colour, wall-colouring, or metal. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  100. (fig.) enfeebled, limp, demoralized, esp. as effect of dissipation; washerwoman, laundress. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  101. A lotion. American pocket medical dictionary.
  102. The fermented liquor from which spirit is distilled. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  103. n. Act of washing : ablution; a cleansing, wetting, or dashing with water ; hence, the quantity of clothes washed at once ;—the shallowest part of a river or arm of the sea; also, a bog; a marsh ;-substances collected and deposited by the action of water ;-waste liquor, the refuse of food, &c., from a kitchen ;- the fermented wort from which the spirit is extracted;—that with which any thing is washed, or wetted, smeared, tinted, coated, &c., upon the surface ;—a cosmetic for the complexion : a liquid dentifrice; a preparation for the hair ;- a lotion ;-a thin coat of colour spread over spaces of a picture ;- a thin coat of metal laid on any thing for beauty or preservation. Cabinet Dictionary

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