American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Soiled or laundered clothes and linens; wash.
- n. A commercial establishment for laundering clothes or linens.
- n. A room or an area, as in a house, for doing the wash.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of washing; a washing.
- n. A place, as a room or a building, where clothes are washed and ironed; an establishment where laundry-work is carried on.
- n. [In the following passage the word is ludicrously put for launder:
- n. Soluble Prussian blue.
- To launder.
- n. A laundering; a washing.
- n. A place or room where laundering is done - including, by extension, other forms of laundering than clothes washing.
- n. That which needs to be, is being, or has been laundered.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A laundering; a washing.
- n. A place or room where laundering is done; a laundry room.
- n. A business establishment where clothing is laundered for a fee.
- n. A collection of items such as articles of clothing or bed linens that need to be laundered, or have just been laundered.
- n. garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
- n. workplace where clothes are washed and ironed
- From Old French lavanderie. See launder. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English lavendrye, laundry, from Old French lavanderie, from lavandier; see launder. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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