from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of one that washes.
- n. Articles washed or intended to be washed at one time: the week's washing.
- n. The residue after an ore or other material has been washed.
- n. The liquid used to wash something. Often used in the plural.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The action of the verb to wash
- n. Clothing, bed linen or soft furnishings that have been, are currently being, or are to be washed; laundry.
- n. The residue after an ore, etc, has been washed
- n. the liquid used to wash an ore
- v. Present participle of wash.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of one who washes; the act of cleansing with water; ablution.
- n. The clothes washed, esp. at one time; a wash.
- n. Gold dust procured by washing; also, a place where this is done; a washery.
- n. A thin covering or coat.
- n. The operation of simultaneously buying and selling the same stock for the purpose of manipulating the market. The transaction is fictitious, and is prohibited by stock-exchange rules.
- n. The covering of a piece with an infusible powder, which prevents it from sticking to its supports, while receiving the glaze.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The purification of molten cast-iron by additions to the bath of metal in the hearth of a furnace; specifically the oxidization of phosphorus and sulphur by the addition of ores of pure oxid of iron, or those that contain manganese oxid.
- n. The act of cleansing with water; ablution.
- n. Clothes washed, especially those washed at one time: awash.
- n. 3. The result of washing; that which is washed from something else, as gold dust.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
- n. the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
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