from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To wash (clothes, for example).
- transitive v. To wash, fold, and iron: shirts that were neatly laundered by the hotel staff.
- transitive v. To disguise the source or nature of (illegal funds, for example) by channeling through an intermediate agent.
- transitive v. To make more acceptable or presentable, sanitize: "The transcripts are, of course, laundered . . . unidentified larger chunks of conversation are reported missing throughout” ( Eliot Fremont-Smith).
- intransitive v. To undergo washing in a specified way: This material launders well.
- intransitive v. To wash or prepare laundry.
- n. A trough or flume used in washing ore.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A washerwoman.
- n. A trough used by miners to receive powdered ore from the box where it is beaten, or for carrying water to the stamps, or other apparatus for comminuting (sorting) the ore.
- n. A gutter (for rainwater)
- v. To wash; to wash, and to smooth with a flatiron or mangle; to wash and iron.
- v. To lave; to wet.
- v. To disguise the source of ill-gotten wealth by various means.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A washerwoman.
- n. A trough used by miners to receive the powdered ore from the box where it is beaten, or for carrying water to the stamps, or other apparatus, for comminuting, or sorting, the ore.
- transitive v. To wash, as clothes; to wash, and to smooth with a flatiron or mangle; to wash and iron.
- transitive v. To lave; to wet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To wash and iron, as clothes; do up by washing, starching, and ironing: now used especially of laundry-work on a large scale.
- To wet; wash.
- To cover, as a metal, with a thin wash or film.
- n. One who washes; a washerwoman or washerman.
- n. A gutter or channel for conveying water; specifically, a channel or trough, generally made of wood, in which water is carried in any desired direction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. convert illegally obtained funds into legal ones
- v. cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water
“I’ve been fighting the phrase launder the coffee,” Lew said.
It's long been known that charity and philanthropic sector ventures can be used and abused as a way to clean wash aka launder and shuffle around money.
Angle agreed with Bachmann's claim that the Dems 'state aid package, which is meant to help cash-strapped states avert layoffs of teachers, cops and firefighters, is really a scheme designed to "launder" money for Dem campaigns via public employee unions.
And the way that that lawyer put it was that the center was set up almost to kind of launder economics.
Legal scholar David Smolin prefers to speak of"child laundering," a process by which "the current intercountry adoption system frequently takes children illegally from birth parents, and then uses the official processes of the adoption and legal systems to 'launder' them as 'legally' adopted children."
Legal scholar David Smolin prefers to speak of "child laundering," a process by which "the current intercountry adoption system frequently takes children illegally from birth parents, and then uses the official processes of the adoption and legal systems to 'launder' them as 'legally' adopted children."
Also, we cannot forget the people in our financial institutions who knowingly 'launder' (legitimatize) the ill-gotten gains of the criminals who engage in these activities.
Finally, the agent tried to "launder" some money via a job I was doing-this person insisted that they were entitled to a percentage from another job I had gotten on my own.
With regard to True, the prosecution seems to be arguing that she conspired with Hecht and Medici to supply the Getty with artifacts that had been illegally unearthed and exported from Italy, and that she used the Fleischmans 'collection to "launder" antiquities, giving them a clean bill of provenience before bringing them to the museum.
DAVIS: Well, I think that it would depend on your definition of the word "launder," but let's let a jury decide, Ben.