Definition of Wash

1. Noun. A thin coat of water-base paint.

Specialized synonyms: Blackwash, Calcimine, Color Wash, Colour Wash, Whitewash
Generic synonyms: Water-base Paint



2. Verb. Clean with some chemical process. "They wash the cape "
Exact synonyms: Rinse
Related verbs: Wash Away, Wash Off, Wash Out, Launder
Specialized synonyms: Elute
Generic synonyms: Process, Serve, Swear Out
Derivative terms: Rinse, Washable, Washer, Washer

3. Noun. The work of cleansing (usually with soap and water).
Exact synonyms: Lavation, Washing
Specialized synonyms: Bathing, Washup, Ablution, Dishwashing, Washup, Washing-up, Window-washing, Rinse, Soak, Soaking, Laundering
Terms within: Rinse, Rinsing
Generic synonyms: Work
Derivative terms: Lave, Lave

4. Verb. Cleanse (one's body) with soap and water. "They wash themselves"
Exact synonyms: Lave
Generic synonyms: Clean, Cleanse
Specialized synonyms: Sponge Down, Scrub, Scrub Up, Gargle, Rinse, Shampoo, Hush
Derivative terms: Lavage, Lavation, Washing
Also: Wash Up

5. Noun. The dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon).
Exact synonyms: Dry Wash
Geographical relationships: West, Western United States
Generic synonyms: Creek Bed, Streambed

6. Verb. Cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water. "They wash the cape "; "Wash the towels, please!"

7. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Washout
Specialized synonyms: Rain-wash
Generic synonyms: Soil Erosion
Derivative terms: Wash Out

8. Verb. Move by or as if by water. "The swollen river washed away the footbridge"
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move

9. Noun. The flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller.
Exact synonyms: Airstream, Backwash, Race, Slipstream
Generic synonyms: Flow

10. Verb. Be capable of being washed. "Does this material wash?"
Related verbs: Launder
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Washable

11. Noun. A watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other.
Exact synonyms: Wash Drawing
Generic synonyms: Water-color, Water-colour, Watercolor, Watercolour

12. Verb. Admit to testing or proof. "This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court"
Generic synonyms: Stand

13. Noun. Garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering.
Exact synonyms: Laundry, Washables, Washing
Generic synonyms: Garment, Household Linen, White Goods
Derivative terms: Launder

14. Verb. Separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals).
Related verbs: Rinse
Generic synonyms: Separate
Entails: Rinse, Rinse Off
Specialized synonyms: Pan, Pan Off, Pan Out

15. Noun. Any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out. "At the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash"
Generic synonyms: Business Activity, Commercial Activity
Language type: Colloquialism

16. Verb. Apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to.
Specialized synonyms: Whitewash
Generic synonyms: Cover

17. Verb. Remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent. "He managed to wash out the stains"
Exact synonyms: Wash Away, Wash Off, Wash Out
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Related verbs: Rinse, Wash Out

18. Verb. Form by erosion. "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"
Generic synonyms: Eat Away, Erode, Fret

19. Verb. Make moist. "The dew moistened the meadows"
Exact synonyms: Dampen, Moisten
Generic synonyms: Wet
Specialized synonyms: Humidify, Moisturise, Moisturize, Baste
Derivative terms: Dampener, Dampening, Moistener, Moistening, Moisture

20. Verb. Wash or flow against. "The waves laved the shore"
Exact synonyms: Lap, Lave
Generic synonyms: Flow

21. Verb. To cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking. "The cat washes several times a day"
Generic synonyms: Clean, Cleanse
Related verbs: Lave

Definition of Wash

1. v. t. 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.

2. v. i. To perform the act of ablution.

3. n. The act of washing; an ablution; a cleansing, wetting, or dashing with water; hence, a quantity, as of clothes, washed at once.

4. a. Washy; weak.

5. v. t. To cause dephosphorisation of (molten pig iron) by adding substances containing iron oxide, and sometimes manganese oxide.

6. v. i. To use washes, as for the face or hair.

7. n. Gravel and other rock débris transported and deposited by running water; coarse alluvium.

8. v. t. 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.

9. v. i. To perform the act of ablution.

10. n. The act of washing; an ablution; a cleansing, wetting, or dashing with water; hence, a quantity, as of clothes, washed at once.

11. a. Washy; weak.

12. v. t. To cause dephosphorisation of (molten pig iron) by adding substances containing iron oxide, and sometimes manganese oxide.

13. v. i. To use washes, as for the face or hair.

14. n. Gravel and other rock débris transported and deposited by running water; coarse alluvium.

Definition of Wash

1. Initialism. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. ¹

2. Verb. To clean with water. ¹

3. Verb. To move by the force of water in motion ¹

4. Verb. (mining) To separate valuable material (such as gold) from worthless material by the action of flowing water. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To clean oneself with water. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To be eroded or carried away by the action of water. ¹

7. Noun. The process or an instance of washing or being washed by water or other liquid. ¹

8. Noun. A liquid used for washing. ¹

9. Noun. The quantity of clothes washed at a time. ¹

10. Noun. (arts) A smooth and translucent painting created using a paintbrush holding a large amount of solvent and a small amount of paint. ¹

11. Noun. The sound of breaking of the seas, e.g., on the shore. ¹

12. Noun. The wake of a moving ship. ¹

13. Noun. The turbulence left in the air by a moving airplane. ¹

14. Noun. A lotion or other liquid with medicinal or hygienic properties. ¹

15. Noun. Ground washed away to the sea or a river. ¹

16. Noun. A shallow body of water. ¹

17. Noun. In arid and semi-arid regions, the normally dry bed of an intermittent or ephemeral stream; an arroyo; wadi ¹

18. Noun. Something where no progress is made, where nothing changes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wash

1. to cleanse by immersing in or applying a liquid [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Wash

1. 1. 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. "When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, . . . He took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person." (Matt. Xxvii. 24) 2. 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. "Fresh blown roses washed with dew." (Milton) "[The landscape] washed with a cold, gray mist." (Longfellow) 3. To waste or abrade by the force of water in motion; as, heavy rains wash a road or an embankment. 4. 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. "Arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins." (Acts xxii. 16) "The tide will wash you off." (Shak) 5. To cover with a thin or watery coat of colour; to tint lightly and thinly. 6. To overlay with a thin coat of metal; as, steel washed with silver. To wash gold, etc, to treat earth or gravel, or crushed ore, with water, in order to separate the gold or other metal, or metallic ore, through their superior gravity. To wash the hands of. See Hand. Origin: OE. Waschen, AS. Wascan; akin to D. Wasschen, G. Waschen, OHG. Wascan, Icel. & Sw. Vaska, Dan. Vaske, and perhaps to E. Water. 1. The act of washing; an ablution; a cleansing, wetting, or dashing with water; hence, a quantity, as of clothes, washed at once. 2. 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. "The Wash of Edmonton so gay." "These Lincoln washes have devoured them." (Shak) 3. Substances collected and deposited by the action of water; as, the wash of a sewer, of a river, etc. "The wash of pastures, fields, commons, and roads, where rain water hath a long time settled." (Mortimer) 4. Waste liquid, the refuse of food, the collection from washed dishes, etc, from a kitchen, often used as food for pigs. 5. The fermented wort before the spirit is extracted. A mixture of dunder, molasses, water, and scummings, used in the West Indies for distillation. 6. That with which anything is washed, or wetted, smeared, tinted, etc, upon the surface. Specifically: A liquid cosmetic for the complexion. A liquid dentifrice. A liquid preparation for the hair; as, a hair wash. A medical preparation in a liquid form for external application; a lotion. A thin coat of colour, especially. Water colour. A thin coat of metal laid on anything for beauty or preservation. 7. The blade of an oar, or the thin part which enters the water. The backward current or disturbed water caused by the action of oars, or of a steamer's screw or paddles, etc. 8. The flow, swash, or breaking of a body of water, as a wave; also, the sound of it. 9. Ten strikes, or bushels, of oysters. Wash ball, a ball of soap to be used in washing the hands or face. Wash barrel A bottle partially filled with some liquid through which gases are passed for the purpose of purifying them, especially by removing soluble constituents. A washing bottle. See Washing. Wash gilding. See Water gilding. Wash leather, split sheepskin dressed with oil, in imitation of chamois, or shammy, and used for dusting, cleaning glass or plate, etc.; also, alumed, or buff, leather for soldiers' belts. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Wash

warworks
warworn
wary
waryson
warzone
warzones
was
was't
wasabi
wasabis
wasband
wasbians
wase
wases
wash (current term)
wash-and-wear
wash-and-wear fabric
wash-bottle
wash-hand basin
wash-hand stand
wash-leather
wash-leathers
wash-out
wash-outs
wash away
wash basket
wash baskets
wash bin
wash bins

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