HyperDic: wash

English > 21 senses of the word wash:
VERBcontactwash, rinseclean with some chemical process
bodywash, lavecleanse (one's body) with soap and water
contactwash, laundercleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water
motionwashmove by or as if by water
stativewashbe capable of being washed
stativewashadmit to testing or proof
contactwashseparate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
contactwashapply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
changewash, wash out, wash off, wash awayremove by the application of water or other liquid / liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent
changewashform by erosion
changewash, moisten, dampenmake moist
changewash, lave, lapwash or flow against
bodywashto cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking
NOUNartifactwasha thin coat of water-base paint
actwash, washing, lavationthe work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
objectwash, dry washthe dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
processwash, washoutthe erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)
phenomenonwash, slipstream, airstream, race, backwashthe flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
artifactwash, wash drawinga watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other
artifactwash, laundry, washing, washablesgarments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
actwashany enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out
wash > pronunciation
Soundswaa'sh; wao'sh
Rhymesawash ... whitewash: 18 rhymes with aash...
Bosch ... quash: 6 rhymes with aosh...
English > wash: 21 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA thin coat of water-base paint.
NarrowerblackwashA wash that colors a surface black
calcimineA water-base paint containing zinc oxide and glue and coloring
color wash, colour washA wash of whitewash or other water-base paint tinted with a colored pigment
whitewashwash consisting of lime and size in water
Broaderwater-base paintpaint in which water is used as the vehicle
Verbswashapply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
English > wash: 21 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe work of cleansing (usually with soap and water).
Synonymswashing, lavation
Partsrinse, rinsingThe removal of soap with clean water in the final stage of washing
NarrowerablutionThe ritual washing of a priest's / priest's hands or of sacred vessels
dishwashing, washupThe act of washing dishes
launderingwashing clothes and bed linens
rinsewashing lightly without soap
soak, soakingwashing something by allowing it to soak
washing-upThe washing of dishes etc after a meal
washup, bathingThe act of washing yourself (or another person)
window-washingThe activity of washing windows
BroaderworkActivity directed toward making or doing something
Spanishcolada, lavado
Catalanbugada, rentat
Verbswashcleanse (one's body) with soap and water
washto cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking
washcleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water
washbe capable of being washed
English > wash: 21 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningThe dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon).
Synonymdry wash
RegionWest, western United StatesThe region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
Broaderstreambed, creek bedA channel occupied (or formerly occupied) by a stream
English > wash: 21 senses > noun 4, process
MeaningThe erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway).
Example"from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water"
Synonymwashout
Narrowerrain-washThe washing away of soil or other loose material by rain
Broadersoil erosionThe washing away of soil by the flow of water
Spanishderrubio, lavado
English > wash: 21 senses > noun 5, phenomenon
MeaningThe flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller.
Synonymsslipstream, airstream, race, backwash
BroaderflowAny uninterrupted stream or discharge
Spanishestela, rebufo
Catalanestela
English > wash: 21 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other.
Synonymwash drawing
Broaderwatercolor, water-color, watercolour, water-colourA painting produced with watercolors / watercolors
English > wash: 21 senses > noun 7, artifact
Meaninggarments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering.
Synonymslaundry, washing, washables
BroadergarmentAn article of clothing
white goods, household linendrygoods for household use that are typically made of white cloth
Spanishcolada
Catalanbugada
Verbswashcleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water
washclean with some chemical process
English > wash: 21 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningAny enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out.
Example"at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash"
Broaderbusiness activity, commercial activityActivity undertaken as part of a commercial ... / commercial enterprise
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishlavado de dinero, operación ficticia
English > wash: 21 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningclean with some chemical process.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey wash the cape
Synonymrinse
Narrowerelutewash out with a solvent, as in chromatography
Broaderserve, process, swear outdeliver a warrant or summons to someone
Similar towash, wash out, wash off, wash awayRemove by the application of water or other liquid / liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent
wash, laundercleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water
washseparate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
Spanishenjuagar, lavar
Adjectiveswashablecapable of being washed without injury
Nounswashgarments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
washera home appliance for washing clothes and linens automatically
washersomeone who washes things for a living
English > wash: 21 senses > verb 2, body
Meaningcleanse (one's body) with soap and water.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThey wash; They wash themselves
Synonymlave
Entailed bysoap, latherrub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning
Narrowergargle, rinserinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash
hushwash by removing particles
scrub, scrub upwash thoroughly
shampooUse shampoo on (hair)
sponge downwash with a sponge
Broadercleanse, cleanclean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing
See alsowash upwash one's face and hands
Similar towashTo cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking
Spanishlavarse, lavar
Catalanrentar-se, rentar
Nounswash, washingthe work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
English > wash: 21 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningcleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey wash the cape
Example"Wash the towels, please!"
Synonymlaunder
Narroweracid-washwash with acid so as to achieve a bleached look
cradlewash in a cradle
handwash, hand-washwash or launder by hand instead of with a machine
machine wash, machine-washwash by machine
pressure-wash, powerwashwash before painting to remove old paint and mildew
rinse, rinse offwash off soap or remaining dirt
stonewash, stone-washwash with stones / stones to achieve a worn appearance
sudswash in suds
wash outwash free from unwanted substances, such as dirt
water-washwash with water
Broaderclean, make cleanmake clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
Similar towash, rinseclean with some chemical process
washBe capable of being washed
Spanishlavar
Adjectiveswashablecapable of being washed without injury
Nounswashthe work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
washgarments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
washera home appliance for washing clothes and linens automatically
washersomeone who washes things for a living
English > wash: 21 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningMove by or as if by water.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The swollen river washed away the footbridge"
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Similar towashform by erosion
English > wash: 21 senses > verb 5, stative
MeaningBe capable of being washed.
PatternSomething ----s; Something ----s Adjective/Noun
Example"Does this material wash?"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Similar towash, laundercleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water
Adjectiveswashablecapable of being washed without injury
Nounswashthe work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
English > wash: 21 senses > verb 6, stative
MeaningAdmit to testing or proof.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court"
BroaderstandBe in effect
English > wash: 21 senses > verb 7, contact
Meaningseparate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals) .
PatternSomebody ----s something
Entailsrinse, rinse offwash off soap or remaining dirt
Narrowerpan, pan out, pan offwash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals
Broaderseparatedivide into components or constituents
Similar towash, rinseclean with some chemical process
Spanishcribar
English > wash: 21 senses > verb 8, contact
Meaningapply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
NarrowerwhitewashCover with whitewash
BroadercoverProvide with a covering or cause to be covered
Nounswasha thin coat of water-base paint
English > wash: 21 senses > verb 9, change
MeaningRemove by the application of water or other liquid / liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "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"
Synonymswash out, wash off, wash away
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Similar towash, rinseclean with some chemical process
wash outwash free from unwanted substances, such as dirt
Spanishlavar
Catalanrentar
English > wash: 21 senses > verb 10, change
Meaningform by erosion.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"
Broadererode, eat away, fretRemove soil or rock
Similar towashMove by or as if by water
English > wash: 21 senses > verb 11, change
Meaningmake moist.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsmoisten, dampen
NarrowerbasteCover with liquid / liquid before cooking
humidify, moisturize, moisturisemake (more) humid
BroaderwetCause to become wet
Spanishhidratar, humectar, humedecer, lavar, mojar
Catalanhumitejar, mullar, xopar
English > wash: 21 senses > verb 12, change
Meaningwash or flow against.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymslave, lap
BroaderflowCover or swamp with water
English > wash: 21 senses > verb 13, body
MeaningTo cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The cat washes several times a day"
Broadercleanse, cleanclean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing
Similar towash, lavecleanse (one's body) with soap and water
Nounswashthe work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)

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