Associations to the word «Laundry»

Pictures for the word «Laundry»


LAUNDRY, noun. A laundering; a washing.
LAUNDRY, noun. A place or room where laundering is done - including, by extension, other forms of laundering than clothes washing.
LAUNDRY, noun. That which needs to be, is being, or has been laundered.
LAUNDRY BASKET, noun. A container, often made of plastic, for holding and transporting clothing and household textiles, especially before and after being laundered.
LAUNDRY BASKETS, noun. Plural of laundry basket
LAUNDRY CHUTE, noun. A vertical shaft in a building down which dirty clothes and linens can be dropped, to land in a laundry area on a lower floor.
LAUNDRY LIST, noun. (archaic) Originally, a list of articles of clothing that had been sent to be laundered.
LAUNDRY LIST, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) A long and often tedious list of items.
LAUNDRY LIST, noun. (colloquial) An unrealistic list of skills, qualifications and experiences, as demanded by employers when hiring staff or, an equally unrealistic list of skill sets as claimed by candidates on their resumés.
LAUNDRY LISTS, noun. Plural of laundry list
LAUNDRY MARK, noun. (archaic) An identifying marking, usually in coded form and handwritten in indelible ink on an inconspicuous area of a garment, widely used until the mid-20th century as an organizing aid by merchants who cleaned and pressed clothing.

Dictionary definition

LAUNDRY, noun. Garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering.
LAUNDRY, noun. Workplace where clothes are washed and ironed.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats