Associations to the word «Washing»


WASHING, noun. (uncountable) The action of the verb to wash
WASHING, noun. (uncountable) (chiefly British) (NZ) Clothing, bedlinen or soft furnishings that have been, are currently being, or are to be washed; laundry.
WASHING, noun. (countable) (often in the plural) The residue after an ore, etc, has been washed
WASHING, noun. The liquid used to wash an ore.
WASHING, noun. A place where a precious metal found in gravel is separated from lighter material by washing.
WASHING, noun. A thin covering or coat.
WASHING, noun. (stock exchange) A fraudulent transaction in which the same stock is simultaneously bought and sold for the purpose of manipulating the market.
WASHING, noun. (pottery) The covering of a piece with an infusible powder, which prevents it from sticking to its supports, while receiving the glaze.
WASHING, verb. Present participle of wash
WASHING BEAR, noun. A raccoon.
WASHING BOTTLE, noun. (chemistry) A bottle fitted with glass tubes passing through the cork, so that on blowing into one of the tubes a stream of water issuing from the other may be directed upon anything to be washed or rinsed, as a precipitate upon a filter, etc.
WASHING DAY, noun. Formerly, a day of the week on which a household’s laundry would be washed and dried; traditionally a Monday in Britain
WASHING LINE, noun. Clothesline
WASHING MACHINE, noun. A machine, usually automatic, which washes clothes etc.
WASHING MACHINES, noun. Plural of washing machine
WASHING OF FEET, noun. (religion) A ritual washing of churchgoers feet by clergy practised by some Christians, especially associated with Maundy Thursday
WASHING OFF, verb. Present participle of wash off
WASHING POWDER, noun. A powder used in washing clothes, etc.; a detergent.
WASHING SHERRY, noun. (humorous) (derogatory) Cheap sherry.
WASHING SODA, noun. Sodium carbonate used as a laundry aid
WASHING STUFF, noun. (mining) Any earthy deposit containing enough gold to pay for washing it.
WASHING UP, verb. Present participle of wash up

Dictionary definition

WASHING, noun. The work of cleansing (usually with soap and water).
WASHING, noun. Garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering.

Wise words

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