Washing Definition

Define what is Washing?

1. lavation, washing, wash (noun)

the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water).

    Synonyms: lavation, wash
    Hypernyms

    work noun
    activity directed toward making or doing something.

    Hyponyms

    washup, bathing noun
    the act of washing yourself (or another person).

    ablution noun
    the ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels.

    dishwashing, washup noun
    the act of washing dishes.

    washing-up noun
    the washing of dishes etc after a meal.

    window-washing noun
    the activity of washing windows.

    rinse noun
    washing lightly without soap.

    soak, soaking noun
    washing something by allowing it to soak.

    laundering noun
    washing clothes and bed linens.

    2. laundry, washables, washing, wash (noun)

    garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering.

      Synonyms: laundry, washables, wash
      Hypernyms

      garment noun
      an article of clothing.

      household linen, white goods noun
      drygoods for household use that are typically made of white cloth.

      Nearby Terms

      washing day (noun)
      a day set aside for doing household laundry

      washing machine (noun)
      a home appliance for washing clothes and linens automatically

      washing powder (noun)
      soap in powdered form mixed with alkaline builders

      washing soda (noun)
      a sodium salt of carbonic acid; used in making soap powders and glass and paper

      washing-up (noun)
      the washing of dishes etc after a meal

      Washington (noun)
      the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791

      Washington D.C. (noun)
      the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791

      Washington Irving (noun)
      United States writer remembered for his stories (1783-1859)

      Washington Monument (noun)
      a stone obelisk built in Washington in 1884 to honor George Washington; 555 feet tall

      Washington's Birthday (noun)
      the day on which George Washington is remembered

      Washingtonian (noun)
      a native or resident of the city of Washington

      washout (noun)
      the channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water

      washrag (noun)
      bath linen consisting of a piece of cloth used to wash the face and body

      washroom (noun)
      a lavatory (particularly a lavatory in a public place)

      washstand (noun)
      furniture consisting of a table or stand to hold a basin and pitcher of water for washing: `wash-hand stand' is a British term