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clean·er

 (klē′nər)
n.
1. One whose work or business is cleaning.
2. A machine or substance used in cleaning.
3. often cleaners A dry-cleaning establishment: dropped off the stained shirt at the cleaners.

cleaner

(ˈkliːnə)
n
1. a person, device, chemical agent, etc, that removes dirt, as from clothes or carpets
2. (usually plural) a shop, etc, that provides a dry-cleaning service
3. take a person to the cleaners informal to rob or defraud a person of all of his or her money

clean•er

(ˈkli nər)

n.
1. a person who cleans, esp. as an occupation.
2. an apparatus or machine for cleaning.
3. a preparation for use in cleaning.
4. the owner or operator of a dry-cleaning establishment.
5. Usu., cleaners. a dry-cleaning establishment.
Idioms:
take to the cleaners, Slang. to take all the money or property of.
[1425–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cleaner - a preparation used in cleaning somethingcleaner - a preparation used in cleaning something
bathroom cleaner - a preparation for cleaning bathrooms
dentifrice - a substance for cleaning the teeth; applied with a toothbrush
detergent - a cleansing agent that differs from soap but can also emulsify oils and hold dirt in suspension
shampoo - cleansing agent consisting of soaps or detergents used for washing the hair
soap - a cleansing agent made from the salts of vegetable or animal fats
formulation, preparation - a substance prepared according to a formula; "the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine"
2.cleaner - the operator of dry-cleaning establishmentcleaner - the operator of dry-cleaning establishment
market keeper, shopkeeper, storekeeper, tradesman - a merchant who owns or manages a shop
3.cleaner - someone whose occupation is cleaning
charwoman, cleaning lady, cleaning woman, char, woman - a human female employed to do housework; "the char will clean the carpet"; "I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I write"
chimneysweep, chimneysweeper, sweep - someone who cleans soot from chimneys
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
scourer - someone who cleanses by scouring
street cleaner, street sweeper - a worker employed to clean streets (especially one employed by a municipal sanitation department)
window cleaner - someone who cleans windows for pay

cleaner

noun
Something that purifies or cleans:
Translations
uklízeččisticí prostředek
rengøringsassistentrengører
siivooja
čistaččistačica
hreinsari; ræstari
清掃人
청소부
čističčistička
städare
คนทำความสะอาด
người quét dọn

cleaner

[ˈkliːnəʳ] N
1. (= man) → encargado m de la limpieza; (= woman) → encargada f de la limpieza, asistenta f
cleaner's (shop)tintorería f, lavandería f
to take sb to the cleaner's we'll take them to the cleaner'sles dejaremos sin blanca, les dejaremos limpios
see also vacuum
2. (= substance) → producto m de limpieza

cleaner

[ˈkliːnər] n
(= employee) (gen)nettoyeur/euse m/f (= cleaning lady) → femme f de ménage
(also dry cleaner) → teinturier/ière m/f
to take sb to the cleaners → plumer qn
(= cleaning product) (gen)produit m de nettoyage (= stain remover) → détachant m

cleaner

n
(= person)Reinemachefrau f, → Gebäudereiniger m (form); a firm of office cleanerseine Büroreinigungsfirma; the cleaners come once a weekdas Reinigungspersonal kommt einmal pro Woche
(= shop) cleaner’sReinigung f; to take somebody to the cleaner’s (inf: = con, trick) → jdn übers Ohr hauen (inf), → jdn reinlegen (inf); (= defeat easily)jdn in die Pfanne hauen (inf)
(= thing)Reiniger m ? vacuum cleaner
(= substance)Reiniger m, → Reinigungsmittel nt

cleaner

[ˈkliːnəʳ] n (person) → addetto/a alle pulizie; (product) → detersivo, detergente m (also dry cleaner) → tintoria, lavanderia
he took his coat to the cleaner's → ha portato il cappotto in lavanderia or tintoria

clean

(kliːn) adjective
1. free from dirt, smoke etc. a clean window; a clean dress.
2. neat and tidy in one's habits. Cats are very clean animals.
3. unused. a clean sheet of paper.
4. free from evil or indecency. a clean life; keep your language clean!
5. neat and even. a clean cut.
adverb
completely. He got clean away.
verb
to (cause to) become free from dirt etc. Will you clean the windows?
ˈcleaner noun
ˈcleanly adverb
The knife cut cleanly through the cheese.
cleanly (ˈklenli) adjective
clean in personal habits.
ˈcleanliness (ˈklen-) noun
clean up
to clean (a place) thoroughly. She cleaned (the room) up after they went home.
a clean bill of health
a certificate saying that a person, the crew of ship etc is entirely healthy (especially after being ill). I've been off work but I've got a clean bill of health now.
a clean slate
a fresh start. After being in prison he started his new job with a clean slate.
come clean
to tell the truth about something, often about something about which one has previously lied.
make a clean sweep
to get rid of everything unnecessary or unwanted. The new manager made a clean sweep of all the lazy people in the department.

cleaner

مُنَظِّف uklízeč rengøringsassistent Reinigungskraft καθαριστής aseador, limpiador siivooja employé de ménage čistač addetto alle pulizie 清掃人 청소부 schoonmaker vaskehjelp sprzątacz empregado de limpeza, faxineiro уборщик städare คนทำความสะอาด temizlikçi người quét dọn 清洁工人
References in classic literature ?
Now a bag of remarkable clothespins, next, a wonderful nutmeg grater which fell to pieces at the first trial, a knife cleaner that spoiled all the knives, or a sweeper that picked the nap neatly off the carpet and left the dirt, labor-saving soap that took the skin off one's hands, infallible cements which stuck firmly to nothing but the fingers of the deluded buyer, and every kind of tinware, from a toy savings bank for odd pennies, to a wonderful boiler which would wash articles in its own steam with every prospect of exploding in the process.
Tom Loker was soon carefully deposited in a much cleaner and softer bed than he had, ever been in the habit of occupying.
However, I had read "Tom Jones," and "Rod- erick Random," and other books of that kind, and knew that the highest and first ladies and gentlemen in England had remained little or no cleaner in their talk, and in the morals and conduct which such talk implies, clear up to a hundred years ago; in fact clear into our own nineteenth century -- in which century, broadly speaking, the earliest samples of the real lady and real gentleman discoverable in English history -- or in European history, for that matter -- may be said to have made their appearance.
The former was a boy of fourteen, but when he drew out what had been a fiddle, crushed to morsels in the great-coat, he blubbered aloud; and Cathy, when she learned the master had lost her whip in attending on the stranger, showed her humour by grinning and spitting at the stupid little thing; earning for her pains a sound blow from her father, to teach her cleaner manners.
In his expostulation he dropped his cleaner hand (perhaps accidentally, perhaps not) upon the joker's heart.
Silence ensued, during which Agatha, furtively scrutinizing the tenant of the chalet, noticed that his face and neck were cleaner and less sunburnt than those of the ordinary toilers of Lyvern.
But again I tell thee, feel and hunt, for I am certain thou art cleaner than a sheet of smooth white paper.
The shore opposite to Mademoiselle Cormon's garden is crowded with houses where a variety of trades are carried on; happily for her, the occupants are quiet people,--a baker, a cleaner, an upholsterer, and several bourgeois.
Howorth, the picture cleaner, may supply a not unnecessary proof of the authenticity of the facts here set down.
And as for cleanliness, my house is cleaner than any other house on the Common, though the half of 'em swarm with women.
The officers may write to the papers demanding the heads of the Horse Guards in default of cleaner redress for grievances; the men may break loose across a country town and seriously startle the publicans; but neither officers nor men have it in their composition to mutiny after the continental manner.
It doosn't shine quite so bright--but it's more cleaner.