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laun·dry

 (lôn′drē, län′-)
n. pl. laun·dries
1. Soiled or laundered clothes and linens; wash.
2.
a. A commercial establishment for laundering clothes or linens.
b. A room or area, as in a house, for doing the wash.

[Middle English lavendrye, laundry, from Old French lavanderie, from lavandier; see launder.]

laundry

(ˈlɔːndrɪ)
n, pl -dries
1. a place where clothes and linen are washed and ironed
2. the clothes or linen washed and ironed
3. the act of laundering
[C16: changed from C14 lavendry; see launder]

laun•dry

(ˈlɔn dri, ˈlɑn-)

n., pl. -dries.
1. articles of clothing, linens, etc., that have been or are to be washed.
2. a business establishment where clothes, linens, etc., are laundered.
3. a room or area, as in a home or apartment building, reserved for doing the family wash.
[1350–1400; < Middle French lavanderie]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laundry - garments or white goods that can be cleaned by launderinglaundry - garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
household linen, white goods - drygoods for household use that are typically made of white cloth
2.laundry - workplace where clothes are washed and ironed
launderette, Laundromat - a self-service laundry (service mark Laundromat) where coin-operated washing machines are available to individual customers
washhouse - a building or outbuilding where laundry is done
workplace, work - a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"
Translations
مَغْسَلَهمَلابِس مُعَدَّة للغَسيل
prádloprádelnapraní
vasketøjvaskeri
pyykkipesulapesutupa
pranjepraonicarublje
mosoda
òvottahúsòvottur, tau
洗濯物
세탁소
perilopralnica
tvätt
เสื้อผ้าที่กำลังจะซัก
hiệu giặt

laundry

[ˈlɔːndrɪ]
A. N
1. (= clothes, dirty) → ropa f sucia, ropa f para lavar; (= clean) → ropa f lavada, colada f
to do the laundryhacer la colada, lavar la ropa
2. (= establishment) → lavandería f; (domestic) → lavadero m
B. CPD laundry basket Ncesto m de la ropa sucia
laundry list Nlista f de ropa para lavar
laundry mark Nmarca f de lavandería

laundry

[ˈlɔːndri] n
(= clothes) → linge m
to do the laundry → faire la lessive
see also dirty
(= place, shop) → blanchisserie f; (in hospital, house)blanchisserie flaundry basket npanier m à linge

laundry

n (= establishment)Wäscherei f; (= clothes) (dirty) → schmutzige Wäsche; (washed) → Wäsche f; to do the laundry(Wäsche) waschen

laundry

:
laundry bag
nWäschesack m
laundry basket
nWäschekorb m
laundry list
n (fig)lange Liste f; (of wants) → Wunschzettel m
laundryman
nWäschemann m (inf)

laundry

[ˈlɔːndrɪ] n (establishment) → lavanderia; (clothes) → bucato, biancheria
to do the laundry → fare il bucato, lavare la biancheria

launder

(ˈloːndə) verb
to wash and iron. to launder clothes.
laund(e)rette (loːnˈdret) noun
a shop where customers may wash clothes in washing-machines.
ˈlaundress noun
a woman employed to launder.
ˈlaundryplural laundries noun
1. a place where clothes etc are washed, especially in return for payment. She took the sheets to the laundry; a hospital laundry.
2. clothes etc which have been, or are to be, washed. a bundle of laundry.

laundry

مَلابِسَ مَغْسُولَةٌ أَوْ مُعَدَّةٌ لِلْغَسْلِ prádlo vasketøj Wäsche μπουγάδα colada, lavandería pyykki lessive rublje bucato 洗濯物 세탁소 wasgoed klesvask pralnia roupa para lavar прачечная tvätt เสื้อผ้าที่กำลังจะซัก çamaşır hiệu giặt 要洗的衣服
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References in classic literature ?
It seems that Tina is the child of the Frenchwoman who does the fine ironing in the laundry here.
And potsherds are things with those Chinese laundry ticket scratches on them," added Tom.
The dancing pavilion was put up near the Danish laundry, on a vacant lot surrounded by tall, arched cottonwood trees.
Edna found her friend engaged in assorting the clothes which had returned that morning from the laundry.
All day long the blazing midsummer sun beat down upon that square mile of abominations: upon tens of thousands of cattle crowded into pens whose wooden floors stank and steamed contagion; upon bare, blistering, cinder-strewn railroad tracks, and huge blocks of dingy meat factories, whose labyrinthine passages defied a breath of fresh air to penetrate them; and there were not merely rivers of hot blood, and car-loads of moist flesh, and rendering vats and soap caldrons, glue factories and fertilizer tanks, that smelt like the craters of hell--there were also tons of garbage festering in the sun, and the greasy laundry of the workers hung out to dry, and dining rooms littered with food and black with flies, and toilet rooms that were open sewers.
Rebecca and Emma Jane offered to go two or three miles in some one direction and see what they could do in the way of stirring up a popular demand for the Snow-White and Rose-Red brands, the former being devoted to laundry purposes and the latter being intended for the toilet.
This stream had been the good angel of my thoughts all the day, keeping them ever moving and ever fresh, cleansing and burnishing them, quite an open-air laundry of the mind.
To right of the courtyard are the stables and coach-house; to left, the kitchen, wood-house, and laundry.
Nothing has been too small to escape him, and you may be sure that if Charles Strickland left a laundry bill unpaid it will be given you
During the day the greater part of the young men worked in the school's sawmill, and the young men worked in the laundry.
Why, if one sewed one's finger to the bone, one would have one's work undone the next time they went to the laundry.
Never mind, my friend," returned the Tin Woodman," I'll send you to my Imperial Laundry, and you'll come out as good as new.