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wash·ing

 (wŏsh′ĭng, wô′shĭng)
n.
1. The act or process of one that washes.
2. Articles washed or intended to be washed at one time: the week's washing.
3. The residue after an ore or other material has been washed.
4. often washings The liquid used to wash something.

washing

(ˈwɒʃɪŋ)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) articles that have been or are to be washed together on a single occasion
2. liquid in which an article has been washed
3. (Metallurgy) something, such as gold dust or metal ore, that has been obtained by washing
4. (Art Terms) a thin coat of something applied in liquid form

wash•ing

(ˈwɒʃ ɪŋ, ˈwɔ ʃɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of one that washes; ablution.
2. clothes, linens, etc., washed or to be washed at one time; wash.
3. Often, washings. any liquid that has been used to wash something.
4. matter removed or carried off in washing.
[1175–1225]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.washing - the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)washing - the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
washup, bathing - the act of washing yourself (or another person)
ablution - the ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels
dishwashing, washup - the act of washing dishes
washing-up - the washing of dishes etc after a meal
window-washing - the activity of washing windows
rinse - washing lightly without soap
soak, soaking - washing something by allowing it to soak
rinsing, rinse - the removal of soap with clean water in the final stage of washing
work - activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"
laundering - washing clothes and bed linens
2.washing - garments or white goods that can be cleaned by launderingwashing - 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

washing

noun
Related words
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Translations
ثِياب مَغْسولَهغَسْلغَسِيل
prádlo
vasketøj
pyykkihuuhdontahuuhtominenpeseminenpesu
pranje
kimosott ruha
òvottur
洗濯物
세탁
perilopranje
tvätt
การซักเสื้อผ้า
quần áo giặt

washing

[ˈwɒʃɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= act) → lavado m
some fabrics don't stand up to repeated washingsalgunos tejidos no aguantan constantes lavados
2. (= clothes) (dirty) → ropa f sucia; (hung to dry) → colada f
to take in washing [woman] → ser lavandera
B. CPD washing day Ndía m de lavado, día m de colada
washing line Ntendedero m
washing machine Nlavadora f
washing powder Njabón m en polvo, detergente m
washing soda Nsosa f, carbonato m sódico

washing

[ˈwɒʃɪŋ] n (British)
(= linen) → linge m
to bring the washing in → rentrer le linge
dirty washing → du linge sale
have you got any washing? → tu as du linge à laver?
(= activity) → lessive f
to do the washing → faire la lessivewashing line n (British)corde f à lingewashing machine nlave-linge m inv, machine f à laverwashing powder n (British)lessive f (en poudre)

washing

nWaschen nt; (= clothes)Wäsche f; many boys dislike washingviele Jungen waschen sich nicht gerne; to do the washingWäsche waschen; to take in washing(für Kunden) waschen; if we don’t get a pay increase, I’ll have to take in washing! (hum)wenn wir keine Gehaltserhöhung bekommen, muss ich noch putzen gehen (inf)

washing

:
washing day
washing line
nWäscheleine f
washing machine
washing powder
nWaschpulver nt
washing soda
nBleichsoda nt
washing-up
n (Brit) → Abwasch m; to do the washingspülen, den Abwasch machen
washing-up basin, washing-up bowl
n (Brit) → Spülschüssel f
washing-up cloth
n (Brit) → Spültuch nt, → Spüllappen m
washing-up liquid
n (Brit) → Spülmittel nt

washing

[ˈwɒʃɪŋ] n
a. (act) → lavaggio; (of clothes) → bucato
b. (clothes themselves) → bucato
dirty washing → biancheria da lavare

wash

(woʃ) verb
1. to clean (a thing or person, especially oneself) with (soap and) water or other liquid. How often do you wash your hair?; You wash (the dishes) and I'll dry; We can wash in the stream.
2. to be able to be washed without being damaged. This fabric doesn't wash very well.
3. to flow (against, over etc). The waves washed (against) the ship.
4. to sweep (away etc) by means of water. The floods have washed away hundreds of houses.
noun
1. an act of washing. He's just gone to have a wash.
2. things to be washed or being washed. Your sweater is in the wash.
3. the flowing or lapping (of waves etc). the wash of waves against the rocks.
4. a liquid with which something is washed. a mouthwash.
5. a thin coat (of water-colour paint etc), especially in a painting. The background of the picture was a pale blue wash.
6. the waves caused by a moving boat etc. The rowing-boat was tossing about in the wash from the ship's propellers.
ˈwashable adjective
able to be washed without being damaged. Is this dress washable?
ˈwasher noun
1. a person or thing (eg a machine) that washes. They've just bought an automatic dish-washer.
2. a flat ring of rubber, metal etc to keep nuts or joints tight. Our tap needs a new washer.
ˈwashing noun
1. (an) act of cleaning by water. I don't mind washing, but I hate ironing.
2. clothes washed or to be washed. I'll hang the washing out to dry.
ˌwashed-ˈout adjective
1. completely lacking in energy etc. I feel quite washed-out today.
2. (of garments etc) pale, having lost colour as a result of washing. She wore a pair of old, washed-out jeans.
ˈwasherwoman, washerman nouns
a person who is paid to wash clothes.
washcloth noun
(American) a piece of cloth for washing the face or body.
ˈwash-basin noun
a basin in which to wash one's face and hands. We are having a new washbasin installed in the bathroom.
ˈwashing-machine noun
an electric machine for washing clothes. She has an automatic washing-machine.
ˈwashing-powder noun
a powdered detergent used when washing clothes.
ˌwashing-ˈup noun
dishes etc cleaned or to be cleaned after a meal etc. I'll help you with the washing-up.
ˈwashout noun
(an idea, project, person etc which is) a complete failure. She was a complete washout as a secretary.
ˈwashroom noun
a lavatory.
wash up
1. to wash dishes etc after a meal. I'll help you wash up; We've washed the plates up.
2. (American) to wash one's hands and face.
3. to bring up on to the shore. The ship was washed up on the rocks; A lot of rubbish has been washed up on the beach.

washing

غَسِيل prádlo vasketøj Wäsche πλύση colada, lavado pyykki lessive pranje bucato 洗濯物 세탁 was vasking pranie lavagem стирка tvätt การซักเสื้อผ้า çamaşır quần áo giặt 洗涤
References in classic literature ?
It's naughty to fret, but I do think washing dishes and keeping things tidy is the worst work in the world.
Peter dried his hands and seemed glad to leave his washing.
She peeped out at him two or three times as she stood washing herself in the little basin between the windows.
A few large drops of blood were trickling down the shoulder of the Sagamore, who, when he perceived that the eyes of Uncas dwelt too long on the sight, raised some water in the hollow of his hand, and washing off the stain, was content to manifest, in this simple manner, the slightness of the injury.
You know there ain't enough in the North Fork to do a week's washing for the camp--to say nothin' of its color.
Are you as good at your book as you are at washing teacups?
And then there was withered old poni Aniele--who was a widow, and had three children, and the rheumatism besides, and did washing for the tradespeople on Halsted Street at prices it would break your heart to hear named.
The evening meal at the house is over, and Aunt Chloe, who presided over its preparation as head cook, has left to inferior officers in the kitchen the business of clearing away and washing dishes, and come out into her own snug territories, to "get her ole man's supper"; therefore, doubt not that it is her you see by the fire, presiding with anxious interest over certain frizzling items in a stew-pan, and anon with grave consideration lifting the cover of a bake-kettle, from whence steam forth indubitable intimations of "something good.
He had not worked off a cake; yet he had tried all the tricks of the trade, even to the washing of a hermit; but the hermit died.
The latter third of the speech was marred by the resumption of fights and other recreations among certain of the bad boys, and by fidgetings and whis- perings that extended far and wide, washing even to the bases of isolated and incorruptible rocks like Sid and Mary.
Life became something other than the three meals a day, the round of cooking, washing, sewing, and church going.
My guardian was in his room, washing his hands with his scented soap, when I went into the office from Walworth; and he called me to him, and gave me the invitation for myself and friends which Wemmick had prepared me to receive.