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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 ?
Suppose, then, that we make tomorrow a washing day, and start at daybreak.
The duke and duchess, who had not known anything about this, waited to see what came of this strange washing.
THE Kitten went on washing her white paws; so Lucie asked a speckled hen--
However, my business is with the week's washing, which in various shades of white, with occasional patches of scarlet, fluttered fantastically across a space of the garden, thereby giving unmistakable witness to human inhabitants, male and female.
When her hands were not hard from the endless housework, they were swollen and red like boiled beef, what of the washing.
We had tried washing them ourselves, in the river, under George's superintendence, and it had been a failure.
In doing so he necessarily got some on the other hand, and when he had finished washing, both were so white that he went to bed and sent for a physician.
Then he finished the washing, and weighed the result in his scales.
While he was washing, Petritsky described to him in brief outlines his position, as far as it had changed since Vronsky had left Petersburg.
His eye and cheek had resumed their normal appearance; he was not quite so thin; and he had been seen washing his face.
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.
It was fine washing, and he washed fine and finer, with a keen scrutiny and delicate and fastidious touch.