1. a thin coat of water-base paint
Definition categories: man–made
2. the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
3. the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
4. the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)
- from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water
Similar word(s): washout
Definition categories: process
5. the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
6. a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other
7. garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
Definition categories: man–made, garment
8. any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out
- at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash
Definition categories: act
Sentences with wash as a noun:
- I'm going to have a quick wash before coming to bed.
- My jacket needs a wash.
- There's a lot in that wash: maybe you should split it into two piles.
- I could hear the wash of the wave.
- The ship left a big wash
- Sail away from the wash to avoid rocking the boat.
- mouth wash
- hand wash
- a carriage wash in a stable
1. clean with some chemical process
Similar word(s): rinse
2. cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
Similar word(s): lave
3. cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water
- Wash the towels, please!
Similar word(s): launder
4. move by or as if by water
- The swollen river washed away the footbridge
5. be capable of being washed
- Does this material wash?
6. admit to testing or proof
- This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court
7. separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
8. apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
9. remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent
- he washed the dirt from his coat
- The nurse washed away the blood
- Can you wash away the spots on the windows?
10. form by erosion
- The river washed a ravine into the mountainside
11. make moist
12. wash or flow against
13. to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking
- The cat washes several times a day
Sentences with wash as a verb:
- The car is so dirty, we need to wash it.
- Dishwashers wash dishes much more efficiently than most humans.
- Heavy rains wash a road or an embankment.
- The flood washed away houses.
- I wash every morning after getting up.
- Waves wash the shore.
- to hear the water washing
- Some calicoes do not wash.
- steel washed with silver