Dictionary Results for wash


1. wash - noun

· a thin coat of water-base paint

Hypernym(s): water-base_paint




2. wash - noun

· the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)

Synonym(s): washing, lavation

Hypernym(s): work




3. wash - noun

· the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)

Synonym(s): dry_wash

Hypernym(s): streambed, creek_bed




4. wash - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): washout

Hypernym(s): soil_erosion




5. wash - noun

· the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller

Synonym(s): slipstream, airstream, race, backwash

Hypernym(s): flow




6. wash - noun

· a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other

Synonym(s): wash_drawing

Hypernym(s): watercolor, water-color, watercolour, water-colour




7. wash - noun

· garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering

Synonym(s): laundry, washing, washables

Hypernym(s): garment, white_goods, household_linen




8. wash - noun

· any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out; "at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash"

Hypernym(s): business_activity, commercial_activity




9. wash - verb

· clean with some chemical process

Synonym(s): rinse

Hypernym(s): serve, process, swear_out




10. wash - verb

· cleanse (one's body) with soap and water

Synonym(s): lave

Hypernym(s): cleanse, clean




11. wash - verb

· cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water; "Wash the towels, please!"

Synonym(s): launder

Hypernym(s): clean, make_clean




12. wash - verb

· move by or as if by water; "The swollen river washed away the footbridge"

Hypernym(s): move, displace




13. wash - verb

· be capable of being washed; "Does this material wash?"

Hypernym(s): be




14. wash - verb

· admit to testing or proof; "This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court"

Hypernym(s): stand




15. wash - verb

· separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)

Hypernym(s): separate




16. wash - verb

· apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to

Hypernym(s): cover




17. wash - verb

· 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?"; "he managed to wash out the stains"

Synonym(s): wash_out, wash_off, wash_away

Hypernym(s): remove, take, take_away, withdraw




18. wash - verb

· form by erosion; "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"

Hypernym(s): erode, eat_away, fret




19. wash - verb

· make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows"

Synonym(s): moisten, dampen

Hypernym(s): wet




20. wash - verb

· wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore"

Synonym(s): lave, lap

Hypernym(s): flow




21. wash - verb

· to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking; "The cat washes several times a day"

Hypernym(s): cleanse, clean





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