Definitions of wash:
- noun: the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
- noun: any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out
Example: "At the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash"
- noun: a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other
- noun: a thin coat of water-base paint
- noun: the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
- noun: garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
- noun: the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)
Example: "From the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water"
- noun: the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
- verb: move by or as if by water
Example: "The swollen river washed away the footbridge"
- verb: form by erosion
Example: "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"
- verb: admit to testing or proof
Example: "This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court"
- verb: be capable of being washed
Example: "Does this material wash?"
- verb: to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking
Example: "The cat washes several times a day"
- verb: cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
- verb: remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent
Example: "He washed the dirt from his coat"
- verb: apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
- verb: clean with some chemical process
- verb: cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water
Example: "Wash the towels, please!"
- verb: separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
- verb: make moist
- verb: wash or flow against
- name: A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #8337)
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