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wash


  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wash  \Wash\  (w[o^]sh),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Washed}  (w[o^]sht); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Washing}.]  [OE.  waschen,  AS  wascan  akin  to 
  D.  wasschen  G.  waschen,  OHG.  wascan  Icel.  &  Sw  vaska,  Dan. 
  vaske,  and  perhaps  to  E.  water.  [root]150.] 
  1.  To  cleanse  by  ablution,  or  dipping  or  rubbing  in  water;  to 
  apply  water  or  other  liquid  to  for  the  purpose  of 
  cleansing;  to  scrub  with  water,  etc.,  or  as  with  water; 
  as  to  wash  the  hands  or  body;  to  wash  garments;  to  wash 
  sheep  or  wool;  to  wash  the  pavement  or  floor;  to  wash  the 
  bark  of  trees. 
 
  When  Pilate  saw  that  he  could  prevail  nothing,  .  .  . 
  he  took  water  and  washed  his  hands  before  the 
  multitude,  saying,  I  am  innocent  of  the  blood  of 
  this  just  person.  --Matt.  xxvii. 
  24. 
 
  2.  To  cover  with  water  or  any  liquid;  to  wet;  to  fall  on  and 
  moisten;  hence  to  overflow  or  dash  against;  as  waves 
  wash  the  shore. 
 
  Fresh-blown  roses  washed  with  dew.  --Milton. 
 
  [The  landscape]  washed  with  a  cold,  gray  mist. 
  --Longfellow. 
 
  3.  To  waste  or  abrade  by  the  force  of  water  in  motion;  as 
  heavy  rains  wash  a  road  or  an  embankment. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wash  \Wash\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  perform  the  act  of  ablution. 
 
  Wash  in  Jordan  seven  times.  --2  Kings  v. 
  10. 
 
  2.  To  clean  anything  by  rubbing  or  dipping  it  in  water;  to 
  perform  the  business  of  cleansing  clothes,  ore,  etc.,  in 
  water.  ``She  can  wash  and  scour.''  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  bear  without  injury  the  operation  of  being  washed;  as 
  some  calicoes  do  not  wash.  [Colloq.] 
 
  4.  To  be  wasted  or  worn  away  by  the  action  of  water,  as  by  a 
  running  or  overflowing  stream,  or  by  the  dashing  of  the 
  sea;  --  said  of  road,  a  beach,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wash  \Wash\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  washing;  an  ablution;  a  cleansing,  wetting,  or 
  dashing  with  water;  hence  a  quantity,  as  of  clothes, 
  washed  at  once. 
 
  2.  A  piece  of  ground  washed  by  the  action  of  a  sea  or  river, 
  or  sometimes  covered  and  sometimes  left  dry;  the 
  shallowest  part  of  a  river,  or  arm  of  the  sea;  also  a 
  bog;  a  marsh;  a  fen;  as  the  washes  in  Lincolnshire.  ``The 
  Wash  of  Edmonton  so  gay.''  --Cowper. 
 
  These  Lincoln  washes  have  devoured  them  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Substances  collected  and  deposited  by  the  action  of  water; 
  as  the  wash  of  a  sewer,  of  a  river,  etc 
 
  The  wash  of  pastures,  fields,  commons,  and  roads, 
  where  rain  water  hath  a  long  time  settled. 
  --Mortimer. 
 
  4.  Waste  liquid,  the  refuse  of  food,  the  collection  from 
  washed  dishes,  etc.,  from  a  kitchen,  often  used  as  food 
  for  pigs.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  (Distilling) 
  a  The  fermented  wort  before  the  spirit  is  extracted. 
  b  A  mixture  of  dunder,  molasses,  water,  and  scummings, 
  used  in  the  West  Indies  for  distillation.  --B. 
  Edwards. 
 
  6.  That  with  which  anything  is  washed,  or  wetted,  smeared, 
  tinted,  etc.,  upon  the  surface.  Specifically: 
  a  A  liquid  cosmetic  for  the  complexion. 
  b  A  liquid  dentifrice. 
  c  A  liquid  preparation  for  the  hair;  as  a  hair  wash. 
  d  A  medical  preparation  in  a  liquid  form  for  external 
  application;  a  lotion. 
  e  (Painting)  A  thin  coat  of  color,  esp.  water  color. 
  j  A  thin  coat  of  metal  laid  on  anything  for  beauty  or 
  preservation. 
 
  7.  (Naut.) 
  a  The  blade  of  an  oar,  or  the  thin  part  which  enters  the 
  water. 
  b  The  backward  current  or  disturbed  water  caused  by  the 
  action  of  oars,  or  of  a  steamer's  screw  or  paddles, 
  etc 
 
  8.  The  flow,  swash,  or  breaking  of  a  body  of  water,  as  a 
  wave;  also  the  sound  of  it 
 
  9.  Ten  strikes,  or  bushels,  of  oysters.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  {Wash  ball},  a  ball  of  soap  to  be  used  in  washing  the  hands 
  or  face.  --Swift. 
 
  {Wash  barrel}  (Fisheries),  a  barrel  nearly  full  of  split 
  mackerel,  loosely  put  in  and  afterward  filled  with  salt 
  water  in  order  to  soak  the  blood  from  the  fish  before 
  salting. 
 
  {Wash  bottle}.  (Chem.) 
  a  A  bottle  partially  filled  with  some  liquid  through 
  which  gases  are  passed  for  the  purpose  of  purifying 
  them  especially  by  removing  soluble  constituents. 
  b  A  washing  bottle.  See  under  {Washing}. 
 
  {Wash  gilding}.  See  {Water  gilding}. 
 
  {Wash  leather},  split  sheepskin  dressed  with  oil,  in 
  imitation  of  chamois,  or  shammy,  and  used  for  dusting, 
  cleaning  glass  or  plate,  etc.;  also  alumed,  or  buff, 
  leather  for  soldiers'  belts. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wash  \Wash\,  a. 
  1.  Washy;  weak.  [Obs.] 
 
  Their  bodies  of  so  weak  and  wash  a  temper.  --Beau.  & 
  Fl 
 
  2.  Capable  of  being  washed  without  injury;  washable;  as  wash 
  goods.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wash  \Wash\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  cause  dephosphorisation  of  (molten  pig  iron)  by  adding 
  substances  containing  iron  oxide,  and  sometimes  manganese 
  oxide. 
 
  2.  To  pass  (a  gas  or  gaseous  mixture)  through  or  over  a 
  liquid  for  the  purpose  of  purifying  it  esp.  by  removing 
  soluble  constituents. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wash  \Wash\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  use  washes,  as  for  the  face  or  hair. 
 
  2.  To  move  with  a  lapping  or  swashing  sound,  or  the  like  to 
  lap;  splash;  as  to  hear  the  water  washing. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wash  \Wash\,  n. 
  1.  [Western  U.  S.]  (Geol.) 
  a  Gravel  and  other  rock  d['e]bris  transported  and 
  deposited  by  running  water;  coarse  alluvium. 
  b  An  alluvial  cone  formed  by  a  stream  at  the  base  of  a 
  mountain. 
 
  2.  The  dry  bed  of  an  intermittent  stream,  sometimes  at  the 
  bottom  of  a  ca[~n]on;  as  the  Amargosa  wash,  Diamond  wash; 
  --  called  also  {dry  wash}.  [Western  U.  S.] 
 
  3.  (Arch.)  The  upper  surface  of  a  member  or  material  when 
  given  a  slope  to  shed  water.  Hence  a  structure  or 
  receptacle  shaped  so  as  to  receive  and  carry  off  water,  as 
  a  carriage  wash  in  a  stable. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wash 
  n  1:  a  thin  coat  of  water-base  paint 
  2:  the  work  of  washing  or  cleansing  [syn:  {washing}] 
  3:  (western  United  States)  the  dry  bed  of  an  intermittent 
  stream  (as  at  the  bottom  of  a  canyon)  [syn:  {dry  wash}] 
  4:  the  flow  of  air  that  is  driven  backwards  by  an  aircraft 
  propeller  [syn:  {slipstream},  {airstream},  {race},  {backwash}] 
  5:  a  watercolor  made  by  applying  a  series  of  monochrome  washes 
  one  over  the  other  [syn:  {wash  drawing}] 
  6:  garments  or  white  goods  that  can  be  cleaned  by  laundering 
  [syn:  {laundry},  {washables}] 
  7:  (informal)  any  enterprise  in  which  losses  and  gains  cancel 
  out 
  v  1:  clean  with  some  chemical  process  [syn:  {rinse}] 
  2:  cleanse  (one's  body)  with  soap  and  water  [syn:  {lave}] 
  3:  cleanse  with  a  cleaning  agent,  such  as  soap,  and  water; 
  "Wash  the  towels,  please!"  [syn:  {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:  move  by  or  as  if  by  water;  "The  footbridge  washed  away 
  during  the  floods" 
  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"  [syn:  {wash-off},  {wash  away}] 
  10:  form  by  erosion:  "The  river  washed  a  ravine  into  the 
  mountainside" 
  11:  make  moist;  "The  dew  moistened  the  meadows"  [syn:  {moisten}, 
  {dampen}] 
  12:  to  cleanse  (itself  or  another  animal)  by  licking,  as  of  a 
  cat;  "The  cat  washes  several  times  a  day" 




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