Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun washing

2 senses of washing

Sense 1
wash, washing, lavation -- (the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water))
       => work -- (activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work")

Sense 2
laundry, wash, washing, washables -- (garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering)
       => garment -- (an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk")
       => white goods, household linen -- (drygoods for household use that are typically made of white cloth)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb wash

13 senses of wash

Sense 1
wash, rinse -- (clean with some chemical process)
       => serve, process, swear out -- (deliver a warrant or summons to someone; "He was processed by the sheriff")

Sense 2
wash, lave -- (cleanse (one's body) with soap and water)
       => cleanse, clean -- (clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner")
          Phrasal Verb-> wash up#1

Sense 3
wash, launder -- (cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water; "Wash the towels, please!")
       => clean, make clean -- (make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth")

Sense 4
wash -- (move by or as if by water; "The swollen river washed away the footbridge")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 5
wash -- (be capable of being washed; "Does this material wash?")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 6
wash -- (admit to testing or proof; "This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court")
       => stand -- (be in effect; be or remain in force; "The law stands!")

Sense 7
wash -- (separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals))
       => separate -- (divide into components or constituents; "Separate the wheat from the chaff")

Sense 8
wash -- (apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to)
       => cover -- (provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers")

Sense 9
wash, wash out, wash off, wash away -- (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")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 10
wash -- (form by erosion; "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside")
       => erode, eat away, fret -- (remove soil or rock; "Rain eroded the terraces")

Sense 11
moisten, wash, dampen -- (make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows")
       => wet -- (cause to become wet; "Wet your face")

Sense 12
lave, lap, wash -- (wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore")
       => flow -- (cover or swamp with water)

Sense 13
wash -- (to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking; "The cat washes several times a day")
       => cleanse, clean -- (clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner")

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