Definition of washing :
1. A thin covering or coat; as, a washing of silver.
2. Gold dust procured by washing; also, a place where this is done; a washery.
3. The act of one who washes; the act of cleansing with water; ablution.
4. The clothes washed, esp. at one time; a wash.
5. The covering of a piece with an infusible powder, which prevents it from sticking to its supports, while receiving the glaze.
6. The operation of simultaneously buying and selling the same stock for the purpose of manipulating the market. The transaction is fictitious, and is prohibited by stock- exchange rules.
dirty clothes, laundry, dry wash, boil, air, hang out, washout, race, dry-clean, airstream, drip-dry, come off, dhobi, backwash, washables, lavation, dry cleaner's, wash, come out, wash drawing, slipstream, hang up, soiled clothes
cleaning (part of speech: verb)
- The men had gone about their work quicker than usual, and the women were silently washing up. - "My Home In The Field of Honor", Frances Wilson Huard.
- Now, it is not only a scripture doctrine, but all denominations acknowledge, that baptism in water is an emblem of the washing away of our sins. - "Twenty-Four Short Sermons On The Doctrine Of Universal Salvation", John Bovee Dods.
- The special thought is simply to be taken at first to get into the normal habit, and as a means of forgetting our digestion just as we forget the washing of our hands until we are reminded by some discomfort; whereupon we wash them and forget again. - "As a Matter of Course", Annie Payson Call.