noun (plural laundries) Date: 14th century 1. a. a room for doing the family wash b. a commercial laundering establishment 2. clothes or linens that have been or are to be laundered

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  • laundry — (n.) late 14c., place for washing; mid 15c. act of washing, from O.Fr. lavanderie, from L. lavandaria, pl. of lavandarium things to be washed, from lavare to wash (see LAVE (Cf. lave)). As a verb, from 1880. Laundry list in figurative sense is… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • laundry — [lôn′drē] n. pl. laundries [ME lavenderie < OFr < lavandier: see LAUNDER] 1. Rare the act or process of laundering 2. a) a room with facilities for laundering b) a commercial establishment for this 3. a batch of …   English World dictionary

  • laundry — n. clothes, linens that are to be washed or have been washed 1) to do the laundry 2) to dry; fold; iron the laundry 3) clean; dirty laundry establishment for washing clothes, linens 4) a self service laundry 5) at, in a laundry (they work at a… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • laundry — [[t]lɔ͟ːndri[/t]] laundries 1) N UNCOUNT Laundry is used to refer to clothes, sheets, and towels that are about to be washed, are being washed, or have just been washed. I ll do your laundry. ...the room where I hang the laundry... He d put his… …   English dictionary

  • laundry — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ clean, dirty … OF LAUNDRY ▪ pile ▪ There was a pile of clean laundry on her bed. VERB + LAUNDRY ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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