Washing

  • 1 Washing — is one way of cleaning, namely with water and often some kind of soap or detergent. Washing is an essential part of good hygiene and health.Often people use soaps and detergents assist in the emulsification of oils and dirt particles so they can… …

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  • 2 Washing — Wash ing, n. 1. The act of one who washes; the act of cleansing with water; ablution. [1913 Webster] 2. The clothes washed, esp. at one time; a wash. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mining) Gold dust procured by washing; also, a place where this is done; a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 washing-up — n [U] BrE 1.) the washing of plates, dishes, knives etc ▪ It s your turn to do the washing up , Sam. 2.) the dirty pans, plates, dishes, knives etc that have to be washed American Equivalent: dishes ▪ a pile of washing up …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4 washing — [wôsh′iŋ] n. 1. the act of a person or thing that washes; a cleaning, flushing, etc. in water or other liquid 2. clothes or other things washed or to be washed, esp. at one time 3. matter obtained or removed by washing 4. a thin coating, as of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 washing-up — noun uncount BRITISH the dishes that have to be washed after a meal …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 washing — ► NOUN ▪ a quantity of clothes, bedlinen, etc. that is to be washed or has just been washed …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 washing-up — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ crockery, cutlery, and other kitchen utensils that are to be washed …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 washing — noun 1 cleaning sth with water ADJECTIVE ▪ frequent, repeated ▪ shampoo for frequent washing ▪ good, thorough ▪ After a thorough washing, I cut up the stalks and florets …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 washing — n. a quantity of clothes for washing or just washed. Phrases and idioms: washing machine a machine for washing clothes and linen etc. washing powder powder of soap or detergent for washing clothes. washing soda sodium carbonate, used dissolved in …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 washing —    There are a number of beliefs about washing, either the person or clothes, some of which are still current. It was considered unlucky, all over the country, for two people to use the same water to wash their hands. The specific result usually… …

    A Dictionary of English folklore

  • 11 Washing — Bild eines Modells des Panzer V Panther vor dem Washing Bild des Panthers nach dem Washing …

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  • 12 washing — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A piece of ground washed by the action of a sea or river, or sometimes covered and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 washing-up — 1) N UNCOUNT To do the washing up means to wash the plates, cups, cutlery, and pans which have been used for cooking and eating a meal. [BRIT] Martha volunteered to do the washing up. (in AM, use wash the dishes) 2) N UNCOUNT Washing up is the… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 washing-up — noun (U) BrE 1 the washing of plates, dishes, knives etc; dishes AmE: do the washing up: It s your turn to do the washing up, Conrad. 2 the dirty pans, plates, dishes, knives etc that have to be washed; dishes AmE: a pile of washing up …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 washing-up — UK / US noun [uncountable] British a) things such as dishes, cups, knives, and forks that need to be washed after a meal a pile of washing up b) the activity of washing the dishes and other things used for a meal do the washing up: Who s going to …

    English dictionary

  • 16 washing-up — 1. noun The act of washing dishes etc; dishwashing Ill do the washing up if you put it all away. See Also: wash up 2. adjective Of, or relating to washing dishes …

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  • 17 washing-up — (BrE) noun VERB + WASHING UP ▪ do ▪ leave ▪ Leave the washing up we can do it in the morning. WASHING UP + NOUN ▪ bowl ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 washing — wash|ing S2 [ˈwɔʃıŋ US ˈwo: , ˈwa: ] n [singular, U] BrE clothes that need to be washed, are being washed, or have just been washed American Equivalent: wash ▪ I really must do the washing (=wash the dirty clothes) this afternoon. ▪ Could you put …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 washing — [[t]wɒ̱ʃɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Washing is a collection of clothes, sheets, and other things which are waiting to be washed, are being washed, or have just been washed. ...plastic bags full of dirty washing... They were anxious to bring the washing in… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 washing — noun (singular, uncountable) BrE clothes that need to be washed, are being washed, or have just been washed; wash 2 (8) AmE: do the washing (=wash dirty clothes) | put the washing out (=hang it on a washing line) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English