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1 : Washed by the waves or tide; -- said of a rock or strip of shore, or (Naut.) of an anchor, etc., when flush with the surface of the water, so that the waves break over it.

2 : To clean the oil from (wood) after combing.

3 : To drench or souse with water.

4 : Alt. of Blackwash

5 : A lotion made by mixing calomel and lime water.

6 : A wash that blackens, as opposed to whitewash; hence, figuratively, calumny.

7 : The outlet from a dam or reservoir; also, a cut to divert the flow of water.

8 : One who, or that which, washes dishes.

9 : A European bird; the wagtail.

10 : See Eyewater.

11 : Swill.

12 : To overflow.

13 : An oval figure, whose moldings are oblique to the axis of the work.

14 : Soft, like fruit too ripe; swashy.

15 : of Swash

16 : of Swash

17 : To dash or flow noisily, as water; to splash; as, water swashing on a shallow place.

18 : To fall violently or noisily.

19 : To bluster; to make a great noise; to vapor or brag.

20 : Impulse of water flowing with violence; a dashing or splashing of water.

21 : A narrow sound or channel of water lying within a sand bank, or between a sand bank and the shore, or a bar over which the sea washes.

22 : Liquid filth; wash; hog mash.

23 : A blustering noise; a swaggering behavior.

24 : A swaggering fellow; a swasher.

25 : A bully or braggadocio; a swaggering, boastful fellow; a swaggerer.

26 : One who makes a blustering show of valor or force of arms.

27 : Swaggering; hectoring.

28 : Resounding; crushing.

29 : Same as 4th Swash, 2.

30 : Soft, like fruit that is too ripe; quashy; swash.

31 : One who extracts the residuum of precious metals from the sweepings, potsherds, etc., of refineries of gold and silver, or places where these metals are used.

32 : Not washed or cleansed; filthy; unclean.

33 : Not washed.

34 : of Wash

35 : of Wash

36 : 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.

37 : 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.

38 : To waste or abrade by the force of water in motion; as, heavy rains wash a road or an embankment.

39 : To remove by washing to take away by, or as by, the action of water; to drag or draw off as by the tide; -- often with away, off, out, etc.; as, to wash dirt from the hands.

40 : To cover with a thin or watery coat of color; to tint lightly and thinly.

41 : To overlay with a thin coat of metal; as, steel washed with silver.

42 : To perform the act of ablution.

43 : To clean anything by rubbing or dipping it in water; to perform the business of cleansing clothes, ore, etc., in water.

44 : To bear without injury the operation of being washed; as, some calicoes do not wash.

45 : 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.

46 : The act of washing; an ablution; a cleansing, wetting, or dashing with water; hence, a quantity, as of clothes, washed at once.

47 : 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.

48 : Substances collected and deposited by the action of water; as, the wash of a sewer, of a river, etc.

49 : Waste liquid, the refuse of food, the collection from washed dishes, etc., from a kitchen, often used as food for pigs.

50 : The fermented wort before the spirit is extracted.

(50) words is found which contain wash in our database

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1 : Awash

a.

Washed by the waves or tide; -- said of a rock or strip of shore, or (Naut.) of an anchor, etc., when flush with the surface of the water, so that the waves break over it.

2 : Backwash

v. i.

To clean the oil from (wood) after combing.

3 : Bewash

v. t.

To drench or souse with water.

4 : Black wash

n.

Alt. of Blackwash

5 : Blackwash

n.

A lotion made by mixing calomel and lime water.

6 : Blackwash

n.

A wash that blackens, as opposed to whitewash; hence, figuratively, calumny.

7 : By-wash

n.

The outlet from a dam or reservoir; also, a cut to divert the flow of water.

8 : Dishwasher

n.

One who, or that which, washes dishes.

9 : Dishwasher

n.

A European bird; the wagtail.

10 : Eyewash

n.

See Eyewater.

11 : Hogwash

n.

Swill.

12 : Overwash

v. t.

To overflow.

13 : Swash

v. t.

An oval figure, whose moldings are oblique to the axis of the work.

14 : Swash

v. t.

Soft, like fruit too ripe; swashy.

15 : Swashed

imp. & p. p.

of Swash

16 : Swashing

p. pr. & vb. n.

of Swash

17 : Swash

v. i.

To dash or flow noisily, as water; to splash; as, water swashing on a shallow place.

18 : Swash

v. i.

To fall violently or noisily.

19 : Swash

v. i.

To bluster; to make a great noise; to vapor or brag.

20 : Swash

n.

Impulse of water flowing with violence; a dashing or splashing of water.

21 : Swash

n.

A narrow sound or channel of water lying within a sand bank, or between a sand bank and the shore, or a bar over which the sea washes.

22 : Swash

n.

Liquid filth; wash; hog mash.

23 : Swash

n.

A blustering noise; a swaggering behavior.

24 : Swash

n.

A swaggering fellow; a swasher.

25 : Swashbuckler

n.

A bully or braggadocio; a swaggering, boastful fellow; a swaggerer.

26 : Swasher

n.

One who makes a blustering show of valor or force of arms.

27 : Swashing

a.

Swaggering; hectoring.

28 : Swashing

a.

Resounding; crushing.

29 : Swashway

n.

Same as 4th Swash, 2.

30 : Swashy

a.

Soft, like fruit that is too ripe; quashy; swash.

31 : Sweepwasher

n.

One who extracts the residuum of precious metals from the sweepings, potsherds, etc., of refineries of gold and silver, or places where these metals are used.

32 : Unwashed

a.

Not washed or cleansed; filthy; unclean.

33 : Unwashen

a.

Not washed.

34 : Washed

imp. & p. p.

of Wash

35 : Washing

p. pr. & vb. n.

of Wash

36 : Wash

v. t.

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.

37 : Wash

v. t.

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.

38 : Wash

v. t.

To waste or abrade by the force of water in motion; as, heavy rains wash a road or an embankment.

39 : Wash

v. t.

To remove by washing to take away by, or as by, the action of water; to drag or draw off as by the tide; -- often with away, off, out, etc.; as, to wash dirt from the hands.

40 : Wash

v. t.

To cover with a thin or watery coat of color; to tint lightly and thinly.

41 : Wash

v. t.

To overlay with a thin coat of metal; as, steel washed with silver.

42 : Wash

v. i.

To perform the act of ablution.

43 : Wash

v. i.

To clean anything by rubbing or dipping it in water; to perform the business of cleansing clothes, ore, etc., in water.

44 : Wash

v. i.

To bear without injury the operation of being washed; as, some calicoes do not wash.

45 : Wash

v. i.

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.

46 : Wash

n.

The act of washing; an ablution; a cleansing, wetting, or dashing with water; hence, a quantity, as of clothes, washed at once.

47 : Wash

n.

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.

48 : Wash

n.

Substances collected and deposited by the action of water; as, the wash of a sewer, of a river, etc.

49 : Wash

n.

Waste liquid, the refuse of food, the collection from washed dishes, etc., from a kitchen, often used as food for pigs.

50 : Wash

n.

The fermented wort before the spirit is extracted.

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This word wash uses 4 unique characters: A H S W

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See also: Wash, WASH, and Wash.

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology
    • 1.2 Pronunciation
    • 1.3 Verb
      • 1.3.1 Usage notes
      • 1.3.2 Derived terms
      • 1.3.3 Translations
    • 1.4 Noun
      • 1.4.1 Synonyms
      • 1.4.2 Derived terms
      • 1.4.3 Translations
    • 1.5 See also
    • 1.6 Anagrams

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English washen, waschen, weschen, from Old English wasċan, wæsċan (to wash, cleanse, bathe, lave), from Proto-Germanic *waskaną, *watskaną (to wash, get wet), from Proto-Indo-European *wed- (wet; water). Cognate with West Frisian waskje, Dutch wassen, wasschen (to wash), Low German waschen (to wash), German waschen (to wash), Danish vaske (to wash), Swedish vaska (to wash), Icelandic vaska (to wash).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /wɒʃ/
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  • (General American) IPA(key): /wɔʃ/
  • (Canada, cotcaught merger) IPA(key): /wɑʃ/
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  • (regional US) IPA(key): /wɔɹʃ/ (found from rural Washington as far east as Pittsburgh and as far south as St. Louis and some rural speakers in Texas)
  • Rhymes: -ɒʃ
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)ʃ

Verb[edit]

wash (third-person singular simple present washes, present participle washing, simple past and past participle washed)

  1. To clean with water.
    The car is so dirty, we need to wash it.
    Dishwashers wash dishes much more efficiently than most humans.
    • 1917, Lester Angell Round, Harold Locke Lang, Preservation of vegetables by fermentation and salting, page 9
      Wash the vegetables, drain off the surplus water, and pack them in a keg, crock, or other utensil until it is nearly full
    • 1971, Homemaking Handbook: For Village Workers in Many Countries, page 101
      If using celery or okra, wash the vegetables in safe water.
    • 2010, Catherine Abbott, The Everything Grow Your Own Vegetables Book: Your Complete Guide to planting, tending, and harvesting vegetables, Everything Books ISBN 9781440500145, page 215
      Wash the vegetables thoroughly; even a little dirt can contain bacteria. Wash vegetables individually under running water.
  2. (transitive) To move or erode by the force of water in motion.
    Heavy rains wash a road or an embankment.
    The flood washed away houses.
  3. (mining) To separate valuable material (such as gold) from worthless material by the action of flowing water.
  4. (intransitive) To clean oneself with water.
    I wash every morning after getting up.
  5. (transitive) To cover with water or any liquid; to wet; to fall on and moisten.
    Waves wash the shore.
    • Milton
      fresh-blown roses washed with dew
    • Longfellow
      [the landscape] washed with a cold, grey mist
  6. (intransitive) To move with a lapping or swashing sound; to lap or splash.
    to hear the water washing
  7. (intransitive) To be eroded or carried away by the action of water.
  8. (intransitive, figuratively) To be cogent, convincing; to withstand critique.
    • 2012, The Economist, Oct 13th 2012 issue, The Jordan and its king: As beleaguered as ever
      The king is running out of ideas as well as cash. His favourite shock-absorbing tactic—to blame his governments and sack his prime ministers—hardly washes.
  9. (intransitive) To bear without injury the operation of being washed.
    Some calicoes do not wash.
  10. (intransitive) 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.
  11. To cover with a thin or watery coat of colour; to tint lightly and thinly.
  12. To overlay with a thin coat of metal.
    steel washed with silver
  13. (transitive) To cause dephosphorization of (molten pig iron) by adding substances containing iron oxide, and sometimes manganese oxide.
  14. (transitive) To pass (a gas or gaseous mixture) through or over a liquid for the purpose of purifying it, especially by removing soluble constituents.

Usage notes[edit]

In older works and possibly still in some dialects, wesh and woosh may be found as past tense forms. Washen may be found as a past participle.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

wash (plural washes)

A drawing and wash by Samuel Wallis entitled York Island (c. 1767)
  1. The process or an instance of washing or being washed by water or other liquid.
    I'm going to have a quick wash before coming to bed.
    My jacket needs a wash.
  2. A liquid used for washing.
  3. The quantity of clothes washed at a time.
    There's a lot in that wash: maybe you should split it into two piles.
  4. (art) A smooth and translucent painting created using a paintbrush holding a large amount of solvent and a small amount of paint.
  5. The sound of breaking of the seas, e.g., on the shore.
    I could hear the wash of the wave.
    • 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 16, [1]
      [] the wind in the cordage and the wash of the sea helped the more to put them beyond earshot []
  6. The wake of a moving ship.
    The ship left a big wash
    Sail away from the wash to avoid rocking the boat.
    • 2003, Guidelines for Managing Wake Wash from High-speed Vessels: Report of Working Group 41 of the Maritime Navigation Commission, PIANC ISBN 9782872231423, page 5
      To date, much of the research undertaken on high-speed vessel wake wash has appeared only as unpublished reports for various authorities and management agencies.
  7. The turbulence left in the air by a moving airplane.
  8. A lotion or other liquid with medicinal or hygienic properties.
    mouth wash
    hand wash
  9. Ground washed away to the sea or a river.
    • Mortimer
      The wash of pastures, fields, commons, and roads, where rain water hath a long time settled.
  10. A piece of ground washed by the action of water, or sometimes covered and sometimes left dry; the shallowest part of a river, or arm of the sea; also, a bog; a marsh.
    • Shakespeare
      These Lincoln washes have devoured them.
  11. A shallow body of water.
  12. In arid and semi-arid regions, the normally dry bed of an intermittent or ephemeral stream; an arroyo or wadi.
    • 1997, Stanley Desmond Smith, et al. Physiological Ecology of North American Desert Plants, Nature
      In some desert-wash systems (which have been termed “xero-riparian”)
    • 1999, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert
      ...though the wash may carry surface water for only a few hours a year.
    • 2005, Le Hayes, Pilgrims in the Desert: The Early History of the East Mojave Desert
      Rock Spring Wash continues a short distance then joins Watson Wash. Water from Rock Spring comes out of the boulder strewn wash and disappears into the sand
  13. A situation in which losses and gains or advantages and disadvantages are equivalent; a situation in which there is no net change.
    • 2003, David Brenner, I Think There's a Terrorist in My Soup, page 100:
      I knew that for every vote I cast for, say, the Republicans, some kid at a polling place nearby was casting his votes for the Democrats, so it was probably a wash or close to it.
  14. Waste liquid, the refuse of food, the collection from washed dishes, etc., from a kitchen, often used as food for pigs; pigwash.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  15. In distilling, the fermented wort before the spirit is extracted.
  16. A mixture of dunder, molasses, water, and scummings, used in the West Indies for distillation.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of B. Edwards to this entry?)
  17. A thin coat of metal laid on anything for beauty or preservation.
  18. (nautical) The blade of an oar.
  19. The backward current or disturbed water caused by the action of oars, or of a steamer's screw or paddles, etc.
  20. Ten strikes, or bushels, of oysters.
  21. (architecture) 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.
    a carriage wash in a stable

Synonyms[edit]

  • lavatory

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

  • WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)

Anagrams[edit]

  • Shaw, Wahs, haws, shaw, shwa, wahs