Definition of wash (noun)
- a thin coat of water-base paint
- the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
- the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
- synonyms: dry wash
- the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)
- "from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water"
- synonyms: washout
- the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
- a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other
- synonyms: wash drawing
- garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
- any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out
- "at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash"
Definition of wash (verb)
- clean with some chemical process
- synonyms: rinse
- cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
- synonyms: lave
- cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water
- "Wash the towels, please!"
- synonyms: launder
- move by or as if by water
- "The swollen river washed away the footbridge"
- be capable of being washed
- "Does this material wash?"
- admit to testing or proof
- "This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court"
- separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
- apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
- remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent
- form by erosion
- "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"
- make moist
- wash or flow against
- to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking
- "The cat washes several times a day"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet