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English noun: wash

1. wash (artifact) a thin coat of water-base paint


Broader (hypernym)water-base paint


Narrower (hyponym)blackwash, calcimine, color wash, colour wash, whitewash

2. wash (act) the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)


Synonymslavation, washing


Broader (hypernym)work


Narrower (hyponym)ablution, bathing, dishwashing, laundering, rinse, soak, soaking, washing-up, washup, washup, window-washing


Part holonymrinse, rinsing

3. wash (object) the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)


Synonymsdry wash


Broader (hypernym)creek bed, streambed


Domain regionWest, western United States

4. wash (process) the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)


SamplesFrom the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water.


Synonymswashout


Broader (hypernym)soil erosion


Narrower (hyponym)rain-wash

5. wash (phenomenon) the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller


Synonymsairstream, backwash, race, slipstream


Broader (hypernym)flow

6. wash (artifact) a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other


Synonymswash drawing


Broader (hypernym)water-color, water-colour, watercolor, watercolour

7. wash (artifact) garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering


Synonymslaundry, washables, washing


Broader (hypernym)garment, household linen, white goods

8. wash (act) any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out


SamplesAt the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash.


Broader (hypernym)business activity, commercial activity


Domain usagecolloquialism


English verb: wash

1. wash (contact) clean with some chemical process


ExamplesThey wash the cape


Synonymsrinse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)process, serve, swear out


Narrower (hyponym)elute


Verb grouplaunder, wash, wash, wash, wash away, wash off, wash out

2. wash (body) cleanse (one's body) with soap and water


ExamplesThey wash , They wash themselves


Synonymslave


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)clean, cleanse


Narrower (hyponym)gargle, hush, rinse, scrub, scrub up, shampoo, sponge down


Verb groupwash

3. wash (contact) cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water


SamplesWash the towels, please!.


ExamplesThey wash the cape


Synonymslaunder


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)clean, make clean


Narrower (hyponym)acid-wash, cradle, hand-wash, handwash, machine wash, machine-wash, powerwash, pressure-wash, rinse, rinse off, stone-wash, stonewash, suds, wash out, water-wash


Verb grouprinse, wash, wash

4. wash (motion) move by or as if by water


SamplesThe swollen river washed away the footbridge.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Verb groupwash

5. wash (stative) be capable of being washed


SamplesDoes this material wash?.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s Adjective/Noun


Broader (hypernym)be


Verb grouplaunder, wash

6. wash (stative) admit to testing or proof


SamplesThis silly excuse won't wash in traffic court.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)stand

7. wash (contact) separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)separate


Narrower (hyponym)pan, pan off, pan out


Entailrinse, rinse off


Verb grouprinse, wash

8. wash (contact) apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover


Narrower (hyponym)whitewash

9. wash (change) remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent


SamplesHe washed the dirt from his coat.
The nurse washed away the blood.
Can you wash away the spots on the windows?.
He managed to wash out the stains.


Synonymswash away, wash off, wash out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw


Verb grouprinse, wash, wash out

10. wash (change) form by erosion


SamplesThe river washed a ravine into the mountainside.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)eat away, erode, fret


Verb groupwash

11. wash (change) make moist


SamplesThe dew moistened the meadows.


Synonymsdampen, moisten


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)wet


Narrower (hyponym)baste, humidify, moisturise, moisturize

12. wash (change) wash or flow against


SamplesThe waves laved the shore.


Synonymslap, lave


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)flow

13. wash (body) to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking


SamplesThe cat washes several times a day.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)clean, cleanse


Verb grouplave, wash









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