English dictionary definition of:



  • the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
  • any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out
  • garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
  • a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other
  • a thin coat of water-base paint
  • the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
  • the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
  • the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)


  • to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking
  • cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
  • wash or flow against
  • make moist
  • form by erosion
  • remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent
  • apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
  • clean with some chemical process
  • cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water
  • separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
  • move by or as if by water
  • admit to testing or proof
  • be capable of being washed


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Spellzone course content

View spelling list Some sh words and learn about the word wash in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 5. Spelling the consonant digraphs, Part 2.

View spelling list wa words and learn about the word wash in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 6. Short vowels e.g. e or ea? o or u? .

Scrabble score for wash

Scrabble score = 10

generated at 12:08:23 on 18-01-20

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