Definition of washes

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • washes is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 12
  • washes is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 12
  • washes is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 11

Definition of washes


  • the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway) (noun)

    Examples

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

    Synonyms

    1. washout
  • make moist (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. dampen
    2. moisten
  • the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. airstream
    2. backwash
    3. race
    4. slipstream
  • garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. laundry
    2. washables
    3. washing
  • cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. launder
  • remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent (verb)

    Examples

    1. he washed the dirt from his coat
    2. The nurse washed away the blood
    3. Can you wash away the spots on the windows?
    4. he managed to wash out the stains

    Synonyms

    1. wash away
    2. wash off
    3. wash out
  • the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water) (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. lavation
    2. washing
  • wash or flow against (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. lap
    2. lave
  • clean with some chemical process (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. rinse
  • the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon) (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. dry wash
  • a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. wash drawing
  • cleanse (one's body) with soap and water (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. lave
  • admit to testing or proof (verb)

    Examples

    1. This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court
  • any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out (noun)

    Examples

    1. at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash
  • apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to (verb)
  • a thin coat of water-base paint (noun)
  • be capable of being washed (verb)

    Examples

    1. Does this material wash?
  • form by erosion (verb)

    Examples

    1. The river washed a ravine into the mountainside
  • move by or as if by water (verb)

    Examples

    1. The swollen river washed away the footbridge
  • separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals) (verb)
  • to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking (verb)

    Examples

    1. The cat washes several times a day

See definition of washes in Merriam Webster

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