Washable to Wasteness
(Wash"a*ble) a. Capable of being washed without damage to fabric or color.
1. A fluted, or ribbed, board on which clothes are rubbed in washing them.
2. A board running round, and serving as a facing for, the walls of a room, next to the floor; a mopboard.
3. (Naut.) A broad, thin plank, fixed along the gunwale of boat to keep the sea from breaking inboard; also,
a plank on the sill of a lower deck port, for the same purpose; called also wasteboard. Mar. Dict.
(Wash"bowl`) n. A basin, or bowl, to hold water for washing one's hands, face, etc.
1. A washbowl.
2. (Zoöl.) Same as Washerwoman, 2. [Prov. Eng.]
(Washed) a. (Zoöl.) Appearing as if overlaid with a thin layer of different color; said of the
colors of certain birds and insects.
(Wash"en) obs. p. p. of Wash. Chaucer.
(Wash"er) n. [AS. wæscere.]
1. One who, or that which, washes.
2. A ring of metal, leather, or other material, or a perforated plate, used for various purposes, as around
a bolt or screw to form a seat for the head or nut, or around a wagon axle to prevent endwise motion of
the hub of the wheel and relieve friction, or in a joint to form a packing, etc.
3. (Plumbing) A fitting, usually having a plug, applied to a cistern, tub, sink, or the like, and forming the
4. (Zoöl.) The common raccoon.
5. (Zoöl.) Same as Washerwoman, 2. [Prov. Eng.]
(Wash"er*man) n.; pl. Washermen A man who washes clothes, esp. for hire, or for others.
(Wash"er*wom`an) n.; pl. Washerwomen
1. A woman who washes clothes, especially for hire, or for others.
2. (Zoöl.) The pied wagtail; so called in allusion to its beating the water with its tail while tripping along
the leaves of water plants. [Prov. Eng.]
(Wash"house`) n. An outbuilding for washing, esp. one for washing clothes; a laundry.
(Wash"i*ness) n. The quality or state of being washy, watery, or weak.
1. The act of one who washes; the act of cleansing with water; ablution.
2. The clothes washed, esp. at one time; a wash.