1. Pertaining to, or characteristic of, George Washington; as, a Washingtonian policy. Lowell.
2. Designating, or pertaining to, a temperance society and movement started in Baltimore in 1840 on
the principle of total abstinence. n. A member of the Washingtonian Society.
(Wash"-off`) a. (Calico Printing) Capable of being washed off; not permanent or durable;
said of colors not fixed by steaming or otherwise.
(Wash"out`) n. The washing out or away of earth, etc., especially of a portion of the bed of
a road or railroad by a fall of rain or a freshet; also, a place, especially in the bed of a road or railroad,
where the earth has been washed away.
1. A pot or vessel in which anything is washed.
2. (Tin-Plate Manuf.) A pot containing melted tin into which the plates are dipped to be coated.
(Wash"stand`) n. A piece of furniture holding the ewer or pitcher, basin, and other requisites
for washing the person.
(Wash"tub`) n. A tub in which clothes are washed.
(Wash"y) a. [From Wash.]
1. Watery; damp; soft. "Washy ooze." Milton.
2. Lacking substance or strength; weak; thin; dilute; feeble; as, washy tea; washy resolutions.
A polish . . . not over thin and washy.Sir H. Wotton.
3. Not firm or hardy; liable to sweat profusely with labor; as, a washy horse. [Local, U. S.]
(Wa"site) n. [See Wasium.] (Min.) A variety of allanite from Sweden supposed to contain
(Wa"si*um) n. [NL. So called from Wasa, or Vasa, the name of a former royal family of Sweden.]
(Chem.) A rare element supposed by Bahr to have been extracted from wasite, but now identified with
(Wasp) n. [OE. waspe, AS. wæps, wæfs; akin to D. wesp, G. wespe, OHG. wafsa, wefsa, Lith.
vapsa gadfly, Russ. osa wasp, L. vespa, and perhaps to E. weave.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous
species of stinging hymenopterous insects, esp. any of the numerous species of the genus Vespa,
which includes the true, or social, wasps, some of which are called yellow jackets.