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Definition of Washing

Washing

  1. Gold dust procured by washing; also, a place where this is done; a washery.
  2. A thin covering or coat; as, a washing of silver.
  3. The operation of simultaneously buying and selling the same stock for the purpose of manipulating the market. The transaction is fictitious, and is prohibited by stock-exchange rules.
  4. The covering of a piece with an infusible powder, which prevents it from sticking to its supports, while receiving the glaze.
  5. of Wash
  6. The act of one who washes; the act of cleansing with water; ablution.
  7. The clothes washed, esp. at one time; a wash.

Washing Quotations

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. - Pablo Picasso
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Pablo Picasso

I love driving cars, looking at them, cleaning and washing and shining them. I clean 'em inside and outside. I'm very touchy about cars. I don't want anybody leaning on them or closing the door too hard, know what I mean?
Scott Baio

One of my most vivid memories of the mid-1950s is of crying into a washbasin full of soapy grey baby clothes - there were no washing machines - while my handsome and adored husband was off playing football in the park on Sunday morning with all the delightful young men who had been friends to both of us at Cambridge three years earlier.
Claire Tomalin

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
Leo Tolstoy

I came home every Friday afternoon, riding the six miles on the back of a big mule. I spent Saturday and Sunday washing and ironing and cooking for the children and went back to my country school on Sunday afternoon.
Ida B. Wells
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Washing Translations

washing in French is lavage
washing in Italian is lavabiancheria
washing in Latin is lavatio
washing in Spanish is lavadora, lavado
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