- The top surface of a building element, such as a coping or sill, intended to shed water.
- A manner of applying water colors to a rendering.
- noun a movement on the surface of water, left by a passing boat or ship
- verb to clean oneself or an object with water
- noun crack. Washing refers to the chemical purifying of cocaine (with ether for instance) for freebasing or in order to produce the more potent crack.
- noun the act of cleaning something, somebody or yourself with water or another liquid
- noun clothes which are being washed or which are dirty and need to be washed
- verb to clean with water or another liquid
Origin & History of “wash”
Etymologically, to wash something is probably to clean it with ‘water’. like German waschen, Dutch wasschen, and Swedish vaska, it goes back to a prehistoric Germanic *waskan, which seems to have been derived from *wat-, the base which produced English water. (Washer ‘small disc with a hole’ (14th c.) is usually assumed to come from the same source, but its semantic link with wash has never been satisfactorily explained.).