Related formswash·er·less, adjective
Definition for washer (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
- to subject (earth or ore) to the action or force of water in order to separate valuable material.
- to separate (valuable material) in this way.
verb (used without object)
- an upper surface so inclined as to shed rain water from a building.
- any member of a building having such a surface.
- to clean completely by washing: to wash down a car.
- to facilitate the swallowing of (food or medicine) by drinking water or other liquid: to wash down a meal with a glass of wine.
- to be removed by washing: The stain wouldn't wash out.
- to damage or demolish by the action of water: The embankment was washed out by the storm.
- Informal. to fail to qualify or continue; be eliminated: to wash out of graduate school.
- to become dim, indistinct, or blurred: The face of the watch washes out in sunlight.
- to wash one's face and hands: Aren't you going to wash up? Dinner is almost ready.
- to wash (dishes, flatware, pots, etc.): I'll wash up the dishes, don't bother. We had someone in to wash up after the party.
- to end, especially ignominiously (usually in the passive): After that performance, he's all washed up as a singer.
Origin of wash
Related formspre·wash, noun, verb (used with object)re·wash, verbun·der·wash, verbwell-washed, adjective
Examples from the Web for washer
In the next story Washer finds one of his people treed by the cubs.
The physical action has for its purpose chiefly to retain the pitch and the dust which may have passed through the washer.Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants|R. E. Mathot
The energy of the motor is transferred by the belt to the washer where it is used in rubbing and moving the clothes.Physics|Willis Eugene Tower
Slip a washer over the end, down to the wire, and fasten it with solder.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
It was such a blood-curdling yelp that Washer cringed and cowered in fear.
British Dictionary definitions for washer (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for washer (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for washer (3 of 3)
- euphemistic to go to the lavatory
- (usually foll by of) to refuse to have anything more to do (with)
- any medicinal or soothing lotion for application to a part of the body
- (in combination)an eyewash
- the technique of making wash drawings
- See wash drawing
Word Origin for wash
Medicine definitions for washer
Idioms and Phrases with washer
In addition to the idioms beginning with wash
- wash down
- washed out
- washed up
- wash one's dirty linen in public
- wash one's hands of
- wash out
- wash up
- come out in the wash
- won't wash