Meaning of WASHING in English
/ ˈwɒʃɪŋ; NAmE ˈwɑːʃ-; ˈwɔːʃ-/ noun [ U ]
the act of cleaning sth using water and usually soap :
a gentle shampoo for frequent washing
I do the washing (= wash the clothes) in our house.
—see also brainwashing
( BrE ) clothes, sheets, etc. that are waiting to be washed, being washed or have just been washed :
a pile of dirty washing
Would you hang the washing out (= hang it outside to dry) ?
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005