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.