What is wash?

  • (noun): The erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway).
    Synonyms: washout
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on wash:

Strike It Up
... The song features an un-credited Martha Wash on lead vocals ... However, Wash was not featured in the music video or singles cover art as it was customary for Katrin Quinol, a French model, to be used as the 'face' of the group and it was ... Wash later sued the record label for royalties and directly contributed to legislation ensuring proper credit for vocalists on both songs and music videos ...
Car Wash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
... Car Wash is a soundtrack double album released by the Funk band Rose Royce on the MCA label in September 1976 ...
Little Ajo Mountains - Valleys Surrounding The Ajo Range
... Childs Mountain, the Childs Valley drains into the Growler Wash ... The Growler Valley to the west merges with the Childs Wash drainage, and enters the San Cristobal Wash Drainage on its southeast ... The wash only heads towards the Gila River Valley, but disappears into the ground ...
Tenmile Wash
... Tenmile Wash is an ephemeral wash and watercourse about 85 miles (137 km) long in the northern Sonoran Desert of south-central Arizona ... flow northwesterly, and the western drainage is the San Cristobal Wash Drainage of approximately the same length ...
San Cristobal Wash
... The San Cristobal Wash is an ephemeral wash and watercourse of the San Cristobal Valley, flowing north into the Gila River Valley of the southwestern desert region of Arizona ... The wash flows northwesterly with the alignment of the northwest-southeast trending mountains and valleys of the former Basin and Range mountain ranges ... The washes and arroyos combine into the San Cristobal Wash which enters the San Cristobal Valley at the south ...

More definitions of "wash":

  • (noun): The dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon).
    Synonyms: dry wash
  • (noun): The work of cleansing (usually with soap and water).
    Synonyms: washing, lavation
  • (noun): A thin coat of water-base paint.
  • (verb): Be capable of being washed.
    Example: "Does this material wash?"
  • (verb): To cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking.
    Example: "The cat washes several times a day"
  • (verb): Clean with some chemical process.
    Synonyms: rinse
  • (noun): Any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out.
    Example: "At the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash"
  • (verb): Cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water.
    Example: "Wash the towels, please!"
    Synonyms: launder
  • (verb): Wash or flow against.
    Synonyms: lave, lap
  • (verb): Remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent.
    Example: "Can you wash away the spots on the windows?"; "he managed to wash out the stains"
    Synonyms: wash out, wash off, wash away
  • (verb): Apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to.
  • (verb): Separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals).
  • (verb): Move by or as if by water.
    Example: "The swollen river washed away the footbridge"
  • (noun): A watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other.
    Synonyms: wash drawing
  • (verb): Form by erosion.
    Example: "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"
  • (verb): Cleanse (one's body) with soap and water.
    Synonyms: lave
  • (verb): Admit to testing or proof.
    Example: "This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court"

Famous quotes containing the word wash:

    ... a friend told me that she had read of a woman who had knitted a wash rag for President Wilson. She was eighty years old and her friends thought it remarkable that she could knit a wash rag! I thought that if a woman of eighty could knit a wash rage for a Democratic President it behooved one of ninety-six to make something more than a wash rag for a Republican President.
    Maria D. Brown (1827–1927)

    by noon
    the whole city in all its corruption,
    all its shed blood the monsoon cannot wash away,
    has become a temple,
    fragile, insolent, absolute.
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    Papa died in the gas chamber,
    slipping blue as an undressed minnow,
    gulping in the shower to wash the Jew off him.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)