a thin layer covering something; "a second coat of paint"
a heavy fabric suitable for coats
a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance); "the boat had a metallic finish"; "he applied a coat of a clear finish"; "when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly"
a medium for the expression or achievement of something; "his editorials provided a vehicle for his political views"; "a congregation is a vehicle of group identity"; "the play was just a vehicle to display her talents"
a substance that facilitates the use of a drug or pigment or other material that is mixed with it
the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out; "at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash"
a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other
a thin coat of water-base paint
the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking; "The cat washes several times a day"
cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
form by erosion; "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"
remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent; "he washed the dirt from his coat"; "The nurse washed away the blood"; "Can you wash away the spots on the windows?"; "he managed to wash out the stains"
apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
clean with some chemical process
cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water; "Wash the towels, please!"
separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
move by or as if by water; "The swollen river washed away the footbridge"
admit to testing or proof; "This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court"
be capable of being washed; "Does this material wash?"