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noun (washes)
  1. The process or an instance of washing or being washed by water.
  2. The quantity of clothes washed at a time.
  3. The sound of breaking of the seas e.g. on the shore.
  4. The wake of a moving ship.
  5. The turbulence left in the air by a moving airplane.
  6. A lotion with medicinal or hygienic properties.
    • Mouthwash
      1. Ground washed away to the sea or a river.
      2. A shallow body of water.
      3. (rfv-sense) In arid and semi-arid regions, the normally dry bed of an intermittent or ephemeral stream; an arroyo; wadi
    • 1997 Stanley Desmond Smith, et al. Physiological Ecology of North American Desert Plants, Nature
    • :In some desert- systems (which have been termed "xero-riparian")
    • 1999 Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert
    • :" though the may carry surface water for only a few hours a year.
    • 2005 Le Hayes Pilgrims in the Desert: The Early History of the East Mojave Desert
    • :Rock Spring Wash continues a short distance then joins Watson Wash. Water from Rock Spring comes out of the boulder strewn and disappears into the sand
      1. A lack of progress or regress; no change
      ''His first week at the new job was a , since he spent so much time learning the system instead of using it. <!--is there a corresponding verb sense?--No, AFAIK>
verb (wash, es)
  1. To clean with water.
  2. To move by the force of water in motion (as in the flood washed away houses).
  3. (mining) To separate valuable material (such as gold) from worthless material by the action of flowing water.
  4. (intransitive) To clean oneself with water.
  5. (intransitive) To be eroded or carried away by the action of water.
wassail Tweet Definition of wassail Like Definition of wassail on Facebook
noun
  1. A toast to health, usually at a festival.
  2. The beverage served during a wassail.
  3. revelry, Revelry.
verb
  1. (transitive) To toast, to drink to the health of another.
  2. (intransitive) To drink wassail.
whiskey Tweet Definition of whiskey Like Definition of whiskey on Facebook
noun
  1. a distilled alcoholic liquor made from fermented grain, usually aged by storing in Oak barrels.
  2. a drink of whiskey.
  3. The letter W in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
whisky Tweet Definition of whisky Like Definition of whisky on Facebook
noun (whisk, ies)
  1. An alcoholic liquor distilled from fermented grain and usually aged by storing in Oak barrels.
White Tweet Definition of White Like Definition of White on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a British surname from a nickname for someone with white hair
White Russian Tweet Definition of White Russian Like Definition of White Russian on Facebook
noun
  1. (italbrac, Russian history) Russians with tsarist sympathies on the side of the White Army who fought against the Bolshevik Red Army and the anarchist Green Army in the 1917 Revolution and the Russian Civil War (1918&ndash;20).
  2. Russian political émigrés with tsarist sympathies who fled Russia after the 1917 Revolution and lived in exile (e.g., in Paris).
  3. (obsolete) A Belarusian person.
  4. (obsolete) The Belarusian language.
  5. A cocktail consisting of coffee liqueur, vodka, and milk.
  6. A strain of marijuana containing very high THC levels - in excess of 22%.
adjective
  1. Of or related to Russians with tsarist sympathies in the period directly following the 1917 Revolution.
  2. (obsolete) Of or related to White Russia or the White Russian language.
white wine Tweet Definition of white wine Like Definition of white wine on Facebook
noun
  1. Light (usually yellow with a hint of green but not pink) coloured wine
wine Tweet Definition of wine Like Definition of wine on Facebook
noun
  1. An alcoholic beverage made by fermenting juice of grapes.
  2. An alcoholic beverage made by fermenting juice of fruits or vegetables other than grapes, usually preceded by the type of the fruit or vegetable; for example, "dandelion wine".
  3. (countable) A serving of wine
  4. (uncountable) A dark purplish red colour; the colour of red wine.
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    1. (computing) An interface that allows Windows&reg; programs to run under UNIX and Linux.
verb (win, ing)
  1. (transitive) To entertain with wine.
    • 1919, Lee Meriwether, The War Diary of a Diplomat, Dodd, Mead and Company, page 159:
    • : Neither Major Wadhams nor I is accustomed to being wined and dined by perfect strangers who do not even present themselves, but leave servants to do the honors, consequently to both of us our present situation smacks of romance and adventure;
      1. (intransitive) To drink wine.
wine cellar Tweet Definition of wine cellar Like Definition of wine cellar on Facebook
noun
  1. an underground place for storing wine at a constant temperature
  2. a collection of wine
wineglass Tweet Definition of wineglass Like Definition of wineglass on Facebook
noun (pl=wineglasses)
  1. (alternative spelling of, wine glass)
winegrower Tweet Definition of winegrower Like Definition of winegrower on Facebook
noun
  1. a person or company that owns a vineyard and produces wine
winemaker Tweet Definition of winemaker Like Definition of winemaker on Facebook
noun
  1. a person or company that makes wine
winemaking Tweet Definition of winemaking Like Definition of winemaking on Facebook
noun
  1. The art, science and technology of making wine
winery Tweet Definition of winery Like Definition of winery on Facebook
noun (wineries)
  1. (context, mostly, US) A place where wine is made, or a company that makes wine
wineskin Tweet Definition of wineskin Like Definition of wineskin on Facebook
noun
  1. A bag, traditionally made from the skin of a goat, used for holding and dispensing wine.
Wood Tweet Definition of Wood Like Definition of Wood on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English topographic surname for someone who lived in or near a wood
  2. An English occupational surname for a woodsman

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