wash-n; 9 Senses

Sense Number 1: the act of cleaning, usually with water

Commentary: WASH[+event][+cleansing][+with_liquid]

John gave his car a good wash in the driveway.
These delicate fabrics should only have a gentle hand wash.
The paint brushes were given a wash with mineral spirits.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 2: thin coating of liquid brushed on something

Commentary: WASH[+artifact][+coating][+thin][+of_liquid][+brushed_on]

This watercolor was produced by layering successive washes of monochrome colors on to paper.
The baker brushed the bread loaves with an egg wash before placing them in the oven.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 6

Sense Number 3: water-eroded channel or bed

Commentary: WASH[+form][+geographical][+channel][+dry][+eroded][+by_water]

We hiked across a wash along the floor of the desert.
During rainstorms these washes can become dangerous with flash flooding.
The coast road is closed while work crews fill in a wash caused by the recent storm.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4

Sense Number 4: turbulent wave following the motion of a propeller

Commentary: WASH[+form][+wave][+turbulent][+following][+motion][+of_propeller]

The wash from the motorboat slopped water into Mary's canoe.
The prop wash from the helicopter blew John's hat off.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 5: load of laundry

Commentary: WASH[+collection][+artifact][+laundry]

Sally hung the wash out to dry on clotheslines.
I did five loads of wash today.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 6: equilibrium with respect to benefit or advantage

Commentary: WASH[+state][+equilibrium][+of_advantage]

Bob won $500 playing black jack but lost it all on the roulette wheel, so it was a wash.
The plan's impact on jobs would be a wash, creating and destroying the same number of entry level positions.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 7: medicinal solution

Commentary: WASH[+artifact][+solution][+medicinal]

The company is promoting a new type of mouth wash.
These eye drops are basically a saline wash.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b

Sense Number 8: water surging over something

Commentary: WASH[+event][+surging_over][+of_water]

At night we could hear the wash of waves against the shore of the lake.
He gasped for air between the washes of waves breaking over him.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2a

Sense Number 9: fermentation of malt in preparation for distillation

Commentary: WASH[+artifact][+fermentation][+of_malt][+for_distillation]

The moonshiner checked his wash to see whether it was ready for the still.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 6