wipe-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: the act of rubbing a surface

Commentary: WIPE[+event][+rub][+of_surface]

Mary gave the coffee table a good wipe with a furniture polish.
He removed the sweat from his brow with a wipe of his hand.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: an absorbent, disposable cleaning cloth

Commentary: WIPE[+artifact][+cloth][+absorbent][+disposable][+cleaning]

Sally bought a package of baby wipes at the store.
I used a wipe to pick up the spill on the kitchen floor.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a cinematographic technique where one picture frame is replaced by another moving across the screen

Commentary: WIPE[+process][+technique][+cinematographic][+transition][+between_frames][+across_screen]

The director used a wipe to go from one interior scene to another in the action sequence.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3