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Definition of DISHWASHER

3 definitions found:

Appliance \Ap*pli"ance\, n.
     1. The act of applying; application.
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     2. subservience; compliance. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     3. A thing applied or used as a means to an end; an apparatus or device; as, to use various appliances; a mechanical appliance; a machine with its appliances. [1913 Webster]

     4. Specifically: An apparatus or device, usually powered electrically, used in homes to perform domestic functions. An appliance is often categorized as a major appliance or a minor appliance by its cost. Common major appliances are the {refrigerator}, {washing machine}, {clothes drier}, {oven}, and {dishwasher}. Some minor appliances are a {toaster}, {vacuum cleaner} or {microwave oven}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Dishwasher \Dish"wash`er\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, washes dishes.
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     2. (Zool.) A European bird; the wagtail.
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     3. an electrical appliance[4] which washes tableware automatically by directing powerful streams of hot soapy water at the items from multiple jets. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

45 Moby Thesaurus words for "dishwasher": aquamanile, automatic dishwasher, basin, bath, bathtub, bidet, dishpan, dishwiper, dry cleaner, ewer, finger bowl, kitchen sink, launderer, laundress, laundryman, laundrywoman, lavabo, lavatory, piscina, pot-walloper, scullery maid, scullion, shower, shower bath, shower curtain, shower head, shower room, shower stall, showers, sink, tub, wash barrel, wash boiler, washbasin, washbowl, washdish, washer, washerman, washerwife, washerwoman, washing machine, washing pot, washpot, washstand, washtub

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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