What is the definition of "laundry"?


Oxford Dictionaries defines "laundry" as soiled clothes and linens that need to be washed or that have been newly washed. Alternatively, "to launder" means to wash or iron clothes and linens. A "laundromat" is an establishment with coin-operated machines available for public use.

Oxford Dictionaries explains that the word "laundry" originated in the early 16th century. It came from the Middle English word "lavendry," which was derived from the Old French words "lavanderie" and "lavandier." A "lavandier" is a person who washes linen. The Old French words were previously derived from the Latin words "levanda," meaning things to be washed, and "lavare," meaning to wash.

Q&A Related to "What is the definition of "laundry"?"
laundry basket: a hamper that holds dirty clothes to be washed or wet clothes to be dried
Emulsifiers are surfactants, chemicals that help two types of liquids to spread and mix. In the case of laundry emulsifiers, the two liquids involved are the laundry water and the
Do you know, what is the definition of malware? Malware is a term for malicious software, but its name doesn't begin to convey the depth of trouble that malware can cause. Malware
The one at 185 Avenue C.
1 Additional Answer
Ask.com Answer for: what is the definition of laundries
[lawn-dree, lahn-]
articles of clothing, linens, etc., that have been or are to be washed.
a business establishment where clothes, linens, etc., are laundered.
a room or area, as in a home or apartment building, reserved for doing the family wash.
Source: Dictionary.com
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2015 Ask.com