laundry

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noun laun·dry \ˈlȯn-drē, ˈlän-\

Definition of laundry

plural

laundries

  1. 1a :  a room for doing the family washb :  a commercial laundering establishment

  2. 2 :  clothes or linens that have been or are to be laundered

Examples of laundry in a Sentence

  1. There's a pile of dirty laundry in the laundry basket.

  2. The patients' sheets are sent regularly to the hospital laundry.

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First Known Use of laundry

1577

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LAUNDRY Defined for English Language Learners

laundry

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Definition of laundry for English Language Learners

  • : clothes, towels, sheets, etc., that need to be washed or that have been washed

  • : a business or place where clothes, towels, sheets, etc., are washed and dried


LAUNDRY Defined for Kids

laundry

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noun laun·dry \ˈlȯn-drē\

Definition of laundry for Students

plural

laundries

  1. 1 :  clothes or household linens that need to be washed or that have been washed

  2. 2 :  a place where clothes and household linens are washed and dried


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