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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klee-ner]
    • /ˈkli nər/
    • /ˈkliː.nər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klee-ner]
    • /ˈkli nər/

Definitions of cleaner word

  • countable noun cleaner A cleaner is someone who is employed to clean the rooms and furniture inside a building. 3
  • countable noun cleaner A cleaner is someone whose job is to clean a particular type of thing. 3
  • variable noun cleaner A cleaner is a substance used for cleaning things. 3
  • countable noun cleaner A cleaner is a device used for cleaning things. 3
  • countable noun cleaner A cleaner or a cleaner's is a shop where things such as clothes are dry-cleaned. 3
  • noun cleaner a person, device, chemical agent, etc, that removes dirt, as from clothes or carpets 3

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Origin of cleaner

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
First recorded in 1425-75, cleaner is from the late Middle English word clener. See clean, -er1

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Parts of speech for Cleaner


cleaner popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

cleaner usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for cleaner

noun cleaner

  • cleanser — A cleanser is a liquid or cream that you use for cleaning your skin.
  • soap — a substance used for washing and cleansing purposes, usually made by treating a fat with an alkali, as sodium or potassium hydroxide, and consisting chiefly of the sodium or potassium salts of the acids contained in the fat.
  • disinfectant — any chemical agent used chiefly on inanimate objects to destroy or inhibit the growth of harmful organisms.
  • detergent — Detergent is a chemical substance, usually in the form of a powder or liquid, which is used for washing things such as clothes or dishes.
  • domestic — of or relating to the home, the household, household affairs, or the family: domestic pleasures.

Top questions with cleaner

  • what is the effect of oven cleaner on kitchen countertops?

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