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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wosh-bohl, wawsh-]
    • /ˈwɒʃˌboʊl, ˈwɔʃ-/
    • /ˈwɔʃbəʊl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wosh-bohl, wawsh-]
    • /ˈwɒʃˌboʊl, ˈwɔʃ-/

Definitions of washbowl word

  • noun washbowl a large bowl or basin used for washing one's hands and face, small articles of clothing, etc. 1
  • noun washbowl A sink in a bathroom, connected to a supply of water and a drain, in which one may wash one's face and hands. 1
  • noun washbowl basin for washing 1
  • noun washbowl a bowl for washing, esp one used formerly on a washstand 0
  • noun washbowl a bowl or basin for use in washing one's hands and face, etc., esp. a bathroom fixture fitted with water faucets and a drain 0
  • noun washbowl a basin for washing the face and hands; a washbasin or wash-hand basin ((Britain)). 0

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Origin of washbowl

First appearance:

before 1520
One of the 28% oldest English words
First recorded in 1520-30; wash + bowl1

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Parts of speech for Washbowl


washbowl popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

washbowl usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for washbowl

noun washbowl

  • washbasin — a large bowl or basin used for washing one's hands and face, small articles of clothing, etc.
  • basin — A basin is a large or deep bowl that you use for holding liquids, or for mixing or storing food.
  • sink — to displace part of the volume of a supporting substance or object and become totally or partially submerged or enveloped; fall or descend into or below the surface or to the bottom (often followed by in or into): The battleship sank within two hours. His foot sank in the mud. Her head sinks into the pillows.
  • bowl — A bowl is a round container with a wide uncovered top. Some kinds of bowl are used, for example, for serving or eating food from, or in cooking, while other larger kinds are used for washing or cleaning.
  • lagoon — an area of shallow water separated from the sea by low sandy dunes. Compare laguna.

Antonyms for washbowl

noun washbowl

  • increase — to make greater, as in number, size, strength, or quality; augment; add to: to increase taxes.
  • rise — to get up from a lying, sitting, or kneeling posture; assume an upright position: She rose and walked over to greet me. With great effort he rose to his knees.
  • solid — having three dimensions (length, breadth, and thickness), as a geometrical body or figure.

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