dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


2 definitions found
 for whitewashed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whitewash \White"wash`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whitewashed; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Whitewashing.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To apply a white liquid composition to; to whiten with
        whitewash.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To make white; to give a fair external appearance to; to
        clear from imputations or disgrace; hence, to clear (a
        bankrupt) from obligation to pay debts.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. In various games, to defeat (an opponent) so that he fails
        to score, or to reach a certain point in the game; to
        skunk. [Colloq., U. S.]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     4. to gloss over or cover up (crimes or misfeasance).
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  whitewashed
      adj 1: coated with whitewash; "miles of whitewashed fences"

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229