Definition of Ironing

1. Noun. Garments (clothes or linens) that are to be (or have been) ironed. "There was a basketful of ironing to do"

Specialized synonyms: Flat Wash, Flatwork
Generic synonyms: Garment, Household Linen, White Goods
Derivative terms: Iron



2. Noun. The work of using heat to smooth washed clothes in order to remove any wrinkles.
Generic synonyms: Work
Derivative terms: Iron

Definition of Ironing

1. n. The act or process of smoothing, as clothes, with hot flatirons.

Definition of Ironing

1. Verb. (present participle of iron) ¹

2. Noun. The act of pressing clothes with an iron. ¹

3. Noun. Laundry that has been washed and is ready to be ironed. ¹

4. Noun. Laundry that has recently been ironed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ironing

1. clothes pressed or to be pressed [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ironing

irones
ironfisted
ironhanded
ironheads
ironhearted
ironic
ironic cool
ironical
ironically
ironicalness
ironicalnesses
ironick
ironier
ironies
ironiest
ironing (current term)
ironing basket
ironing board
ironing boards
ironingroom
ironings
ironise
ironised
ironiser
ironises
ironish
ironising
ironism
ironist
ironists

Literary usage of Ironing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"ironing ROOM. A room connected with a laundry, private or public, ... There are no special requirements for it except a Hue for the ironing stove and ..."

2. The Gentleman's House: Or, How to Plan English Residences, from the by Robert Kerr (1865)
"For apparatus there will be one or more ironing-tables under the light; an ironing-stove (which is a close stove or hot-plate on which the irons are placed ..."

3. The Improved Housewife: Or Book of Receipts, with Engravings for Marketing by A. L. Webster (1855)
"Keep expressly for ironing, an ironing apparatus ; rover with old flannel, and then with fine cotton, a board twenty-four by fourteen inches, ..."

4. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"There ia an ironing- room adjoining, fitted up with stoves. The water- tank has a capacity of 3000 gallons; the baths, if all full, would hold 50000 gallons ..."

5. The Up-to-date Waitress by Janet McKenzie Hill (1906)
"ironing For good results in ironing a perfectly flat and firm ironing board is a first requisite. Have the board smoothly covered with soft material, ..."

6. Home Economics: A Guide to Household Management, Including the Proper by Maria Parola (1906)
"Folding clothes for ironing. Preparing for ironing. Folding the clothes after ironing. A few words about the clothes-wringer. The laundry. ..."

7. Another budget: or, Things which I saw in the East by Jane Anthony Eames (1855)
"No one in this country seems to have any idea of ironing. ... One boatman asked if ironing was the way to kill lice, (I hope I don't offend polite ears, ..."

8. Appletons' Cyclopædia of Applied Mechanics: A Dictionary of Mechanical by Appleton, firm, publishers, New York (1880)
"The surface-speed of the clothed rollers is about 3.6 per cent, faster than that of the ironing rollers. By thus connecting the two clothed rollers С Е »ith ..."

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