white goods

Definitions of white goods
  1. noun
    large electrical home appliances (refrigerators or washing machines etc.) that are typically finished in white enamel
    see moresee less
    types:
    show 11 types...
    hide 11 types...
    clothes drier, clothes dryer
    a dryer that dries clothes wet from washing
    dish washer, dishwasher, dishwashing machine
    a machine for washing dishes
    electric range
    a kitchen range in which the heat for cooking is provided by electric power
    icebox, refrigerator
    white goods in which food can be stored at low temperatures
    automatic washer, washer, washing machine
    a home appliance for washing clothes and linens automatically
    cooler, ice chest
    a refrigerator for cooling liquids
    electric refrigerator, fridge
    a refrigerator in which the coolant is pumped around by an electric motor
    mangle
    clothes dryer for drying and ironing laundry by passing it between two heavy heated rollers
    spin drier, spin dryer
    a clothes dryer that uses centrifugal motion to dry the clothes that are put into it
    tumble drier, tumble-dryer
    a clothes dryer that spins wet clothes inside a cylinder with heated air
    wringer
    a clothes dryer consisting of two rollers between which the wet clothes are squeezed
    type of:
    home appliance, household appliance
    an appliance that does a particular job in the home
  2. noun
    drygoods for household use that are typically made of white cloth
    synonyms: household linen
    see moresee less
    types:
    show 8 types...
    hide 8 types...
    ironing
    garments (clothes or linens) that are to be (or have been) ironed
    laundry, wash, washables, washing
    garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
    linen
    white goods or clothing made with linen cloth
    bath linen
    linens for use in the bathroom
    bed linen
    linen or cotton articles for a bed (as sheets and pillowcases)
    doily, doyley, doyly
    a small round piece of linen placed under a dish or bowl
    flat wash, flatwork
    ironing that can be done mechanically
    napery, table linen
    linens for the dining table
    type of:
    drygoods, soft goods
    textiles or clothing and related merchandise
Word Family
EDITOR’S CHOICE

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by Vocabulary.com’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.

SAT/PSAT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

TOEFL

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week