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Definitions of waste

  1. To lose bulk or substance gradually; to be diminished or lost by slow dissipation, consumption or evaporation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To expend thoughtlessly or idly; squander. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To lay in ruins; to destroy; to wear away gradually; to spend or use recklessly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To lay waste or make desolate: to destroy: to wear out gradually: to squander: to diminish: to impair. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To lay waste; desolate; destory; wear away; squauder; impair. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To be diminished; to lose bulk, substance, strength, value, or the like, gradually; to be consumed; to dwindle; to grow less. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To procure or sustain a reduction of flesh; - said of a jockey in preparation for a race, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To lose bulk value, or strength. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To be diminished: to dwindle: to be consumed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To be diminished. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. devastate or ravage; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief; "After her husband died, she just pined away" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. waste away; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. run off as waste; "The water wastes back into the ocean" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. use inefficiently or inappropriately; "waste heat"; "waste a joke on an unappreciative audience" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. That which is wasted or desolate; a devastated, uncultivated, or wild country; a deserted region; an unoccupied or unemployed space; a dreary void; a desert; a wilderness. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. That which is of no value; worthless remnants; refuse. Specifically: Remnants of cops, or other refuse resulting from the working of cotton, wool, hemp, and the like, used for wiping machinery, absorbing oil in the axle boxes of railway cars, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Spoil, destruction, or injury, done to houses, woods, fences, lands, etc., by a tenant for life or for years, to the prejudice of the heir, or of him in reversion or remainder. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Old or abandoned workings, whether left as vacant space or filled with refuse. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To diminish by gradual dissipation or loss; to scatter and destroy; to squander; to cause to be lost through wantonness or negligence; to destroy in enmity; to desolate; to destroy by violence: to impair strength gradually; to wear out; to spend; to consume; to damage, impair or injure, as an estate, by suffering the buildings, fences, &c., to go to decay; to exhaust. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To destroy or expend wantonly or unnecessarily; to squander; to throw away; to wear out; to consume; to damage or injure; to lose bulk or substance gradually; to be consumed or dissipated. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly; "if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste"; "mindless dissipation of natural resources" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. Material derived by mechanical and chemical erosion from the land, carried by streams to the sea. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. The act of spending carelessly; that which is unused; the state of being unused, squandered, etc.; something thrown aside in a manufacturing process; as, cotton waste; refuse; a desert. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. Wastefulness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Act of wasting: useless expenditure: loss: destruction: that which is wasted or waste: uncultivated country: desert: refuse. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Act of wasting; anything wasted; loss; diminution; uncultivated land; desert; refuse. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. The act of wasting or squandering. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A continuous diminishing or failing; wasting; decline. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. A wilderness; desert. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. The act of squandering; dissipation of property through wantonness, ambition, extravagance, luxury, or negligence; useless expenditure; prodigality or dissipation; a desolate or uncultivated country; land untilled, though capable of tillage; region ruined and deserted; mischief; destruction; spoil, destruction or injury done to houses, woods, &c., to the prejudice of the heir. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. Land untilled; a region ruined, deserted, or desolate; a space unoccupied; the act of squandering; that which is rejected; refuse cotton or silk; useless expense; among miners, the old neglected workings of a coalmine. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. Wastefully. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36. get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. get rid of; "We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. Desolate; devastated; stripped; bare; hence, dreary; dismal; gloomy; cheerless. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. Lying unused; unproductive; worthless; valueless; refuse; rejected; as, waste land; waste paper. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. Lost for want of occupiers or use; superfluous. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. To bring to ruin; to devastate; to desolate; to destroy. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. To wear away by degrees; to impair gradually; to diminish by constant loss; to use up; to consume; to spend; to wear out. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. To spend unnecessarily or carelessly; to employ prodigally; to expend without valuable result; to apply to useless purposes; to lavish vainly; to squander; to cause to be lost; to destroy by scattering or injury. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. To damage, impair, or injure, as an estate, voluntarily, or by suffering the buildings, fences, etc., to go to decay. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. The act of wasting, or the state of being wasted; a squandering; needless destruction; useless consumption or expenditure; devastation; loss without equivalent gain; gradual loss or decrease, by use, wear, or decay; as, a waste of property, time, labor, words, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. Lying unused; desolate; dreary; desert; unproductive; worthless. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  47. Empty, desert: desolate: stripped: lying unused: unproductive. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  48. Desert; desolate; unproductive; unused; valueless. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  49. Worthless; useless; refuse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. Unproductive; desert; made desolate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. Wasteful. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. Destroyed; ruined; desolate; uncultivated; destitute; stripped; superfiuous; worthless; of no value; untilled. Laid waste, desolated; ruined. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  53. Ruined; destroyed; uncultivated; rejected, or used for inferior purposes; that of which no account is taken. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for waste

  1. " Waste not, want not," said Ben to himself. – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  2. We don't need to waste any more time. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
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