Webster dictionary was developed by Noah Webster in the beginning of 19th century. On this website, you can find definition for waste from the 1913 edition of Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary. Define waste using one of the most comprehensive free online dictionaries on the web.

Search Results

waste
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 15
2. Lying unused; unproductive; worthless; valueless; refuse; rejected; as, waste land; waste paper.
3. Lost for want of occupiers or use; superfluous.
7. To damage, impair, or injure, as an estate, voluntarily, or by suffering the buildings, fences, etc., to go to decay.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
Part of Speech: noun
Part of Speech: verb
1. To be diminished; to lose bulk, substance, strength, value, or the like, gradually; to be consumed; to dwindle; to grow less.
2. To procure or sustain a reduction of flesh; - said of a jockey in preparation for a race, etc.
Examples of usage:
Filter by Alphabet