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Definition of Waste
WasteWaste Waste, a. [OE. wast, OF. wast, from L. vastus,
influenced by the kindred German word; cf. OHG. wuosti, G.
w["u]st, OS. w?sti, D. woest, AS. w[=e]ste. Cf. Vast.]
1. Desolate; devastated; stripped; bare; hence, dreary;
dismal; gloomy; cheerless.
The dismal situation waste and wild. --Milton.
His heart became appalled as he gazed forward into
the waste darkness of futurity. --Sir W.
2. Lying unused; unproductive; worthless; valueless; refuse;
rejected; as, waste land; waste paper.
But his waste words returned to him in vain.
Not a waste or needless sound, Till we come to
holier ground. --Milton.
Ill day which made this beauty waste. --Emerson.
3. Lost for want of occupiers or use; superfluous.
And strangled with her waste fertility. --Milton.
Waste gate, a gate by which the superfluous water of a
reservoir, or the like, is discharged.
Waste paper. See under Paper.
Waste pipe, a pipe for carrying off waste, or superfluous,
water or other fluids. Specifically:
(a) (Steam Boilers) An escape pipe. See under Escape.
(b) (Plumbing) The outlet pipe at the bottom of a bowl,
tub, sink, or the like.
(a) Steam which escapes the air.
(b) Exhaust steam.
Waste trap, a trap for a waste pipe, as of a sink.
Waste Waste, v. i.
1. To be diminished; to lose bulk, substance, strength,
value, or the like, gradually; to be consumed; to dwindle;
to grow less.
The time wasteth night and day. --Chaucer.
The barrel of meal shall not waste. --1 Kings
But man dieth, and wasteth away. --Job xiv. 10.
2. (Sporting) To procure or sustain a reduction of flesh; --
said of a jockey in preparation for a race, etc.
Waste Waste, n. (Phys. Geog.)
Material derived by mechanical and chemical erosion from the
land, carried by streams to the sea.
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