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gar·bage

 (gär′bĭj)
n.
1.
a. Food wastes, as from a kitchen.
b. Refuse; trash.
2. A place or receptacle where rubbish is discarded: tossed the apple core into the garbage.
3.
a. Worthless or nonsensical matter; rubbish: Their advice turned out to be nothing but garbage.
b. Inferior or offensive literary or artistic material.

[Middle English, offal from fowls.]

garbage

(ˈɡɑːbɪdʒ)
n
1. worthless, useless, or unwanted matter
2. Also called: rubbish discarded or waste matter; refuse
3. (Computer Science) computing invalid data
4. informal nonsense
[C15: probably from Anglo-French garbelage removal of discarded matter, of uncertain origin; compare Old Italian garbuglio confusion]

gar•bage

(ˈgɑr bɪdʒ)

n.
1. discarded animal and vegetable matter, as from a kitchen.
2. any matter that is no longer wanted or needed; trash.
3. anything that is contemptibly worthless, inferior, or vile.
4. worthless talk or data.
[1400–50; late Middle English: discarded parts of butchered fowls; compare Middle English garbelage the removal of waste from spices (< Old French)]

Garbage

 refuse in general; worthless literary matter.
Examples: the garbage of any circulating library.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.garbage - food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)garbage - food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product - any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted; "they collect the waste once a week"; "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"
2.garbage - a worthless message
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
bunkum, guff, hogwash, buncombe, rot, bunk - unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)
chickenshit - a false statement that is considered to indicate timidity or fear
codswallop, folderol, trumpery, wish-wash, applesauce, tripe, rubbish, trash - nonsensical talk or writing
pap, pablum - worthless or oversimplified ideas
3.garbage - a receptacle where waste can be discarded; "she tossed the moldy bread into the garbage"
receptacle - a container that is used to put or keep things in

garbage

noun
1. junk, rubbish, litter, trash (chiefly U.S.), refuse, waste, sweepings, scraps, debris, muck, filth, swill, slops, offal, detritus, dross, odds and ends, flotsam and jetsam, grot (slang), leavings, dreck (slang, chiefly U.S.), scourings, offscourings rotting piles of garbage
2. nonsense, balls (taboo slang), bull (slang), shit (taboo slang), rot, crap (slang), trash, bullshit (taboo slang), hot air (informal), tosh (informal), pap, cobblers (Brit. taboo slang), bilge (informal), drivel, twaddle, tripe (informal), gibberish, guff (slang), moonshine, claptrap (informal), hogwash, hokum (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), codswallop (Brit. slang), piffle (informal), poppycock (informal), balderdash, bosh (informal), eyewash (informal), kak (S. African slang), stuff and nonsense, bunkum or buncombe (chiefly U.S.) I personally think the story is complete garbage.

garbage

noun
Translations
زُبالَهللزُّبالَهنُفَايَة
odpadkyodpadkový
affaldskrald
jäätmed
آشخالآشغال
roskat
otpadsmeće
hulladékhulladék-konyhai hulladékszemét
rusl, sorprusla-, sorp-
ごみ
쓰레기
šiukšlių
atkritumiatkritumu-
odpadki
sopor
ขยะ
rác thải

garbage

[ˈgɑːbɪdʒ] (esp US)
A. N (= refuse) → basura f; (= waste) → desperdicios mpl (fig) (= goods, film etc) → birria f, porquería f; (spoken, written) → bobadas fpl, tonterías fpl, disparates mpl
he talks a lot of garbagedice muchas bobadas or tonterías
the book is garbagela novela es una basura or birria or porquería
garbage in, garbage out (Comput) → basura entra, basura sale
B. CPD garbage bag Nbolsa f de la basura
garbage can Ncubo m de la basura
garbage collector Nbasurero/a m/f
garbage disposal unit Ntriturador m de basura
garbage dump Nvertedero m
garbage man N = garbage collector garbage truck Ncamión m de la basura

garbage

[ˈgɑːrbɪdʒ] n
(= rubbish) → ordures fpl, détritus mpl
(fig)conneries fpl garbage can n (US)poubelle fgarbage chute n (US)vide-ordures m invgarbage collector n (US)éboueur mgarbage disposal n (= machine) → broyeur m d'orduresgarbage disposal unit n (US)broyeur m d'orduresgarbage man n (US)éboueur mgarbage shute n (US)vide-ordures m invgarbage truck n (US)camion m des éboueurs

garbage

n (lit: esp US) → Abfall m, → Müll m; (fig: = useless things) → Schund m, → Mist m (inf); (= nonsense)Blödsinn m, → Quatsch m (inf); (Comput) → Garbage m; garbage in, garbage out (Comput) → garbage in, garbage out, Müll rein, Müll raus

garbage

:
garbage can
n (US) → Müll- or Abfalleimer m; (outside) → Mülltonne f
garbage collector
n (US) → Müllarbeiter m; the garbagesdie Müllabfuhr
garbage disposal unit
n (esp US) → Müllschlucker m
garbage man

garbage

[ˈgɑːbɪdʒ] n (esp Am) → immondizie fpl, spazzatura, rifiuti mpl (fig) (film, book) → porcheria, robaccia; (nonsense) → fesserie fpl

garbage

(ˈgaːbidʒ) noun
(especially American) rubbish.
adjective
There is a garbage chute at the end of the corridor.
garbage can
(American) a dustbin.

garbage

نُفَايَة odpadky skrald Abfall σκουπίδια basura roskat déchets otpad immondizia ごみ 쓰레기 afval søppel śmieci lixo мусор sopor ขยะ çöp rác thải 垃圾
References in classic literature ?
It impelled the visitor to questions and then the residents would explain, quietly, that all this was "made" land, and that it had been "made" by using it as a dumping ground for the city garbage.
The moment the travellers were fairly on the march, and the camp was abandoned, these starving hangers-on would hasten to the deserted fires, to seize upon the half-picked bones, the offal and garbage that lay about; and, having made a hasty meal, with many a snap and snarl and growl, would follow leisurely on the trail of the caravan.
They asked him if he were insured; and whence he had stolen his anchor, because, they said, it belonged to the Carrie Pitman; they called his boat a mud-scow, and accused him of dumping garbage to frighten the fish; they offered to tow him and charge it to his wife; and one audacious youth slipped almost under the counter, smacked it with his open palm, and yelled: "Gid up, Buck
I would sooner my daughters were lying dead at my feet than see them listening to the garbage of that shameless fellow.
He saw the fine red brick houses, mortared in white lines, standing on the edge of the water, and their balconies, open towards the river, decked out with silk tapestry embroidered with gold flowers, the wonderful manufacture of India and China; and near these brilliant stuffs, large lines set to catch the voracious eels, which are attracted towards the houses by the garbage thrown every day from the kitchens into the river.
If you kill the dog it'll cost you a dollar to the garbage man to get rid of the carcass," the manager took up.
boots, beer bottles, tomato cans, intoxicated citizens, garbage,
For this man was that hybrid of tramp-land, an alki-stiff that has degenerated into a stew-bum, with so little self-respect that he will never "boil-up," and with so little pride that he will eat out of a garbage can.
Far more mysterious than the call of sex to sex is the tenderness that we throw into that call; far wider is the gulf between us and the farmyard than between the farm-yard and the garbage that nourishes it.
All this he carried into the back yard and dumped in the garbage can.
A mound of garbage crowned with the dead body of a dog ar rested us not.
The air was perfumed with the stench of rotten leaves and faded fruit; the refuse of the butchers' stalls, and offal and garbage of a hundred kinds.