garbage can


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garbage can

n
US and Canadian a large, usually cylindrical, container for refuse, esp one used by a household. Also called: ash bin, ash can, trash can or dustbin (in Britain (and certain other countries))

gar′bage can`


n.
a container, usu. of metal or plastic, for the disposal of waste matter, esp. kitchen refuse.
[1905-10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.garbage can - a bin that holds rubbish until it is collectedgarbage can - a bin that holds rubbish until it is collected
bin - a container; usually has a lid
Translations
بَرميل الزُّبالَهصُنْدُوق القُمَامَة
popelnice
skraldespand
roskapönttö
kanta za otpad
szemétvödör
ruslatunna
ごみ箱
쓰레기통
nádoba na smeti
smetnjak
soptunna
ที่ใส่ขยะ
çöp kutusu/tenekesiçöp sepeti
thùng rác

garbage can

n (Am) → bidone m della spazzatura

garbage

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

garbage can

صُنْدُوق القُمَامَة popelnice skraldespand Mülleimer σκουπιδοτενεκές caneca de la basura, cubo de la basura roskapönttö corbeille kanta za otpad pattumiera ごみ箱 쓰레기통 vuilnisbak søppelkasse śmietnik caixote do lixo, lata de lixo мусорный ящик soptunna ที่ใส่ขยะ çöp sepeti thùng rác 垃圾箱
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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.
All this he carried into the back yard and dumped in the garbage can.
I've had people hiding in garbage cans overnight to catch pictures of me.
Why not have the students paint conservation messages on all of our garbage cans throughout the school building to remind everyone to help save the earth?
If I would have shot that skunk walking across my backyard thinking it was the pesky raccoon that has been raiding my garbage cans, Three would have gone ballistic.
But one can flip the thing and say, hey, it's really terrific that you can take a dumb commodity like a garbage can and make it a design hero, holding out hope for an entire industry consumed by commodities.
There's a crash as the garbage can slides off the sidewalk.
Kevin and Melissa Kiernan, the inventors, have created a product that solves a common problem, when wind blows garbage cans over, the lid often pops off and trash flows all over the street.
The specially constructed chain-link fencing, beach chairs, garbage cans, and abstracted beach-umbrella shapes hover between their immediately recognizable functional origins and the sculptural narrative they aspire to.
Not only do its treated meats come out less tender than those in the garbage can, Solomon reports, but his team no longer sees the same consistency in tenderization within a batch of treated meats.
At some houses, full trash bags leaned against the garbage cans, forcing Strawn out of his rig to fling them back up into the truck.
Even better news to some residents, the shots do not seem to have triggered the population boom that some feared would create bigger, healthier hordes of raccoons to rattle garbage cans all night, report researchers at the University of Guelph in Ontario.