wasteland


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waste·land

 (wāst′lănd′)
n.
1. Land that is desolate, barren, or ravaged.
2. Something that is lacking in intellectual or cultural substance: a critic who considers pop music a cultural wasteland.

wasteland

(ˈweɪstˌlænd)
n
1. (Human Geography) a barren or desolate area of land, not or no longer used for cultivation or building
2. a region, period in history, etc, that is considered spiritually, intellectually, or aesthetically barren or desolate: American television is a cultural wasteland.

waste•land

(ˈweɪstˌlænd)

n.
1. land that is uncultivated or barren.
2. an area that is devastated, as by flood or war.
3. something, as a locality, that is spiritually or intellectually barren.
[1630–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wasteland - an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivationwasteland - an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation; "the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert"
heathland, heath - a tract of level wasteland; uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation
wild, wilderness - a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition; "it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers"

wasteland

noun wilderness, waste, wild, desert, void Pollution has already turned vast areas into a wasteland.

wasteland

noun
A tract of unproductive land:
badlands, barren (often used in plural), desert, waste, wilderness.
Translations

wasteland

[ˈweɪstlænd] N
1. (undeveloped) → terreno m baldío or yermo, tierra f baldía or yerma; (uncultivated) → erial m
industrial wastelandterreno m industrial baldío
2. (fig) → desierto m
a cultural wastelandun desierto cultural

wasteland

[ˈweɪstlænd] n
(= waste ground) (in country)terres fpl à l'abandon; (in town)terrain m vague
(fig) (= desert) → désert mwaste materials npldéchets mpl
waste materials from the oil industry → les déchets de l'industrie pétrolièrewastepaper basket [weɪstˈpeɪpər] ncorbeille f à papierwaste pipe n(tuyau m de) vidange fwaste products npl
déchets mpl

wasteland

[ˈweɪstˌlænd] nterra desolata
References in classic literature ?
At the foot of the hill lay wasteland over which a few groups of our Cossack scouts were moving.
For two days they drifted over this horrid wasteland.
Below them they saw the dense vegetation of the jungle give place to the scantier growth upon the hillside, and then before them there spread the wide expanse of arid wastelands marked by the deep scarring of the narrow gorges that long-gone rivers had cut there in some forgotten age.
A PATCH of rubbish-strewn wasteland has been transformed into a nature garden by residents of a Coventry housing estate.
Before Christmas, mannequins in pale padded creations were set adrift in an Arctic wasteland.
Siding with a number of victims of the Klamath Basin disaster, Pacific Legal Foundation today formally appealed to California Governor Gray Davis, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, and the federal government to immediately exercise their authority to convene the Endangered Species Committee -- commonly called the "God Squad" -- to gain an exemption from regulations that have turned a once fertile agricultural valley into parched wasteland.
com launched a special section completely devoted to Wasteland that contained exclusive streaming video of extended storylines and original interactive features.
Unused Wasteland - If city officials wanted the public to openly use the land in Hill Canyon then, why post ``No Trespassing - Private Property - Violators will be prosecuted,'' signs at every entrance?
Strangely enough, all the flames, fireworks, metamorphosing monsters and assorted creatures that blast rockets out of their chests or turn foes into Popsicles while the landscape degenerates into a wasteland beyond the imaginings of T.
The far wall of the gallery is pierced by a tall window, which looks out over a canal and, beyond that, toward a wasteland presided over by derelict gas cylinders.
It is the city and the urban wasteland,'' Covell said.