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
References in classic literature ?
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. He was truly horrible-appearing.
"So right now," he says, "we're all trying to figure out what parameters make the garbage can so good"--such as its geometry or shock-wave propagation dynamics.
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.
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.
Aside from treating his guitar like he does his skateboard, Mike is known to eat discarded food from garbage cans religiously.
It is quite secure and manageable and there is no need to discard them in garbage cans later.
However, two things which form part of a progressive community living are absent in Naseem Nagar: there are no speed limit signs on its internal roads and there are no garbage cans for putting the street garbage.
"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.
There's a crash as the garbage can slides off the sidewalk.
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.