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. They were without food or water and suffered accordingly.
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.
The Wasteland Festival takes place over three nights on Spillers Wharf, in Newcastle, next month and boasts three belting headliners - Bloc Party, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and Richard Ashcroft, as well as a very strong undercard.
NEWCASTLE is set for another weekend of live music next month when the likes of Bloc Party and Richard Ashcroft play by the banks of the Tyne at the Wasteland festival.
After such a hard-hitting first single and his self-titled debut album in 2014, Hozier releasd Wasteland, Baby!
HOZIER has topped the charts for the second time with his new album Wasteland, Baby!
These challenges include reclamation of cultivable wasteland, diversification of production from the low value to high value products in response to market demand; Increased farm productivity through sustainable use of natural resources and other inputs and the rising demand for agricultural products with the growth of population and incomes.
Fallout 76 PC, XBOX One, PS4 MUCH like the nuclear wasteland in which it is set, the fallout from the release of Bethesda's newest game has not been pretty.
It can be pretty lonely in the wasteland. With no supporting characters, there's very little interaction, as most of the other gamers are racing around enjoying their own adventure.
In India at national level wasteland mapping was conducted by conventional surveys and integrated (remote sensing and GIS) approaches from last four decades.