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Definition of "garbage" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "garbage" in a sentence
  • ""When I first heard the phrase 'garbage patch,' I imagined something dense," he says."
  • "Many times you'll hear the expression "garbage in, garbage out" when organizations talk about data in their CRM system."
  • "TM: The whole notion is that, with the right technology, there's value to be had from what we call garbage, that is taken to landfill -- if you can capture, sort, clean, and reintroduce it to the supply chain."