debris, dust, junk, rubble, detritus(noun)
the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
any of various Chinese boats with a high poop and lugsails
trash, junk, scrap(verb)
dispose of (something useless or old)
"trash these old chairs"; "junk an old car"; "scrap your old computer"
Hence: Something worthless, or only worth its value as recyclable scrap.
Origin: [Pg. junco junk, rush, L. juncus a bulrush, of which ropes were made in early ages. Cf. Junket.]
a fragment of any solid substance; a thick piece. See Chunk
pieces of old cable or old cordage, used for making gaskets, mats, swabs, etc., and when picked to pieces, forming oakum for filling the seams of ships
old iron, or other metal, glass, paper, etc., bought and sold by junk dealers
hard salted beef supplied to ships
a large vessel, without keel or prominent stem, and with huge masts in one piece, used by the Chinese, Japanese, Siamese, Malays, etc., in navigating their waters
Origin: [Pg. junco; cf. Jav. & Malay jong, ajong, Chin. chwan.]
A junk is an ancient Chinese sailing vessel/ship design still in use today. Junks may have developed from very early bamboo rafts which had a high stern. Cromagnon cave paintings on the Indo China coast show junk shaped doublehull vessels. Junks were developed during the Han Dynasty and were used as seagoing vessels as early as the 2nd century AD. They evolved in the later dynasties, and were used throughout Asia for extensive ocean voyages. They were found, and in lesser numbers are still found, throughout South-East Asia and India, but primarily in China, perhaps most famously in Hong Kong. Found more broadly today is a growing number of modern recreational junk-rigged sailboats. The term junk may be used to cover many kinds of boat—ocean-going, cargo-carrying, pleasure boats, live-aboards. They vary greatly in size and there are significant regional variations in the type of rig. To Western eyes, however, they all appear to resemble one another due to their most significant shared feature, their fully battened sails.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jungk, n. a Chinese vessel, with high forecastle and poop, sometimes large and three-masted. [Port. junco—Chinese chw‛an, a boat.]
jungk, n. pieces of old cordage, used for making mats, &c., and when picked to pieces, forming oakum for the seams of ships: salt meat supplied to vessels for long voyages, so called because it becomes as hard as old rope.—ns. Junk′-deal′er, Junk′man, a dealer in junk; Junk′-ring, a metal ring confining a fibrous piston-packing; Junk′-shop, a place where junk is bought and sold. [L. juncus, a rush.]
jungk, n. a thick piece, chunk. [Chunk.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a Chinese boat with a flat bottom, a square prow, a high stern, and a pole for mast.
The numerical value of junk in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of junk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
The thing that really disturbs me is how expensive a healthy basket of food is and how cheap junk foods are.
The rating is now one level above junk, but it makes it even more of a certainty that the ECB will do something.
The essence of a general's job is to assist in developing a clear sense of purpose . to keep the junk from getting in the way of important things.
Further, the share price faces short term pressures: the SFO's investigation and an almost inevitable downgrade of its debt to junk status, we think that it is premature to own the stock.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- bras, kassere, smide ud, affald, junke, ragelseDanish
- Eier, Krempel, Kleinkruscht, Abfall, Klöten, Ramsch, Kram, Nüsse, Müll, Dschunke, StoffGerman
- ναρκωτικό, πρέζα, σκουπίδιαGreek
- tiliche, basura, junco, chunche, calache, trasto, chéchere, cachureo, cachivache, corotoSpanish
- praht, prügi, jäätmedEstonian
- roska, kama, roina, jäte, romu, džonkki, romuttaaFinnish
- ordure, jonque, déchetsFrench
- kacat, lom, dzsunkaHungarian
- drasl, júnka, rusl, djúnkaIcelandic
- coglioni, immondizia, cianfrusaglie, spazzatura, ciarpame, pattume, rottamare, rifiuti, paccottaglia, robacciaItalian
- grabasti, krāmiLatvian
- jong, ajungMalay
- afval, rommel, jonk, dumpen, wegwerpen, spul, wegsmijten, gerief, weggooien, brol, rotzooiDutch
- inchxǫ́ʼį́, biná'adaałtsózí bitsin naa'eełNavajo, Navaho
- porcaria, lixo, juncoPortuguese
- рухлядь, барахло, скрап, мусор, хлам, джонка, мудеRussian
- отпад, олупина, џунка, џонка, olupina, džunka, otpad, džonkaSerbo-Croatian
- skräp, djonkSwedish
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