Definitions for junkdʒʌŋk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
old or discarded material or objects, as metal, paper, or rags, some of which may be reusable:
junk accumulating in the attic.
something regarded as worthless or contemptible; trash.
old cable or cordage used when untwisted for making gaskets, swabs, oakum, etc.
(v.t.)to cast aside as junk; discard as no longer of use; scrap.
(adj.)cheap, worthless, unwanted, or trashy:
Origin of junk:
a seagoing ship used primarily in Chinese waters, having square sails spread by battens, a high stern, and usu. a flat bottom.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Origin of junk:
1580–90; < Pg junco a kind of sailing vessel
narcotics, esp. heroin.
Category: Status (usage)
Origin of junk:
1920–25, Amer.; perh. identical with junk1
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
objects that have been thrown out or are considered useless
too much junk in his room; a junk dealer
sth of low quality or value
the junk they show on TV; the junk we put into our bodies
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
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.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a Chinese boat with a flat bottom, a square prow, a high stern, and a pole for mast.
Translations for junk
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a Chinese flat-bottomed sailing ship, high in the bow and stern.
- مَرْكِب شِراعي صيني: خَيْزُرانيَّهArabic
- китайска лодкаBulgarian
- barco chinêsPortuguese (BR)
- die DschunkeGerman
- κινέζικο καράβι χωρίς καρίνα και με υπερυψωμένη πλώρηGreek
- מִפרָשִׂית סִינִיתHebrew
- एक तरह का चीनी जहाजHindi
- kínai vitorlás(hajó)Hungarian
- perahu jungIndonesian
- 중국의 세대박이 평저선Korean
- يوډول بيړۍ چه په چين كښې ډيري استعماليږىPashto
- เรือสำเภา; เรือเดินทะเลของจีนThai
- 中國帆船Chinese (Trad.)
- چپٹے پیندے کی چینی کشتیUrdu
- thuyền mànhVietnamese
- 中国平底帆船Chinese (Simp.)
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