Definitions for junkdʒʌŋk

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  1. debris, dust, junk, rubble, detritus(noun)

    the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

  2. junk(verb)

    any of various Chinese boats with a high poop and lugsails

  3. trash, junk, scrap(verb)

    dispose of (something useless or old)

    "trash these old chairs"; "junk an old car"; "scrap your old computer"

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  1. Junk(n.)

    Hence: Something worthless, or only worth its value as recyclable scrap.

  2. Origin: [Pg. junco junk, rush, L. juncus a bulrush, of which ropes were made in early ages. Cf. Junket.]

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Junk(noun)

    a fragment of any solid substance; a thick piece. See Chunk

  2. Junk(noun)

    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

  3. Junk(noun)

    old iron, or other metal, glass, paper, etc., bought and sold by junk dealers

  4. Junk(noun)

    hard salted beef supplied to ships

  5. Junk(noun)

    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

  6. Origin: [Pg. junco; cf. Jav. & Malay jong, ajong, Chin. chwan.]

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  1. Junk

    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.

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  1. Junk

    a Chinese boat with a flat bottom, a square prow, a high stern, and a pole for mast.


Translations for junk

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  • bras, kassere, smide ud, affald, junke, ragelseDanish
  • Eier, Krempel, Kleinkruscht, Abfall, Klöten, Ramsch, Kram, Nüsse, Müll, Dschunke, StoffGerman
  • ναρκωτικό, πρέζα, σκουπίδιαGreek
  • ĵonkoEsperanto
  • 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
  • ნაგავიGeorgian
  • grabasti, krāmiLatvian
  • paraureheMāori
  • jong, ajungMalay
  • afval, rommel, jonk, dumpen, wegwerpen, spul, wegsmijten, gerief, weggooien, brol, rotzooiDutch
  • inchxǫ́ʼį́, biná'adaałtsózí bitsin naa'eełNavajo, Navaho
  • śmieciPolish
  • porcaria, lixo, juncoPortuguese
  • рухлядь, барахло, скрап, мусор, хлам, джонка, мудеRussian
  • отпад, олупина, џунка, џонка, olupina, džunka, otpad, džonkaSerbo-Croatian
  • skräp, djonkSwedish
  • gheVietnamese

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