Definitions for wastebasketˈweɪstˌbæs kɪt, -ˌbɑ skɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

waste•bas•ketˈweɪstˌbæs kɪt, -ˌbɑ skɪt(n.)

  1. a standing open receptacle for trash. Also called waste′paper bas`ket.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wastepaper basket, waste-paper basket, wastebasket, waste basket, circular file(noun)

    a container with an open top; for discarded paper and other rubbish


  1. wastebasket(Noun)

    A receptacle for items that are to be discarded; a rubbish bin; a garbage can. Usually small and used indoors.

  2. Origin: Compound of waste + basket.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wastebasket(noun)

    a basket used in offices, libraries, etc., as a receptacle for waste paper


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