What does Garbage mean?

Definitions for Garbage
ˈgɑr bɪdʒgarbage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. garbage, refuse, food waste, scrapsnoun

    food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)

  2. drivel, garbagenoun

    a worthless message

  3. garbagenoun

    a receptacle where waste can be discarded

    "she tossed the moldy bread into the garbage"


  1. garbagenoun

    Useless or disposable material; waste material of any kind.

  2. garbagenoun

    Nonsense; gibberish.

  3. garbagenoun

    Something or someone worthless.

  4. garbageverb

    To eviscerate.

  5. Etymology: "the offal of a fowl, giblets, kitchen waste", originally "refuse, what is purged away" from garber "to refine, make neat or clean", of origin, akin to garawan "to prepare, make ready", gearwian. More at garb, yare, gear

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Garbagenoun

    Etymology: garbear, Spanish.

    The cloyed will,
    That satiate, yet unsatisfy’d desire, that tub
    Both fill’d and running, ravening first the lamb,
    Longs after for the garbage William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    Lust, though to a radiant angel link’d,
    Will sate itself in a celestial bed,
    And prey on garbage. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    A flam more senseless than the rog’ry
    Of old Aruspicy and aug’ry,
    That out of garbages of cattle
    Presag’d th’ events of truce or battle. Hudibras, p. ii.

    Who, without aversion, ever look’d
    On holy garbage, though by cook’d? Wentworth Dillon.

    When you receive condign punishment, you run to your confessor, that parcel of guts and garbage. John Dryden, Span. Fryar.


  1. Garbage

    Garbage, trash, rubbish, or refuse is waste material that is discarded by humans, usually due to a perceived lack of utility. The term generally does not encompass bodily waste products, purely liquid or gaseous wastes, or toxic waste products. Garbage is commonly sorted and classified into kinds of material suitable for specific kinds of disposal.


  1. garbage

    Garbage refers to waste material or unwanted items that are no longer needed or used. It is something discarded because it is considered unnecessary, useless, or worthless. This can include food waste, domestic waste, packaging, and broken items. It is often disposed of in landfills, incinerators, or recycling centers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Garbagenoun

    offal, as the bowels of an animal or fish; refuse animal or vegetable matter from a kitchen; hence, anything worthless, disgusting, or loathsome

  2. Garbageverb

    to strip of the bowels; to clean

  3. Etymology: [OE. also garbash, perh. orig., that which is purged or cleansed away; cf. OF. garber to make fine, neat, OHG. garawan to make ready, prepare, akin to E. garb dress; or perh. for garbleage, fr. garble; or cf. OF. garbage tax on sheaves, E. garb sheaf.]


  1. Garbage

    Garbage is an alternative rock band formed in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1994. The group consists of Scottish singer Shirley Manson and American musicians Duke Erikson, Steve Marker, and Butch Vig. All four members are involved in songwriting and production. The band have counted worldwide album sales of over 17 million units. Garbage released a string of increasingly successful singles in 1995–1996, including "Stupid Girl" and "Only Happy When It Rains". Their debut album, Garbage, was an unexpected smash, selling over 4 million copies and certified double platinum in the UK, US, and Australia. Garbage won the Breakthrough Artist award at the 1996 MTV Europe Music Awards. Garbage spent two years working on follow-up album, Version 2.0, which topped the charts in the UK upon its 1998 release and the following year was nominated for two Grammy Awards, Album of the Year and Best Rock Album. Version 2.0 went on to match the sales of its predecessor. Garbage followed this up by performing and co-producing the theme song to the nineteenth James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough. Despite being named one of Rolling Stone's Top 10 Albums of the Year, Garbage's 2001 third album Beautiful Garbage failed to match the commercial success achieved by its predecessors. Garbage quietly disbanded in late 2003, but regrouped to complete fourth album Bleed Like Me in 2005, peaking at a career-high No. 4 in the US. The band cut short their concert tour in support of Bleed Like Me announcing an "indefinite hiatus", emphasizing that they had not broken up, but wished to pursue personal interests.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Garbage

    gär′bāj, n. refuse, as the bowels of an animal: any worthless matter. [Of doubtful origin; prob. O. Fr. garbe, a sheaf; not conn. with garble.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Garbage

    Discarded animal and vegetable matter from a kitchen or the refuse from food preparation. (From Random House College Dictionary, 1982)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Garbage in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Garbage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Garbage in a Sentence

  1. Kim Weathers:

    Her husband, he opened the bag and started going through all his garbage, and as he looked through it, I doubled-checked it, and as I was double-checking it I opened it: Voila, the ring.

  2. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    We're still discussing 4G, but I'm thinking, the world is talking about 5G. Therefore we don't need to lose time with 4G. Let's be a patient a little while longer with 3G, within two years Turkey will be on 5G. Otherwise, it will be a garbage dump with 4G. Let's be patient and jump from 3G to 5G. Can we do this? We definitely can.

  3. Marcos Lira:

    We were worried about Zika, given all the news and the fact my wife was pregnant during such a scare, but here they pick up the garbage three times a week and everybody has water in their house.

  4. Prime Minister Tammam Salam:

    The trash is the straw that broke the camel's back, but the story is much bigger than this straw. It is the story of the political garbage in the country and the political trash in the country.

  5. Murtadha Rahman:

    I live in a place which is rich with oil that brings billions of dollars while I work in collecting garbage to desperately feed my two kids. I want a simple job, that's my only demand, i won't go even if you kill me I will stay her. I want a job.

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