What does Garbage mean?

Definitions for Garbageˈgɑr bɪdʒ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Garbage.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. garbage, refuse, food waste, scraps(noun)

    food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)

  2. drivel, garbage(noun)

    a worthless message

  3. garbage(noun)

    a receptacle where waste can be discarded

    "she tossed the moldy bread into the garbage"


  1. garbage(Noun)

    Useless or disposable material; waste material of any kind.

  2. garbage(Noun)

    Nonsense; gibberish.

  3. garbage(Noun)

    Something or someone worthless.

  4. garbage(Verb)

    To eviscerate.

  5. Origin: "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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Garbage(noun)

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

  2. Garbage(verb)

    to strip of the bowels; to clean

  3. Origin: [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)

Editors Contribution

  1. garbage

    Materials and particles other than recycling that is put in a bin.

    The garbage collectors asked for all residents to ensure their lids were secure on their bins.

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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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kilburn Hall:

    A well paid garbage man smells of success.

  2. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning:

    It's completely fabricated. Complete trash, garbage.

  3. The Pope:

    It’s hard to say this, but often times young people are treated as garbage.

  4. Entrepreneur Michihiko Iwamoto:

    I totally believed that in the future, there would be a car that runs on garbage.

  5. American Joey Chestnut:

    I try to stay away from sweets, because they make me feel like garbage afterwards.

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