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garbage can

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ashcan, trash can, garbage can, wastebin, ash bin, ash-bin, ashbin, dustbin, trash barrel, trash binnoun

    a bin that holds rubbish until it is collected


  1. garbage cannoun

    A receptacle, usually roughly cylindrical and wider at the top then at the bottom, which serves as a place to discard waste materials.


  1. garbage can

    A garbage can is a container, usually with a lid, where waste or rubbish such as paper, plastic, food scraps, and other discarded items are collected and temporarily stored until they are picked up for disposal. It is commonly used in homes, workplaces, and public areas to maintain cleanliness and prevent littering.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of garbage can in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of garbage can in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of garbage can in a Sentence

  1. Eric Gibson:

    What I would really like to happen is for them not to infringe upon my fathers freedom of expression and speech and allow him to bring in the lifesize cardboard cutout that takes up less service area than a garbage can, while we cannot discuss any specific individual, we strongly support the ability of all our patients to express their views, which includes bringing reasonably sized items into our dialysis centers that do not create safety or infection control issues, or interfere with caregivers on the treatment floor.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    The schedule we had planned for Iowa is now in the garbage can.

Translations for garbage can

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  • MülleimerGerman
  • σκουπιδοτενεκέςGreek
  • rubujoEsperanto
  • basura, basurero, latón de basura, bote de basura, caneca de basura, cesto de basura, zafacón, pipote de basura, tinaco de basura, cubo de basura, tacho de basuraSpanish
  • prügikastEstonian
  • سطل زبالهPersian
  • jäteastia, roskasäiliö, roskakori, roskis, roskalaatikko, roskatynnyri, roskapönttöFinnish
  • poubelleFrench
  • bosca bruscairIrish
  • biona-stùirScottish Gaelic
  • szemétvödör, kuka, szemetesHungarian
  • աղբարկղ, աղբամանArmenian
  • tong sampahIndonesian
  • secchio delle immondizie, bidone dell'immondiziaItalian
  • ごみ入, ごみ箱Japanese
  • 쓰레기통Korean
  • ته‌نه‌که‌ی خۆڵKurdish
  • ка́нта за ѓу́бре, ко́рпа за отпа́доциMacedonian
  • vuilnisbakDutch
  • søppelbøtteNorwegian
  • [[cesto]] [[de]] [[lixo]], [[lata]] [[de]] [[lixo]], lixeiraPortuguese
  • ladă de gunoi, pubelă, tomberon, coș de gunoiRomanian
  • му́сорный я́щик, [[я́щик]] для [[мусорRussian
  • papperskorgSwedish
  • pipaSwahili
  • చెత్తబుట్టTelugu
  • çöp tenekesi, çöp kutusu, çöpTurkish
  • сміттє́вий я́щикUkrainian

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