What does rubbish mean?

Definitions for rubbish
ˈrʌb ɪʃrub·bish

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rubbish, trash, scrapnoun

    worthless material that is to be disposed of

  2. folderol, rubbish, tripe, trumpery, trash, wish-wash, applesauce, codswallopverb

    nonsensical talk or writing

  3. rubbishverb

    attack strongly

Wiktionary

  1. rubbishnoun

    Garbage, junk, refuse, waste.

    The rubbish is collected every Thursday in Gloucester, but on Wednesdays in Cheltenham.

  2. rubbishnoun

    Nonsense.

    Everything the teacher said during that lesson was rubbish. How can she possibly think that a bass viol and a cello are the same thing?

  3. rubbishverb

    To denounce, to criticise, to denigrate, to disparage.

  4. rubbishadjective

    Exceedingly bad; awful; terrible; crappy.

    This has been a rubbish day, and it's about to get worse: my mother-in-law is coming to stay.

  5. rubbishinterjection

    Expresses that something is exceedingly bad, terrible or awful.

  6. rubbishinterjection

    Expresses that what was recently said is untruth or nonsense.

    Rubbish! I did nothing of the sort!

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rubbishnoun

    waste or rejected matter; anything worthless; valueless stuff; trash; especially, fragments of building materials or fallen buildings; ruins; debris

  2. Rubbishadjective

    of or pertaining to rubbish; of the quality of rubbish; trashy

  3. Etymology: [OE. robows, robeux, rubble, originally an Old French plural from an assumed dim. of robe, probably in the sense of trash; cf. It. robaccia trash, roba stuff, goods, wares, robe. Thus, etymologically rubbish is the pl. of rubble. See Robe, and cf. Rubble.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rubbish

    rub′ish, n. waste matter: the fragments of ruinous buildings: any mingled mass: nonsense: trash: trumpery: litter.—n. Rubb′ish-heap, a pile of rubbish.—adj. Rubb′ishing, trashy: paltry.—n. Rubb′ish-pull′ey, a gin-block.—adj. Rubb′ishy, worthless. [M. E. robows, robeux—O. Fr. robeux, pl. of robel, dim. of robe, robbe, trash, whence also rubble; cf. It. roba, rubbish, spoil.]

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rubbish' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1299

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rubbish' in Nouns Frequency: #1685

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rubbish in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rubbish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of rubbish in a Sentence

  1. Kelly Derks:

    We respect that, we climb but we don't leave rubbish, we stay to the path.

  2. Charles Krauthammer:

    I think it’s true that there are tactical reasons for Ryan doing this to protect his members, the more cynical comments have been about [Ryan] looking for his own run for 2020, in the future; he is trying to appease his donors. I think that is rubbish.

  3. William A. Orton:

    If you keep your mind sufficiently open, people will throw a lot of rubbish into it.

  4. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto:

    Finally, the mounting tsunami rubbish was cleared. For such a huge job like that, the world didn't leave us alone to face it.

  5. Akram Al Deek:

    Notes To Self: 1.The falling of autumn leaves is not your fault. 2.Stop piling candles for decoration. They are meant to be burnt. 3.Silence has a voice of its own. Listen to your own silence. 4.A piece of advice from a divorced and a formerly political prisoner: “to be successful, avoid two things: women and politics!” 5.A semi-colon is the middle finger in a sentence when writing fiction. 6.Be sadist when you write. Good things come out of your character only when bad things happen to them. 7.A comedian once said: if you are looking for sympathy in life, you will only find it in the dictionary between shit and syphilis. 8.No expectations. Just instincts. 9.Undergraduate degrees of creative writing are rubbish. They are vehicles of producing mass ignorance. Because if undergraduates want to become writers, they have to spend their twenties reading excessively first. 10.Every time you get rejected by a publisher, be thankful. It is a boost for your ego to keep going forward. It is a second chance to reflect, write, and edit. It is a rebirth. It is similar to being given the question-sheet in an exam to revisit your answers before you submit your paper. 11.You are fake and hypocritical when you write for fame or political purpose. These are exterior. Honest and free writing is interior: that is when you write for yourself. 12.Mark things in green. It is the colour of grace, hope and nature. Red is bloody and fascist. 13.Reason, not need. - King Lear 14.Your body is roughly 72 per cent water. Keep hydrated. 15.Read alone. Write alone. Eat accompanied. 16.Do not drive all the time. Cycle when possible. 17.More radio. Less TV. 18.Read more. Write less. Writing comes later. 19.Sing to a mirror. 20.Re-paint your walls. 21.Read an article or summarise a short story a day. 22.Learn a new word a day too. 23.Become drunk with poetry. 24.Watch foreign films. 25.Buy mother a piece of jewellery with first salary. 26.Publish a book before you are 30. 27.Practice poetry. For fun. 28.Have a tattoo you will regret. 29.Put that bloody mobile phone down! Do not become a machine driven by machines! 30.Speak less. Listen more.

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    • A. sesquipedalian
    • B. lank
    • C. bibulous
    • D. lacerate

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