What does scrap mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrapnoun

    a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

    "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"

  2. rubbish, trash, scrapnoun

    worthless material that is to be disposed of

  3. scrapnoun

    a small piece of something that is left over after the rest has been used

    "she jotted it on a scrap of paper"; "there was not a scrap left"

  4. fight, fighting, combat, scrapverb

    the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

    "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"

  5. trash, junk, scrapverb

    dispose of (something useless or old)

    "trash these old chairs"; "junk an old car"; "scrap your old computer"

  6. quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercateverb

    have a disagreement over something

    "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"

  7. scrapverb

    make into scrap or refuse

    "scrap the old airplane and sell the parts"


  1. scrapnoun

    A fight, tussle, skirmish.

    We got in a little scrap over who should pay the bill.

  2. scrapverb

    to fight

  3. Etymology: scrappe, from skrap, from skrapa.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Scrapnoun

    Etymology: from scrape, a thing scraped or rubbed off.

    It is an unaccountable vanity to spend all our time raking into the scraps and imperfect remains of former ages, and neglecting the clearer notices of our own. Joseph Glanvill.

    Trencher esquires spend their time in hopping from one great man’s table to another’s, only to pick up scraps and intelligence. Roger L'Estrange.

    Languages are to be learned only by reading and talking, and not by scraps of authors got by heart. John Locke.

    No rag, no scrap, of all the beau, or wit,
    That once so flutter’d, and that once so writ. Alexander Pope.

    I can never have too many of your letters: I am angry at every scrap of paper lost. Alexander Pope.

    The contract you pretend with that base wretch,
    One bred of alms, and foster’d with cold dishes,
    With scraps o’ th’ court, is no contract. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    The attendants puff a court up beyond her bounds, for their own scraps and advantage. Francis Bacon.

    On bones, on scraps of dogs let me be fed,
    My limbs uncover’d, and expos’d my head
    To bleakest colds. George Granville.

    What has he else to bait his traps,
    Or bring his vermin in, but scraps?
    The offals of a church distrest,
    A hungry vicarage. Jonathan Swift.

    Pregnant with thousands flits the scrap unseen,
    And silent sells a king, or buys a queen. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scrapverb

    something scraped off; hence, a small piece; a bit; a fragment; a detached, incomplete portion

  2. Scrapverb

    specifically, a fragment of something written or printed; a brief excerpt; an unconnected extract

  3. Scrapverb

    the crisp substance that remains after drying out animal fat; as, pork scraps

  4. Scrapverb

    same as Scrap iron, below

  5. Etymology: [OE. scrappe, fr. Icel. skrap trifle, cracking. See Scrape, v. t.]


  1. Scrap

    Scrap consists of recyclable materials left over from product manufacturing and consumption, such as parts of vehicles, building supplies, and surplus materials. Unlike waste, scrap can have significant monetary value.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scrap

    skrap, n. a small piece: a remnant: a picture suited for preservation in a scrap-book: wrought-iron clippings: an unconnected extract.—v.t. to consign to the scrap-heap.—ns. Scrap′-book, a blank book for scraps or extracts, prints, &c.; Scrap′-heap, a place where old iron is collected; Scrap′-ī′ron, old iron accumulated for reworking; Scrap′-met′al, scraps or fragments of any kind of metal, which are only of use for remelting.—adv. Scrap′pily, in fragments, desultorily.—n. Scrap′piness, fragmentariness, disconnectedness.—adj. Scrap′py.—Go to the scrap-heap, to go to ruin. [Scand., Ice. skrap, scraps—skrapa, to scrape.]

  2. Scrap

    skrap, n. (slang) a fight, scrimmage.

  3. Scrap

    skrap, n. a snare for birds.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'scrap' in Nouns Frequency: #3012

Anagrams for scrap »

  1. scarp

  2. craps

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scrap in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scrap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of scrap in a Sentence

  1. David Bernhardt:

    I'm considering whether we should scrap it, whether we should proceed with it or whether we should significantly modify it.

  2. Robin Wiener:

    A total of $5.6 billion of scrap a year was going to China before the policy change.

  3. The Post:

    All 133 Virginia public school division superintendents have urged Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) to scrap the ‘tip line’ set up to let parents complain about teachers and principals and have asked him to stop his campaign against the teaching of 'divisive' content in schools.

  4. Ben Chestnut:

    All our clients asked for the same thing : software that gave them the ability to send email promotions that included graphics, plus an ability to track results … We realized we already had the parts for that. We built the tool with scrap parts from the failed e-greetings site. We even made the logo out of one of our most popular email cards : a smiling, animated monkey.

  5. Oleh Fetir:

    We were planning to come here tomorrow but because there were a lot of warnings about tomorrow, we will stay at home, we came here to see the parade of scrap metal, because the( Russians) have spoiled the celebration for us. Last year on Independence Day we were here watching the parade( of Ukrainian) military equipment, with the airplanes, it was majestic and fascinating. Now, this current parade is quite impressive. It's missing the photos of those who were inside.

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Translations for scrap

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  • خردة, نبذ, شجار, يتخلىArabic
  • zbytky, šrot, útržekCzech
  • Fetzen, Rest, Altmaterial, Abfall, abwracken, verschrotten, wegwerfen, Speiserest, Essensrest, Schrott, Stückchen, AltmetallGerman
  • σκραπGreek
  • achatarrar, desguazar, chatarra, restos, resto, sobrasSpanish
  • tähteet, nujakka, palanen, tilkku, nahina, romuttaa, tapella, hylätä, nahistella, ruoantähteet, jätteet, romuFinnish
  • litige, reste, ferraille, bout, bribeFrench
  • buineagScottish Gaelic
  • रद्दी मालHindi
  • resto, ferraglia, avanzo, frammento, pezzoItalian
  • 食べ残し, かけら, 断片, スクラップ, くず鉄, 屑鉄Japanese
  • parakai, pakopakoMāori
  • restjeDutch
  • kawałek, wyrzucić, wyrzucać, resztki, urywek, bójka, złomPolish
  • retalho, sucata, restos, aparaPortuguese
  • лоскуток, железный лом, металлолом, объедок, кусочек, обрывок, клочок, очистки, остатокRussian

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    (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
    • A. tacky
    • B. adscripted
    • C. equivalent
    • D. eminent

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