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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rubbish, trash, scrapnoun

    worthless material that is to be disposed of

  2. trash, scumnoun

    worthless people

  3. folderol, rubbish, tripe, trumpery, trash, wish-wash, applesauce, codswallopnoun

    nonsensical talk or writing

  4. methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, meth, deoxyephedrine, chalk, chicken feed, crank, glass, ice, shabu, trashverb

    an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant

  5. trash, junk, scrapverb

    dispose of (something useless or old)

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

  6. pan, tear apart, trashverb

    express a totally negative opinion of

    "The critics panned the performance"


  1. trashnoun

    Useless things to be discarded

  2. trashnoun

    A container into which things are discarded

  3. trashnoun

    Something of poor quality

  4. trashnoun

    Lower class people (as in white trash)

  5. trashnoun

    Temporary storage on disk for files that the user has deleted, allowing them to be recovered if necessary.

  6. trashverb

    To discard.

  7. trashverb

    To make into a mess.

    The burglars trashed the house.

  8. trashverb

    To beat soundly in a game.

  9. trashverb

    To disrespect someone or something

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Trashnoun

    Etymology: tros, Islandick; drusen, German.

    Lay hands upon these traitors, and their trash. William Shakespeare.

    Look what a wardrobe here is for thee!
    —— Let it alone, thou fool, it is but trash. William Shakespeare.

    Who steals my purse, steals trash; ’tis something, nothing;
    ’Twas mine, ’tis his; and has been slave to thousands.
    But he that filches from me my good name,
    Robs me of that which not enriches him,
    And makes me poor indeed. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    More than ten Hollenshed’s, or Hall’s, or Stow’s,
    Of trivial houshold trash he knows; he knows
    When the queen frown’d or smil’d. John Donne.

    The collectors only consider, the greater fame a writer is in possession of, the more trash he may bear to have tacked to him. Jonathan Swift.

    Weak foolish man! will heav’n reward us there
    With the same trash mad mortals wish for here? Alexander Pope.

    I suspect this trash
    To be a party in this injury. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    O that instead of trash thou’dst taken steel. Samuel Garth.

  2. To Trashverb

    Being once perfected how to grant suits,
    How to deny them; whom t’ advance, and whom
    To trash for overtopping. William Shakespeare, Tempest.

    Not such as was fit to be imposed on hard-hearted Jews, to encumber and trash them, but such as becomes an ingenuous people. Henry Hammond, Pract. Catechism.


  1. Trash

    Trash is the debut single by American hard rock band the New York Dolls. It was recorded for their 1973 self-titled album and released as a double A-side with the song "Personality Crisis" in July 1973. "Trash" did not chart upon its release, but has since been hailed by music critics as an anthemic glam rock and proto-punk song. In 2009, the band recorded a reggae-styled remake of the song for their album Cause I Sez So.


  1. trash

    Trash, also known as garbage or waste, refers to items or substances that are discarded, unwanted, unusable, or considered of no value. It can include a wide variety of materials, including household items, food waste, packaging materials, industrial by-products, and more. Trash is typically collected and disposed of in landfills, incineration plants, or recycling centers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trashnoun

    that which is worthless or useless; rubbish; refuse

  2. Trashnoun

    especially, loppings and leaves of trees, bruised sugar cane, or the like

  3. Trashnoun

    a worthless person

  4. Trashnoun

    a collar, leash, or halter used to restrain a dog in pursuing game

  5. Trashverb

    to free from trash, or worthless matter; hence, to lop; to crop, as to trash the rattoons of sugar cane

  6. Trashverb

    to treat as trash, or worthless matter; hence, to spurn, humiliate, or crush

  7. Trashverb

    to hold back by a trash or leash, as a dog in pursuing game; hence, to retard, encumber, or restrain; to clog; to hinder vexatiously

  8. Trashverb

    to follow with violence and trampling


  1. Trash

    Trash is a 1970 American film directed and written by Paul Morrissey. The movie stars Joe Dallesandro, transsexual Holly Woodlawn and Jane Forth. Dallesandro had previously starred in several other Andy Warhol/Paul Morrissey films such as The Loves of Ondine, Lonesome Cowboys, San Diego Surf, and Flesh. Dallesandro was Morrissey's preferred leading man. Holly makes her screen debut in this film; director George Cukor famously instigated a write-in campaign to have her nominated for an Academy Award which didn't materialize. Jane Forth, a 17-year-old model, also makes her debut in this film. She would shortly afterwards appear on the cover of Look magazine. The film also features other Warhol superstars such as Andrea Feldman and Geri Miller. Sissy Spacek also made a quick uncredited appearance as 'a girl who sits at the bar' but was cut from the final film. The film features graphic scenes of intravenous drug use, sex, and frontal nudity.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trash

    trash, n. a clog fastened to a dog or other animal to restrain his movements.—v.t. to encumber, check.

  2. Trash

    trash, v.t. to crop: to strip off superfluous leaves.—n. refuse, matter unfit for food, rubbish good for nothing, a worthless person.—n. Trash′ery, trash, rubbish.—adv. Trash′ily.—ns. Trash′iness, the state or quality of being trashy; Trash′trie (Scot.), trash.—adj. Trash′y, like trash; worthless. [Prob. Scand., Ice. tros, fallen twigs.]

  3. Trash

    trash, v.t. to wear out, to harass.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. trash

    To destroy the contents of (said of a data structure). The most common of the family of near-synonyms including mung, mangle, scribble, and roach.

Rap Dictionary

  1. trashnoun

    Bad, awful, cheap or useless. "...go to my room and talk trash" -- E-40

Suggested Resources

  1. trash

    Song lyrics by trash -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by trash on the Lyrics.com website.

Anagrams for trash »

  1. raths

  2. harts

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trash in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trash in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of trash in a Sentence

  1. National Review:

    Trump is a philosophically unmoored political opportunist who would trash the broad conservative ideological consensus within the GOP (Republican Party) in favor of a free-floating populism with strong-man overtones.

  2. Sigmund Freud:

    I have found little that is good about human beings. In my experience most of them are trash.

  3. Police Chief Robert Luna:

    To take a precious child from home, throw her in a dumpster like a piece of trash, is something only a very heartless person would do.

  4. Ahmed Hussein:

    whats the deiffernt between hell , and recycle bin !! both are away to Throw the trash away !!

  5. Asra Nomani:

    I am a liberal Democrat and for the first time ever, I voted for [a Republican] Glenn Youngkin for governor. … And CNN, all these people [in the media], they are trash-talking us. I am a Muslim woman of color and I'm telling you, we are not White supremacists. If this is what a White supremacist looks like, then … all of you need a timeout.

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    personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
    • A. troop
    • B. staff
    • C. purse
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