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Garbage vs. Junk

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Garbagenoun

(obsolete) The bowels of an animal; refuse parts of flesh; offal.

Junknoun

Discarded or waste material; rubbish, trash.

Garbagenoun

Food waste material of any kind.

‘Garbage is collected on Tuesdays; rubbish on Fridays’;

Junknoun

A collection of miscellaneous items of little value.

Garbagenoun

Useless or disposable material; waste material of any kind.

‘The garbage truck collects all residential municipal waste.’;

Junknoun

(slang) Any narcotic drug, especially heroin.

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Garbagenoun

A place or receptacle for waste material.

‘He threw the newspaper into the garbage.’;

Junknoun

(slang) The clothed genitalia.

Garbagenoun

Nonsense; gibberish.

Junknoun

(nautical) Salt beef.

Garbagenoun

Something or someone worthless.

Junknoun

Pieces of old cable or cordage, used for making gaskets, mats, swabs, etc., and when picked to pieces, forming oakum for filling the seams of ships.

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Garbageverb

to eviscerate

Junknoun

(dated) A fragment of any solid substance; a thick piece; a chunk.

Garbagenoun

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

Junknoun

(attributive) Material or resources of a kind lacking commercial value.

‘junk fish; junk trees’;

Garbageverb

To strip of the bowels; to clean.

Junknoun

(nautical) A Chinese sailing vessel.

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Garbagenoun

food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)

Junkverb

(transitive) To throw away.

Garbagenoun

a worthless message

Junkverb

(transitive) To find something for very little money (meaning derived from the term junk shop)

‘(On Facebook, a record collector wrote:) "The newest addition to my Annette Hanshaw collection, I junked this beautiful flawless E-copy within walking distance from my house."’;

Garbagenoun

a receptacle where garbage is discarded;

‘she tossed the moldy bread into the garbage’;

Junknoun

A fragment of any solid substance; a thick piece. See Chunk.

Garbagenoun

rubbish or waste, especially domestic refuse

‘a garbage dump’; ‘garbage littered the estate’;

Junknoun

Pieces of old cable or old cordage, used for making gaskets, mats, swabs, etc., and when picked to pieces, forming oakum for filling the seams of ships.

Garbagenoun

worthless or meaningless material or ideas; rubbish

‘a store full of overpriced garbage’;

Junknoun

Old iron, or other metal, glass, paper, etc., bought and sold by junk dealers.

Garbagenoun

unwanted data in a computer's memory.

Junknoun

Something worthless, or only worth its value as recyclable scrap.

Garbage

Garbage, trash, rubbish, or refuse is waste material that is discarded by humans, usually due to a perceived lack of utility. The term generally does not encompass bodily waste products, purely liquid or gaseous wastes, nor toxic waste products.

Junknoun

Hard salted beef supplied to ships.

Junknoun

A large vessel, without keel or prominent stem, and with huge masts in one piece, used by the Chinese, Japanese, Siamese, Malays, etc., in navigating their waters.

Junknoun

the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

Junknoun

any of various Chinese boats with a high poop and lugsails

Junkverb

dispose of (something useless or old);

‘trash these old chairs’; ‘junk an old car’; ‘scrap your old computer’;

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