Waste paper

Waste paper
Waste Waste, a. [OE. wast, OF. wast, from L. vastus, influenced by the kindred German word; cf. OHG. wuosti, G. w["u]st, OS. w?sti, D. woest, AS. w[=e]ste. Cf. {Vast}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Desolate; devastated; stripped; bare; hence, dreary; dismal; gloomy; cheerless. [1913 Webster]

The dismal situation waste and wild. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

His heart became appalled as he gazed forward into the waste darkness of futurity. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. Lying unused; unproductive; worthless; valueless; refuse; rejected; as, waste land; waste paper. [1913 Webster]

But his waste words returned to him in vain. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Not a waste or needless sound, Till we come to holier ground. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Ill day which made this beauty waste. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]

3. Lost for want of occupiers or use; superfluous. [1913 Webster]

And strangled with her waste fertility. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Waste gate}, a gate by which the superfluous water of a reservoir, or the like, is discharged.

{Waste paper}. See under {Paper}.

{Waste pipe}, a pipe for carrying off waste, or superfluous, water or other fluids. Specifically: (a) (Steam Boilers) An escape pipe. See under {Escape}. (b) (Plumbing) The outlet pipe at the bottom of a bowl, tub, sink, or the like.

{Waste steam}. (a) Steam which escapes the air. (b) Exhaust steam.

{Waste trap}, a trap for a waste pipe, as of a sink. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • waste paper — n [U] paper that has been used and thrown away …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • waste paper — noun uncount paper that you get rid of because you have used it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • waste paper — noun Waste paper is used before these nouns: ↑basket, ↑bin …   Collocations dictionary

  • waste paper — paper that has already been used …   English contemporary dictionary

  • waste paper — noun (U) paper that has been thrown away, especially because it has already been used …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • waste paper — UK / US noun [uncountable] paper that you get rid of because you have used it …   English dictionary

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