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Meaning of GARBAGE

Pronunciation:  'gârbij

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)

GARBAGE is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: food waste, refuse, scraps
 See Also: waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gar"bage\ (?; 48), n. [OE. also garbash, perh. orig.,
    that which is purged or cleansed away; cf. OF. garber to make
    fine, neat, OHG. garawan to make ready, prepare, akin to E.
    garb dress; or perh. for garbleage, fr. garble; or cf. OF.
    garbage tax on sheaves, E. garb sheaf.]
    Offal, as the bowels of an animal or fish; refuse animal or
    vegetable matter from a kitchen; hence, anything worthless,
    disgusting, or loathsome. --Grainger.
  2. \Gar"bage\, v. t.
    To strip of the bowels; to clean. ``Pilchards . . . are
    garbaged.'' --Holland.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are throwing away your garbage, suggests that you are kicking your old negative habits and throwing away your bad characteristics and unwanted traits. Seeing piles of garbage in your dream, forewarns of scandal and that you need to change your old ways and bad habits. Dreaming that you are disposing another's garbage, foretells that you will be inconvenienced to repair someone else's reputation.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bilge, bilgewater, bones, carrion, chaff, crap, culm, deadwood, debris, detritus, dishwater, ditchwater, draff, dregs, dross, dust, filings, filth, gash, hogwash, husks, junk, kelter, leavings, lees, litter, muck, offal, offscourings, orts, parings, potsherds, rags, raspings, refuse, riffraff, rubbish, rubble, scourings, scrap iron, scraps, scum, scurf, sewage, sewerage, shards, shavings, slack, slag, slop, slops, slough, stubble, sweepings, swill, tares, trash, wastage, waste, waste matter, wastepaper, weeds