Definition of garbage
1a : food wasteb : discarded or useless material
2a : trash 1bb : inaccurate or useless data
Examples of garbage in a sentence
The park was littered with garbage.
Please take out the garbage.
Raccoons were going through the garbage.
Throw the can in the garbage.
If you ask me, what he said is a bunch of garbage.
Origin and Etymology of garbage
Middle English, offal
First Known Use: 15th century
GARBAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of garbage for English Language Learners
: things that are no longer useful or wanted and that have been thrown out
: a container where people put things that are being thrown out
: something that is worthless, unimportant, or of poor quality
GARBAGE Defined for Kids
Definition of garbage for Students
1 : material (as waste food) that has been thrown out
2 : something that is worthless, useless, or untrue <Don't watch garbage on television.>
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